If I get a pet lovebird, can it be house trained to only poop and pee on a newspaper or something, and to stay off the beds and chairs so I could let it fly free around the house?
Are there professional bird trainers that can teach them that?
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If I get a pet lovebird, can it be house trained to only poop and pee on a newspaper or ... so I could let it fly free around the house? Are there professional bird trainers that can teach them that?

Yes, but you have to buy a Norwegian Blue. very easy to train. Most of them come "ready to go".

Stupidity should be painful
If I get a pet lovebird, can it be house ... Are there professional bird trainers that can teach them that?

Yes, but you have to buy a Norwegian Blue. very easy to train. Most of them come "ready to go".

Ahahahah! Monty Python. Very funny!
If I get a pet lovebird, can it be house trained to only poop and pee on a newspaper or ... so I could let it fly free around the house? Are there professional bird trainers that can teach them that?

There are no doubt "professionals" who will take money from you to attempt that. I doubt the success rate is high.
My birds are free to fly in my home, at least in most of the rooms. My approach is to provide them with places to perch that are more desirable to them than landing on the human furniture. Thin towels to catch the droppings are placed beneath those perches. It's less obnoxious than doing cloth baby diapers.
I've gone to considerable effort to remove other places to perch as birds like window sills and the tops of cabinets. There are a few cages in the rooms but they're only used to hold the food bowls. My shoulders are the most favored perches. The birds are good about not leaving droppings there. You simply have to indicate displeasure when the do and not let them perch there for a while, like the rest of the day. They are capable of learning. Controlling when and where to leave dropping is not natural for birds.
Having a well paid and tolerant cleaning maid helps too.
If I get a pet lovebird, can it be house trained to only poop and pee on a newspaper or ... so I could let it fly free around the house? Are there professional bird trainers that can teach them that?

My bird has free flight in the house, but since she was very young I always stepped her up and put here where she wanted to go. She does fly around a bit on her own, room to room, but you must keep in mind birds poop about every 12 minutes. Knowing this, when I have her on my shoulder I put her on her perch and instruct her to "go poop." It took my husband ten minutes to train her to poop on command.

However, birds will poop wherever they are with no discrimination. They cannot be trained to poop ONLY in certain areas, although Mika will now leap over to her gym if she's on me and go poop on her own, then return. I'm not sure it's not just accidental or not.

One last thing, birds can get into major trouble if allowed to be unsupervised. There are ways for them to get trapped and caught which you'd never think of. One example is my mother's tiel who got stuck upside down inside a can of Pringles and who knows how long she was there. She didn't die, but it must have been very stressful.
Does she still like Pringles?
J
However, birds will poop wherever they are with no discrimination. They cannot be trained to poop ONLY in certain areas, ... she's on me and go poop on her own, then return. I'm not sure it's not just accidental or not.

It's more than likely her choice then. With our BCC we could get him to go on his stand, but we had to watch very closely. With our Macaw he very quickly learned not to go on us. When we are holding him he will get fussy trying to get down. He will then go to his cage, climb up to his stand and go. Then come back to us. The larger Parrots like him can hold it a lot longer when they wish to, and he obviously does choose to. The only time we have him go on us is if we are not paying attention and do not realize he is trying to get down, or when I take him with us for a walk.
"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks."
(Lazarus Long)
Does she still like Pringles? J

The can was empty, she only went in there because of her nature to find tight, safe places to hang out. I wouldn't give a rat a Pringle!
However, birds will poop wherever they are with no discrimination. ... return. I'm not sure it's not just accidental or not.

It's more than likely her choice then. With our BCC we could get him to go on his stand, but ... and do not realize he is trying to get down, or when I take him with us for a walk.

You reminded me just now that when I was attempting to let her in on the idea of pooping on her gym not me, I would step her up, then put her over on her gym and would tell her, "one minute, you can come back in one minute." Maybe she now associates going over there to poo. Either way, if my bird poops on me it's my fault. Mika does this little squatty thing, or nips at my neck...but as you said, if I'm not paying attention, yadda, yadda, yadda.
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