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BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE Hash: SHA1 Yep, at one time or another ALL of my cloths have had their "fair ... be noted that it is NOT impossible to house train a parrot to make his/her droppings in a particular spot.

"NOT impossible?" can you give some more insight? one thing i notice, Quaker vs 'tiel is that the tiels don't crap in food as much, or crap as often. the Quaker was an eating machine and i learned the meaning of, 'crap thru a goose'.
Herman..>> 1. You don't mind having all of the furniture, drapes, and woodwork

chewed.

2. You don't mind chunks of food scattered throughout the ... very own green & white stripes. >> Lou Boyd

Lou has posted this before and it is very interesting. i never worried about disease from droppings, i still have a river of it left it the bath which will not come off w/o destroying the wallpaper. but it is kinda of an impact and it would be nice if you could somehow get them to 'prefer' some certain area/s. even better would be for them not to drop on your shirt/lap. i spent 10mos trying to teach this w/o success.

Regards, Loren
Any bird can be kept in an open cage... HOWEVER, my Mollucan cockatoo broke out of his cage and had his way in the bird room, he managed to:

christ, how long were you on vacation? Loren
This was a modern "escape proof" cage. I would have to say that where large parrots are concerned that there ... padlock on it. And I would say that a padlock with a keyrather then one that is a combination lock.

How can there be sure way if there is NO such thing as escape proof?
Also using those quick links won't keep a large parrot in as they can and WILL learn to open it. Herman

Why a large parrot? My bcc can open a quick link faster than I can close it. My sun and black-capped can also open them if given enough time.

* Steve *
Several years ago I read an article in Bird Talk magazine about a parrot(I forget the breed right now) that ... were hungry. The bird chimed in with "me too." Yet, no one in the house had taught it that phrase.

I've never taught any of my birds to say anything, but some of them have quite a vocabulary.

* Steve *
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Alex,
Glad to hear that the problem has been solved.
From your signature it sounds as if you like R.A.H.

Herman

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Alex,
I figured you'd catch it sooner or later. I've read "Time Enough. . ." a time or two myself. I enjoyed "Friday" so many times that I've had to buy a new copy, as I literally wore my copy out. The same with "The Past Through Tomorrow."
Herman
Which RAH books do you like? Herman

LOL, of as soon as I read Bobs response it hit me what you meant. I have read all of ... put it down once you start. "What a wonderful world it is that has girls in it!" (Lazarus Long)

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He was one hell of a writer, the world lost a lot when he passed.

Herman
Every blinking one, LOL. Bob W Paternally "Long" Maternally "Johnson" I intend to live for ever!

Which RAH books do you like? Herman

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I ment as they come from the manufacture. By supplmenting them with some sort of a lock that they cannot open THEN it can be said to be escape proof, but as people have already pointed out in this NG they have had birds escape from "escape proof" cages. Some by getting smart enough to move the bottom grate aside and crawling out and then replacing it. . .
Also using those quick links won't keep a large parrot in as they can and WILL learn to open it. Herman

Why a large parrot? My bcc can open a quick link faster than I can close it. My sun and black-capped can also open them if given enough time. * Steve *

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BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE Hash: SHA1 Yep, at one time ... a parrot to make his/her droppings in a particular spot.

"NOT impossible?" can you give some more insight? one thing i notice, Quakervs 'tiel is that the tiels don't crap in food as much, or crap as often. the Quaker was an eating machine and i learned the meaning of, 'crap thru a goose'.

Wilbur, my friends African Grey had been successfully potty trained. I'm not sure of the procedure myself, but Wilbur was potty trained. And I'd seen his having been potty trained first hand. Bob would hold him over a wastebasket and tell him "Potty" and he would go.
Of course the trick is to make sure that when ya potty train your bird that ya make sure that spot you picked is somewhere that your bird always has access to otherwise it could lead to health problems IF they are unable to go potty. . .
..>> Lou has posted this before and it is very interesting. i never worried aboutdisease from droppings, i still ... for them not to drop on your shirt/lap. i spent 10mos trying to teach this w/o success. Regards, Loren

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