Most people laugh when they first learn about Bird Diapers but for those of us who love having our pet bird ride about on our shoulders, we get it! Bird Diapers are a breathable fabric suit that fits over your birds’ torso covering their vent and attaching with a Velcro strip in the back. They serve a dual purpose of keeping your bird warm, while allowing you to socialize your bird outside of the cage without worries of bird droppings around the house or on your clothing.
Made from stretchy, washable fabric, Bird Diapers have a hidden pouch under your birds’ vent where you can place a liner to absorb bird poop. Your bird can wear the bird diaper approximately 4-6 hours between changes. The innovative poop-pouch can be easily monitored so that you know when you need to change the liner.
Training your bird to wear a Bird Diaper
Allow between 1-2 weeks for your bird to become comfortable with the concept of wearing a Bird Diaper.
INTRODUCING THE BIRD DIAPER FROM AFAR: We recommend that you give your bird 2-4 days to comfortable with the sight of the Bird Diaper.
INCREASING FAMILIARITY WITH THE BIRD DIAPER: Once your bird is familiar with the bird diaper from afar, move it closer and closer to your birds proximity. This training stage may take 2-4 days depending on your birds’ disposition and age. When your bird allows the bird diaper near without undue upset, try petting the bird with the fabric and hanging the Bird Diaper on the cage. Your bird may enjoy mouthing the fabric.
TRAINING TO WEAR A BIRD DIAPER: Once your bird is comfortable with touching the bird diaper, you are ready to introduce wearing it. Remove your birds’ food for 2-3 hours and prepare some of your birds favorite treats. We are strong advocates of using Clicker Training. Place the Bird Diaper on your bird and immediately reward it with a click and a treat. Make sure that your bird learns to associate the Bird Diaper with pleasant, fun bonding time with you.
Once your bird gets used to wearing a bird diaper and associating it with fun out of the cage time, you’ll find that it is easy to put them on and change the liners out. You can even buy an optional leash for your bird diaper, making it safer to take your bird outside. Before taking your bird outside, make sure that the leash is securely fastened and that the Velcro is strong should your bird bolt. Even when your bird is outside, it is recommended that you hold your bird close to you if it or you begin to sense danger. Should your bird become started resist the temptation to jerk the leash back. Instead, allow your bird to flutter to the ground and gently pick it up and calm it.