Sorry to hear. Tiels ussually poo every 15-20 minutes and it shouldn't be overly huge. It also shouldn't be wet all the time- if they eat alot of veggies, etc it will be sometimes. It should look like a little ball and you should be able to just pick it up with a paper towel. If they are "wet" or you smudged it then you can just wash the sheets or whatever it is. On the carpet hot water and a little scrub takes it out just fine. I don't know where you read that potty training tiels has negative side effects but I don't see how. I HAD to potty train Baby while she was having her eggs last year since her poos WERE HUGE and impossible to easily clean. She is still potty trained now. Ziggy is not since he seems to only like to go in his cage. When they are out they give me sure signs that they want to go to the bathroom-watch their body language- With Baby I tell her up, put her over a napkin, garbage, wherever we are and say POOP. Then she goes. She will go if I am not paying attention to her but if I take her over something she will wait until I say it. It's not exactly pooping on command, she just knows that she has to be over something to do it. Whenever they are with me I have a papertowel I keep with us and that's it. No poo everywhere.