Yes, I do seperate them for "school" as I call it, and I bring them to a different room, turn music on etc. but, it is hard to catch them and a couple of them are too smart, they know that small yellow cage is for training so they fly to the highest point and won't come down(cheeky), so, until I get a big enough cage, I HAVE to let them fly together, they go to bed together, in the morning I let them out because it is too cramped (18x18x30 for 4 birds). If I clipped their wings, it would make my life a lot easier as far as training goes, but I have a cat and when their wings were clipped, we almost had a tradgedy because Smooch flew to the floor, I thought the cat was out, he came around the corner, ran to Smooch, was confusd for 1/4 of a second(thank God), but I ran, screamed at him and scared him away...too dangerous, it's better when they are "up" where our old cat can't reach, flying is their only defense. Occassionally, I will let them all fly around the house, but OMG if I want to leave it takes me an hour to get them all into the cage. This is why I wish I knew how my grandfather got them to go into their cage with just a whistle, but I have started whistling like you do with the step up command about a month ago, it is just not soaking in with them yet, but I'll just keep doing it. Thanks for tryng to help. I'm going to watch that "Carribean Mom" video now.