How often do you bathe your birds?
Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:02 PM
How often do you bathe your birds?
Valentine- (Rose breasted cockatoo/galah)
Graycie (Congo African grey)
Zoey (pearl cockatiel)
Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:20 PM
Jack the Ripper --->Pacific Parrotlet
Kiwi ----> Green Cheek Conure
Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:08 PM
Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:38 PM
HAHAHAHA when do I bathe my bird!! That's funny for me as I have discovered I have no choice when my GCC will bathe. Have you heard the expression about leading a horse to water? Well it's much the same here, with the exception that when Pogo decides it's time for a bath there is little I can do about it. Glasses of water, water dishes, the kitchen sink are all fair game to her. This also means toilet seats are never left up and a sink of water is never left unattended!!
I deal with the same thing with my GCC. I bought a covered water dish (the blue kind with the clear plastic dome over them) so he'd have clean water, and he'll even bathe in THAT. He'll dunk his head in, then splash around as much as he can to get the rest of his body wet.
Recently he even learned that if he holds on to the side of the cage under his water bottle & holds the end with his beak, it's like a shower!
Trouble bathes himself just about every day, and in the mornings when I'm filling water bottles for other critters, he always has the opportunity to jump in the sink right before I put him back in his cage for the day. He takes me up on it every few mornings.
Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:39 PM
Jaime and The Crew
Keeper (Nanday Conure)
Tiki (Cinnamon Pearl Pied Tiel)
Kiwi (DYH Amazon)
Bailey (Cinnamon Pied Tiel)
Juno (Sun Conure)
Monet (Peach faced Lovebird)
Willow (Yellow Sided Green Cheek Conure)
Levi aka Lelliby (Sun Conure)
Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:29 AM
And my vet said it wasn't all that wet where Greys live.
Blue and Gold Macaw, Buttons
2 Congo African Greys, Ralphie and Goose
Albino Cockatiel, Blanca
Posted 25 February 2009 - 05:05 PM
Connor, Sun Conure
Wesley, Greater Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Tinkerbell, Peach Faced Lovebird
Harley, Mexican Red Headed Amazon
Ernie, Timneh African Grey
Cosmo, Swainson's Rainbow Lorikeet
Avery, Hahns Macaw
Checkers, Black Headed Caique
R.I.P. Merlin, Green Cheek Conure
Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:21 PM
With these powder birds just remember the powder/dander is actually a sign of a healthy bird. The powder protects the feathers. This powder may drive us insane and be unhealthy for some but it is healthy for them.
My smaller South Americans dunk themselves all the time, Amazon gets a shower once a week. Lorikeets dive straight into fresh water as soon as it's put in.
I have birds, that's probably why I'm here
Need more species icons.
Any complaints and the bug is back.....
Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:59 AM
My Kakarikis with bathe all day every day if you let them, out of curiosity I left a bath in their cage for a whole day and Sid had 6 baths!
Itzi (Sennie) and Rosie (Brown Headed Parrot) get a good misting twice a week and will dunk their heads in their drinking water most days
Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:11 PM
He has a large water dish which he bathes himself in as he feels necessary, and I simply clean up his HUGE mess afterwards. Works better for him - he doesn't like being misted at all.
It's hard to say how often he bathes "on average" though. He can be pretty random. 1-2 times a week, I would say.
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