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Old 11-15-2013, 08:43 PM
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Re: Does anybody have a raincoat........

What I want to know is how you get him to wet his whole body. My sennie will only bathe in her water dish (no shower, no mister) and she only dunks her head and gets her chest wet, nothing else.

Oh, and she won't bathe in any other type of bowl.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:27 PM
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Re: Does anybody have a raincoat........

Maybe that's enough for your sennie? And have him in the bathroom when you shower for steam? Sorry I don't really know
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Re: Does anybody have a raincoat........

Do all birds need baths? I have a galah. I've squirted her with the hose because it's hot, but never given her an actual "bath". Do you use soap?
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:21 AM
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Re: Does anybody have a raincoat........

Bundii will only bathe in her water dish as well. She hangs from the side of her cage and dunks her whole head under the water. She then just sits in the water bowl. I am not sure how I got her to do this or if it just a natural action because she has done it since we got her at about 5 months. She is accepting of the spray bottle set n mist but it is not her favourite. Some days it is just the her feet and face that get a wash others it is a full on day spa where everything gets washed including the floor, walls, lounge chair.

I don't think you can use soap on birds as it is harmful to their skin. I think when they bathe and then preen they spread around the waterproofing powder they generate to ensure that their feathers don't get to heavy for flying. Someone can correct me if this is not right.

It is best to offer different methods of bathing including bowls, kissing, hose, shower, sinks etc to see what your bird likes best.
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Re: Does anybody have a raincoat........

I'm not sure whether she liked getting squirted by the hose or not. I figured she sort of liked it because she didn't move away (which she could easily have done), although she went all weird and I don't know if it was a "good weird" or a "bad weird". Yes, I thought they were sort of waterproof (or is that just ducks?) It's amazing how clueless I am. At least I'm learning....
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:14 AM
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Re: Does anybody have a raincoat........

If bundii is enjoying herself she has her wings outs, acts all excited, runs/waddles end one end of her cage to the other and just generally acts crazy .
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