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Old 07-23-2012, 10:53 AM
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And I'm not kidding. She ignores the water bowl and hates the sink. Misting her down freaks her out big time. I've taken to putting her in the sink and running water off my hands onto her but she hates it and jumps out and climbs me. Bath time is a very wet mess.

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Re: Sun will NOT bathe

Oh, she's 3 months old and has apparently always resisted water
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Re: Sun will NOT bathe

Try a spray bottle, on light mist. If not, try the shower.
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Re: Sun will NOT bathe

When getting Mishka at 6 weeks, old I began washing Mishka my African Grey, in a sink in the kitchen. Placed a small amount of water, not higher than his claws, then splashed him. He hated being sprayed.

A month later, I then washed him in a baby bath, using a small jug.

From 11 weeks old, he got promoted to the bath, where I use the shower nozzle. He always plays in the bath, gets showered, then dances, then gets blow dried.

He loved his showers until recently, I think his hormones are kicking in.

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Re: Sun will NOT bathe

So basically, keep doing what I'm doing and hope she gets over it. Ok we'll see how she goes.
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Re: Sun will NOT bathe

My Erin hates having water filled past her toes, she doesn't like to be misted, and she did not appreciate when I tried to put her in the sink. Instead, I take her in the bathroom wit me and turn on the water. Let her get used to the noise and then I put her on the shower ground (away from the water) and eventually she walks under the stream and just soaks.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:01 PM
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Re: Sun will NOT bathe

My sun used to hate bathes, and run away in a quickness..Then i started picking him up every morning and setting him on the shower rod while i showered. Finally one day i he let me pick him off the shower rod to get him wet then i put him back up on the shower rod while i was getting ready for the day..Now its his morning routine
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Re: Sun will NOT bathe

My GCC was the same way, I got him to bath by accident actually. I was trying to get him under the sink a couple days in a row and he never wanted to get under the water. One day I had to wash my hands before bath time and after he saw me "playing" in the water he wanted to see what it was about. Now he's just fine at bath time.
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Re: Sun will NOT bathe

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So basically, keep doing what I'm doing and hope she gets over it. Ok we'll see how she goes.

I reckon keep doing what you doing
Try out different methods, and figure out which she prefers.
Can't remember.... have you tried placing a water bowl (quite a big one) in her cage at the bottom. Sooner or later, she will get curious, and hopefully take the plunge.


I left a water bowl at the bottom of Mishka's cage for 8 months, yipe 8 months then he finally took the plunge.

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Re: Sun will NOT bathe

i mist Rosie and also take her in the shower and she sits on the door. even if they don't get wet the humidity from the shower is wonderful for them.
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