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Old 01-30-2018, 04:10 PM
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GCC bathes in water bowl

Hi,

Our GCC bathes at least once a day in his small water bowl.

And then I change the water in the bowl. I don't know about you folks, but I wouldn't want to drink my bath water.

I've tried various types of bird baths in his cage but no, his water bowl doubles as his bathtub. It's pretty small, he can get his head and about half his chest in the bowl.

Solutions?
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:11 PM
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Re: GCC bathes in water bowl

Solution.... continue to let him bathe! It's great for their feathers.

You could also try misting him or putting him an actual shower to see if he likes that. Have you tried either?
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:15 PM
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Re: GCC bathes in water bowl

yea mine do that same thing. I can't get them to take baths anywhere else lol. I offer two water bowls in their cage, one that is too slender to take a bath in and the other is normal round one they can get in. At least they have one water source that isn't full of lost feathers and dirt.
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:22 PM
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Re: GCC bathes in water bowl

Kermit likes to bathe in the sink. I let the water run and put a bowl underneath and he goes right under the faucet and soaks it in. Then he splashes around in the bowl and dunks his head in while fluttering his wings. Bathing is something you should encourage, be glad that your bird enjoys it. Some birds (usually not conures) don’t like water and their owners have a hard time getting them to bathe. Pearl, my budgie, is one of those birds. Ducky likes to be misted with a spray bottle, and Bluebell actually likes to bathe in wet greens. Each bird is different, and it seems yours just prefers his water bowl.
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:36 PM
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Re: GCC bathes in water bowl

Some do like to bath in the bowl. Mine does too he loves it so i just let him x
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Re: GCC bathes in water bowl

Salty will get a mist bath, I mean really soak him. Doesn't matter, he immediately runs to his water bowl to finish the job. I'm like 'Where did I miss on you buster?' . And he has a bigger water bowl, but surely too small for all of him. Salty is Meh on showers, hates the sink, and suffers through a misting. "Gimme dat water bowl, fool !".
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Re: GCC bathes in water bowl

Chuy does the same thing...but he won't do it while his cage is indoors..I put him out on the patio and his right in it.

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Re: GCC bathes in water bowl

Two of mine are bowl bathers. I found a larger bowl and they usually bath in that one. I also keep a smaller water bowl in the cage and hope that they don’t bath in it. I just change their water often
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Re: GCC bathes in water bowl

tried leaving a bath bowl for Hana, she also prefers her water dish. Though I know she's a daily bather and she's been consistently doing it in late afternoon or evening so if I get home from work early enough I give her a bath in the sink.
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Old 01-31-2018, 01:28 PM
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Re: GCC bathes in water bowl

Yoda refuses to bathe in anything but a water glass.... preferably if we are trying to drink from the glass. I guess he figures if we like it, then he wants it.

He also gets the irresistible desire to bathe in a glass when I do the dishes. Maybe he thinks I'm bathing my hands and he wants to join the fun.

(Disclaimer: We don't drink after he bathes. And he doesn't bathe in soapy water, just clean, filtered drinking water from our R.O. filter )

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