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Old 06-25-2012, 01:04 PM
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Frequency of baths

How often should we bath our birds? Our quacker has a dish he baths in when he wants. Our amazon, and cockatoo we put in the shower. Our grey we have not tried yet, but he has used his water bowl.

Should it be daily, weekly, biweekly? Does it vary with each species?

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Old 06-25-2012, 01:14 PM
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Re: Frequency of baths

I think it depends entirely on your individual Bird.. Codie does not like the shower, but she likes being sprayed with a fine mist water spray bottle.. This I do 3 times a Week.. She stands on her playstand and spreads her wings out, then turns round and round until she has had enough
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:13 PM
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Re: Frequency of baths

I say about 2 times (maybe 3) a week. My GCCs hate the mister; they look at it like a torture device. So i put them in the kitchen sink and off they go! They love it. Usually when they bathe in their water bowl I know when they want a shower and take them to the sink because they can only fit their heads in that tiny bowl, yet they're trying to get their whole bodies wet! Bottom line, I say 2-3 times a week.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:33 PM
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Re: Frequency of baths

I give Cameo a shower at least twice a week and sometimes up to four times. Weather in Wisconsin will make much of the decision to shower her more or not. Cold weather dries out they`re skin so badly so I try to give her more showers then. I also use pure lanolin on her feet to keep moist.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:57 AM
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Re: Frequency of baths

I just came across this thread -- Pritti used to bathe every day, now maybe a couple times a week. He bathes in his water dish -- always has for 30 years. He methodicaly flings water from beak all over body, flaps wings to spread and gets soaked through and through, then goes up to same corner on top of cage every time to preen and dry - and he wants to be left alone usually until he is dry (I think he feels vulnerable when wet). I've tried spray, sprinkle, sink with a little water, shower - he totally FREAKS OUT, even with just a little flick or splash of water. He runs in tho the nearest wall if there isn't a hiding place. Vet said it's normal and just let him bathe when he feels like it.

What do think? Should I try to get him to let me spray him? Any tips? Or, am I making too much of a big deal out of the fewer baths per week? Sometimes I tell him that he needs a bath because he's starting to get stinky. He doesn't listen, lol.

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Old 08-07-2012, 09:27 AM
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Re: Frequency of baths

Pickle used to think showers were the best things in the whole wide world followed closely by the magical warm air blower that came after it.
He never tried to bathe himself when we first got him, which is why we showered him, and once it was evident he liked them he got them frequently, on as many days that i had enough morning time to do it.

That is, until he started losing his feathers, and i guess hes just always uncomfortable, but he HATES them now, he still lets me shower him briefly a few times a week, but he wouldn't chose to -i know. Hes pretty passive so its still possible but it is a bit sad the only reason he puts up with it i think is because he knows he gets loads of cuddles and fun while he dries. :3
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Re: Frequency of baths

Scooter likes sink baths and when he goes for the water dish I know I've left it too long between. Scotty will ONLY bathe in his water dish and it's pretty silly watching a bird that size bathe in a dish that tiny, but he has rejected all other options. I need to get a mister for the tiel, he has yet to successfully bathe.

I used to offer baths every day, now it's way more hit and miss I fear.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:50 PM
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Re: Frequency of baths

Loki loves to take a bath. We tell him you stink go take a bath and he will go down to his water bowl and bathe. Now Otis on the the hand hated it until we got the new bird. Their cages are about 4 feet apart and Otis can see him so when we first got the new guy Otis decided to start bathing. I don't know if he is trying to impress the new guy or what.
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Re: Frequency of baths

Quote: Originally Posted by WannaBeAParrot View Post
I just came across this thread -- Pritti used to bathe every day, now maybe a couple times a week. He bathes in his water dish -- always has for 30 years. He methodicaly flings water from beak all over body, flaps wings to spread and gets soaked through and through, then goes up to same corner on top of cage every time to preen and dry - and he wants to be left alone usually until he is dry (I think he feels vulnerable when wet). I've tried spray, sprinkle, sink with a little water, shower - he totally FREAKS OUT, even with just a little flick or splash of water. He runs in tho the nearest wall if there isn't a hiding place. Vet said it's normal and just let him bathe when he feels like it.

What do think? Should I try to get him to let me spray him? Any tips? Or, am I making too much of a big deal out of the fewer baths per week? Sometimes I tell him that he needs a bath because he's starting to get stinky. He doesn't listen, lol.

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Re: Frequency of baths

Casper usually showers every couple of days with a mister bottle. Lets just say he tolerates it although he doesn't get very wet.
Today, because he has started moulting Margaret decided that a bath was the order of the day so put about an inch of tepid water in the kitchen sink and dumped him in and started splashing water over his back. He wasn't best pleased and tried to climb out a couple of times but didn't fight back.
He was so glad to be taken back to his cage that he flew the last six feet, making his usual five point landing. He is now sitting at the top of the cage basking in the warmth of the health lamp and pretending he has a smoker's cough.
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