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    Re: [Care] Bath Time

    Try big wet piece of lettuce and a shallow plate of water up to the height of their stomach. Once he get uses to bathing you can increase the level of water depending on your budgie. Mine refuses to bath in water deeper then their feet.
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    Re: [Care] Bath Time

    Quote Originally Posted by cakeybabe View Post
    This might be a silly question, but is newspaper a bad idea when they're bathing? Casey loves newspaper as a liner (he won't go to the bottom if I use anything else) and I bought him a little birdie tub for his cage. Should I worry about the inks getting on his wet feathers and try to use something else, like paper towel?

    (This all seemed so much easier when I was 8 and Mom & Dad were the ones to worry about all this!!)
    i wouldnt worry, ink in the papers are made from soy now
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    Re: [Care] Bath Time

    oh by the way ..lots of the show people drench their birds right before a show and the birds preen like mad

    some claim they have won trophies this way ..lol

    but then they go to lengths like dipping tails in a combo of brown sugar and warm water to make them glossy and straight....hair gel for birdies lol lol lol!
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    Re: [Care] Bath Time

    i get them into a shallow plastic plate..its the bottom part of one of those 'cake keepers' that u take on picnics
    its a brillian orange lol and very kitsch but the birds love it
    cos it has a little edge they can perch on and the water is only up to their ankles..
    mine dont go scuba diving..they push their chest and bellies and flap their wings like old english couples down at brighton lol..(.hey no offense to old couples anywhere..im hoping we will become an old couple too one day and be able get down to the waters edge lol lol)

    so dont force the birdies..they follow each other like lemmings ( and i think that theory's been whacked on the head too hasnt it!)

    if u want to spray them go ahead but dont aim for the nostrils and allow about an hour before sunset so its still warm enough for them to dry naturally

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    Re: [Care] Bath Time

    i have a bath with a mirror in it they love looking at their selves. the like the mist sr will puff his feathers out & pauley will sit in the tub sometimes . they like to get in it when my son is near them because they will splash him

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    Re: [Care] Bath Time

    My birds were hesitant about bathing at first. I ended up placing a shallow dish with 2 inches of water in it, on top of the play center where they hang out all day. Then I placed lots of lettuce & parsley on top of the water. The birds jumped right in. They loved the water & they nibbled & played on the greens. Wet veggies in a dish will make them rub all over & wash also. Each time just add more water. Before they got into bathing in the dish, I use to wet fresh basil, or carrot tops & hang them up in the cage next to their perches. They would rub all over it & then spend hours preening themselves. Good clean fun & it helps cool them on those hot summer days.
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