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    Ziggy hates baths

    Well Ziggy, my cockatiel hates his baths. He won't take them on his own so I end up having to either spray him or wet him in the sink. Both of these methods stress him out to the point of hating me afterwards. My lovie takes baths in his bath dish and the sink. My GCC absolutley loves baths and I can't keep her out of the water. Still Ziggy doesn't like them and now he is molting and I do think he would benefit from more baths, but I also don't want to stress him either. Any suggestions? He has always been this way and wants to be a pigpen

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    Re: Ziggy hates baths

    Try taking him in the shower with you. Even if he doesn't want to get in the water, the humidity in the bathroom will be good for him. We have a "Happy Perch" which we stick to the tiles for our pair, and they enjoy the mist that comes off the shower.

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    Re: Ziggy hates baths

    I agree with Mythara, the way i found out my bird like showering is i had a food crock filled with water and he started bathing himself then i filled a shallow dish with water and there he is now all clean and happy. lol


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    Re: Ziggy hates baths

    Boomer hated bathes too, he just ran from water. I used to get my hands all wet and not let him see it because he would know what is next and then hold him in my hands and rub all over his body with my wet hands, he almost enjoyed this but still got really mad for me doing it but it seemed to help his molting. I was going to try some aloe in the water but never did but Ziggy might enjoy some aloe and water rubbed all over him. When he got really stinky I would too hold him under the faucet and he hated me for it too but the hand rub he didnt seem to mind that much, hope it works for ziggy.
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    Re: Ziggy hates baths

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythara View Post
    Try taking him in the shower with you. Even if he doesn't want to get in the water, the humidity in the bathroom will be good for him. We have a "Happy Perch" which we stick to the tiles for our pair, and they enjoy the mist that comes off the shower.
    lol i totally read we stick to our Tiels not tiles... and i was like... you stick a perch to your tiels... what?

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