• How to bathe a parrot?

    Victoria Dmitrieva
    Victoria Dmitrieva
    January 28, 2013
    How to bathe a parrot?

    Personal hygiene is important to every body. Pets are no exception. This is necessary for them and for you. Parrots also require water treatment and, if you are going to “register” in your winged neighbor's home, think about how to bathe the parrot.

    By nature, a wavy parrot, like other birds, loves to swim, he does it in puddles with rainwater or in the grass with copious amounts of water. For bird water procedures, special baths are used, but you can bathe the parrot in an ordinary saucer or bowl. Baths or their replacement are installed inside the cell or outside. It can stand on the floor of the cage, and may be mounted.

    Basic rules for swimming

    The water in the tank should be slightly warmer at room temperature and always clean, this is due to the fact that the bird also drinks while swimming. When swimming, a lot of water is sprayed, so if the swimming pool is not covered, determine the capacity away from feed.

    The depth of the water in the bath should be no more than 2 centimeters, as the parrot is quite capable of drowning in large amounts of water.At the time of swimming, check the absence of a draft in the room, it is very harmful for the bird. If the bath is always present, then take it as a rule to control drafts.

    Gaming moments of swimming

    Another question: how to bathe a wavy parrot, if he does not want this. In fact, by its nature, the parrot wants to and should swim, just something does not suit him in the conditions. In order to make the bathing procedure more attractive, install a mirror next to the tank; you can throw your favorite bird toys into the bathing room. Very luring to bathing leaves of lettuce, cabbage or other greens, placed in the "bath". This creates an atmosphere of natural greenery with dew.

    Well prepares young birds for bathing water procedures using a household water spray. Spray spray will interest and adult parrot. Simulating rain at home will also create a game moment for the pet.

    With a very trusting relationship with the parrot, you can bathe the parrot in a tap from a tap. Take care of the temperature and water pressure in advance. They must be gentle. Just bring the bird to the stream, and decide to plunge it herself.

    Some useful information

    Bathing a parrot outside the cage requires additional control, the bird can simply break due to wet feathers. In case the bird is severely frozen and cannot quickly warm up, plant it closer to an ordinary incandescent lamp (for example, to a desk lamp). You can not dry the parrots with a hair dryer, it can be fatal for them. If the parrot sprinkles itself with water from its beak or is actively playing with the drinker, it “hints” at the necessity of bathing.


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