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Old 01-12-2016, 10:31 PM
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Birds should not be forced to bathe.
Birds have what is called a preen gland at the base of their tail.
This contains an oil that cleans and oils their feathers to keep them clean and smooth.

You may offer a bath to your birds, see if they prefer a light misting, and/or offer wet greens for them to rub against or roll on.

If your bird chooses not to bathe, then simply offer it a shallow dish of water periodically.
It can clean its feathers just fine on its own by preening.
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