Talk Budgies Forums - View Single Post - Cockatiel won't bathe
View Single Post
  #6  
Old 01-12-2016, 11:31 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,974
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2605
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

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.
__________________


Last edited by FaeryBee; 01-13-2016 at 12:00 AM. Reason: Corrected typos