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Hi everyone, I have two budgies with French moult. I give them a high protein diet and all the vitamins they need, but I want to give them extra help. Especially my one budgie who is worse than the other. Is there anything I can bathe them with to help it? Obviously, it has to be 100% safe. I've read about dettol baths and that seems very dangerous. Is there anything especially for French moult? Or anything else that can help? Thank you.
I also need to point out that there are no avian vets in my area and no one is trained on this subject.

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You can offer them baths and let them choose for themselves if they wish to bathe. Plain room temperature water is all you need to use.
You should not try to forceably bathe them yourself.

They may prefer to be lightly misted - Spray the water up above them and let it settle down over the budgies - don't spray them directly.

Some budgies prefer to roll on or rub up against wet leaves such as romaine lettuce or kale.

I'm assuming you have platform perches, as well as ladders and/or ramps for them to easily move about their cage?
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Allowing your budgies to get some sun on a daily basis (depending on the weather) would be beneficial to regulate and even strengthen their immune system and this in turn can translate into an improvement on their feather condition.
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I wouldn't be able to give them sun, as we live in a very cold area. I have given them baths, but wondered if there is anything I can put in the baths that helps French moult.

And yes, my cage is full of platforms. I've read about Virkon S. Is that safe for budgies and how is it used?

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I would not put anything in the water.
If your budgies are anything like mine, they drink the water as well as bathe in it.
I wouldn't risk them drinking any additives.
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No, I wouldn't leave them with the water if anything was added to it. They do like to be held and washed in warm water, as I've done it to help their moult before, so I only meant that way.
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As they are suffering from French Moult be very careful when bathing them, they need to be kept in a warm constant temperature with no drafts. Also give them some Egg and Biscuit mix this helps with feather growth and when a bird is moulting. You can buy it or make your own .
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No, I wouldn't leave them with the water if anything was added to it. They do like to be held and washed in warm water, as I've done it to help their moult before, so I only meant that way.
You can use room temperature chamomile tea rather than plain water if you wish.
The chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties that might help sooth the skin.

Additionally, it is fine for the budgies to drink the tea.
It actually has calming and anti-inflammatory properties when consumed as well.
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