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Hi guys! Sorry for leaving talkbudgies all those months but my internet was not working. Anyways I have a slight problem with bird baths. My budgies do not take baths no matter what I do. Can some of you tell me how you bath you budgies? It will be a great help to me cause they haven't taken baths in something like three months.

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Sometimes budgies are difficult

Some budgies donít take bath in deep water (More than one inch is deep for them)

1. Put quarter of an inch water in shallow wide dish for them

2. Offer wet Lettuce leaves, Coriander or any other vegetable they like

Hopefully these two will work

If above options did not work and you are determined to work that out read Jo Annís reply in this thread https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...s-bathing.html

If none of these works and you feels itís necessary give him bath
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All budgies are different regarding their cleaning habits, some love having a bath, others do not like it at all.
I have one budgie who doesn't bath I would never force him to have a bath. He sometimes comes down to the tap when my other budgie is having a shower and he acts like he wants to but so far hasn't worked up the courage. He is lovely and clean and preens and is preened by his friend budgie.
I do mist him with a spray bottle occasionally especially when going through a moult.
My other budgies love wet leaves, a shallow dish with water in it and having a shower under the tap.
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Budgies clean their feathers themselves using oil from their preen gland which keeps the feathers clean and pretty.

You should never force a budgie to bathe.
As mentioned, there are different methods some budgies use and you can experiment to see if your budgies are interested in any of those.
Shallow dish of water
Wet leaves such as romaine lettuce/kale, etc in dish or hanging from top or side of the cage
Light misting of water from a clean spray bottle never used for anything else.
Slowly running tap where budgies can "shower"
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I have the same problem. The veggies that the others suggested would most likely work. I will have to try that as well.
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I got a bird bath for my girls after they used a water dish to wash themselves. It didn't fit on the cage and as they don't have out of cage time in their current quarantine room, I have put it on top of Jimmy and Jay's cage. Jay jump in it this morning and had a paddle but he didn't have a bath, but at least he tried it.
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You could try a shallow, stainless steel bowl. My birds like to take baths in that because it's kind of like a mirror so it makes bathtime fun. If something really messy happens, like your birds get food all over themselves, you can put some water in a spray mister and gently mist them.
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My first ever budgie lived for 11 years and never had a bath. He flat out refused. He would wash his head in his water bowl, but that's as far as he'd go. All budgies are different
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[QUOTE=chirper;3201001]Sometimes budgies are difficult

Some budgies donít take bath in deep water (More than one inch is deep for them)

1. Put quarter of an inch water in shallow wide dish for them

2. Offer wet Lettuce leaves, Coriander or any other vegetable they like

I am going to try that today. By now my female budgie sugar has literally turned orange, I don't know why!
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By now my female budgie sugar has literally turned orange, I don't know why!
To be on safer side please check if metal rusting from any object is causing this coloration

Best of luck for you bathing project
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