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Why on earth would you ever consider using anything but safe water in a spray bottle on your birds?

Budgies clean themselves by using the oil from their preen gland and preening their feathers to keep them clean and shiny.
You do not need to wash or bathe your budgie.
You can offer him a bath and see if he likes it.
You can also try misting him lightly with room temperature water to see if he prefers that.
Some budgies like to play under a faucet with a very slow gentle stream of water coming from it.
Some budgies prefer to rub or roll on wet leaves such as kale or romaine lettuce.
Some budgies love water and others do not show any interest in baths, showers or "bathing".
If your budgie prefers not to bathe or shower, that is just fine.

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Hi there and welcome to the forums.

Dettol is in NO WAY safe for birds. It is an antiseptic; you should never use these or other chemicals on your bird. Why have you decided to do this :(

You’ve come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices! FaeryBee has given great resources, which include the forums’ many budgie articles and “stickies”. Please, please be sure to read these so you can be aware of the best of budgie care practices.

Be sure to ask if you have any questions AFTER reading through everything.

Cheers! 👋🏻

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thank you Cody, FaeryBee, StarlingWings for the advice.
As i have started new with budgies, i was searching for contents on how to handle & care for budgies. I found about this Dettol bath in youtube videos, Thats the reason i posted it here to confirm if its safe.

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Since you are new to budgies, it is very important you read through the materials on the forum to learn the best practices for caring for them for their optimal health and well being.
Please do so and if, after reading through everything, you have questions, then be sure to ask.
Best wishes!
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