- Bathtub for bathing parrots.
The traditional way of swimming suits most budgies:
- pour warm water into the bird bath (water temperature should be slightly above room temperature),
- the water in the bath should be clean, and after bathing it immediately changes and completely pours out.
After bathing, try to clean the water in which your parrot bathed, because he will drink this dirty water. Place a bath of water for bathing no more than once a week. An exception may be hot and sunny summer days.
When to bathe a parrot?
Even in the wild, a huge number of birds bathe when it is hot, including parrots. Before starting the procedures, the parrot should warm up well and it should be hot, because he will never accept water procedures if he is cold. To please the budgie with a swim, you need to put his cage in a warm room and then you can see how he dives.
If the parrot does not know what drafts are and is in a warm room, then at times you can see how he tries to dive into a drinking bowl, which is in a cage. If a person saw how a bird does this, then you urgently need to prepare a bath for your pet to satisfy his little desire.
What do you need to prepare?
To bathe a parrot, you need to get a special bathing suit, which you can buy in any pet store. But you need to be prepared for the fact that not all birds can bathe in bathing, because for some of them they can plunge into shallow bowls, saucers, or in a leaf of salad or any other greens.
When choosing a bathing suit for a parrot, you don’t need to rush and choose the first one you get, because you need to take a closer look at him and determine what he likes best.
Some parrot owners try to bathe their pets in person and rinse them with warm water, but you can’t do this, because each of them knows when he wants to bathe and when not. If the parrot is forced to swim, then he may not like it very much and he will experience stress, which can cause the bird to refuse to swim forever.
For bathing parrots, you can use any dishes, but not very deep, so that the bottom is covered with several millimeters of water. Such a bath should be placed near the cage so that the parrot sees it and goes out to bathe when he wants to.
If the parrot is constantly in the cage, then in this case the bath can be put inside, but it should be remembered that during water procedures the bird can splash water strongly and will need to be cleaned in the cage.
Water should always be clean and a little warm so that the bird does not get sick after swimming. If the parrot does not show any interest in the bath, then you do not need to think that he does not like to swim, you just need to give him a little time to get used to the new entertainment for him. You need to interest him a little and get his attention with the help of some interesting little thing or his favorite toy. You can also put something tasty in the bath. Some owners at first fill sand in the baths so that the bird is accustomed to climb into it, and then add water.
Some hand parrots love it when the owner is near them and plays with them, splashing water. Such water procedures are much more fun for a bird than just swimming alone, but there are those that bathe only when no one is next to them.
All birds are very unique creatures, which must be treated with respect and understanding. Each parrot has its own character, and if he prefers to bathe not in the bath, but in the drinker, then you just need to slightly adjust the drinker so that the stream is not very strong, because the bird can choke.
Some parrots love to take a shower rather than swim in the bath. This can be found when the birds are very tame and like to do everything together with their master. In this case, you need to be prepared for the bird to sit on your hands, while warm water will fall on it from the spray bottle, because you can’t use cold water in any case, because the body temperature of the bird quickly drops during water procedures.
After bathing, you don’t need to dry the bird with a hairdryer, because it can scare the bird very much and even lead to serious health problems, because it is very difficult to regulate the air temperature, and overheating or burning is not the best situation. To dry your parrot, you just need to put it under a table lamp, which can be placed near the cage. When the bird warms up well, it will simply move into the shade so as not to overheat much. Using these simple recommendations, you can take care of the health of the parrots and their good mood.