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How and when to bathe your winged friend


Each bird has its personality and will respond differently to care provided by the owner. Some birds like very much to play in the water and enjoy the time spent in the bathroom. Instead, there are birds that have not been accustomed to the bathroom and refuse contact with water, despite the fact that daily showers are part of ordinary business care in the wild.

Even if a bird owner will make some effort to discover the best ways to take care friend winged bird bath is important for health and even those who refuse bathing must learn to accept it at first. Although there are several ways you can take a bath winged friend, are a few basic rules you must follow:

1. Use only clean water. Even if the market can find products like "shampoo for birds", the safest and best way is to bathe with water inaripatei. Birds produce a special oil that they care for feathers, and this substance can be removed using soap or detergent. In this situation feathers can reach a bad state and the bird will suffer.

2. Bathe the bird during the hottest part of the day. Wet birds cool very quickly and even life may be threatened. Wash winged during the hottest hours of the day for bird feathers to have a chance to dry completely before dusk, when the weather cools.

3. Make sure that water is a comfortable temperature. If the water is too hot or too cold, the bird can go into shock body (except for possible burns and other skin lesions). Always check water temperature before washing winged. Many birds prefer water is at room temperature.

4. Never too wet bird wings. In the wild, birds do not allow moisture to penetrate ever among feathers to the skin. This can lead to hypothermia and prevents them from flying.

If you follow these basic rules, you will ensure your bird bath free of dangers, regardless of bathing method you choose.


The most important variables in effective bathing of birds are common and method used. Experimenting with these issues, you will surely find the ideal combination for winged friend. Birds can be very different in terms of how they prefer to wash. Some winged love showers, others prefer a thin fog but there are birds who like to dive all the water. Try these techniques at home with your pet to see what suits them most:

- Use shower. Besides the shower for people there and winged adapted products. You must have patience to understand that passing shower is not a danger to it. Allow only inaripatei to experience and decide if he likes this method of washing.

- Produce a fog spray wet with a clean and supplied with water. Many species of pet birds from habitats with extremely hot and humid climate and moist norisorul spray format will help them rehydrated and nasal cavities clean their feathers. You must ensure that the sprayer you are using is completely free of chemicals that can be toxic to winged.

- A brief immersion in water. Many birds prefer to go with everything in the water. Try putting warm water in the tub and let the bird inside easily. From this point of washing instincts probably will trigger and winged bird will begin to balaceasca happy. If the bird refuses to sit in the tub, trying to keep some water in your hands, bring it close to the winged. Often birds will feel safe to wash in the hands of the owner.

If you notice the bird's reaction to these different techniques should easily identify the method you prefer winged. However, this is only half of the "bird bathing equation." The next step is to figure out how often should I bathe the bird. Normally it is best to wash the bird once a week but you have to let winged to indicate the desired frequency. Consider the answers to these questions when you decide on a bathing program winged friend:

  • Have you noticed that the bird is washed in drinking water? When a bird decides it's time for a bath, wash them in any way is available. If captive-bred birds, drinking water is at hand. If you see that bird drinking water used to wash often, then you can take this behavior as a sign that bathing thicker would be appreciated.
  • Bird comes from a tropical region? Natural habitat of birds that are most common in tropical forests with high humidity and frequent washing will appreciate. This is beneficial feathers and also will improve overall health.


Pay attention to the bird's reactions and make the best choice for your winged friend. Remember that bird bath should be perceived as a positive experience.