BirdTricks Blog | Parrot Training — bathing birds
Posted by Mel on
One of my flock’s favourite ways to bathe is outside under a sprinkler. I set the sprinkler up on top of their aviaries and let the water fall down on them just like rain would. Everyone except for my macaw happily screams and shouts and plays under it. My eclectus gets as close to the sprinkler as possible as he prefers to ...
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Q: Why does my bird act crazy when it rains?
Laura G., Oakland, CA
A: Rain can mean many things to a parrot. The warm rains of spring mean that the plants are being nourished and food will soon be plentiful. It is a precursor to breeding season and can signal the onset of hormonal behaviors. Parrots are able to detect a change in barometric pressure and may be aware of a coming rainstorm well before we are.
At other times of the year, a rain shower will inspire my ...
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