BirdTricks Blog | Parrot Training — bathing bords
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Should I use any soap or shampoo when bathing my bird?
-Karen F., Hanover, MA
No. Not only is it unnecessary to use anything but water when bathing your bird, it is counterproductive to a bird’s natural cleansing process. Most birds have a preen gland (uropygial gland) which is located at the the base of its tail. When a bird is preening, it pinches this gland which then excretes an oil that is spread throughout the feathers. This oil gives helps to keep feathers in proper ...
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