Making Showering a Game For Your Bird

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Erie, PA Showering: Blue throated macaw "Jinx", Camelot macaws "Comet" & "Tusa" Sometimes you have to make showering a game in order to get your bird to do it. This is how my mom initially got my galah, Bondi, to shower. She would play the "sink game" with her where she'd run the faucet and Bondi would get sp...
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I Couldn't Live Without...

I thought it would be funny and useful to make a small list of the bird related products I couldn't live without... So, here it goes! Photo from www.avianlove.com  1. A Birdie Scale It's so important to track your bird's weight so that you know when something is wrong. It's the best way to tell if your bird is becoming sick. Birds are good...
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Force Bathing Your Bird

Photo by Dave Location: Holland America Stateroom Shower Wet head: Congo African Grey "Cressi"  Although your bird should be bathing 5-7 times a week, force bathing your bird to do so is not the equivalent to that. No bird should be forced to bathe – if he or she is running in fear from the water, do not make him stay under it. Getting your b...
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Some Birds Shower in More Ways Than One!

 Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Alaska, Holland America Cruise Line On shower perch: Rare White Parakeets "Nikko" & "Visa" While cruising Alaska and performing on Holland America with my birds, I met a man who had a cockatiel who plucks. One of the first things I asked him was, “Do you bathe your bird?” he was surprised by the question and a...
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