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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bath at night!

Ok, making dinner for dad and I turn around and see Sparkle head under the water and splashing up a storm trying to wiggle her entire body into the water bowl. I watched in disbelief for a minute to see her completely soak herself head to toe. Dad had to finish dinner while I got a towel and for her snuggled close to me for warmth. It's 74 degrees in the house and its dark now. I'm afraid she will catch a cold!! Any help?! Advice? She's snuggled still with me under a towel.
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Hair dryer? Loki always jumps on my shoulder when I dry my hair, has this look on his face like "awwwww yeeeeeeeeeeeh" haha. Uhm, only thing I could suggest is maybe a hot water bottle in the cage so if he does get cold he can at least keep warm. Mayb e try and give him a dab with a towel to get the excess moisture off?


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She's dry now, but was shivering cold right after it. She stayed with me under a towel by my neck for an hour. She's eating and preening, so hope she will be fine. Will keep a very close eye on her though. I kicked the heat up in the house too.
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she should be fine. Birds are a lot more resiliant than we give them credit for me thinks. Hope she does well ^_^ I've no doubt she'll be fine ;P


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My budgies line up and take turns 'swimming' from one end of their water dish ( a 4x7x2 inch glad dish) to the other some evenings... I have never tried to stop hem... They have a mind of their own lol and have never had any one get sick from it.
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Birds shiver a lot anyways, you shouldn't dry a bird with anything that could possibly have teflon in it. But conures bathe like crazy, usually every day too

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Ok good to know the want to swim daily. I will provide the bath during the day. My budgies are not that crazy about water, but will bathe once in a while, they prefer the most bottle - lazy guys!
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