Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
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How often do you folks bathe your birds, and how do you do it?
I was told that Daisy needed a bath badly before we took her home, and they did it at the store. They have a "birdie spa" service in which they bathe really dirty birds. They use some type of soap. They did not think it was a good idea for me to do that to her, nor to any of my birds.
I was told, however, that if I bathe my birds regularly they should not need that type of bath. Daisy is older and had been a breeder, but the others are all young and I should be able to keep on top of their needs.
I had not been bathing as often as they recommend, so I am planning to start to bathe them all once each week.
I can put them in the shower. I had had them all in the shower before, but they said to rub them while they are getting wet to make sure the water penetrates down to the skin. I had never done that. We also bought a spray bath solution which can be left on the birds. This week, I got them soaking wet by rubbing the water into their feathers, then I sprayed them with the bath solution.
None of them seems to really enjoy going under the shower spray, although Roni probably seems to like it the best. I didn't shower Daisy this week because they had just done her and she is new to our home, but I did the others. I did spray Daisy with the bath spray.
No one seemed to mind the bath spray. Rubbing the water into their feathers was tolerated, though not particularly liked.
How often and how to the rest of you bathe your birds?