Here is the latest vid.
I am sure some of you know about the Bird Pool I built for the Fids.
It has had a few mods since I first built it.
Any way I have been trying to get the Alex to use it as they keep trying to dip in the silly little water dishes I have around the place for the flock to drink out of.
I have taken them to the pool a few times while it was down on the floor and they were not keen. So had taken them to the shower and misted them there.
So I got to thinking maybe if it was up off the ground it may help them feel more comfortable.
And this vid (made up of 5 short bits) is of Mango testing it out, as far as I know for the first time.
He was back and forward, and not too sure about it, but keen.
Mango testing the water. - YouTube
There has been a down side to his attention to the pool though.
He has chewed the outlet pipe and the 240v power cord that feeds the pump. Lucky for him the power only comes on for a few times a day just to flush the pool. So I had to rethink how to fix this. I made up a stainless tube for the outlet and bent some plastic to go over the wires.
And here is an old vid of when Ricky tested out the first design.
Rikki (Adopted Eastern Rosella) using Home Made Bathing Pool - YouTube
And The Tiels playing in the pool.
Fids Playing in the pool.wmv - YouTube
I did build a shower for the pool, but it sprays water around and I had to put shields on the pool due to water going everywhere.
i will consider trying that again in summer.