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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-03-2013, 07:33 PM Thread Starter

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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.

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What a fantastic idea. I would click the video but the WiFi is slow here in Tenerife haha! My Alex's will go mad for a mist!

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What an awesome idea for bathing, Mango is very beautiful.
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Thank you.

The main criteria was to have clean pool for them to bath in that did not need changing every time they used it.
As I am sure you guys know as soon as you put clean fresh water in their cups they climb right in and it needs to be replaced right after that. As it is dirty and goes off very quickly.
It has been a work in progress.
The basic pool is fairly simple to build. I spent almost two years trying to figure out a simple way to have a pool and flowing water. And something that does not take to much effort to strip down and clean.
The shower is not something I would push or recommend due to the complications.
The best thing about the pool set up this way is that they have clean water and it only needs cleaning out now and then, as there is about 30lts of water in the bottom section. And it must be clean as I see the Cockatiels drink out of it now it is up on the cabinet. Raising it up off the ground has been a big hit with them.
It could be made smaller if space is an issue. The only trouble I see there. Would be the amount of water they throw around when bathing.
Here is a link to my photos of the build on Photobucket and the pics there show more details of the parts and the different things I have tried.

Protecting the power cord is a must, but I found that simple fix. Unless Mango decides to pull the cover off the cable and then chews the power cord again.

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