by Pat B
The last three times I have offered a bath to my two parakeets (both males)the aqua one (Chico) became disoriented, flying erratically and even bumped into the ceiling today. Last time he skimmed a wall and landed on the floor sitting there for a few minutes before flying back to his cage but I really didn't associate it with the bath. I just thought something had starled him.
Even his vocalizations are different during this time period. After 5 or 10 minutes he is fine. He usually just dips his beak and upper chest into the water which is in a shallow bath that I attach to the outside of the cage.
Do you have any idea what might cause this behavior? Thank you for your help.