How do I get my bird to drink his water?

My bird has a water bowl and loves to take baths in it but he won't drink it, how do I keep him hydreyted? please ansewer soon.

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Oct 16, 2011
How do I get my bird to drink his water?
by: Linda

He's drinking it or he would be dead by now from dehydration. Make sure the cup is large enough for him and is placed where he can easily drink out of it without having to bend down and hurt his back and neck.

Also, the more stressed you become about his not drinking, the more upset he will become also. Relax and know that if he wasn't drinking at all, he'd have died by now. He may be drinking when you're not looking. Also make sure you are using some kind of water filter so water doesn't smell funny or taste funny. Water with chlorine and worse yet Flouride smells and tastes funny as well as being poison for a bird. We use a reverse osmosis system to get out chemicals and toxins, and birds and dogs are doing fine.

We had to consider this type of water filtration after we lost about 5 dogs to various cancers one after the other. We called Culligan people and had them test water and sure enough there were some very unhealthy toxins in the water. I wish I'd thought of this before I lost so many of my beautiful dogs. Better late than never. Make sure you don't use bottled water with all the minerals removed because birds need some minerals in their water and will sicken and die without them. You're just looking to filter out chemicals and toxins and some of the load of minerals. We live on limestone bedrock, so some of the limestone needs to be filterd out. If not, it is stored in soft tissue and will cause cancer and lots of other health concerns. This happens to humans, other pets as well as the birds. The reverse osmosis system uses 4 different filters before the water comes out for drinking. We rent our system, and they come out and change filters and test water regularly. It's a shame to have to pay extra for this plus water, but no one's water supply is clean these days, so you may want to have it tested. What the water department says is of no matter. They always say it's good even if it's killing everyone who drinks it. I think it's called covering their behinds and lies are lies I say.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

Oct 16, 2011
drinking water
by: Anonymous

If you don't see your bird drinking water at all, then you need to find an avian vet in your area. Your bird may have an underlying problem that you are not aware of, such as a viral infection, disease, etc. Not trying to scare you but if it isn't drinking water at all, then there is definitely something wrong.


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