Parakeet excessively drinking
(Salem, VA USA)
I'm worried. My parakeet has, in the last couple months, taken to biting her water bottle excessively and shaking the excess water from her face. I come home from work and all the water in the bottle is gone and most is in the floor of the cage. Luckily there is a grate that keeps my bird off the bottom.
I called the vet and they said most likely she is simply trying to get a bath. Does this sound right? All this water has made her stools liquidy, too, but I'm wondering if it's boredom or illness that is making her "play" with her water bottle. She is a lemon yellow parakeet and her face now has an orange hue to it. Not sure if that is from the water. Any thoughts?