parrotlets tired after bath

by ron lang
(palmdale ca,)

why does my parrotlet look so tired when i give him a bath

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Oct 13, 2012
by: Anonymous

Linda, for all we know, the original poster could have actually been referring to spray bottle baths or commercial bird baths for cages. It is not necessary to tell him that he's "killing" his birds and practicing borderline cruelty.

Jan 28, 2012
by: Anonymous

Wow Linda he just asked why the birds look tired after a bath.

I let my birds play in the sink filled up with a bit of water all the time - they love "bath time". I use the hair dryer on them afterwards and they fall asleep.

To answer the original question: they get tired for the same reasons humans do - it's relaxing!

Oct 01, 2011
parrotlets tired after bath
by: Linda

I don't know what you mean by "give them a bath". Birds are not normally "given" baths like a dog or a cat. There are plastic spray bottles for plants that work just fine for baths, and are done by putting filtered, clean warm water into the bottle and misting above the birds kind of like them being in a nice soft rain. It gets them clean plus they usually enjoy it.Dont' allow your birds to wallow around in the floor or get other forms of dirt on them as this is avoidable by keeping them on perches where they belong. Keep cages clean by cleaning at least once a week if not more often.

It sounds like you are being too rough for too long with such a tiny bird. Do not "give" these baths anymore and do use the plant sprayer to give birds a bath. Also, hopefully you are NOT using soap of any kind on your birds as these products are poison for birds which will eventually kill them once enough of the toxins are absorbed through the skin.

So, do your birds a favor and give them the correct kinds of baths. They also make little birdy baths that can be hung inside cage if your cage is large enough and if it is not then get a larger cage for them making sure wire spacing is correct.

Hou are killing your birds, and I suggest you stop doing that as these are tiny, little birds who have to be handled very gently. To be rough with birds so small is bordering on the edge of cruelty, and I know you do not mean to be that way as people who hurt small creatures are the lowest and worst kinds of cowards. I trust you are not one of them.

Thanks for writing and be thankful for your birds everyday and do all you can to make their lives easier, safer and happier.


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