Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bathing time!

It's very common to get heatwaves in Belgium during the Summer (this week temperatures above 30°C again) and budgies absolutely love taking a bath. In fact, they prefer taking a bath each day, no matter what time of the year it is. You could either buy special bird baths in the pet store or just put a little bowl in their cage. Note: the water should be lukewarm and the water should never be too deep. The cage or bathing area should be free of any breeze of draft. It's also better to bathe your budgie in the morning so he or she is completely dry by bedtime. And last, never try to towel dry or blow dry your budgie! They only air dry.
You can also wash budgies with a plant sprayer (of course with pure water and nothing else). Me and my mum used to do it in the Summer, and it's so much fun to see them shaking their little feathers and come closer to the sprayer because they always want more :D

foto: http://fiveprime.org/hivemind/Tags/budgie

Other bathing tips I found:

- bathing in a soup plate

- bathing under a wet lettuce leaf

- bathing under the sink faucet in your hands (if your budgie is tame), make sure the water jet is not too strong and never leave your budgie alone



  1. Every time I think your blog can't possibly make me go any more "awwwwwwww...", you write something like this. I love you! :)

  2. Love you too, my sweet Erlend :)<3
    I'll post the picture of the cute budgie from Planckendael sometime too :D