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Bathing is a healthy bird behavior.

Bathing is a healthy bird behavior.

The act of getting feathers wet entails a variety of methods. Some birds dunk their heads in their water bowls, letting water roll down their backs. Others dunk their entire bodies in larger tubs, or happily bathe under running water in the sink. Some birds prefer a spray bath using a gentle plant mister. Still others roll around in wet leafy plants like lettuce (leaf bathing). Bathing is a very healthy behavior.


Water splashing all over, sometimes at an extraordinary distance from the bird itself.


Dry the cage, floors and walls when the bird has finished bathing.

Disclaimer: Bird Behavior Index is intended for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the expertise and experience of a professional veterinarian. Do not use the information presented here to make decisions about your bird? health if you suspect your pet is sick. If your pet is showing signs of illness or you notice changes in your bird? behavior, take your pet to the nearest veterinarian or an emergency pet clinic as soon as possible.

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