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#1875 - 12/12/04 12:09 AM Bath Time
Kacey_Bugsy_777 Offline
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Registered: 11/15/04
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I just gave Kacey her first bath!!! laugh

First I thoroughly scrubbed the bathrom counter and sink.

Then I put a square tupperwere container in the bathroom sink, and filled it with luke warm water.

Then I filled a squrit-bottle (on mist) with lukewarm water as well.

Then next to the sink I spread a towel. And the hair-dryer there as well.

I left the water running at a trickle.

Then I put Kacey in the sink and let her do her thing. I did spray her with a mist from the bottle just to help her along. And because it is like rain.

Then once I thought she was clean enough, I took her out of the sink, put her on the towel, and turned the hair-dryer on low and blew it on her from a fair distance.I did pet her with the towel just to get her a little dryer.

Did I do everything right??
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#1876 - 12/12/04 01:04 AM Re: Bath Time
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Lisa may correct me but I would skip the towel patting and the blow drier. I would just make sure the room is warm and let the keet do his own thing. I had a store bought bird bath before that hooked on the cage door and he would just go in and do his thing. I also had a shallow bowl with water once and that bird would go in there and do the same. I think they do a pretty good job of shaking theirselves dry without help. Right now with Petey since he is not trained yet I just put some warm water in a spray bottle and mist him good right in his cage, he seems to enjoy that!

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#1877 - 12/12/04 01:17 AM Re: Bath Time
Kacey_Bugsy_777 Offline
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Well, the towel patting probably isn't needed, but she really seems to enjoy the hairdryer alot! smile But now she is nice and dry and clean! laugh
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#1878 - 12/12/04 01:19 AM Re: Bath Time
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It sounds like you really love your keet and the story you told is so cute! wink

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#1879 - 12/12/04 01:24 AM Re: Bath Time
Alyssa Offline
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I'm still scared to take my bird out like that. Shes still a little crazy =x I think she would try to fly away and end up falling on the floor and me freaking out. I tried misting her, but she doesnt really like it yet. :p
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#1880 - 12/12/04 02:07 AM Re: Bath Time
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I think her first bath went pretty well. She bit me a coupl of times though frown But in the end she got clean. smile
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#1881 - 12/12/04 02:38 AM Re: Bath Time
getlow316 Offline
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Originally posted by Kacey_Keet_777:
I think her first bath went pretty well. She bit me a coupl of times though frown But in the end she got clean. smile
I stand corrected Chelsea! I was just reading another thread from Lisa about letting your bird in the shower and she says she used a blowdrier too! She said she used the low setting and kept it at a distance and the bird loved it. I just wondered about the draft thing. Sounds like you did good! Go to the next part of the forum where the pictures are and you can read it. -Scott

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#1882 - 12/12/04 03:59 PM Re: Bath Time
Pebbles_lil_cutie Offline
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Thats great you got her to take the bath! Did she enjoy the actual bath part?
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#1883 - 12/12/04 04:25 PM Re: Bath Time
Kacey_Bugsy_777 Offline
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I think she found it very frightening at first. But once I started to spray her withthe bottle she calmed down. smile
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#1884 - 12/13/04 10:36 AM Re: Bath Time
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Yup I think a hair dryer is in fact sort of important if you're doing it in the winter.

The thing with breezes is that they disrupt the bird's natural "coccoon" of air around them. So if your bird is fluffed up and trying to build a layer of warm air trapped in their feathers, a breeze blows away that warm air and leaves them cold.

But when the bird is wet, the water is evaporating from their feathers and skin and making them cold - just like when you get goose bumps when you come out of a pool and the air is cold. So that evaporation isn't good. You are trying to help the bird dry off without the evaporation stealing their body warmth, and a gentle warm blow drier does that - gets rid of the water while keeping the bird warm.
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