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Misting your bird
« on: August 11, 2014, 10:43:42 PM »

if your bird has never been misted, is this something to start doing? Bonnie is 20 yo. Do you just use a regular spray bottle? Or is there a special bottle for this that doesn't look like I'm ready to shoot her?
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Re: Misting your bird
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 10:52:01 PM »

As long as it can mist any will be ok, don't shoot a stream at her, I personally bought some 'Rain' spray and I just kept the bottle as it gives a really soft mist. Give her a couple of sprays, then a treat and then leave it for a day or so and just build it up, make sure you praise and treat. She may never like it but will get used to it :)
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Re: Misting your bird
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014, 03:47:20 AM »

Thanks.  She saw the bottle coming towards her today and went to the back of tag cage, but I sprayed her just a bit and then gave her a nice treat. I will do it again in a few days. It did stop her from plucking her feathers for awhile anyway  :thumbsup:
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Re: Misting your bird
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 10:35:05 AM »

Good one, it will get easier when she realises it's not a death ray :D
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Re: Misting your bird
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 10:46:01 PM »

I brought Bonnie outside in the sunshine today and let her out of her cage and she went to the top of her cage and really seemed to enjoy it.  I waited about 10 minutes to see how she did and when I felt like she was comfortable I misted her with warm water? OMG, She loved it.  she spread her wings and stayed right there instead of moving away from the water or going back inside of the cage.  When I stopped she whistled, so I misted her again and she spread her wings again.  I didn't want to keep her in the sun too long because of sunburn so I gave her some grapes as treats and went back inside.  HAPPY, SINGING BIRD!!!
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Re: Misting your bird
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014, 11:22:15 PM »

Oh that's great, now she knows it's not anything to be scared of he'll be fine, they always seem to prefer misting outside, I think it's a natural instinct and they think it's rain
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