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TrumanFeatherFace

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Bird Bath
« on: February 02, 2011, 07:06:36 PM »

Does anyone have a bath that is big enough for their grey.

I ask for 3 reasons, 1 being customers at work have asked if we have any parrot baths. The largest we can get is Cockatiel.

2nd being Truman will on ocassion try to bath in his water bowl. Obviously this is no where near big enough. I was thinking of putting one of my dogs old pot bowls on the bottom of his cage. However its not everyday that he tries this.

Unfortunately he doesn't like being sprayed, though I'm still trying.

The thrid reason I ask is because I was thinking could I put a bird bath in Truman's aviary? One of those pot/concrete looking ones that are quite tall.

Obviously when he tried to bathe in his bowl it was cold water, so would there be any do's and don'ts if I were to do it. Or is it a complete no no.

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Re: Bird Bath
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 07:13:29 PM »

I am not sure about a bath big enough for a grey but you can certainly put a dish of some sort at the bottom of his cage or in the aviary, just make sure the water is shellow enough to prevent any accidents. You can get large shallow stainless steel or ceramic dishes, or even glass oven dishes work well  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bird Bath
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 07:45:45 PM »

i use a plastic cat litter tray, its too long to tip over i also put a few large pebbles in bottom so bella can stand on them safely then sometimes leave it in bottom of her cage until shes had enough, ( all fully supervised of course) :thumbsup:
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Re: Bird Bath
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 08:01:20 PM »

I have tried big dog bowls in Traff's cage but he won't go near them, he prefers going through contortions trying to fit in his water bowl  :crazy:
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Re: Bird Bath
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 08:13:49 PM »

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/birds/cage_accessories/cage_bird_bath/132509

Don't really know if it's worth the money but it does stop things falling in the water from above
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Re: Bird Bath
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 11:52:09 PM »

I have tried big dog bowls in Traff's cage but he won't go near them, he prefers going through contortions trying to fit in his water bowl  :crazy:

Exactly !!!
And smiles at you whilst doing it because you have just changed the water ??
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Re: Bird Bath
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 06:13:24 AM »

I recently asked about this on another forum. My birds won't use a bowl on the floor, it has to be high up. They will go in their water bowls, which of course are too small.

Why can't a manufacturer make a shallow bowl big enough for a Grey which attaches in the same way as a food bowl?! I know my birds wouldn't use a bird bath with a cover on it.

Someone suggested buying a wild bird hanging bath, this kind of thing.

http://shopping.rspb.org.uk/p/BirdTables/Terracotta_hanging_bird_bath.htm

Would have to find some way of removing those chains and replacing it with something safer, stainless steel chain. It's 30cms in diameter so that should be wide and shallow enough to allow a Grey to get right in to and splash about.

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Re: Bird Bath
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2011, 10:11:34 AM »

I have a stainless steel dog bowl attached to the cage, it's not really big enough but is much larger than a normal water bowl and they do use it for bathing in and soaking everything within a three foot radius.





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Re: Bird Bath
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2011, 11:42:31 AM »

oh yes, that reminded me, 24 parrot has these large coop cup which is 22cm in diameter so pretty big http://www.24parrot.com/Coop-Cup-and-Clamp--Size-6-P4272/
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Re: Bird Bath
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2011, 02:56:31 PM »

I have 2 enormous dog water bowls attached to the side of their crates. They would be plenty bog enough for a grey just never thought about using them fo that.  :crazy: will try and put up a link later
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Re: Bird Bath
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2011, 10:02:57 PM »




 Mine use a large shallow pot dish which i bought in the garden center it's meant to go under a plant pot it's just the right size for greys & i put it on top of the cage & in the avariy i use a free standing bird bath which is just a wild bird bath made of concreat about waist high ,they dont seem to care how cold the water is, i'm amazed when i see rupert having a bath & some times just sit in it & it's freezing ,braver than me . 
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