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Date:7/30/2014 4:14:34 AM
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HI MANGO!!
Thanks for your vote...They are really appreciated...My campaign blog for today I will be talking about "Spraying your bird"...You should accustom your pet to being sprayed, although it may be nervous of the procedure at first.You will need a small plant sprayer with a fine nozzle that creates a mist of water droplets. Fill this with tepid water, and then remove the bird's seed bowl from the cage, so the contents do not become damp.It might be worthwhile moving the cage to another room, so that surrounding furniture remains dry.Wait until the cockatiel is perched quietly, and then press the handle of the sprayer several times in succession, keeping the nozzle itself pointed above the bird's head.The droplets will fall onto the cockatiel from above and the effect will be rather like a shower instead of a hose.Once it becomes used to it, your bird may actively solicit a spray by holding its wings outstretched and calling quite loudly.Apart from washing their plumage, the water also helps to dampen down feather dust, which may otherwise be wafted into the air and can cause discomfort, particularly to asthma suffers.Cockatiels produce more feather dust during the moult, so additional regular bathing could be useful at this stage.Surplus feather dust often collects on the floor around the cage.There is no need to soak your cockatiel when giving it a spray;a light covering of water droplets is sufficient.Saturating the plumage is likely to give the bird a chill, especially during the moulting period.Nor is there any need to dry the cockatiel after spraying as long as you have not soaked it.They like to shake themselves while they preen after being sprayed...Have a great Thursday....With birdie wings hugs...Sam :o)
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