Bird Winter Bathing & Grooming Tips
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

Importance of Winter Bathing

You know how much your bird loves water. In the wild, parrots and other birds bathe by rubbing their heads on wet leaves in the canopies of the rainforest, plunging in puddles, and even standing under small waterfalls.

In their natural habitats, tropical birds even bathe in the early morning hours when it can be as cold as it is in North America (especially considering that as pets they live indoors). However, many bird parents are still reluctant to bathe their feathered pets in the winter, fearing that they may cause their bird a chill. If you don't let your bird get wet on a regular basis, he'll miss a pleasurable experience. In addition, because of indoor heating, skin and feathers can dry out in winter more than in warmer weather. As you can see, regular bathing or misting is even more essential in winter.

Hand Mister
Quick Lock Bird Bath
AvianSun Deluxe Floor Lamp
Consider a Shower/Window Perch. Birds often bathe with their flock mates and that means you, so introduce it to him slowly and you'll both learn to love the bonding experience.

Not into a shower with your feathered companion? Some birds LOVE being misted. Our Two-Liter Hand Mister lets you give your bird that rainforest feeling without migrating!

Does your bird prefer to dunk himself? Our Quick Lock Bird Bath lets your smaller bird take a dip in his very own cage.

Still worried about the chill? A heat lamp like our Clamp Lamp or AvianSun Deluxe Floor Lamp delivers essential warmth so your bird will get dry more quickly.

Avian Solution Daily Bath Spray
Window/Shower Perch
Clamp Lamp