Dave and I were spending the day cleaning out the aviaries outside when I decided to give the parakeets a spray bottle bath inside and then thought, maybe I should offer my macaws outside a mist down since it was such a hot day out... so I did... Cash, my military macaw, immediately went in the opposite direction telling me that the spray bottle was NOT ok by him! Tusa, my camelot macaw, followed suit with Cash. However, my other camelot macaw, Comet and my blue throated macaw, Jinx, were all about a little misty-ness on a hot, spring day! My three smaller birds didn't care for the misting either so none of them got wet. Obviously, Comet and Jinx were the only ones wet in the video because they were the ones showing me they actually liked it! I thought it was fun and made sure to get under their wings real good. They were so soaked by the end of it, it was hilarious.
Usually it's the smaller parrots that get misted with spray bottles but I guess macaws can jump on that band wagon, too! Get creative with your own bird and how to bathe him. Sometimes offering a bath at the right time of day is the best thing you can do - recognize that it's hot out and they might be more up for a misting at that time than when it's chilly out!
Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.