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Old 05-17-2017, 05:03 PM
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Sammy started acting strangely this afternoon; he's actually still doing it as I type this. I took a video and posted on youtube. Could someone take a look and let me know what he's doing and if it's normal?

https://youtu.be/5wvksaky0ks

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Old 05-17-2017, 05:59 PM
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That's a shower dance! Try giving him a misting from a spray bottle.
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That's a shower dance! Try giving him a misting from a spray bottle.
Oh my goodness, that is so funny! Here I am thinking poor Sammy has lost his mind when really he's just wanting a bit of a bath.

What's funny is, he's hated water since he came home with me. At most, I've been able to get him to walk through a little puddle in a pan. He hates it when I mist him! Maybe now is my chance to turn him into a waterbaby!

Thank you so much, Haimovfids!!!
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Any suggestions to help facilitate some enjoyment of water?
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You need to find his style. Does he like baths more, or showers? I think he'll like the misting more.

Here's what I do: put him in a smaller cage and take him outside. Don't spray him with such a fine, gentle mist. I've had better experience by getting a little more rough with the water. Don't make it a thick stream, but make it a bit tougher than mist. Cockatiels are dusty birds, and really appreciate a bath about once a week. If will help with preening, itchy pins, and will rejuvenate his feathers.
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There are some wisps of hair touching him, and he seems to be responding to it as if it's a light mist. Both normal and weird at the same time.
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My lutino male likes to sit in the breeze coming out of the air filter and do the same thing... looks like he is pretend flying...lol Try giving him some wet greens to roll in , many birds love that as well.
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Oh cute! Birdie is fluffing his feathers to air them out.Try giving him a bath under gentle running water in the sink or misting him with a mister. Aww! He's taking an air shower!

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Oscar stands on the side of the bath and has a shower from the spray off me. He rolls around on the flat edge exactly as your bird is doing, to get water into all the little nooks. He occasionally gets carried away and falls into the the bottom of the bath. I don't force him to have a shower, he will do it at his time of choosing. He is quite stubborn like that.
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