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Hi Linda (and group : - )! Since we're on ... Am eager to try other good, healthy fare on them!

You might want to wet a romaine lettuce leaf and watch them go crazy with it. One of mine literally rolls around on the wet leaf, taking a bath. Emotion: smile They're great little birds! Emotion: smile
Thanks, Starlight! I will try that tomorrow! I had a bird bath attached to the cage but no one showed any interest, flock behavior aside! So I took that off and have since been contemplating the best way to initiate bathing for them. I will do the romaine thing tomorrow and hopefullysomeone will get a clue and begin to use it, either for eating or bathing, or both! Do you put the leaf in a dish and then on the floor of the cage? I have a long wooden ladder (sold for parrots typically) that I put in the cage horizontally, that extends outside the cage - they like to use it to go in and out of the cage.

I can probably put a dish with the leaf on the ladder for them. I was thinking I would have to resort to spritzing them, but will try the leaf first! Hopefully, they won't squabble over it too much (visual comes to mind of little birds in a state of fisticuffs, dueling it out over the leaf . . . "Hey, move over!" , "No, I was here first!" *Get outta my way!", "No, YOU move outta my way first?"
LOL!! Sorry - I went into flights of fancy there, for a moment : - )!! They are fun to watch and I wish I understood 'parakeet' because I really think there is an avian mini-soap opera happening right under my nose!

Thea
Thanks, Starlight! I will try that tomorrow! I had a bird bath attached to the cage but no one showed ... in and out of the cage. I can probably put a dish with the leaf on the ladder for them.

I put the wet leaf (leaves) on top of the cages. My budgies are flighted, so they can get away from each other when they "fight". I only have 4, can't imagine having 8!!! Emotion: smile
I'm kinda surprised none of them have used the bath. Only one of mine really enjoys getting soaked; the others just play around and never really bathe. I spritz a fine mist up over their heads once in awhile, and let the mist fall down onto them, but 3 of them act as though I'm spraying with acid, so I don't do it very often. Emotion: smile I guess they don't think bathing is that important. Emotion: smile
Thanks, Starlight! I will try that tomorrow! I had a ... a dish with the leaf on the ladder for them.

I put the wet leaf (leaves) on top of the cages. My budgies are flighted, so they can get ... with acid, so I don't do it very often. Emotion: smile I guess they don't think bathing is that important. Emotion: smile

Warm climate or cold?
I'm guessing that birds need, and want to bathe more in warmer climes.
Warm climate or cold? I'm guessing that birds need, and want to bathe more in warmer climes.

We live in Columbus Ohio so have all kinds of climates. The temps in our house can be anywhere from 68 in the winter to 80+ in the summer.
I was trying chub's advice and giving my pup ( 5 mo old ) lovebird some brocoli and carrots but he wouldn't touch them.

Do yourself a favour and ignore any and all advice from Jangchub. By all means continue to read her hilarious attempts at appearing knowledgeable, but for the health of your bird/s, don't take her seriously. Think of her as the group's clown; laughable, with an underlying pathos.
With kind regards
Chu
I was trying chub's advice and giving my pup ( 5 mo old ) lovebird some brocoli and carrots but he wouldn't touch them.

Do yourself a favour and ignore any and all advice from Jangchub. By all means continue to read her hilarious ... health of your bird/s, don't take her seriously. Think of her as the group's clown; laughable, with an underlying pathos.

As far as she and 'Mika' are concerned, it's a definite case of BIMITO (Bird Is More Intelligent Than Owner).
Seeds are not the main diet of a bird in ... in the wild. Gee wiz, why not just ignore me?

I can ignore you and frequently do, but I won't ignore blatantly incorrect information.

You are so hateful ;>))
Thanks, Starlight! I will try that tomorrow! I had a ... a dish with the leaf on the ladder for them.

I put the wet leaf (leaves) on top of the cages. My budgies are flighted, so they can get ... with acid, so I don't do it very often. Emotion: smile I guess they don't think bathing is that important. Emotion: smile

I'm a bit surprised too that they're not (seemingly) into bathing but apparently I've just not provided the proper 'vehicle' for them to indulge (they're such prima donnas : - )! Actually, I haven't tried misting yet and will report back on the Great Romaine Leaf Experiment later on, but I have high hopes that at least one will show the way and bathing will ensue with a fury (they certainly like to preen, which is a Necessary and Good Thing!

T.
Warm climate or cold? I'm guessing that birds need, and want to bathe more in warmer climes.

The weather here (NC) can be cold in the winter and this fall so far has been colder than usual. But today it's actually going to be almost 80 and yesterday it was 74, tomorrow 76! Aberrent for this time of year, but it does happen. Summers tend to be hot. I have the birds in a room that is cold, but they've acclimated over the past few months and seem to be fine even if it's chilly in there, but at the same time, it also does not get below probably 60 or 55 in the room, which is not terribly cold for feathered creatures!
T.
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