Just like us humans, every bird needs a good scrub in the tub from time to time. So providing them with an in-cage birdbath is a great way for them to keep their feathers looking pristine.
Dampening feathers helps to loosen dirt, making it easier for the bird to then preen themselves. It can also trap a layer of air underneath to keep them insulated and warm. After all, your pet bird still has the same instincts as those in the wild.
But with so many different sizes, styles and attachment options out there, it can often be confusing to work out what kind of birdbath your favourite wingman actually needs.
You need to look for something large enough for your bird firstly. A budgie and an African Grey differ in size quite a lot. You’ll also need a cage that attaches to your type of cage well, whether you have vertical or horizontal bars. Getting a birdbath that is covered will help keep mess to a minimum, too.
Birds also love bright colours. So, getting one with a bright finish is a great pick. It will need cleaning and refilling occasionally too, so it needs to be easy to take down and refit without too much disruption.
So to help you and your pet bird, we’ve meticulously searched through some of the best available options for your pet, so you don’t have to. We looked at hundreds of reviews and checked everything against our specifications.
From the perfect pool for a parrot to the correct tub for a cockatiel, there’s something for every bird in our search!
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