Is it acceptable to spray your bird with water from a spray bottle? I've seen people do this with their birds and they seemed to like it. I'm asking because my new kestrel (i've had her for a little under 2 months) refuses to take a bath. So is it ok for me to mist her with clean water as a sort of bath substitute until she decides to take one for real?
My kestrel loves her bathpan, but on warm days or if her feet are particularly icky, I'll mist her down. Like Echo said, the mist is really handy to help see if the blood on the feet is just from the kill or if it's an injury. Eowyn seems to enjoy the mist, and will go through the maneuvers she does when bathing while under a mist [or while weathering in a light rain]... it's really cute!
'09- Sept '11 Éowyn - F AK
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