Bath or no bath

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Bath or no bath

Postby flyer_1 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:53 pm

Do all ya fellow flyer lovers give your fur balls baths, I think mine is getting a bit smelly. :silly:
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Re: Bath or no bath

Postby Joan » Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:17 pm

No, they generally are VERY clean and groom constantly. It might be pee in the cage that has soaked into limbs or wood.
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Re: Bath or no bath

Postby Chippy » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:27 pm

I've had mine for 2 years now and they keep themselves very clean. They never smell. Now, if I don't give the cages a good strubbing every other month or so and keep the trays cleaned; that is another story. I replace the branches and such about every 6 mths. Of course, I have 5 acres of trees to do that with. I take the nest boxes out and thoroughly clean them out, launder the bedding (strips of polar fleece) and sand the boxes. I can just imagine the war dance if you where able to get a little furball wet, let alone a complete bath. I would love to see a video of that! I know when Chipper gets something wet on him he rolls all over me like a wet dog would and summersaults until he thinks he has it all off and then he'll spend forever grooming himself. :wink:
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Re: Bath or no bath

Postby flyer_1 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:55 pm

Thanks she smells a little like wee wee.
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Re: Bath or no bath

Postby phineasmom » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:15 pm

My baby boy learned to glide after a bath and blowdry. He seems to keep himself clean now but when he was still "swimming" in baby food, he had a bath every day.

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Re: Bath or no bath

Postby Judy C. » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:54 pm

In all my years dealing with flyers, I have NEVER (thank goodness) had to give one a bath. And with any luck at all, I never will!!! The most I have needed to do is wipe them down with a damp washcloth or a baby wipe.

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Re: Bath or no bath

Postby violetlady » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:10 pm

I used baby wipes (no scent or alcohol!) to wash Ziggy off after feedings. I only had to do that a week or so, but it worked really well. He had developed a bit of an odor, but none lately.
He didn't seem to mind at all. It did make him a wee bit damp, so I was prompt to return him to his box with the heating pad.
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