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nicko
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06 Dec 2018, 12:12

Do you need to have water for finches/canaries to bathe in & separate water bowl for drinking.
Talking finches the other day & was told birds won't drink the water they bathe in ??
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06 Dec 2018, 16:22

As a matter of hygiene, these should be separate water sources. (unless you have an automated watering system that replaces the water quite frequently)
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06 Dec 2018, 17:00

How do you tell the birds which is what? Normally as soon as you put in fresh water they will go and bath in it.
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06 Dec 2018, 17:25

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nicko wrote:
06 Dec 2018, 12:12
told birds won't drink the water they bathe in ??
Would be some thirsty birds in most aviaries if that were the case . .

At least, until they worked out the correct order of doing things :silent:
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06 Dec 2018, 17:56

I have only ever had one water source for each aviary. Bath + drink. If it gets dirty, I refresh it.
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06 Dec 2018, 20:16

Same in my aviaries - in the wild they wouldn't have the choice so way would they require it in the aviary.
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06 Dec 2018, 22:29

I also have only one water source per avairy. But it is on auto refresh at this time of year, and I check it also. Hate to have the auto not work on a 40+ day.
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07 Dec 2018, 21:09

Yeah mine are auto fill too, as well as misters during the heat of the day
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