We've started showering with our birds Ralph and Sidney. Sidney seems
to have a good time, Ralph seems impartial but a little annoyed. :)
Both of them seem to enjoy the blowdrying afterwards. We always make
sure they see the other one being showered, so they know we're not
picking on them. Well, except for that one time Sidney decided to hop
into my bowl of cereal, and the time he hopped onto my fried chicken
(wasn't hot) and kicked it all over the table, and the time he hopped
into the pastries (weren't hot)....
Did I mention Ralph started picking again? Well he did, but he also
stopped again when Sidney moved in. (Good sign?)
Anyways, it was mentioned to me that greys are considered to be
powdery, like***atoos. Is this true? Generally, water beads up and
rolls off Ralph, while Sidney gets sopping wet (Ralph is a Timneh and
Sidney is a severe macaw). I know all birds are a little powdery, but
where are greys on the powderiness scale?
The same person told me that birds sweat. I thought birds didn't have
sweat glands. Do they?
Final question: What's a normal head/neck pinfeather for a severe (or
other dwarf) macaw look like? Sidney has these little black soft
puffy pinfeathers (at least they look like pinfeathers). They're not
the hard "pins" that you see on Timnehs or budgies.