How long is water good for?

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How long is water good for?

Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Spirits of the Jungl » Thu, 23 Sep 2010 04:27:23



I guess I need wisdom in this practical sense... ;)

"Water gets bacteria" the wisdom goes, but under what conditions and
how long. My mouse gets the water changed every week, but I just
bought glass bottles for my birds which, I hope, will give me some
relief from the tedious job to change three cages and find ***in it.

I keep water for myself in the trunk, which I thought was safe. Maybe
not. What's the way of the wise?

 
 
 

How long is water good for?

Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Spirits of the Jungl » Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:52:38



Quote:
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:27:23 -0700 (PDT), "His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the

> ><(((*>I guess I need wisdom in this practical sense... ;)
> ><(((*>
> ><(((*>"Water gets bacteria" the wisdom goes, but under what conditions and
> ><(((*>how long. My mouse gets the water changed every week, but I just
> ><(((*>bought glass bottles for my birds which, I hope, will give me some
> ><(((*>relief from the tedious job to change three cages and find ***in it.
> ><(((*>
> ><(((*>I keep water for myself in the trunk, which I thought was safe. Maybe
> ><(((*>not. What's the way of the wise?

> I change bird water at least daily. Depending on what the birds have put in
> their water bowls (and it's not all poop) sometimes two or three times a day.

> Keep a close watch on your birds to make sure they learn how to drink from the
> bottle. Not all birds will do so.

> Tara J. Ballance
> Montreal, Canada

Thanks. How long is the water in the bottle good for? It's filtered
water but I can use drinking water.
 
 
 

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Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Spirits of the Jungl » Fri, 24 Sep 2010 00:05:39



Quote:
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:52:38 -0700 (PDT), "His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the


> ><(((*>> On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:27:23 -0700 (PDT), "His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the

> ><(((*>>
> ><(((*>> ><(((*>I guess I need wisdom in this practical sense... ;)
> ><(((*>> ><(((*>
> ><(((*>> ><(((*>"Water gets bacteria" the wisdom goes, but under what conditions and
> ><(((*>> ><(((*>how long. My mouse gets the water changed every week, but I just
> ><(((*>> ><(((*>bought glass bottles for my birds which, I hope, will give me some
> ><(((*>> ><(((*>relief from the tedious job to change three cages and find ***in it.
> ><(((*>> ><(((*>
> ><(((*>> ><(((*>I keep water for myself in the trunk, which I thought was safe. Maybe
> ><(((*>> ><(((*>not. What's the way of the wise?
> ><(((*>>
> ><(((*>> I change bird water at least daily. Depending on what the birds have put in
> ><(((*>> their water bowls (and it's not all poop) sometimes two or three times a day.
> ><(((*>>
> ><(((*>> Keep a close watch on your birds to make sure they learn how to drink from the
> ><(((*>> bottle. Not all birds will do so.
> ><(((*>>
> ><(((*>> Tara J. Ballance
> ><(((*>> Montreal, Canada
> ><(((*>
> ><(((*>Thanks. How long is the water in the bottle good for? It's filtered
> ><(((*>water but I can use drinking water.

> Alas, I don't know the answer to that question. Your veterinarian might be able
> to give you a good rule of thumb.

> Given that the bottle water won't become contaminated with poop and other
> things, it's probably good for several days. If I were in your shoes, I'd
> probably try changing it weekly.

If they don't die then it's good! ;)

It makes sense though. I was bringing my parakeets outside to a tree
and lots of birds hanged around... I later learned wild birds had
diseases, so my birds are true survivors. One died later, but I think
it was from ingesting a piece of wire from an old window screen.

There's probably a kit to test water bacteria, right?

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Blayloc » Sat, 25 Sep 2010 17:33:21


In article

 "His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Spirits of the Jungle"

Quote:

> "Water gets bacteria" the wisdom goes, but under what conditions and
> how long. My mouse gets the water changed every week, but I just
> bought glass bottles for my birds which, I hope, will give me some
> relief from the tedious job to change three cages and find ***in it.

  I've not had trouble with bird ***or other such stuff getting into my dove's
 water, and I have generally seldom bothered to change the water until the
 bowl gets low enough to need to be refilled.  My bird's never shown any sign
 of being dissatisfied with this.

  I have, on a few occasions, found biofilms growing in my bird's water, which
 has led to the following images of the bacteria from which these biofilms
 were composed:

    http://www.moonsgarden.com/
    http://www.moonsgarden.com/
    http://www.moonsgarden.com/

--
Our enemies shall talk themselves to death, and
we will bury them with their own confusion.
--
Remove "HatesSpam" and ".invalid" from email address to contact me.

 
 
 

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Post by xpene.. » Sat, 25 Sep 2010 22:32:22


On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 01:33:21 -0700, Bob Blaylock

Quote:

>In article

> "His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Spirits of the Jungle"

>> "Water gets bacteria" the wisdom goes, but under what conditions and
>> how long. My mouse gets the water changed every week, but I just
>> bought glass bottles for my birds which, I hope, will give me some
>> relief from the tedious job to change three cages and find ***in it.

>  I've not had trouble with bird ***or other such stuff getting into my dove's
> water, and I have generally seldom bothered to change the water until the
> bowl gets low enough to need to be refilled.  My bird's never shown any sign
> of being dissatisfied with this.

As if the bird has a way to show dissatisfaction.
Quote:

>  I have, on a few occasions, found biofilms growing in my bird's water, which
> has led to the following images of the bacteria from which these biofilms
> were composed:

>    http://www.moonsgarden.com/
>    http://www.moonsgarden.com/
>    http://www.moonsgarden.com/

>--
>Our enemies shall talk themselves to death, and
>we will bury them with their own confusion.

 
 
 

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Post by legal proces » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 00:34:38



Quote:
> On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 01:33:21 -0700, Bob Blaylock

>>  I've not had trouble with bird ***or other such stuff getting into my
>> dove's
>> water, and I have generally seldom bothered to change the water until the
>> bowl gets low enough to need to be refilled.  My bird's never shown any
>> sign
>> of being dissatisfied with this.

> As if the bird has a way to show dissatisfaction.

Sure about that?

1. Loud vocalizations repeated incessantly until you come into the room
2. The crazy flap, especially when you first enter the room
3. After you've entered the room, going to a food or water source, just
stopping short of consumption, hopping off the food/water container at the
same time as giving you the "look".

Repeat as many times as is necessary until satisfaction is achieved.

 
 
 

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Post by xpene.. » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 04:03:24


On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:34:38 -0700, "legal process"

Quote:



>> On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 01:33:21 -0700, Bob Blaylock

>>>  I've not had trouble with bird ***or other such stuff getting into my
>>> dove's
>>> water, and I have generally seldom bothered to change the water until the
>>> bowl gets low enough to need to be refilled.  My bird's never shown any
>>> sign
>>> of being dissatisfied with this.

>> As if the bird has a way to show dissatisfaction.

>Sure about that?

>1. Loud vocalizations repeated incessantly until you come into the room
>2. The crazy flap, especially when you first enter the room
>3. After you've entered the room, going to a food or water source, just
>stopping short of consumption, hopping off the food/water container at the
>same time as giving you the "look".

Except they don't do that. How long have you owned a bird? BTW would
you drink water that has been left for days?

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Quote:

>Repeat as many times as is necessary until satisfaction is achieved.

 
 
 

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Post by legal proces » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 04:18:38



Quote:
> On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:34:38 -0700, "legal process"



>>> On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 01:33:21 -0700, Bob Blaylock

>>>>  I've not had trouble with bird ***or other such stuff getting into
>>>> my
>>>> dove's
>>>> water, and I have generally seldom bothered to change the water until
>>>> the
>>>> bowl gets low enough to need to be refilled.  My bird's never shown any
>>>> sign
>>>> of being dissatisfied with this.

>>> As if the bird has a way to show dissatisfaction.

>>Sure about that?

>>1. Loud vocalizations repeated incessantly until you come into the room
>>2. The crazy flap, especially when you first enter the room
>>3. After you've entered the room, going to a food or water source, just
>>stopping short of consumption, hopping off the food/water container at the
>>same time as giving you the "look".

> Except they don't do that. How long have you owned a bird? BTW would
> you drink water that has been left for days?

>>Repeat as many times as is necessary until satisfaction is achieved.

I beg to differ, at least to varying degrees. I trust you noted my
tongue-in-cheek style gave the impression that the behavior cited occurred
in a sequential manner. For the sake of literary license, I also trust that
you didn't actually take my response literally. That being said, my birds
and those whom I've owned over the years (the number of birds and the number
of years are not actually relevant), have actually displayed the above
behaviors either independently or in conjunction with each other from time
to time. Simply put, birds can show emotion and they can display a
preference for one thing or another. They may call out for a specific
purpose or for no reason at all, but they do call out. Behavior means
something and just because we tend to anthropomorphize some of this behavior
does not make it any less relevant to the bird (or any other pet for that
matter). Never say never. A blanket statement that "they don't do that" not
only belittles the bird(s), but flies in the face of the many posts I've
shared over the years on rpb with some truly outstanding people whom I trust
when it comes to talking about their own experiences.

{Gawd how I missed doing this here!)

 
 
 

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Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Spirits of the Jungl » Tue, 28 Sep 2010 02:30:47


On Sep 21, 12:27?pm, "His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Spirits of

Quote:

> I guess I need wisdom in this practical sense... ;)

> "Water gets bacteria" the wisdom goes, but under what conditions and
> how long. My mouse gets the water changed every week, but I just
> bought glass bottles for my birds which, I hope, will give me some
> relief from the tedious job to change three cages and find ***in it.

> I keep water for myself in the trunk, which I thought was safe. Maybe
> not. What's the way of the wise?

I still got many questions, but there's no doubt in mind that glass
with ball bearing is best. I've found the "Super Pet" to be designed
better, flat on one side and a groove for the spring. The round type
I'm returning because it's not solid on the cage.

This question extends to me. I set up a wine glass bottle in the trunk
of the car, and I'm not sure if it'll be safe to drink or brew coffee.
It seems the following factors affect the bacteria in the water...

1- HEAT

2- LIGHT

3- CONTAINER

4- SALIVA

The question again is how long that water is good in the cage. In case
of a hurricane or vacation, this would become a life or death issue
for them. Thanks!