Cuddle time after bath

Cuddle time after bath.
Randy went for a flight today with her friends. My schedule is starting to pick up and when I’m busy Randy gets neglected. She is a very social and intelligent bird, who needs lots of stimulation. I decided to brave the dreaded louse fly and let her out for an afternoon flight.

As always, when she came home it was time for a bath. I gave her a quick bath in the sink this time, then bundled her in a towel. It takes a long time for birds’ feathers to dry. Birds control their temperature by fluffing their feathers. When a bird is completely drenched and cannot fluff, it risks hypothermia and can die. It’s important to keep a bird warm after bath while its feathers are drying.

I wrap her in a warm towel, use the blow dryer and place her nest under a warm heat lamp in the bathroom. Today, however, she preferred cuddling after the blow dryer. I preferred it too.

Randy ready for bed

Randy gets ready for bed between 9:45pm and 10:00pm at night.  She finds a perch, puffs her feathers, tucks her head and snuggles in.  Where ever Randy chooses to sleep, she stays until morning.  Andi tucks her in with a piddle pad on the floor or shelf below for easy clean-up in the morning.

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