It is currently Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:54 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




 Page 2 of 2 [ 12 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Opinion needed
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:32 pm 
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Name: Carolyn
Posts: 7645
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Arizona
Gave happy chirps: 198 times
Got happy chirps: 696 times
I live in a climate that's very similar to the Outback, and the only way any animal here could go without drinking for 14 days is if it's eating something that's juicy enough to provide moisture. Which basically means eating other animals, because the juicy plants around here have very effective defense systems (thorns or toxins). I can't find any reliable information on how often budgies drink in the wild, and I'd need to see some serious evidence (like a scientific study) before I'd believe they can go for two weeks without water. In an arid climate, just simply breathing sucks a lot of moisture out of the body, and it's worse if you're doing something strenuous (like flying around).

Soaking a bird with water can be an effective way to temporarily stop it from flying, but with a tiny bird like a budgie there's a risk that the force of the water coming out of the hose would injure the bird.



_________________
Image
Offline
  Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Opinion needed
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:59 am 
Cockatiel
Cockatiel

Posts: 1546
Joined: Nov 2014
Gave happy chirps: 15 times
Got happy chirps: 48 times
I wouldn't dare using a hose on a budgie, either.
thanks goodness, we don't need any proof on what he says, I mean this info can be left alone without further speculations. what I mean is that none of us is in need to proof it or proof an opposite
There was couple of 105F days just recently. I did provide lots of water for outdoor birds and I saw them coming to drink a lot.



_________________
Cuddles and Trillie (cockatiel parents) and their 8 children
Offline
  Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 2 of 2 [ 12 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  

cron