How to Build a Macaw Bathing Table

Now it fits and the bowl sits flat on the table

Work time without the shopping part: approximately an hour (less if unlike me you don’t have to file the holes larger … ). Total cost: Just shy of €43 Fun for beloved birdies: unmeasurable

Currently, I have four macaws stranded in my bedroom. Three of them are handicapped and the fourth one, Sam, is the mate to one the females. In particular Sam loves bathing. In my bird hall I have huge bathing bowls set-up. Since the hall has floor drains it is easy to service them. I simply lift-up and tip the bowls over, before scrubbing and filling them . . . → Read More: How to Build a Macaw Bathing Table

How to test for zinc?

Zinc is toxic to parrots and may lead to acute and chronic poisoning. These may result in severe organ damage and often death. Unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose chronic zinc poisoning, as the symptoms are not specific. This results in high mortality for chronic zinc poisoning. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to ban any items containing zinc, such as cages, aviaries, cups, toys, etc. from your parrots’ surroundings. This is easier said than done, as it is really difficult for a laymen to distinguish zinc from other materials.

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