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Some of my young birds love to go for a swim in the koi pond that i have. They will even jump in the deep part holding thier wings out and then flying out of the pond. I know they love taking baths they try to get in as soon as i open the door to put the bath water in. Some are just crazy. Thought it was funny and wanted to share with others.

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We have a 4ft. swimming pool and my Yb's and OB's land in it and take off in the same manner you described. We were sitting at a friends house beside a lake and watched some racers coming home from a long race, land in the lake get a drink and take back off. It was the first time I seen this and realized they will go down on deep water to get a drink during a race.
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That's great! Hey guys I got a question, so if you want to give the pigeons a bath all you have to do is take out a little tub with water on it and they'll just do their thing?
 

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That's great! Hey guys I got a question, so if you want to give the pigeons a bath all you have to do is take out a little tub with water on it and they'll just do their thing?
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I use a kitty litter box :)
 

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I use kitty box as well I got from Walmart. I just put 3-4 inches of water and they just dive in. After that they relax in the sun. Here are my birds relaxing (the blue square thing is the kitty box):


I, too, would love to see those pigeons swimming. Post some pics folks.
 

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Nice video. Your birds sure are enjoying your pool. Mine bathe in a galvanized pan I put on the landing board. Our swimming pool is across the other side of the house, but they have never played in it. Maybe I should buy one of those little plastic pools which are about 6' in diameter and 1 1/2' deep, and let them have a community bath.
 

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Nice video. Your birds sure are enjoying your pool. Mine bathe in a galvanized pan I put on the landing board. Our swimming pool is across the other side of the house, but they have never played in it. Maybe I should buy one of those little plastic pools which are about 6' in diameter and 1 1/2' deep, and let them have a community bath.
that would be fun, they are real cheap at kmart or walmart. I use the cat littler pan as well, but I fill mine to the top, some just soak in it...and it is more water for more birds, I use three pans for 26 birds and fill them full, or just about full.
 

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Our pool is veryyyy close to the YB loft. Some times after a long flight, they'll all line up around the pool and stare at the water, trying to figure out how to reach it. Then of course one bird will try to land and push another one into the pool :p It doesn't take them long to get up once they touch the water.
 

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Has any one noticed how a bath seems to turn their brains off? You know how pigeons are always sort of busy and alert. Ready to defend their perch or nest box. Yet they will lie on their sides in a bath with other birds all around them and just let the world go by............It is so goood for them.
 

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We use two different sorts, one is a shallow plastic planter for seedligs, measures about 30cmx100cm, the other is again shallow but it's what builders use to mix cement in, it measures about 100cmx100cm, be creative and I'm sure that anyone that doesn't already have a bath for their birds could find something. (In case anyone wondering, neither of our baths have been used for their original purpose, both have been purchased specifically for the pidgies)
 
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