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Poncho the Parrot Gets a Shower

Posted June 15, 2007 8:16 a.m. EDT

One of the big videos on Myspace this morning is of Pancho the parrot getting a shower.

I'm always a little skittish about showing some animal clips.  What looks like fun to one person can look like animal abuse to another person.  Luckily, my brother is a veterinary assistant, so he previews some of those videos to tell me if there's anything sketchy.

When I saw the parrot bathing, I thought it was peculiar -- mostly because of the noises the bird makes.  But I did some extensive research (I Googled "bathing parrot" and surveyed the first page) and determined that this is a proper way to bathe a parrot.  It's good for the parrot.  They apparently get itchy, dry skin.

So, there.  Enjoy!

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