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!