Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Goudian finches bathing

My birds have a new full-size bird bath in their aviary now. Gouldian finches and society finches love to bathe which is why I was surprised that they waited over a week to even try it out.

gouldian finches bathing

gouldian finches North Carolina

gouldian finch indoor aviary


LauraHinNJ said...

I see that they're communal bathers, too. Very cute and I love their colors!

It must be nice to have their company.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Beautiful little jewels! I especially like the little yellow butterballs. :)

Laura said...

I bet they were watching all week. Any idea which brave soul tried it out first? Of course, the others watched that bird then saw it had a nice time then joined in.

Julie Zickefoose said...

Waaay too cute. Communal bathing is the thing on Indigo Hill, too. It just takes one to start it and then everybody has to get clean. You are blessed with these lovely little jewels.

Susan Gets Native said...

Wait a minute, Julie...
You all bathe together??

My dream, for when my hubby's book becomes a bestseller, is to build an aviary and rescue abandoned parrots, etc.
All those birds you have! I want to kiss all their little beaks!

daringtowrite said...

You are rich!

Susan Gets Native said...

Just a funny story that I was reminded of when I read this post: A friend of mine has a whole slew of parrots that she kept in a huge solarium. One day, a red-tailed hawk crashed into the glass and all the parrots started yelling "I have to go to the bathroom! I have to go to the bathroom!".
(They had been trash-can trained) That was the only thing they could think of to say! I BET they had to go after seeing a hawk crash-land a few inches away!
I just think about that day and I have to laugh out loud.