How do you help a wet bird?
Then, what happens if a bird gets wet?
Rain poses two major possible dangers to a bird. The biggest one is hypothermia: birds stay warm by trapping tiny pockets of air under their feathers, and if those pockets fill with water instead of air, that bird is going to get cold very quickly. (This is why down jackets don't work when wet.)
Also, how do you dry out a wet parakeet? Leave your bird in a warm and sunny room to air dry completely.
- Avoid using a hair dryer to dry your bird, which can burn her skin.
- Avoid drying her with a towel.
- Stroke your bird gently in the direction of her feathers if she allows.
- Be aware that your bird's chest may shiver after her bath.
Likewise, can baby birds get wet?
Being wet does not kill most birds. If the bird is cold, it can just fluff up its feathers.
Do birds like getting wet?
To have healthy feathers and skin, birds should get wet. In the wild, a bird may bathe during a rain shower or in a puddle, lake, or stream. Some birds nuzzle playfully in wet grasses and vegetation. Bathing encourages birds to preen or groom their feathers.