r/aww 7d ago Silver 47 Take My Energy 1 Vibing 1 Wholesome (Pro) 1 Yas Queen 1 Helpful 41 Wholesome 67 Heartwarming 1 Super Heart Eyes 1

Just a perfect bird bath.

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u/I_Got_It_Half_Right 7d ago Silver Wholesome

That, sir, is a shower.

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u/braden87 7d ago

And a Wendy's

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u/cowley10 7d ago

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u/BAN_SOL_RING 7d ago

Carl.gif

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u/ThePyroPython 7d ago

Three memes deep.

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u/FrostByte62 7d ago

Sodium chloride

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u/spiffytimo 7d ago

Wow my sense of humor is completely broken, why is this hilarious

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u/shallam3000 7d ago

And they also spelled birb incorrectly.

Get it together OP

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u/DaddyFigured 7d ago

Birb ath

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u/seriousquinoa 7d ago

That does it. We need MMA-style octagon showers with underwires like this.

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u/StalemateAssociate_ 7d ago

You, sir, are a bird.

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u/CaroleBaskinBad 7d ago

No, you’re a towel

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u/Valence00 7d ago

One thing I learn about national geographic is that a lot of birds enjoy bathing. Some enjoy bathing in water while some enjoy bathing in fine dirt.

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u/KingLazuli 7d ago

We had these bushes outside where I used to live and there was small dents in the dirt from the birds bathing in them all the time. Definitely enjoyed watching the dirt baths haha

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u/brando56894 7d ago

One of my cats loved talking dirt baths

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u/Asifdude 7d ago

My cat ran outside and gave himself a dirt bath, followed by a dirt nap.

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u/ignorificateify_me 7d ago

This makes it sound like you killed your cat for getting dirty.

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u/SuperPimpToast 7d ago edited 7d ago

I fail to see the problem in that statement.

edit: Due to the seriousness assumed to my post. I do not advocate for the harm of animals.

/s

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u/CorruptorBot 7d ago

Don’t listen to this loser. They’re on r/PoliticalHumor.

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u/football_rpg 7d ago

Why does it matter what subreddits someone enjoys/participates in?

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u/[deleted] 7d ago

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u/football_rpg 7d ago

Not to me. A person’s actions speak loudest. Idgaf about political beliefs, religion, or anything like that. Being respectful and kind is what matters. I have friends all over the political spectrum and from all walks of life. The common thread amongst them is that they are all good people at the core. Judging someone based on what subs they participate in is basically the same thing as stereotyping someone based on their religious beliefs, skin color, or sexuality.

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u/Highlander_316 7d ago

The dirt spoke to them?

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u/firagabird 7d ago

It spoke dirty to them, that's why they liked it

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u/yepimthetoaster 7d ago

Chickens love doing this too, ive learned.

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u/RaneyDay 6d ago

You used to live in bushes?

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u/Thedudeabides46 7d ago

I raised bobwhite quail for dog training and conservation efforts, and noticed a measurable uptick in birds returning to the coop after a training session once I installed a diatomaceous dirt bathing station for them. I swore I had a few wild birds in with them when I would check on them.

I would release my birds (roughly a 1000) after the hunting season was over with the expectation that 10% would survive and become wild. They would still come back and bathe.

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u/dat-dudes-dude 7d ago

You’ve peaked my curiosity. Would you mind describing the dirt bath in more detail, im unfamiliar with what diatomaceous means. Do you run a hunting ground and is the release of 1000 birds commercial or personal?

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u/Thedudeabides46 7d ago

It dries out the oils and fat from the insects/parasites that are on the bird. Because it is such a fine dust, it feels really good and gets rid of parasites. I owned some land and loved to upland bird hunt as a kid. Bobwhite quail where I lived were decimated from feral cats, habitat loss, etc, so I decided to raise my own birds so I can train my dogs and help out the overall population. I would raise 500-1000 a year, work my dogs on them, and then release the lot at the end of the year with feeding stations set up everywhere.

One year I had almost half of the birds survive and create a massive covey that flew all over the county for a year. Everyone was thrilled with hearing their calls and seeing them move in unison.

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u/dat-dudes-dude 7d ago

That’s incredible, thank you for the reply! Talk about a passion that positively impacts the environment and those around you. I know I’m asking a lot, and no worries if it’s too much, but what does raising 1000 quails look like, did you happen to have easily lockable photos?

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u/Thedudeabides46 7d ago

I don't think I have any good photos explaining what it looked like. I made a 100' long 30' wide quonset hut PVC pvc pipes, mesh, wire, and flexible white panels on top for shade. I raised the floor and enclosed it to keep snakes out, and kept guineas to run off the feral cats.

The trick is to automate everything and never bother them to avoid taming them out. I checked on them every three days for feed and water and later used cameras to keep an eye on them. Hundreds would voluntarily come back and live in my hut. In the spring, I would collect their eggs, hatch brood after brood, and restart the process. I did sell some to cover costs and used a few as pranks against coworkers. Having quail flush out of your desk is hilarious.

I adopted a vizla-mix mutt from the pound and my kid raised her as a 4H obedience project. Once she was trained for commands, bird training was easy.

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u/dat-dudes-dude 7d ago

This just made my day. Thank you for the detailed responses and happy thanksgiving (even if that’s not something you’re celebrating today :) )!

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u/Thedudeabides46 7d ago

Same to you! Raising those birds was a fun experience and something I think about all the time. I miss their calls in the evening.

https://youtu.be/awtY_HPsTlk

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u/carmium 7d ago

It used to be the go-to "dust" material in TV/film productions, but is apparently dangerous to one's health and not used anymore.

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u/Beznia 7d ago

It works wonders killing bed bugs. I may end up with mesothelioma in 30 years but I literally coated my place with the stuff. The whole carpet had a light dusting of it. Killed off the bed bugs within a couple of weeks. Vacuumed everything and wiped it off the walls and flooring, and never saw them again.

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u/carmium 7d ago

Well done!

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u/CallMeBigPapaya 7d ago

Only dangerous if you get it in your lungs regularly. You can get food grade stuff. That's what I use on my lawn.

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u/carmium 7d ago

Not surprising, but you probably know how fussy industrial health bodies and unions can be. If a widely-known "dust specialist" contracted a lung disease, it would be enough to have the stuff banned. What is the food grade stuff used for, may I ask?

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u/ex_oh_ex_oh 7d ago

Yeah, someone at one of these reddit discussions linked to a study that said that they had hamsters/small laboratory mammal breathe it for an hour for a year and they got cancer -- and it's like, well yeah, if you're huffing it for a year, anything would fuck you up.

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u/Black_Moons 7d ago

There is two types, one with silica in it (Filter grade) and another without silica (or at least, not the really nasty type of silica) that is food grade.

Don't go spreading around filter grade as the dust kicked up is very bad. Other then that, you can eat the stuff or get covered in it and its fine.

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u/Nortenero 7d ago

Diatomaceous dirt is dirt made of fossilized organisms called diatoms. It’s used in many applications such as explosives, filtration aids, abrasives, insecticides, etc.

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u/icaaryal 7d ago

Diatomaceous earth is a substance made out of diatom exoskeletons that is used for a few things including pest control because the diatom exoskeletons absolutely fuck up insects.

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u/ignorificateify_me 7d ago

You mean piqued.

pique
/pēk/
verb
1. stimulate (interest or curiosity).
"you have piqued my curiosity about the man"

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u/dat-dudes-dude 7d ago

That I did, I appreciate the education!

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u/SFiyah 7d ago

Maybe it raised his curiosity to levels it has never been to before.

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u/braden87 7d ago

enjoy bathing in fine dirt.

Chinchilla is funky kind of birb

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u/Porsche_deRacy 7d ago

One of the cutest things I’ve ever see irl was a bird splashing around in the middle of a broken tree like 30 feet above me. I’d felt a little water on a clear day. Looked up, and there he was just splashing about. I’m never cutting down that tree.

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u/sunparakeet 7d ago

Most birds in the wild take a bath every day! If you have a pet bird it's super important that they have access to water for bathing. A lot of people get annoyed when they do that (because the water gets dirty quicker) and use those dropper bottles for water which is cruel. My parrots water bowls get changed once if not twice every day and they take a bath almost every day.

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u/mtheorye 7d ago

One thing I learned about living with birds is they stinky when they take a bath and also it’s the cutest thing ever.

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u/captainmouse86 7d ago

Do they have skin bacteria like a dog? No matter how you bath a dog, it has a distinct sulphur-like smell when wet. Apparently it’s the bacteria becoming aerosolized by water evaporating. Once the dog dries it smells clean and nice, but when wet…. 🤮

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u/mtheorye 7d ago

I don’t think so I think the down feathers just get wet and it is a little stinky.

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u/Blossomie 7d ago

Wet bird is nowhere near as bad as wet dog, in my opinion. I've got a budgie. Maybe bigger birds are stinkier.

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u/barbershopraga 7d ago

“Mm yes this is some fine dirt indubitably”

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u/dopiertaj 7d ago

I had a professor who had a bird that enjoyed taking baths in her hair. Honestly made it difficult to pay attention to the lecture, but I never missed a class.

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u/gotbeefpudding 7d ago

Idk how I would feel about a bird cleaning themselves with my hair lol

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u/ImmortanSteve 7d ago

All my social science and humanities professors were dirty hippies so a bird could take a dirt bath in their hair.

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u/alivin 7d ago

My chucks prefer dirt, they also relax so much they go comatose, a couple of guests have told me I have a dead chicken, they're just sunbathing.

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u/carmium 7d ago

Sorta like a lot of kids I've known.

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u/cyan-butterfly 7d ago

Yes!! I have some plant pots where the sparrows love bathing. It's so adorable to watch, they make a huge mess and spill soil all over but it's super cute. I love watching them and have been feeding them for years. If I forget to buy them food they come to the window and hang out there like saying "Yo lady! Give us our food! It's the price to pay to enjoy our adorableness!"

Ps I'm like the crazy cat lady but the sparrow version lmao 🐥

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u/crispy__chip 7d ago

I forget how much birds love their baths

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u/YT-Deliveries 7d ago

The high point for me was the little foot wiggle.

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u/crispy__chip 7d ago

Oh yeah you gotta kick the water

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u/Dmorrow615 7d ago

I do too sometimes, a shower for me somehow feels great when you feel tired and the water also gets thst one ichy spot you can't reach

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u/pizza_engineer 7d ago

May I recommend a back scratcher?

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u/TheLegendTwoSeven 7d ago

I prefer arm-lengthening surgery (jk, I can reach everywhere.)

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u/cearno 6d ago

I prefer contortionist motions that require me to dislocate my shoulder from its socket.

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u/Brokenbluebelt 7d ago

Post this over at r/partyparrot they will love this

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u/spidermonkey12345 7d ago

Bird

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u/ABadLocalCommercial 7d ago

Birb*

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u/spidermonkey12345 7d ago

What do you call a bird from Alaska? A burrrrd

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u/liangjianyi7 5d ago

Thank you

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u/mystiquetur 7d ago

So precious especially the rollovers

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u/Evadrepus 7d ago

Gotta clean the undercarriage!

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u/peonyseahorse 7d ago

Very cute and I love that there has obviously been effort to make this an activity for this little guy.

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u/Taykeshi 7d ago

She enjoys it so much. I wish I was that bird. Cute little bugger!

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u/frankopls 7d ago

Just hop in the shower and dance around some :^ )

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u/PositivelyAwful 7d ago

It’s jalapenocupcake on Instagram, if you want more bird content.

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u/hookedleft88 7d ago

Caiques are just the fucking cutest.

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u/nickfree 7d ago

That word has one risky pronunciation.

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u/hookedleft88 7d ago

Kai-eek

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u/66thereddragon66 7d ago

I thought it was cake, thanks!

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u/hookedleft88 7d ago

Probably a potato potahto situation.

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u/sdurs 7d ago

I prefer khakis

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u/briggs851 7d ago

How many pronunciations of “fucking” are there?

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u/IveChosenANameAgain 7d ago

I'm quite fond of South African, featured heavily in District 9.

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u/MerlinTheFail 7d ago

The language you're referring to might be Afrikaans, but we have 11 official languages here in south africa

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u/IveChosenANameAgain 7d ago

Pardon me. The pronunciation of the English word "fucking" in what must be an Afrikaans accent is music to my ears.

I grew up playing rugby & love my Southies.

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u/themarquetsquare 7d ago

Such little goofballs. They're my favourites.

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u/downsonsopra 7d ago

courageous bird

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u/hookedleft88 7d ago

This breed of parrot is the caique. They are total clowns. All the time. Hanging upside down etc.

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u/JustAnotherSuit96 7d ago

Here's the thing...

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u/mermaidinthesea123 7d ago

Just curious...How often, assuming they had access to water, do birds like this bathe?

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u/crazybirddude 7d ago

mine bathe every 2-3 days

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u/IAmUnanimous 7d ago

I had budgies as a kid. They had daily play time out of their cage and as soon as the doors were open they'd flap to the bathroom sink and fuss until someone turn on the water.

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u/Dr_Mantis_Teabaggin 7d ago

How does the water not get in and fry its circuits?

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u/nellbones 7d ago

they are ip99 waterproof

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u/Deathisfatal 7d ago

If Samsung can waterproof their phones they can waterproof their bird drones

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u/Russser 7d ago

Birds aren’t real

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u/Ranzoid 7d ago

Fuzzy dinosaur getting clean!

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u/BCCMNV 7d ago

I miss my conure :(

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u/crazybirddude 7d ago

echo says sorry and he hopes youre well! https://imgur.com/a/IzqaFh3

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u/MelodicWiesel 7d ago

Damn, he's straight chilling ! How long do these little guys live, you guys have spiked my interest !

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u/TheHatredburrito 7d ago

Around 30 years for green cheeks. Mine is a cuddle bug.

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u/Yas7867 7d ago

Same here miss mine immensely, name was chilli. Cutest thing ever but had to give him away due to me travelling alot for work and my wife was working so he was at home all alone.

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u/XComRomCom 7d ago

He's giving his undercarriage a bit of how's-your-father.

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u/WhoJustShat 7d ago

Thats amazing ive never seen a birb so happy

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u/poopellar 7d ago

Now I wish my shower was large enough for me to roll around in.

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u/Uberboar 7d ago

Lay/sit down showers need to be a thing. No, not baths, but a simulated heavy rain that's soothing hot.

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u/Ouisch 7d ago

I reluctantly got a shower chair last year when my sciatica pain was so intense that I couldn't stand for more than a few minutes at a time. Thankfully, a new regimen of anti-inflammatory drugs has alleviated much of that pain....but I still use my shower chair because there is something somewhat, I dunno, exhilarating/soothing about sitting beneath a "waterfall".

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u/Yuma017 7d ago

That sounds really comfy imo, you just vibing and letting the water run down your body, nothing to think about except for that very moment.

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u/Sinister_Grape 7d ago

Ah yes, but that sort of thing might make you late to work, and we can’t have that.

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u/secamTO 7d ago

Jeez, are you guys all too fancy to sit in your tub with the shower on? Because I do that every once in a while. Usually with a beer. And it is magical.

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u/Uberboar 7d ago

I'm too big. :(

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u/secamTO 7d ago

Oh, bummer. Sorry dude.

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u/GrapesAreBerries 7d ago

My shower at home has an attached bathtub, and you'd better believe I roll around in it during showers, especially if I'm tired or my feet are sore.

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u/ahappywaterheater 7d ago

Is there a video with sound?

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u/vegalodon 7d ago

Now I want one!

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u/zeken33 7d ago

Just take a shower you dirty animal.

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u/vegalodon 7d ago

I just started pouring in my bath water. After years of neglect. ;)

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u/PandaCare247 7d ago

He’s loving the water pressure!

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u/tonyMEGAphone 7d ago

I love birds and always wanted them but know I don't have the time they need. Bearded dragon tho, he's on my schedule.

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u/zayzaar 7d ago

This is adorable! Almost make want a bird but I swear my cat would just go bananas

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u/FireflyRave 7d ago

Videos like these sometimes make me want to consider a bird. Then I consider their life span, natural noise, and crazy amount of care, and I go "nope!"

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u/pepperbeast 7d ago

Just a perfect day... I showered in the sink. Later on, I had a drink, and flew home.

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u/Mouselope 7d ago

That’s just beautiful to watch.

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u/djsoundwave0 7d ago

This is so pure

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u/vikmez 7d ago

The bird was like "OMG this water is so cozi"

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u/ItsDan144 7d ago

That sir is a fresh clean bird.

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u/KATIAIE 7d ago

now It can wash all parts of his body

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u/Earlynerd 7d ago

I know a bird shower when I see one

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u/wuteva4eva 7d ago

I scrolled past this thinking it was a partially-peeled avocado half on fire

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u/Boccaperta 7d ago

After you see something like this, a bird clearly just fucking around and having fun in the shower, how can you think that animals don't have souls?

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u/Charissa60Tagaban 7d ago

Yep. Like I have a St. Bernard

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u/Snackbot4000 7d ago

I love when birbs lay on their backs

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u/Here2LearnMorePlz 7d ago

Would livestream this 24/7

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u/mmccabe75 7d ago

You mean shower😂👍🏿💯

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u/BankingDuncan 7d ago

Enjoying the commando 450

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u/Birchmachine 7d ago

I really needed to see this today. Thank you.

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u/strangerinthebox 7d ago

I wonder about it’s showerthoughts

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u/bigoomp 7d ago

This is honestly the first thing I do every time I am a bird and see a sink.

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u/AzaHolmes 7d ago

That happen often?

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u/bigoomp 7d ago

Every single time.

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u/WhitTheDish 7d ago

I’m just imagining that bird thinking, “I’M WASHING MY BUTTHOLE (cloaca)!!!”

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u/KoolKat9999 7d ago

He’s washing his pecker! 🤪

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u/calicoos 7d ago

So cute. My mom always kept a couple of birds in our home and I always loved them as much as our dogs. I would love to have some as companions again one day, but my lifestyle can’t really accommodate the time it takes to hand tame and keep a bird happy, and I’d be worried my barbaric 2 year old would just be rough with a creature so delicate.

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u/cgally 7d ago

Is that a conure? It seems to be really enjoying this.

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u/redditproha 7d ago

Gotta wash ma belly!

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u/YaBoiHaydenB 7d ago

AWWWWWWW I love caique parrots :)

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u/netturu 7d ago

He looks ecstatic….he got an actual shower 🧼

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u/Able_Alternative_453 7d ago

I’ve been wondering why it seems like these kinds of birds like showers, but then I realized, “tropical birds must like tropical showers”, as it does rain a lot where they’re from.

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u/EmeraldTimer 7d ago

It's a shame there is no audio

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u/Candelestine 7d ago

The lack of audio in this vid is unfortunate.

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u/Scandelis 6d ago

That, was far cuter than I thought it could be...wow....

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u/ockie_fm 7d ago

Wow, that's really waterproof! Recent advancements in government drone technology are truly remarkable.

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u/poopellar 7d ago

Now I wish my shower was large enough for me to roll around in.

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u/helen269 7d ago

I hate vertical video.

That is all. :-)

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u/gainesmarion4 7d ago

Hygiene comes first!

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u/zolopussy 7d ago

Love bird? Very cool.

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u/dk_krausman1 7d ago

Thats a caique, not a lovebird

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u/lepontneuf 7d ago

So cute! Why not just put him in the sink instead of on that screen?

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u/GlamoramaDingDong 7d ago

So, he has better footing and doesn't slip.

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u/cafeRacr 7d ago

Needs a sneeze guard.

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u/joko2008 7d ago

"Proceeds to open beak, fill the bird with water and drink out of it."

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u/DeadSharkEyes 7d ago

Gettin all squeaky clean 🥰

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u/GreenEyedDragoness 7d ago

Lol I used to raise cockatiels and they loved taking baths!

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u/supermariofortheps4 7d ago

Ah testing out the water proof technology it seems to have gotten better

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u/Advan_Effective 7d ago

If only he could sing, it would be wonderful.

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u/Fit-Rest-973 7d ago

Adorable