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Been thinking about getting a water bottle for my tiel. He keeps on pooping in his water dish.:wacko: Every now and then I see him eyeing the filthy dish like he's waiting for me to change it. And he goes straight for it to drink as soon as I put in the fresh dish.:smart:

Then I read this Q&A (http://www.parrot-and-conure-world.com/my-cockatoo-has-damage-to-his-tonuge.html) saying that water bottles can possibly hurt a parrot's tongue. Albeit it's talking about a large parrot, and also open to other causes other than the bottle. But being the overly cautious type I decided to ask here.
 

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Also, the water bottles can get stuck and the ball doesn't roll and the tiel can't get a drink.

My birds poop in their water. I have 3 water dishes because of it. I change it daily too.
 

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Another thing with the water bottle is that bacteria can build up really easily in the cap and you would never know because you can't see it.
 

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Well I guess I'm gonna stick with the good old water dish. Nothing like seeing poop in the dish to get me off my lazy butt and change the water:p. Plus it seems the risks outweigh the benefits of using a bottle. Thanx for the replies.
 

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I use a stainless steel bowl and check it a few times a day, change water as needed.
 

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If you have a perch directly over the water dish, change the position, this usually cuts down on accidents in the water. =)
 
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