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Hello! Since i’m a newbie owner of cockatiels, i never got to teach my bird to drink water. I saw other owners dipping their finger into the water and letting them drink the drop but my cockatiel still doesn’t drink from its dish? How do you get them to drink water as i’m planning to switch them to pellets after handfeeding if thats alright?
 

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Hello! Since i’m a newbie owner of cockatiels, i never got to teach my bird to drink water. I saw other owners dipping their finger into the water and letting them drink the drop but my cockatiel still doesn’t drink from its dish? How do you get them to drink water as i’m planning to switch them to pellets after handfeeding if thats alright?
You’re cockatiel is SUPPOSED to know how to drink water on its own. I guess it’s an instinct, but you’re not supposed to teach him. How do you give him water?
 

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Mine have a bowl of water at the bottom of the cage and they go down whenever they’re thirsty. I change the water everyday, since they always poop in the bowl.
 

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You’re cockatiel is SUPPOSED to know how to drink water on its own. I guess it’s an instinct, but you’re not supposed to teach him. How do you give him water?
oh! i see alright i just give him a dish of water since the cage i bought came with dishes already. I don’t see him drink but my searches in google show that they might drink when you’re not around so maybe he drank? but im not sure.
 

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oh! i see alright i just give him a dish of water since the cage i bought came with dishes already. I don’t see him drink but my searches in google show that they might drink when you’re not around so maybe he drank? but im not sure.
Well if he’s still alive, then he probably does drink when you’re not around. They obviously can’t survive without drinking water.
 

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They usually only drink three or four gulps early in the morning and that's enough for them as long as they eat 'wet' food and not pellets.
 
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