That’s today’s question ’cause I noticed, in the two to three weeks I’ve had him so far, he would bathe regularly (every second day without fail, if not every day). A fresh plastic bowl, that is about the length of his body (including his tail, not too deep, but just enough to immerse himself and do the bath-wiggle they do.
But for the past three days (Friday, Saturday and today – Sunday), even though I’ve been putting in his fresh bowl of water, he inspects it, takes a quick sip from it, but doesn’t actually get in and do his thing.
Nothing has changed, he’s enthusiastically eating his fresh treats (veggies & a piece of fruit), his fresh drinking water bowls, his pellet & his seed diets, he’s singing like crazy (even as I type this), and looking beautiful. His cage setup hasn’t changed. No new toys, or strange bowls. Very happy-seeming bird, and not shy at all.
Maybe I should mist him on those days?
So I did some research:
This page seems to indicate this is no big deal, if everything is normal, and some only bathe once a week. And misting him down might not be necessary.
This page indicates similar things (and even teaches us how to carefully bathe a bird via misting)…
P.S. 4:59pm Sunday UPDATE!!! He has taken a bath!! 😀 So basically, what I’m thinking is… I’ve been trying to bathe him early afternoon since Friday (and Saturday and this Sunday morning) and apparently he’s not into morning/early afternoon baths. How do I know? Because I usually give him his bath bowl around 5:30pm (when I get home from work), and he most always goes to town. I just decided to try again (early evening time), and put his fresh bath bowl in right now, and sure enough… *splish splash he’s taking a bath* YAY!!! 😉