- Parrot care
Bathing is essential for all birds and, given the opportunity, most birds will bathe frequently. Bathing helps prevent itchiness and feather plucking behaviour and is of great benefit during moulting as it softens the keratin covering new feathers so it can be gently removed. And don't forget the social aspect! Taking your bird into the shower with you is a great opportunity for bonding. See our article on bird bathing here.