To shower means to bathe in a stream of falling water.
This is a natural parrot behavior for some species, though like people, individual preferences can vary. Species like Amazon parrots appear to prefer showering to pool bathing. Other species, like pet African grey parrots, seem to prefer pool bathing in a dish or pan.
Bathing is a natural behavior for most avian species and it contributes greatly to feather cleanliness and health, and it also encourages natural preening behaviors. Whatever a companion bird’s bathing preference, owners should offer bathing or showering opportunities regularly. Some birds resist bathing and need to be taught to enjoy it.
Disclaimer: BirdChannel.com’s Bird Behavior Index is intended for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the expertise and experience of a professional veterinarian. Do not use the information presented here to make decisions about your bird’s health if you suspect your pet is sick. If your pet is showing signs of illness or you notice changes in your bird’s behavior, take your pet to the nearest veterinarian or an emergency pet clinic as soon as possible.