Conure will only bathe in his water dish
(East Lansing, MI)
I have a white eyed male conure who is 4 years old and a wonderful pet. He talks a bit, laughs (when he hears it on the TV), loves to cuddle and I have even trained him not to poop outside of his cage.
I know that conures need regular bathing/misting but mine (his name is Gabriel) will not bathe anywhere but in his water dish. I have tried buying him a small separate dish for his cage (we call it his swimming pool) but he won't have a thing to do with it. I have tried putting him in the kitchen sink and misting him with a very light spray of water but he only crawls up my arm or flies away!.
I have seen conures that just love the water and will let their owners spray them with a light mist and/or they love their little swimming pools. Is there a reason that Gabriel will only bathe in his water dish?