My tiel is now almost 9 months old (got him at 2 mos. old) and I CANNOT get him to take a bath. I have tried several different size water dishes, finally this past week got him to actually go in one but just to quickly cross over to the other side and make his exit. So I resort to "showers" - spraying him, which he hates. Even getting him wet with spraying, he does not preen himself afterwards. He does preen several times a day - probably 4 or 5 - but never after a "shower". Anything I can or should do? ied: He's doing a heavy molt now and I'm concerned for his skin being very dry. I do want to say I sure appreciate this forum and all the help I've gotten and all the informative posts on here - Thank you, thank you for doing this!!!!