It is very important that your pets are kept clean. Dirty cages, dirty living conditions, dirty and matted fur, dirty feathers, can all lead to serious health issues.
It is important that your pet bird get baths. Outside they do this in puddles, or in the rain. But in captivity we have to make sure we offer them water to bathe in. Sometimes they do not take to bathing themselves. In that case, you must spray them. You can use luke warm water, or they sell bath spray at the pet stores. Most birds do not like to get sprayed, but it is necessary.
DaVinci would not bathe himself. I tried many different shape and depth bathing dishes, but he just would not. So I had to spray him, and he did not like the spray. He tolerated certain sprays, but not others.
Well a week ago I was cleaning his bird gym, and he wanted to stay on the gym, and to my surprise he started to bathe himself under the spray. He would flap his wings catching the water with the tip, and of course getting water every where.
Here is a video of him taking a bath. I am sure he will get better at it, but this is a great start.
This next video he gets up close and personal, and does say a few sentences. The very first one is not very clear, but it is - Hello. My name is DaVin'?
Then he says How does a cat go? Meow. And then How does a dog go?