Clever Parrot Constantly Tests and Adjusts the Water While Giving Herself a Kitchen Sink Bath

Miss Iris, a beautiful 13-year old Hyacinth Macaw in Palos Verdes, California gives herself a bath in the kitchen sink, constantly testing and adjusting the temperature of the water with just a little bit of assistance from her human Gail Worth.

It is a bit chilly today so I let Miss Iris have her daily bath in the sink. Notice how she always tests the water temperature with her foot before she puts her head under? She will move the faucet handle to adjust the temperature too! She prefers to take cold water hose baths outside.

After her bath, a well-washed Miss Iris polishes her beak with an emery board, a skill she learned by watching Gail do her nails.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.