I was given a care sheet by the store that I got her at, and it said she needs one 3 times a week.
I'm sorry if I was doing something wrong, I'm new to this
Sorry I was grumpy. And less than polite.
I have to wonder at care sheets.
But good they are being pro active with trying to help new bird owners.
Some of the birds I have or had, would run a mile when they even see the misting bottle. Others keep trying to bath in the water bowels. Very annoying due to the mess they can make and foul the fresh water.
That was another key trigger I forgot above. Putting fresh water in their drinking bowl can work. Oh! And sound of running water.
Others take to a good misting very fast. I have a Tiel in right now trying to find her owners and she was the most excited and loved having a misting. Timing is everything. Give a quick spray above and let the mist float down. Only do this a couple of times to let it sink in. If she does a runner give it away. some birds will put up with being misted, but you can see they would prefer not.
Some will even take a full on shower. I have a couple of those as well.
There is no set amounts to 'They Need Bathing'
Bathing can help when they are in molt. But so will just taking them into a hot steamy bath room and hanging out.
Sophie and one of her first mistings.
Then you get the ones that let you know they want to bath.