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Why does my bird try to bite me?

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When I touch his cage or anything in it, my bird tries to bite me. Why does he do that?

asked Mar 5, 2013 in Bird Behavior by mamairis (6,910 points)

1 Answer

+1 vote

Birds can be very territorial. He could interpret your touching his cage as infringing on his possessions. Don't raise your hands and touch the cage over his head. He could view this as a threat and will protect his territory. Try offering a treat when you touch his cage so he will see your approach as a good thing.

answered Apr 21, 2013 by (36,420 points)