Bird picking at healing wound on me

My 7 month old Sun Conure likes to pick at small cuts or scrapes on me. I have a cut that has scabbed over on my knee and a small abrasion on my hand, (I work in construction). He likes to carefully pick at them with his beak almost as if he is trying to help me. It does not bother me but is this behavior normal?

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Feb 06, 2012
Bird picking at wounds on your body
by: Tracie

Yes, it is totally normal. Our birds preen the hair on our arms and it drives me completely insane! I suspect the birds are just preening their flock, US!

You need to be careful to wash before handling your bird, so that your bird doesn't ingest toxic lotions etc. that are on your body.

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