why my bird pinches my arm

hi my mini macaw.pinches my arm with her beak when shes walking by or sitting on the arm of the couch,just wanting to know why thank you

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Jul 24, 2012
Bird pinching arm
by: Anonymous

Not sure the exact reason, it could be a territorial thing or an attention getter. My bird is very protective of her play gym and if anyone comes by, she's got her beak open ready to strike.
She also thinks she owns the table the cage is on and if you touch her "stuff" she will come after you. If I'm sitting at the table with my arm on it she will march over and give me a little nip on the arm as if to say "I'm here, pet me" or "get your arm off my table". Just like children, birds can be bratty sometimes.

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