Many bird owners have written me asking why their pets seem to want to bite them so often. There are ways to correct this type of behavior, but the first step is to determine whether the bird is actually biting, or just "beaking". To find out why some birds are so "mouthy", check out my new Q&A: Why Does My Bird Bite Me So Much? It may help you to understand why your bird behaves the way that he or she does. Photo of "Pepper", a Green Cheeked Amazon, courtesy of Patricia Lowery and Marvette Hillis.