Caique Parrot For Sale, caiques are highly intelligent birds. They are thought of as the ‘clowns’ of the parrot world, because they are very outgoing and always on the go. They are some of the prettiest parrots with very distinctive feather coloring.
These are small parrots that adapt well to captivity. They will adjust easily to their cage or aviary. They have delightful and comical personalities and will readily learn tricks. Though not good talkers they can mimic sounds in their environment.
Though the Caique parrot is very playful and affectionate, it is not considered a beginner bird. Caique birds like to be in charge and will want to be dominant. Caiques need consistent and firm training with close interaction from their human companion for them to become the remarkable pets they can be.
Care and feeding of Caiques
Bird Food and Water:
Fresh food and water must be provided daily. In the wild the Caiques stay high in the tree tops eating fruits, berries, and seeds. In captivity their diet includes of a good bird seed mixture or pelleted food along with various
fruits and vegetables.
Fresh foods you can offer include green peas, young dandelion greens, sweet corn, beet greens, carrots, broccoli, unsprayed lettuce, chickweed, dandelions, watercress, spinach leaves, endive, and sweet potatoes. Fruits that you can offer include apples, peaches, apricots, bananas, pears, plums, raisons, and most other fruits. Do not feed avocado as it can be toxic to birds!
A special treat that is a favorite among most caiques is an occasional walnut. A cuttle bone or a calcium block is a good source of calcium as is gravel with oyster shell provided in a separate dish. Vitamins can be added to the drinking water or the food.
Caiques love a bath! A shower can be accomplished with either a hand held shower sprayer or a hose with a fine spray head and lukewarm water. You can also place a bath pan or ceramic dish at the bottom of the cage.
The wings should be kept trim if you want to discourage flight and to prevent the loss of your pet through an open window or door. The beak and claws need to be trimmed if they are not worn down from climbing and chewing.
Social Behaviors of caique parrots
The general demeanor of the Caiques is one of affection and sociability.
In captivity the Caique is very social, greatly enjoying interacting with other birds and people. But despite this overall affectionate nature some caiques, especially the Black-headed Caiques, can get rather grumpy and nippy and can be aggressive to other birds. They should never be left unsupervised with other pets.
Because of their highly social and active nature, if you do not have a lot of time to devote to your pet, it is recommended that you get a pair so they can have a friend.
Speech and Sound
Caiques can not compete in a noise contest with a cockatoo, but they are not quiet, by any means. Their noise level is moderate, and will only bother your more “sensitive” neighbors. They are not known for their talking ability, but can learn to whistle and cluck very well. A talented caique will talk, but its mimicking does not rival that of the better talking species.