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The Caique is a surprisingly small bird with a stocky body, barrel-like chest and a square shaped tail. They are about 8-9" in height and weigh 150-175 grams. Caiques are not known for their flying ability, due to their wing span and stocky build. They can fly short distances, but mostly enjoy hopping and bouncing around from place to place.

 

The White Belly Caique has a corn colored beak, bright yellow-orange head, and green back with a white belly. The Black Headed Caique, with a black head and basically the same other colorings, is the more available one of the two in the United States, although the White Belly Caique is gaining in popularity.

 

Caiques are cocky, playful, friendly, curious, outgoing little clowns. They love to play and they play hard. They are always 'on' and very rambunctious. They are like the Energizer bunny, swinging, hopping, jumping, and hanging (usually upside down) from just about anything they can. They are the charming, little, curious clowns of the bird world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caiques love the attention of their human parents and can be very demanding. They are fast learners and are very easily taught tricks. They can learn to talk with training.
          

 

 

 

 

See all our available birds online,
or call:
 
Debbie
1-979-421-2750 
(Please call this number first.)
  
David
1-979-251-0520

  

Lifespan:   30 years 
 
Size:  8-9 inches 
 
Origins:  South America 
 
Cage size:  The largest you can afford! Caiques need room to play. Bar spacing can be from a ½-1 inch with at least 2 perches of different heights, widths, diameters, and textures. Do not place the perches over food and water bowls.
 
Toys: Caiques are busy, and very curious birds so they need different toys, foot toys, and foraging toys to keep them busy when they're in their cages. A busy bird is a happy bird.
 
Diet:  Good quality pellet and seed along with:
     Fresh fruits & vegetables   
     Fresh sprouts
     Millet
     Brown rice
     Whole grain breads
     Couscous
     Unsweetened cereals
     Grits
     Nuts
     Quinoa
     Whole wheat pasta
     Beans
     Legumes       
     Bran muffins
     Birdie bread      
     Wheat germ
     Sweet potatoes
 
 
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Birds on a Perch Aviary

David & Debbie Thomas
Brenham, Texas
 

(979) 421-2750

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