$1,000.00 – $1,700.00
If you have plenty of time and energy to devote to a pet, the White Bellied Caiques may be right for you! These playful little birds are among the most beautiful of the parrot family. If you can devote enough of your time to a Caique, you will be well rewarded.
Caiques are stunning South American parrots with a vibrant appearance and an uplifting personality that makes them clown birds. Bird enthusiasts who love these types of birds should keep in mind that caiques require attention to feel loved and appreciated. In return, they will shower you with pure love and happiness.
If you enjoy constant entertainment and laughs, a caique could be the perfect addition to your family. They are incredibly funny, adorable, and playful birds. They also make excellent companions and never tire of playing. However, they require ample caging, so be sure to offer them plenty of space to run around and play with lots of toys. Training this species is a must, but don’t worry, they are extremely intelligent and training them is typically an easy task. Ideally, a minimum cage size of 25’’ long, 21’’ wide, and 29’’ high with ½’’ wire spacing is recommended.
Housing your caique is simple. A stainless steel cage that is around 24X24X24 inches is sufficient. Ensure that the cage has horizontal bars for climbing and perches for grooming nails. The cage should be located in a draft-free and well-ventilated area where natural light and air are plentiful.
Caiques live up to their name as “clown birds” with playful, agile, and entertaining behavior. They love to play with toys, climb, whistle, hop, and bounce around, and they’ll never fail to entertain you. They may not be big talkers like some other parrots, but they can sing in different tunes. These birds love to interact with humans; however, over-excitement can lead to them biting their favorite human.
To keep your caique healthy and happy, offer them a mixed diet of seeds, fresh fruits, and vegetables. These birds also require multivitamins, so include soluble or powder multivitamins in their diet.
Caring for your caique is simple yet crucial. Talk to your bird to make it feel appreciated, and it’ll view you as a friend. These birds can learn many tricks and love to perform them. When you’re not around, provide playpens and toys to keep them occupied. Cleaning is also necessary and should be done regularly. Wash the food and water bowls daily and change the drinking water twice every day. Disinfect the cage once every week and keep your bird in a separate cage during and after the cleaning process. Once the cage is thoroughly cleaned and dried, put your bird back in its cage, preferably sun-dried.
3 to 5 months old, 6 to 9 months old, 1 year to 2 Years old