Black Headed Caiques for Sale
Black Headed Caiques for Sale, These are brilliant and enjoy learning and showing off their tricks. They are, however, very strong-willed and will need a firm hand in training and any interaction. If you’re not persistent and firm with your handling of a Black Cap, they can become aggressive towards people. They love to play finders keepers. If you have different things missing, you should check your companion’s cage. If they have it, they will not just hand it over because anything they find or hide; they consider them their toys.
Origin and History
In the wild, caiques call home the areas of South America north of the Amazon. Their range includes Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname. They also live in parts of Brazil and Venezuela.
This species enjoys the swamps and tropical lowland forests. Often found in small flocks of about 30 birds or a pair, they’re naturally very social birds and are rarely alone. The word “caique” comes from the indigenous Tupi language from Brazil, meaning “aquatic bird.” These birds enjoy bathing.
Caiques are known for the strong bonds that they can form with humans. They love attention. They can be quite affectionate and enjoy time playing with a human companion or just sitting with them. If you’re looking for a new best friend, this may be the species for you. They love to show off and are not called the “dancing parrot” for nothing. Quick learners, they’re adept at picking up fun tricks and have great personalities.
Caiques are playful, comical little birds that enjoy activities and the opportunity to explore. Always on the move, they’re one of the most energetic parrots and quite curious and mischievous. These birds can also become cranky at times and can nip or, in the least, find ways to use their beak when interacting with people.
As pets, caiques usually do well alone or in pairs, but be careful not to cage a caique with another species. They can become aggressive and deliver surprisingly harsh bites.
Speech and Vocalizations
Some caiques may learn to speak a few words, but most prefer to stick to “bird speak.” You’ll enjoy their whistles and songs as well as the environmental sounds they mimic. Though they can get loud, they’re generally known for a moderate noise level with soothing sounds in comparison to other parrots. At times, they may emit calls that are very high-pitched and shrill. Before committing to this species, make sure their noise level and vocal abilities are what you are looking for.
Black Cap Caiques live 25 to 40 years, and many are living longer due to healthier diets and lifestyles. Caiques are not for first-time bird owners, and you should have experience with handling birds. Thought and consideration should go into the purchasing of a companion bird because these are lifetime companions