Caique Survey anyone???
Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:45 PM
Me and some other caique owners have come up with all of these questions to help us try to figure out some caique behaviors... The survey is nothing fancy but everyone was great with coming up with the questions....
If anyone here is interested in taking part in it please do so.....so far I only have about 12 surveys and it were sure be better if we had more....
Please don't answer on this thread....I would rather you copy and paste it and email me your answers. Make sure that would you email me that you mention you are from the this site. I really hope you will consider doing this.
Caiques are fascinating little birds and I am trying to learn all I can....
After about a week I will gather all the information and post a tally of the final results...I can't wait to see that.
Anyway,,,thank you so much for your time...
Here's all the questions......be sure to number your answers so it makes it easier for me to compare them to the questions
1.How old is your caique
2.Is your caique male or female
3.Is your caique WBC or BHC
4.How long is your caique out of it's cage each day
5.What kind of toy does your caique prefer, wood, shredding, bells, foot toys
6.Do you encourage your caique to forage
7.Is your caique in the main living area of the house
8.Does your caique have a seperate sleeping area
9.How many hours of sleep does your caique get each night
10.Do you cover your caique at night
11.Does your caique use a sleep tent
12.Would you say your caique is well socialized
13.would you say your caique prefers one person
14.Do you put toys in a sleep cage
15.Did your caique's personality change with age if so, how?
16.Are you afraid of your caique
17.What is your caiques favorite treat
18.How is your caique with strangers a little shy, good, hates strangers
19.Does your caique like vegetables?
20.What is your caiques favorite vegetable
21.Does your caique like fruit
22.What is your caiques favorite fruit
23.What brand of pellet does your caique prefer
24.Does your caique get along with other birds in the house
25.Do you consider your caique noisy or more quiet
26.What method of bathing does your caique prefer....bath in tub or sink, shower, spritzing, bath in water dish
27.Which of the following suits your caiques personality......wild as wild can be, social butterfly-likes everyone, shy and quiet and just watches the action
28.Is your caique afraid of the dark
29.Does your caique like to be in new situations like a new room in the house or outside
30.Do you take your caique outside
31.Do you use a harness
32.Do you use a flightsuit
33.Do you not use anything when taking your caique outside
34.Does your caique like to be on its back
35.Does your caique play on the floor
36.Does your caique hop
37.How often does your caique use foot toys....all the time....often......seldom
38.What method did you use to train your caique....none, target training, clicker training, positive reinforcement
39.Does your caique prefer to be with you all the time or enjoy quiet time alone
40.Are there certain things your caique is fearful of, if so, how does your caique show fear
41.When it comes to wing clipping, nail trims and beak trims...does your caique....not mind at all.....grumbles and fights but allows it............hates it and will bite
42.What triggers a territorial response from your caique
43.Does your caique prefer to whistle or talk
44.Does your caique like the vacuum or other loud noises
45.What response does your caique show to these loud noises
46.What strange noises does your caique make (dog, cat, monkey, duck, alarms)
47.What do you use to clean your cages? Store bought or home made products
48.How often to you clean your caiques cage
49.Does you caique have clipped wings
50.Does you caique see a vet once a year for a well check
51.Would you say a caique is good for apartment living.
52.Would you say that a caique is good for a first time bird
53.Would you say a caique is a good bird for someone with small children.
54.do you notice certain things that set your caique in attack mode?
55.has your caique single out just 1 person that it dislikes?
56.how well does your caique handle new situations?
57.what is its reaction when placed in a new situation?
58.Does your Caique talk, do you think the sex of your caique has anything to do with the ability to speak?
59.Do you have more than one Caique? If you got them at different times did your love for the first one make you get another one...are you Caique Crazy?
60.Do you keep you Caiques wings clipped, if so do you do it yourself? Do you do nail clips yourself?
61.Does your caique constantly make an annoying beep sound when that hated person is around? How do you handle this hatred problem?
62.If your caique were a novel or movie or actor... ?
63.Do you regret owning a Caique
64.Would you make a different choice with your current knowledge
65.When do you notice molting?
66.Does your caique pluck? During what months or what situations?
67.How do you respond to bad behavior?
68.How do you respond when your caique attacks someone else?
69.Who or under what circumstances is your caique most likely to attack?
70.Where did you get your Caique? Pet Store, Breeder, Rescue, Friend/Relative, other.
71.What other pets/animals does your Caique come in contact with? How do they interact?
72.Does your Caique dance to music?
73. Does your Caique dunk their food in water?
74.Did you wean your caique? Or did he/she come to you already weaned?
75.Does your caique show a preference for men or women?
76.If your caique is being territorial, what kind of body language does it display? How bout hormonal displays?
77.do you think males are more aggressive than females when they become adults and have hormones to deal with?
78.How many of the caiques get along with other types of birds, are they aggressive to one another?
79.Do you turn on a night light for your bird?
80.Does your Caique pause to watch TV or PC videos? If so, how do they react?
Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:24 PM
It must be all the snow we are getting right now.....it's making it hard to think...
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:09 PM
I am looking forward in learning some new things and more importantly, helping new owners decide if a caique is right for them...
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