Going to see a White Bellied tonight ...
Posted 02 September 2009 - 07:07 PM
Mine is EXTREMELY loud and very bossy. I got him when he was almost 4, so he learned this in his old home. Caiques can be pretty destructive, too. Mine tries to tear up my couch. They are generally pretty bird-aggressive (mine sure is)
But- he is also very entertaining, funny, sweet, smart, and beautiful.
I'd suggest doing a ton of research on prevention of bad behaviors and habits while it's still a baby. I wish Nokomis had come to me as a baby.
They are so fun and sweet- so most people can't get enough of them in the beginning. They get used to alot of attention. Then, when work and other things come up, and you have to leave them, they can try to force you to give them the same attention.
I'm glad I have Nokomis, but I wouldn't get a re-homed caique again.
Good luck if you choose to bring it home- they really can be WONDERFUL birds.
Flappuccino (yellow sided green cheek conure)
Flapjack (lovebird) Gremaldo (lovebird)
Flapdancer/Nokomis (BH Caique)
Ron, Jason & Justin (the men in my life)
Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:39 AM
:i.muroko: Neko (painted conure) :Tafrgrey: Mosley (CAG) :greencheek: Nathan (green cheek conure)
Posted 03 September 2009 - 04:04 AM
Look on youtube... there are videos.. very cute
Abbey - Peach Fronted Conure
Koko - Jardine Parrot
Sonnie - Lhasa Apso
Kitty - Cat
Skipper - Beta
Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:22 PM
i have not owner another parrot before so i don't know what other birds are like, i wanted a caique because they don't fly about like budgies.
Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:23 PM
Actually - the other day I saw a post for a blind and deaf cat that needed a home. I was thinking that I could give her a good home and the noise of the birds wouldn't bother her if she is deaf. Then I remembered how my caiques would chase my last cat and immediately realized that would be pure hell for that cat. They didn't all do that - just my two white bellies that were raised together. It is mostly the female who is very aggressive.
I think that caiques are just the greatest little birds if you like the fun of their activity level and the challenge of a high spirited being.
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