White Bellied Caique for Sale
White Bellied Caique for Sale,the White Bellied Caiques are highly intelligent birds. They are thought of as the ‘clowns’ of the parrot world, because they are very outgoing and always on the go. They are some of the prettiest parrots with very distinctive feather coloring.
These are small parrots that adapt well to captivity. They will adjust easily to their cage or aviary. They have delightful and comical personalities and will readily learn tricks. Though not good talkers they can mimic sounds in their environment.
Though the Caique is very playful and affectionate, it is not considered a beginner bird. Caique birds like to be in charge and will want to be dominant. Caiques need consistent and firm training with close interaction from their human companion for them to become the remarkable pets they can be.
They are not only some of the most colorful birds in the parrot family, but are very intelligent and quick to learn tricks. They are affectionate, inquisitive, and love to show off.
Care and feeding of a White Bellied Caique
Bird Food and Water:
Fresh food and water must be provided daily. In captivity their diet includes of a good bird seed mixture or pelleted food along with various fruits and vegetables.
Fresh foods you can offer include green peas, young dandelion greens, sweet corn, beet greens, carrots, broccoli, unsprayed lettuce, chickweed, dandelions, watercress, spinach leaves, endive, and sweet potatoes. Fruits that you can offer include apples, peaches, apricots, bananas, pears, plums, raisons, and most other fruits. Do not feed avocado as it can be toxic to birds!
A special treat that is a favorite among most White bellied caique is an occasional walnut. Vitamins should be added to their drinking water or the food from time to time.
White Bellied Caiques love a bath! A shower can be accomplished with either a hand held shower sprayer or a hose with a fine spray head and lukewarm water. You can also place a bath pan or ceramic dish at the bottom of the cage.
The wings should be kept trim if you want to discourage flight and to prevent the loss of your pet through an open window or door. The beak and claws need to be trimmed if they are not worn down from climbing and chewing.
Personality and Behavior of Caiques
Aside from the caiques striking appearance, its personality is the primary reason for its rise in popularity. Caique owners rave about this plucky, active, little comedian. Most bird owners know that they will have to accept the good, the bad, and the “ugly” part of bird ownership when they take on a feathered companion. The caique makes a wonderful pet, but it’s not perfect. They can be stubborn and beaky, and very willful. But they are so cute, it’s difficult to fault them.
Toys are a staple of the caiques energy diet. Caiques are always “on the go” and love to play with toys, especially toys that they can demolish. Be sure to have a steady supply of new toys on hand to replace the old ones when they become ragged or are disassembled. You’ll have to experiment with several types of toys to find your caique’s favorites. Fortunately, there are many types of toys on the market to choose from, but make sure that they are safe before you give them to your caique.
Good bird health care starts with providing a clean environment for your Caique.The basic cage care includes daily cleaning of the water and food dishes. Weekly you should wash all the perches and dirty toys, and the floor should be washed about every other week. A total hosing down and disinfecting of an aviary should be done yearly, replacing anything that needs to be freshened, such as old dishes, toys and perches.
Speech and Sounds
These birds, like most other caiques, are not the best speakers. They rely on their natural calls to express themselves the majority of the time. These small parrots will make shrill, high-pitched tweets and whistles whether they are happy, scared, or simply looking for attention. To avoid increased levels of noise, make sure your pet is getting adequate attention and open space, as well as being a happy parrot in general.
White-bellied Caiques are a challenge to breed, however they are being bred successfully. The female will lay two to four eggs which incubate for about 27 days. The male will feed the female while she is brooding, and will join her in the nest box at various times during the day and at night. The hatchlings will leave the nest at about 10 weeks.