Size: 9-10" longWeight: Around 150-170 gramsLifespan: 25-30 yearsNoise Level: NoisySuitable for Apartment Living: No
Caiques are an extremely energetic, comical, and intelligent parrot. Their small size should not be underestimated, as they have a gigantic personality! Caiques love to play, and will make a toy out of any item that is given to them. Unlike most parrots, the majority of caiques love to hop when excited, happy, or playing. These boisterous birds have a wide variety of colors on their little bodies, ranging from emerald green on their wings and tail to creamy yellow on their bellies. The black capped conures we offer have black on the top of their heads, with hints of green by their eye. Caiques have the potential to love meeting and interacting with people, but also have the potential to be one-person birds. Children should be supervised around a caique due to their high energy and risk of biting if offended in some way. Care must be taken with caiques as these birds can be stubborn and, if not trained properly, like to boss everyone around their home, including you! Caiques require a wide variety of toys they can play with and destroy, as well as many fruits and vegetables with the occasional nut as a treat. Caiques do have the potential to learn a couple words and phrases with training. Due to their high energy and intelligence, caiques are wonderful candidates for training and they can learn a variety of simple and complex tricks. While quieter than other parrots, they can make loud, shrill screeches that makes them not suitable for apartment living. Caiques enjoy spending time with their owners getting pets on the head and snuggling, and have even been known to roll on wet hair to try and bathe on it! If you are looking for an energetic, comical parrot, the black capped caique may be the right bird for you!