If you know caiques, you already know where this is going. Luckily, I was smart enough to do my research before I got Forrest. I've done all the reading I can find on caique behaviour, both the good and the bad. I know what to expect of his behaviour as he matures. Forrest is only a year old, he's still in baby phase, preferring cuddles over the taste of blood. That doesn't mean I haven't seen his dark side though, because trust me when I say, those stories you read really hit home. A caique bite is worse than stepping on a lego. Those screams are deafening, and those tantrums could put even the moodiest teenager to shame. So, when he visits my parents, they call him Satan. My S.O. refers to him as the 'second coming of the Anti Christ'. No matter what though, everyone loves him. Now, while I've done all my research and I am more than up for the challenge of what is to come in his future, I am hoping other caique owners can give me some advice on the best ways to deal with aggression and mood swings as they happen, after they happen, and if lucky enough to catch it in time, before it happens. A lot of articles tell you what to expect, but I haven't found many that tell you how to deal. Other than time outs to cool down, which work to a degree if you can tune out the screaming. I want to do things right for Forrest and learn what I can. I'd hate to do the wrong thing and ruin his trust or make a worse behaviour. So if anyone has any training or stories or anything you think might help me learn the best ways to deal with a caique's mood swings I'd love it if you shared!