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  1. BirdDad

    Need Help–Entertaining Bored Caique

    I'm watching over my sister's caique while she's in America. I've been watching him for three days now. He doesn't like me like he likes my sister, but he's not aggressive towards me at least. I'm trying my best to entertain him. I've got him little toys to play around with outside of his...
  2. accio-birdies

    Introducing Crazy Town

    Guess I shall start with a hello! I've been lurking around this forums for answers to all my bird related questions since I got my first cockatiel. It's really about time I made myself an official member.... My name is Jess, I am a 26 year old mother of two extremely annoying (but rather...
  3. Alex S.

    Hi all! I'm new :)

    Hi everyone! Although I've been lurking for quite a bit and learning A LOT, this is my first post! We've finally made the decision to bring a caique home and we're super excited (somehow these forums haven't scared us away... o_O). He's still being weaned so it may be another two weeks until...
  4. Atomiklan

    Puffy cheeks

    Whats up with the occasional puffy cheeks? Is this just feather fluffing? Overweight? Secret chipmonk-esk anatomical feature? hahaha Guessing of course its just feather fluff, but just curious.
  5. Atomiklan

    Wild Caique Sighting in NC!!!

    Ok so I may have baited that title a bit... :ashamed2: I fully expect everyone on this site to laugh at me. I'm even laughing at myself for this one. With all the excitement and research I have been doing on Caiques I had a really funny experience the other day. I woke up in the early morning...
  6. Atomiklan

    Caique Beak Trim

    Seems as though Caiques can develop needle like beaks sometimes and with their nippy nature and occasional spouts of aggression, I can see how this will eventually lead to some nasty bites. Yes yes, this is all part of parrot ownership. You WILL get bit eventually, but if the severity of the...
  7. BirdDad

    Shaking Leg - Is he okay?

    This is my sister's 1 and a half year old (presumed) caique. He does this every time he wakes up, for a few seconds up to maybe a minute sometimes. He also usually bobs his head like he's trying to regurgitate while doing that, I just haven't caught it on video. Is this behaviour okay? I've...
  8. Atomiklan

    Caique decisions - Vet recommendations

    I reached out to Dr. Greg Burkett, who is ironically a Caique owner himself. He has a single 20 year old BHC named Elvis. Is was great to get some additional information directly from a vet, especially one with personal experience with this species. I requested permission to post our...
  9. Atomiklan

    Male or Female?

    So I am still deciding on one vs two Caiques, but that is not necessarily to topic of this post. If I get two, I am pretty certain I will not be getting MM or MF MM = Potential aggression between each other. MF = Mated pair could lead to aggression especially during breeding season. So, if I...
  10. Atomiklan

    The journey continues!

    So still no official decisions yet, but I am making a lot of progress. I have been spending some time with a Sun named Brett at the local pet store near my office. I do feel a little bad going over so much. He's very cute. Here are some pictures: I also spent a little bit of time with some...
  11. Atomiklan

    New PRO vs CON table

    This pro vs con table is still evolving everyday as I continue to think about things so please check back in a few days. I welcome additions to this table which is actually why I am posting this. Yes I know LOTS of things are still missing from this table. Its tough thinking back and recalling...
  12. BirdDad

    Caique Vocalizations?

    What do these sounds mean? I can't really find any information about the vocalization of caiques so I'd like to find out. It he happy, interested, scared? I can't tell. He's just looking out the window. In the first video he saw a bird go by.
  13. Atomiklan

    Making decisions

    As some of you already know, I am very new (hours) to the forum. I appreciate the answers received thus far. I wanted to give some more details about my current living situation and get some open feedback and some poll results from all of you. It's been difficult to find information locally (at...
  14. E

    Sad first post-Pachecos Advice

    Hi, Our beloved White Bellied Caique, died suddenly a couple of weeks ago at the young age of 4. He was a beloved member of the family (albeit loud), we taught him many tricks, and he loved to snuggle and cuddle in towels and blankets. We could not identify any toxins that could have caused...
  15. BirdDad

    Unplayful Baby Caique?

    My sister has an 11 month old caique. He has never been playful, not since we got him four months ago and definitely not now. He doesn't seem very happy. He's pretty grumpy a majority of the time. He does have toys and I've been trying to get him to forage however he just doesn't care for it. I...
  16. BirdDad

    Caique Trouble

    Hey there. My sister has a ten month old caique. I told her not to get him because I thought we wouldn't be able to handle him. She got him anyway. I was right. He's loud and screams when attention is not on him. He can be heard from outside of the house. He's aggressive and draws blood when he...
  17. socrjul

    Urgent Caique with Fainting or Seizure - With Video - No Vet Dx

    Hi Friends! New member, but a long time lurker. Just a quick rundown of history with a link to a video of the event: https://home.nest.com/camera/ca54e58f05bb43b3acfc57af6823fa39/clips I have a 10 year old male caique named Tocino. About a week and a half ago I witnessed what I thought to be...
  18. AYA

    Incoming BHC

    Hello! I'm going to be bringing a black-headed caique home soon, and I'd like to ask if anyone has any advice or tips on raising one of these lovely birds-- like, what are some toys/types of toys that can keep your caiques busy/entertained (such as particular foragers, etc.), what are some...
  19. Dachshund King

    Senegal, caique or conure

    Hello again. I've received a lot of input and have now narrowed my interest to 3 main birds. I can't choose between a caique, a Senegal parrot and a green cheek conure. I have been recommended against a Senegal parrot by bird breeders however I still like them. Any experience with any of these...
  20. Dachshund King

    Caiques as pets

    Hello, I have been reccomended to get a caique as my new parrot and I have read that they are real clowns but there moods can change drastically. I plan to get a hand reared bird so will that make them more calm? Any experience or advice will help, thanks. Also, how do they compare to Senegal...