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pets4life 01-25-2014 04:50 PM

black headed caique help?
A friend dumped this on me said thata they could not find a compatabile pair and needed to place him

ANYone have experience with them? only got him last night. I Was told he is Not tame and wild.

But hes not scared of me at all. I just keep his cage open for now because he seems to have a lot of energy and gets really bored.

He makes a wierd honking machine type noise a lot

he does not act like a typical parrot or bird i went into his room a bunch of times and he is moving around the ground like a ferret//rat/monkey he doesnt fly

when he sees me he comes closer to me so makes me think he cant be wild hes not scared of me

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onyx'girl 01-25-2014 05:08 PM

He's so cute! If you are on fb, join this group(or one in your area may have a bird chat page) this one is 'nice' and they may be able to answer your questions about the Caiques. I would make sure you are feeding him a good nutrition and table foods.

Stevenzachsmom 01-25-2014 05:55 PM

No help from here, but gosh he's pretty.

pets4life 01-25-2014 06:04 PM

he is in a temporary carrier cage for now

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I have not put him in the huge giant cages that i can't move yet because he seems to love noise and commotion

i corrected her for trying to jump on the cage shes calmed down i usually never let my gsd interact with birds but this bird loves the attention

i see the intense focus but shes never had close contact with a bird like that

Stevenzachsmom 01-25-2014 07:22 PM

Oh my gosh! That's so cute. Good Dog!

Syaoransbear 01-26-2014 01:36 AM

Sounds like a caique to me lol. Boy they are characters, one of the funniest birds you can get. I don't have direct experience with them but from everything I've heard about them they are very, very active, playful, and 'monkey' is a good way to describe them lol.

You're so lucky, I've always wanted one :wub:

doggiedad 01-26-2014 09:52 AM

does your bird have any toys?

SDG 01-26-2014 10:34 AM

Sounds like his wings are clipped if he's not flying?

They are characters! Ours was named Kiki and she would bite me then run away and say "Bird, Kiki, Bird...hahaha"...she cackled with glee when you would react with an "ouch" to the bite.

I'm nervous about dogs coexisting with birds, although I know a lot of people do it well. Sadly, we lost 2 parakeets in one middle of the night raid on the cage by our GSD and Collie. I had been warned because I saw them paying way too much attention to the goings on in the cage. I should have put the cage higher or gotten a stronger one that they could not break into.

Have fun with your little guy :)

xsaysayx 01-26-2014 12:08 PM

Caiques are a... special... parrot. I love them personally. They are THE 'clowns' of the parrot world and are a bit different than other species for sure lol

pets4life 01-26-2014 03:26 PM

of course he has toys lots of them

hes in a massive cage now

his wings are not clipped he just walks all over and climbs everything he doesnot like flying like the other birds

i cant believe how tame he is for a bird that is not use to people

i am having some huge cages built hopefully soon, the kinds i want are not big enough to come through th edoor

my girl is not use to a bird that has no fear of her so shes really confused now and he LOVES my dog near him likes staring and attention, i dont trust my dog at all yet though, the cat is fine with him

yeah he is special never had a bird like him he has red eyes and uses his feet like a raptor

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