Baby caique
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    Thread created on 08:15:38 - 25/06/18 (6 months ago)
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    Last replied 22:55:53 - 21/08/18 (5 months ago)

    hello everyone. I just bought a weened baby caique. The breeder couldn’t provide any hatch certificate but said he was 3 months old. As far as socialising goes I’m unsure as the parrot does give the worst bites I have ever encountered. He is pretty well behaved other than that. He steps up but has to be forced. He eats well and sings and dances. Just wanted to know if anyone has had any experiences with caiques? How are they as pets on the long run? I heard they go through a rough hormonal stage. They have a personal personality change when this happens. How do you deal with this and how do you deal with an aggrressive scared caique. 

    ( I have owned larger parrots in the past, apparently a caique is a smaller bird in a macaws body ) 

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    Posted on 19:57:05 - 21/08/18 (5 months ago)
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    I love love love caiques. They are extremely stubborn and require a ton of attention, though. He's probably still trying to get used to his new surroundings right now and will be spooked for a while. Caiques need a big area to play in and lots of toys to keep them happy (especially toys they can destroy). Talk to him calmly and softly without putting your hand near him for a few days so he knows you're friendly. Once he calms down a little more put your hand in his cage without touching him and keep talking to him. After a while he'll take food from your hand and you'll be able to teach him to step up on your hand. Once he's relaxed and knows he's home, he will be an amazing companion!! Just be careful around other birds as caiques are known for bird on bird aggression. 

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    Pyyro [2155285]

    I love love love caiques. They are extremely stubborn and require a ton of attention, though. He's probably still trying to get used to his new surroundings right now and will be spooked for a while. Caiques need a big area to play in and lots of toys to keep them happy (especially toys they can destroy). Talk to him calmly and softly without putting your hand near him for a few days so he knows you're friendly. Once he calms down a little more put your hand in his cage without touching him and keep talking to him. After a while he'll take food from your hand and you'll be able to teach him to step up on your hand. Once he's relaxed and knows he's home, he will be an amazing companion!! Just be careful around other birds as caiques are known for bird on bird aggression. 

    A family friend now has him. Although he is quite the character. Friendly now and very playful. He didn’t make a good companion for my green cheeck conure and was more of a threat. I came to realise I’m enough of a companion for my GCC. ( who is fully tame and refuses to leave my side, the cutie! )