Caiques

White Bellied Caiques for sale in Texas

General Information

The White Bellied Caique (Pionites leucogaster) and the Black Headed Caique (Pionites melanocephalais)  are known as the clowns of the parrot world. Not only from their bold colors,  but from their funny personality. They are relatively quiet as  far as no squawking, but can still make high pitched calls, learn  various whistles, and mimic other noises  as well. The White Bellied Caique originates in South America. They  weigh about 150-170 grams are  about 9- 10 inches in length. Their diet  in the wild consists of fruits  and seeds. Caiques also have an oil preening gland to clean their feathers, so those with allergies may consider one of these guys. Their average lifespan is about 30  years. All our babies are banded with a custom stainless steel band for identification.


There is also a Lime Thighed Caique that is a cross between the White Bellied Caique Parrot and it’s subspecies, the Green Thigh Caique. Main difference between these two are the yellow versus the more green little legs. They are now coming up in popularity and being seen around more. We will hopefully have these in the future. 

Training

Every baby will undergo basic training while in the weaning process, before   going to their new forever homes.They will learn "Step-Up" an to fly or come back to you. It usually will take them 16 weeks old to be fully weaned and ready for their homes Since we want them fully trained in these two commands at least, before they go to their new families. They are socialized multiple times per day and get to play with toys, fly around and explore.

Food

These babies will be weaned primarily on Roudybush Adult Maintenance pellets (mini or crumble size). We will give you a sample to start them out. If using a seed mix, use  the one sized for cockatiels conures or parrots with safflower instead of sunflower (or minimal), since the sunflowers are not the best food for them and are high in fat.A mix that has dried fruits and larger pieces, preferably. Both foods can be mixed with the pellets, then just a sprinkle of the seed. Millet spray treats are also a great treat  and we recommend they have a small piece in their cage daily for first couple days upon arrival to their new home. We also use Nutri-Berries for treats.


Fruits and vegetables can be given such as strawberries, apples,  bananas, peeled kiwi, mango, cranberries, oranges, grapes, grapefruit,  broccoli, peas, carrots, green beans, kale and many others. Sprouted seeds also high in nutritional value. Fresh, thawed  frozen veggies, and dried are all acceptable. You can train the Caiques to use a water bottle or provide dishes. They use dishes when taking baths as well or a spritz of water never hurts for a quick shower.

Male or Female

Caiques are not sexually dimorphic. DNA testing must be done to determine male or female. We DNA test all our Caiques and will include a certificate with their band number and hatch date listed on the certificate.

Species & Prices

White Bellied Caique

$975 Including DNA Testing 

(Polynoma & PBFD Combo Testing additional $30 with results in 1-2 weeks)

Black Headed Caique

$975 Including DNA Testing 

(Polynoma & PBFD Combo Testing additional $30 with results in 1-2 weeks)

Lime Thigh Caique

Lime Thigh Caique for sale

Pair nesting As of 11/2018:

$1275 each Including DNA test

Caique Deposit

$275.00

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White Bellied or Black Headed Caique deposit. Please contact us to see if we have an available baby for you! First deposit gets first selection, etc. Deposits are non-refundable.