Length: 9 inches
Weight: 140-180 grams
Life span: 25-35 years
Age at Weaning: 12-14 weeks
Age at Maturity: 2-3 years
Country of Origin: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Equador
Temperament: The Caique is intelligent, curious and energetic. They are quite mischievous and can be destructive if not provided with appropriate toys. Caiques are acrobatic clowns who enjoy hanging, tumbling and rolling. Providing a well equipped playpen will help focus some of the energy in these birds. They can be noisy and have a shrill whistling call.
Talking Ability: Poor
Noise Level: Moderate
Cage Requirements: 24" x 24"; bar spacing
Interesting Facts: Many caiques develop the odd habit of sleeping on their backs - they look quite dead until they suddenly scramble up to greet you!