White-bellied Caique

White-bellied Caique
Item# whitcaiq

Pionites leucogaster

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!