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White-bellied & Black-headed Caiques

Basket of Baby Caiques
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Playful, funny, acrobatic, comical, entertaining, amusing, cheerful, these are just some of the words used to describe the Caique (pronounced kigh-EEK). They are known as the clowns of the Parrot world. With their vivid plumage, they always appear to be dressed for a party. This medium size South American parrot is recognized by its vivid green, yellow, orange and white coloration. They are the only parrot, excluding cockatoos, that have pure white breasts! They are bold, confident, playful, fearless and determined, all wrapped up in a bundle of feathers weighing less than six ounces.

Caiques are quickly becoming one of the most desirable species to pet owners and breeders alike. The Caique is a very active, high energy bird, with a limited speaking ability. A handfed Caique makes a loving pet and family member.

Shady Pines Aviary specializes in the breeding of Black-headed and White-bellied Caiques. We are one of the largest Caique breeders selling direct to pet homes. This allows us to educate prospective Caique owners as to the proper care, handling, and socialization of their new pet.

We sell only fully weaned babies. All of our baby Caiques are naturally weaned on a schedule that complies with their individual needs. They are provided with a healthy, well-balanced diet consisting of a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, quality seeds and pellets.

In order to fully develop the wonderful comical, playful, and inquisitive personality that Caiques are known for, our babies are raised and weaned with other babies in their age group. This helps produce a well-adjusted bird ready to join its new family.

Every Caique baby raised at Shady Pines Aviary is DNA sexed at approximately 4 to 5 weeks of age and will come to you with a Certificate of DNA Test Results. This is very important to some pet owners in selecting a "gender appropriate" name or for choosing a companion for a Caique already in their home. Additionally, all our Caique babies are fully vaccinated against the dreaded Polyoma Virus and are accompanied by a Certificate of Vaccination which also serves as a handy record for required boosters.

Those who wish to have a truly rewarding experience with both a companion parrot of exceptional quality and with serious dedicated breeders who enjoy giving continued support to their clients should not hesitate to contact us.

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