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 limited speaking ability. A handfed Caique makes a loving pet and family member.