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White Bellied Caique

The White Bellied Caique (Pionites leucogaster), is known as a clown 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. Their lifespan is about 30 years.

Training
Every baby will undergo basic training while in the weaning process, before going to their new forever homes. They will learn "Step-Up" and  to fly or come back to you. It usually will take them 10 to 12 weeks old to be fully weaned and ready for their homes.

Food

These babies will be weaned primarily on Roudybush Adult Maintenance pellets in the "mini" size. We will give you a sample to start them out. If using a seed mix, use the one sized for cockatiels with safflower instead of sunflower (or minimal) since the sunflowers are not the best food for them and are high in fat. Can also use the conure or small parrot sized mixes as well. Something that has dried fruits and larger pieces, preferably. Both foods should be fed in separate dishes or mixed with just a sprinkle of the seed. They are fed the Roudybush High Energy Breeder pellets which have more vitamins for growing babies until they go to their new home which can then be switched to any of the Roudybush Adult Maintenance foods in Mini sizes. Millet spray treats are their "comfort food" and 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.


Many fruits and vegetables can be given such as strawberries, apples, bananas, peeled kiwi, mango, cranberries, oranges, grapes, grapefruit, broccoli, peas, carrots, green beans and many others. 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.



Prices

$1000
~DNA Testing certificate with hatch date included~

if applicable, 8.25% sales tax included in price




Expecting 3 babies to be ready early 2018!