About Black Headed Caique Parrots

 

Size: 9-14 inches long

Color: Black head and beak, white belly, orange and yellow

Life Span: 20-30 years

Native Region: South America

Level of Care: Novice to Expert

Personality & Behavior: active, comedian

Speech & Sounds: Moderate noise level, can learn to whistle and cluck

Diet:
- Fresh fruit, Vegetables
and Fortified Seeds
- Clean, fresh, filtered chlorine-free water

 

Feeding:
-B
ird should always have access to fresh food and water
- If fresh fruit and vegetables are not eaten in a few hours they should be thrown away
- Treats canbe
give but should not exceed 10% of the birds total food intake for the day.

 

Habitat:
- Birds should be in a  home with a temperature between 65○F to 80○F
- Habitat should be off the ground and away from any drafts
- Habitat should be approx. 24’’W x 24’’D x 24’’H ( Largest habitat possible should be provided)
- Perches should be at least 9’’ long, and food and water should not be placed below
- Can be kept alone or in pairs

 

Maintenance:
- Habitat should be cleaned with a 3% bleach solution, and substrate or liner replaced at least 1x a week
- Replace any damaged toys or perches
- Make sure that no toys or habitats have lead, zinc or lead-based paint or galvanized parts
- Make sure to have filtered, chlorine-free lukewarm water for regular baths
- Make sure birds feathers and nails are clipped professionally to prevent injury to the bird

 

Red Flags Of Health Issues (If you see any signs of these symptoms please contact your vet)
- Swelling of the beak
-Accumulations of the beak
-Feathers that are fluffed, plucked or soiled
-Sitting on the floor of habitat
-Coughing
-Wheezing
-Stools that are runny or discolored
-Favoring one foo
d when not sleeping
-Discharge from the nose or eye
-Eyes that are red and/or swollen
-Loss of appetite

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