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donna - 2012-01-18
How could I know if my bird is a girl or boy

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  • donna - 2012-01-18
    and any body how do we know if my white bellied caique is a boy or girl
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-18
    There isn't any 100% way to determine wheher a white belly is a male or female without DNA sexing. You can purchase the DNA sexing kits ditrectly from the lab and the ads for the labs are listed in the back of Bird Talk Magazine. That said, most of the time with a 90% degree acuracy a breeder will be able to tell you whether you have a boy or a gal. The head of the male (from the eyes up the top of the head and over the top and down to the back of the head to the neck) is flatter than the females with a slight (real slight) ridge at the back of the head. The females head from the eyes and up and over the head and down the neck is a smooth curve. A female is broader in the body than the male - especially in the pelvic or lower abdomen region. The pelvic bone of the male is tighter together than the female. It sure is a whole lot easier to see these things when you have a boy and a girl. Now if it lays an egg - it is definitely a gal. Either way the white belly is a comic, entertaining, lots of fun and a great companion.
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Terri G - 2010-04-15
My husband came home with a Caique tonight. We had a senegal a few years ago and I did know what to expect and she is so sweet. I am really happy for him getting her. Can anyone out there tell me what the going price is for the Caiq? I don't know much about that bird yet, but I plan to read up on her. Any information is more than I know. Thanks much

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  • Candy - 2010-05-22
    You can expect lots of fun and laughs. The going price for most is around $1000.00 this year due to the strange winter and late spring we had. The weather affected all of the breeding birds. Thus, they are in great demand. These birds are the best. They are very entertaining. You can't help loving them. Enjoy.
  • Lnet - 2010-07-23
    I have seen them priced in the $700 to $1100 range in Miami. $700 is supposed to be a real bargain, as I was told.
  • Josh - 2010-08-22
    Hey, Terri, the average price for a baby white bellied Caique is around $850 to 1200. The Black Headed are a bit cheaper and so are the males. I have a female White Bellied and she was $1200, but this also included her first shots, hatch certificate and DNA results.

    They need lots of toys, room and 1:1 attention! Fresh greens and fruit..also, as you know, a good NON COLORED pelleted diet like Roudybush, Harrisons, TOP Pellets, etc. ( I stay away from ZuPreem and other colored ones...too high in sugar and preservatives)
  • Anonymous - 2010-11-27
    Caiques generally go from 800-1400 hundred dollars a bird. I have two and spent $2400 for the both of them.
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Sabrina - 2010-07-16
I have 2 white bellied caiques (Pixie and Ricky) and 1 black headed (Fidget) caique. Pix and Rick just had an egg a few days ago. We used to have 9 birds, but with the baby on the way, 10! 1 African Gray (Clementine), 1 cherry-headed conure (Tyson), 2 budgies, 2 cockatiels (Birdy and Henrietta), and the 3, soon to be 4, caiques. Caiques really are the best birds. Ricky lets me pick him up by the body, every morning you just wake up to whistles, Pixie is the sweetest of the Caiques, and Fidget (btw, she hates me. Bit me on the lip 3 times and the fingers 21 times. But who's counting, right?) says a few words. Birdy says 'hello' which kind of sounds like 'kerro'. He's still working on it. I hope we can get our new little baby to talk. The names are Scooter and Joan-z if its a boy and Mango if its a girl.

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Summer - 2008-11-14
I love my Caique. I have always had dogs and fish. My guy is name Cai, he is 8 months old, and I swear it's like having a 2yr old child. The only time he stops moving around is when he goes to bed. He hates staying in his cage and throws a fit when I go to put him back in. He has tons of toys. All the blogs that I read, say feed veggies but Cai will not touch them. I can't think of another bird that could give me as much laughter as ths one does, he is so friendly with everyone that comes to visit, and everyone has said if they ever owned a bird, it would be that one. Of corse they are always saying they want to steal Cai from me because he is so friendly. So if you ever think of getting a bird, these guys are great

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Jennifer - 2006-12-03
I am quite the bird lover, but of all the birds I've had, the most loving would definitely be my caiques. Right now, I have a senegal (Boogi), a red-bellied parrot (Nilla), a Black-capped Caique (Pop), and a White-bellied Caique (Buddy). Of them all, my caique's are the sweetest and most playful. Although not talkative, they make up for their talking ability with a lovable personality. They love annoying my Senegal and red-bellied, trying new foods, and singing to the wild birds they see when they're on the screened porch. They're very bold and love getting into trouble. Of all the birds in the world, the bird I would recommend most are caiques.

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Brooke - 2006-03-28
I have a male Black-Capped caique named Rosco, a male yellow-bellied caique named Rocky, a male blue-capped conure named Tao, a male senegal named Danger, and a male sun conure named Lucas (what can I say, I'm a bird lover). I'm quite surprised that you do not have the Black-capped caique listed here. Anyway, Rocky and Rosco, my two caiques, are the greatest experiences of my life. These little bundles of love, joy, and energy are nothing but pure energy. Mine love all the toys I give them. Their favorite foods would have to be rasberries, yogurt, bananas and papaya. They just never seem to stop eating! They are the best birds I have ever met.
I really reccommend these birds to anyone willing to love them.

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Anne - 2006-03-21
I have a white-bellied Caique who is a year and a half old. I have not had him sexed but believe him to be a male. He tries to feed me and is very affectionate. He has a little temper and hates to go back to his cage. Sometimes he stomps around on the bottom and flaps his wings and chattering. I think this is a temper tantrum. He says pretty and whistles with me. He's a wonderful pet and loves to have his feathers rubbed the wrong way on his head. He loves to take a bath and is very clean.

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randi - 2005-11-07
this is the greatest bird ever. as im typing this mine is on my shouldor messing with my hair giving me kisses. we got him as a baby and now hes starting to try to talk. hes always being silly and hanging from something. he unhooked a bell from his cage and he was laying on the bottom of the cage holding it with his feet. one time we saw him sitting in his food dish, actully sitting on his butt and his tail was sticking out from under him. this is one of the best family birds because they get along with everyone.

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