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White-bellied Caique

White-bellied Caique


Species group:
 Caiques

Other name(s): White-bellied Parrot;
Yellow-Thighed Caique

Scientific name: Pionites leucogaster

Appearance

Details: Little known in the 1980s, the White-bellied Caique is enjoying a rise in popularity because of its outgoing, playful personality in a small, colorful package. Its closest relative, the Black-Headed Caique, also has a white belly, but you can tell them apart because true White-bellies don't have black on the head. In the wild, White-bellies would be found south of the Amazon River, and Black-heads would be found to the north. They are known for rolling on their back to sleep, an unusual “playing dead” pose that has frightened more than one new caique owner.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
Bird Clowns, playful personalities, little beauties, HUGE personalities, friendly family pets, smart
Challenging:
depressive, expensive birds, Manic depressive sweetheart, cage territorial, severe mood swings
Interesting:
medium sized bird, Excellent eaters
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.5 (17)
Muffins Mom
We have always only had one bird at a time. Our Keet ...
Review by: Muffins Mom (1) updated January 02, 2013 14:16
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo
enborgle
The name "White-Bellied" is actually kind of a misnom...
Review by: enborgle (85) updated September 28, 2012 06:57
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Donweb63
he is lovable and loves to play. he entertains himsel...
Review by: Donweb63 (2) May 05, 2012 08:30
  • Currently 100
4.00
PrettyKittens
My photos of Patches were all on my laptop that crash...
Review by: PrettyKittens (9) November 03, 2010 01:40
  • Currently 100
5.00
Deb Even
I have four caiques and I am looking th sell these tw...
Review by: Deb Even (15) January 12, 2010 13:09
  • Currently 100
2.00
1 photo
Funny (1 video)
00:38
White Bellied Caique beating up a teaspoon
  • Currently 100
0.0 (0)
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