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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:
playful personalities, friendly family pets, little beauties, Bird Clowns, HUGE personalities, smart
Challenging:
Manic depressive sweetheart, severe mood swings, expensive birds, depressive, cage territorial
Interesting:
medium sized bird, Excellent eaters
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.4 (19)
white_haka
It's a beautiful parrot that flew into a house by cha...
Review by: white_haka (3) May 28, 2015 10:24
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
tessaswag
Tarzan has been with me since I was 8 years old (I am...
Review by: tessaswag (1) updated January 20, 2015 20:57
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
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
Funny (1 video)
White Bellied Caique beating up a teaspoon
  • Currently 100
0.0 (0)
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