Re: need info on caique parrots and goffin cockatoo
Posted by Beth Weisleder on 6/16/11
On 1/18/11, Rebecca wrote:
> Hi. I was wanting some info of goffin cockatoos and
> caique parrots as pets. Years ago I had a moluccan
> cockatoo and was thinking of getting another but the time
> constrants of a mother of three don't really allow me that
> much time. Someone suggested I look into a goffins
> because they are more independant. She also suggested a
> caique. I do stay at home so I do have time for a bird.
> I'm just not sure of these birds quailities and behavior.
> If anyone has either of these birds and can give me some
> info. I would really appreciate it. Please email me at
> firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
I have 2 Caiques - 1 male & 1 female - age 3 & unrelated.
They were 3 yrs.old in January & I am considering giving
them a nest box.I am a live-in caregiver so I am gone 4 days
a week. My Caiques do well because they have water bottles &
of course, I leave plenty of food. So - YES, they are
independant. Not sure they would do well w/o a partner
though.They are inseparable. It is so sweet when they sit
side by side on a perch. They hold claws & balance with
their outer claws on perch. They are SO comical to watch.
Caiques are called the 'clowns' of the parrot world - for a
good reason ! Very busy, energetic, athletic,etc. But they
eat a LOT & are messy. My Amazon is 19 & I've been owned by
her for 18 yrs. She is very verbal. My little Caiques don't
talk - they only mimic sounds - like the microwave noise.
All cockatoos are loving & needy. So it depends on what you
are looking for really. ALL parrots have seperate
personalities so I hate to generalize.