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Re: Does anybody here have a MATURE caique?

does not act like a bird more a reptile a predator the big boss

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Re: Does anybody here have a MATURE caique?

mine does not like seek me out he does his own thing goes on the ground, my other birds wlil fly to mee but he will go under my bed and just creep around, i dont bother him he is in his own world, but he did take over the biggest macaw sized cage in the house and no way he will ever leave it


mine likes to climb around the floor and then go over stuff and climb up strange objects like a reptile thats all he does when hes out of his cage

hes not that big on leaving his cage tho

mine bites his cage bars like a rodent?

if somemone grabbed him he would really hurt them

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Re: Does anybody here have a MATURE caique?

When you google serch "the good bad and ugly about caiques" an article from another forum will show up. Does that article reprosent the true nature of caiques well? It seems to lean very heavily on their bad side. Are they really that difficult? I know all birds are chalenging I am just wondering if that post reprosentd the chalenge of a caique acuratly.
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Re: Does anybody here have a MATURE caique?

I've never had a Caique let alone a sexually mature one, but I do hear about those traits enough that there must be some truth behind it. I've seen those posts from that forum too. In fact read the first and second pages here. Enough people on this thread alone have pretty much said it. Also I'm sure many people only hear the good before getting their baby and they find out once it's mature that they're one of the more challenging species. To many people that's fine. The good side of Caiques obviously outweigh the challenge for many people.
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Re: Does anybody here have a MATURE caique?

I've been frowning at this post for about a week now trying to figure out if I'm just being defensive or not. For the most part, our little Caique section of the forum is a fairly positive group. The focus being on support and reinforcement rather than negativity.

My bird history is not that vast. I had a Quaker when I was younger. I married a 'Tiel girl. That being said, my mom has a Macaw, my dad has an Amazon, and my little sister is the owner of a Pionus that, as of last month will fly circles around her head and land on her shoulder (she's very proud of that).

A couple of things:

- Parrots are hard. Before you buy one, please do your research. Also, whatever parrot you buy, read a lot more than just the bad stories. I have yet to come across a breed that didn't have horror stories linked to it. Actually, LOTS of horror stories.

- Caiques don't like other animals. I know there are exceptions, but it is difficult to raise them around other pets. For whatever reason, it has the tendency to bring out their aggressive side. Pinkbirdy & punkindave are obviously rockstars.

- Caiques have mood swings. Yes, you said this before. To anyone looking at buying a Caique, they have 2 gears: happy & grumpy.... oh yeah, and asleep. We're getting better at recognizing those moments. Our biggest is bedtime. Bad things happen if they don't go to bed on time, much like gremlins.

Anyway, that's my two cents. Ours are about a year old. Puberty will hit soon. It's always an "adventurous" time for a bird owner. :-D
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Re: Does anybody here have a MATURE caique?

Quote: Originally Posted by Jowelbg View Post
I've been frowning at this post for about a week now trying to figure out if I'm just being defensive or not. For the most part, our little Caique section of the forum is a fairly positive group. The focus being on support and reinforcement rather than negativity.

My bird history is not that vast. I had a Quaker when I was younger. I married a 'Tiel girl. That being said, my mom has a Macaw, my dad has an Amazon, and my little sister is the owner of a Pionus that, as of last month will fly circles around her head and land on her shoulder (she's very proud of that).

A couple of things:

- Parrots are hard. Before you buy one, please do your research. Also, whatever parrot you buy, read a lot more than just the bad stories. I have yet to come across a breed that didn't have horror stories linked to it. Actually, LOTS of horror stories.

- Caiques don't like other animals. I know there are exceptions, but it is difficult to raise them around other pets. For whatever reason, it has the tendency to bring out their aggressive side. Pinkbirdy & punkindave are obviously rockstars.

- Caiques have mood swings. Yes, you said this before. To anyone looking at buying a Caique, they have 2 gears: happy & grumpy.... oh yeah, and asleep. We're getting better at recognizing those moments. Our biggest is bedtime. Bad things happen if they don't go to bed on time, much like gremlins.

Anyway, that's my two cents. Ours are about a year old. Puberty will hit soon. It's always an "adventurous" time for a bird owner. :-D
I think that we as a bird group do focus on support to each other and positive reinforcement techniques, as you say... but sometimes someone has a question or issue that does bring up the reality of the less pleasant side of our birds, or idiosyncrasies of a certain species that can be perceived as negative when discussed. That's okay! Discussing ALL aspects of birds is what a bird forum is for, isn't it? You yourself even mentioned a few ways in which they're challenging little creatures. I don't think anyone here is slamming or insulting Caiques, and we don't want to offend their owners either. We're all bird lovers here after all!
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Re: Does anybody here have a MATURE caique?

i was set on getting a caique next month. this thread isnt helping at all lol. now im not sure. as i want a friendly parrot. hope more people with caique's come in this thread and tells us how their caiques are really are
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Re: Does anybody here have a MATURE caique?

Quote: Originally Posted by Jowelbg View Post
I've been frowning at this post for about a week now trying to figure out if I'm just being defensive or not. For the most part, our little Caique section of the forum is a fairly positive group. The focus being on support and reinforcement rather than negativity.

My bird history is not that vast. I had a Quaker when I was younger. I married a 'Tiel girl. That being said, my mom has a Macaw, my dad has an Amazon, and my little sister is the owner of a Pionus that, as of last month will fly circles around her head and land on her shoulder (she's very proud of that).

A couple of things:

- Parrots are hard. Before you buy one, please do your research. Also, whatever parrot you buy, read a lot more than just the bad stories. I have yet to come across a breed that didn't have horror stories linked to it. Actually, LOTS of horror stories.

- Caiques don't like other animals. I know there are exceptions, but it is difficult to raise them around other pets. For whatever reason, it has the tendency to bring out their aggressive side. Pinkbirdy & punkindave are obviously rockstars.

- Caiques have mood swings. Yes, you said this before. To anyone looking at buying a Caique, they have 2 gears: happy & grumpy.... oh yeah, and asleep. We're getting better at recognizing those moments. Our biggest is bedtime. Bad things happen if they don't go to bed on time, much like gremlins.

Anyway, that's my two cents. Ours are about a year old. Puberty will hit soon. It's always an "adventurous" time for a bird owner. :-D
What's to "frown at"? I'm simply bringing up something I've noticed. I see a lot of people here enthusiastically recommending caiques, but I've read many cautionary tales elsewhere and heard first-hand accounts of how much of a challenge they can be. I was asking for input from members of this particular forum who have been through maturity with their caiques, to satisfy my own curiosity about the species and also as an informative discussion for others.

If caiques can be challenging and have aggression issues, I am in no way saying every individual will be like this, nor am I in any way blaming the birds. The opportunity for "problem behavior" only exists because we have inflicted an unnatural state of being (captivity) on these insanely intelligent and psychologically complex beings.

But yes, I believe in knowing and discussing the "good, bad, and the ugly" about bird ownership. People should be prepared before they decide to buy/adopt a certain species. I love cockatoos, and they are possibly the most negatively talked about parrots. While I'm very drawn to them and believe that they can be wonderful companions with the right owners, I'm not going to tell anybody that MyToos is full of lies or that they aren't something to be taken seriously. Again, NOT the cockatoos' fault at all!

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Re: Does anybody here have a MATURE caique?

Lol Shawn, another guy earlier in the thread said the same thing

Just learn the species tendencies and characteristics both good and bad as thoroughly as possible - hear first hand from owners (and keep reading what you can find on the species). Gather as much information as you can, and when you feel that you know what to expect, and you still want one, then go and get your baby!!

Just remember ANY species of parrot is going to be sweeter as a baby and will take on some different traits as a sexually mature adult. If you're prepared, you'll do just fine
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Re: Does anybody here have a MATURE caique?

Quote: Originally Posted by RavensGryf View Post
I've never had a Caique let alone a sexually mature one, but I do hear about those traits enough that there must be some truth behind it. I've seen those posts from that forum too. In fact read the first and second pages here. Enough people on this thread alone have pretty much said it. Also I'm sure many people only hear the good before getting their baby and they find out once it's mature that they're one of the more challenging species. To many people that's fine. The good side of Caiques obviously outweigh the challenge for many people.
Yes, that's exactly why I wanted to bring this up! And I agree...if you are REALLY a caique person, and are willing to potentially take the worst along with the best, then in the end it can work.

A friend of mine has had her caique for about eleven years now. She went through a very, very trying time with him...she says he was sweet as a baby, then turned into a complete Jekyll & Hyde monster for a few years. He is just now starting to settle down, but he's still a challenge. And let me say that my friend takes AMAZING care of her birds, so she definitely did not "mess him up"...nor was his behavior due to lack of handling or attention.
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