Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Caiques

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2021, 10:33 PM
Marvel, 14-year-old Black Headed Caique
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Colorado
Thanks: 70
Thanked 16 Times in 11 Posts
birdstheword is on a distinguished road
flock mates after companion death

I have a 19 year old caique. I adopted a 16 year old caique 2 years ago and they got to be decent friends. Never preened each other much but could be out of the cage together and resolve fights without intervention and explore together. The 16 yr old died during exam at the vet a month ago. Since then my 19 yr old is flock calling constantly. I would like another caique but I donít want a young one; as weird as it may sound I want their life stages and expectancies to coincide. I am babysitting a cockatiel for two weeks to see if that would curb her feeling alone when Iím at work and curb the flock calling but it hasnít. Do you think any birdís company would eventually help that feeling of not being around a flock? My intention isnít to have them be friends like my last two were because of caiques nature, unless I happened upon an older caique. So far it doesnít seem that she has registered the cockatiel as a bird, lol. L

What would you think if I adopted a bonded pair of [larger than cockatiel, like bigger conures] birds that arenít keen on human attention, would being cage neighbors help her enough or do you think it was the friendship she developed with the other caique that helped her feel secure and not flock calling all the time? Alternatively do you think a caique would still try and attack a pair of birds rather than a singleton?

Just some thoughts, would appreciate yours.

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2021, 10:57 PM
wrench13's Avatar
Supporting Member
Yellow Shoulder Amazon, Salty
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Isle of Long, NY
Thanks: 1,691
Thanked 16,024 Times in 5,743 Posts
wrench13 will become famous soon enough
Re: flock mates after companion death

My sympathy to you on the loss of your caique, sudden death is so hard to take even for people, you survivor caique is probably at a total loss where his friend went to. I don't really have any advice, never had multiple parrots, nor any caique experience. The only thing I have read that pertains to this situation is that caique have a reputation for killing newly introduced parrots, if given the chance,
See ALL Salty's Parrot trick videos on our CaptNiceGuy Channel:
AL & Salty - hard at work.

Follow Salty's 127 page lifestory thread:

The Crew:
Salty - Yellow Shoulder Amazon (YSA) - hatched 8/15/15
Tinker - Cairn terrier, 4/15/08
Geri - Blonde haired Queens wife, birthday 4/25/19??
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to wrench13 For This Useful Post:
fiddlejen Supporting Member (01-22-2021), Laurasea Supporting Member (01-22-2021), SailBoat Supporting Member (01-22-2021)

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Caiques

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Kakarikis don't seem to mates. Please help! Niloofar Questions and Answers 27 04-16-2019 11:57 AM
Good Flock Mates For Timnehs? Mookie Congo & Timneh Greys 13 10-10-2016 01:54 PM
lovebird mates not eating XxangelxX Lovebirds 6 08-29-2016 02:42 PM
Cage mates? darkling Conures 13 07-19-2011 05:55 AM
Mates for our birds merlinsmom13 General Parrot Information 11 04-27-2011 09:56 AM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.