The Black-Headed Caique is
similar in every way to the white-bellied except for coloration
and availability. The white-bellied is less common in captivity
and so commands a slightly higher price. In the wild, the
determining factor for coloration is simply what side of the
Amazon River they live on. They are native to the north of the
Amazon in forest and in savannah regions.
They are just as playful and clownish as their white-bellied
counterparts and therefore may be a better bargain for the
customer. Caique's generally hop from place to place instead of
walking, which only adds to their silliness. They are hardy
compact little birds with no real health concerns to worry
about. While not generally thought of as great talkers, you
would be hard put to find a pet that will be as entertaining.
They make excellent pets for people of all ages.