About Caique Parrots
Caiques are stout-bodied little birds with yellow, orange, green and white feathers. Black-headed caiques have black caps that come down just past their eyes and to the top of the beak. White-bellies have a pale orange cap instead. Black-headed caiques have a black bottom beak and a pinkish top beak, while white-bellies have an overall pinkish beak. Caiques have naturally substantial beaks and they often grow into sharp looking points. This is normal and it does not necessarily mean your parrot needs a beak trim. If given the proper toys, your parrot will keep its beak trimmed properly. Although the beak can be intimidating, keep in mind that your bird often uses its beak as a third foot and may use it to climb onto your hand. Only a qualified avian veterinarian should trim your parrot’s beak. The beak contains nerves and blood vessels, which can be badly damaged by an unqualified groomer.