Caique parrots are playful little sorts that sometimes seem to think they are dogs. You may be surprised to learn that even in the wild, caiques don’t like flying all that much. They love running and climbing with their long, strong legs, and sometimes even roll and crawl along the floor, dragging themselves by the beak! These chirpy little goofballs can be a handful, and grow to about 9 inches (23 cm) of pure energy.

The dog-like caique bonds with humans easily and can miss you when you’re not around! This means caiques especially appreciate having a lot of toys and things to climb on in their cages.