By Bird Momma
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Posted Feb 27, 2009
My BH Caique was my first and only bird. I had intended to purchase a cockatiel and fell in love. The hand-fed cockatiels wouldn't have anything to do with me but this little guy hopped up on my hand, climbed to my shoulder and played in my hair. Until about age 2-1/2 he would let anyone hold him, then he became more selective and decided he didn't like children or women with long dark hair! We finally figured out he didn't like one of my daughter's friends and anyone that looked like her was to be bitten. He still likes to play in my hair, especially when it's wet. He doesn't mimic much except to make kissy noises and bark like the dog. I don't consider him very loud compared to other birds my friends have.