Feeding & Care
Do not feed
birds fruit seeds, avocados, chocolate, onions, apple seeds, uncooked beans, uncooked rice, alcohol or caffeine as these can cause
serious medical problems, and kill them
A Kakariki's diet should consist of 70% pellets, and 30% fresh fruit & veggies.
They do need daily social interaction so they can bond with your "flock" both direct face to face, and indirect just being around the family.
They love to chew which is why they need a variety of toys to keep them
mentally stimulated, and from getting bored which can lead to self
mutilation. They also need quite a few foraging toys.
They need a variety of different sized perches to help exercise, and stretch their feet.
Kakarikis are a rare companion bird that people are not to familiar with.
A Kakriki's body is a deep green. They have a crimson red forehead, crown and patch behind each eye.
There is also a crimson patch on each side of their rear with dark blue flight feathers. Their beaks transition from bright blue to black, and they average 10" long with
females being smaller.
Kakrikis are very active, acrobatic, and curious birds. That are not only known for getting into everything they can, but running across the top of their cage while
hanging upside down is also a common activity. Kakarikis are not the bird you want if you want to sit, and cuddle. They prefer to be active, on on the move doing things.
This does make them easier to train for doing tricks.
Kakarikis live 25 years, and some are living even longer due to the fact of better diet, and information on having one.
Thought, and consideration should go into the purchasing of a Kakarikis because these are lifetime companions that need interaction.