Adopting a Caique
by Nick Canale
(Highland, New York)
I recently moved into an apartment with a room mate. I adopted a kitty, who is now 15 months old and very playful. My ex girlfriends' mother, asked me if I would be interested in adopting her young, 6-year old Black Headed Caique. I was originally going to adopt him (before the cat) but Mom wanted to try and keep him but has since changed her mind (yet again *rolls eyes*).
The bird and his cage would most likely be put in my walk-in closet, which does have a window to the outside that does not open but some light could be shed into the closet. The closet itself does not have a door, just a doorway. My room door would be closed during the day when I am not home so kitty could not get to the bird.
Do you think it is wise to pursue this or am I biting off more than I can chew? Any advice you can give me would be extremely beneficial! I would love to give this bird a good home but don't want to accidentally kill it instead.
Thank you for your time.