The caiques are species of parrots in the genus Pionites. They are relatively small and stocky, with a short, square tail and very bright colors.
There are two species of caique: the white-bellied caique or apricot headed and the black headed caique.
Caiques are very playful and considered the clowns of all of the parrots. They are full of energy and a lot of fun but do require a lot of attention.