Caiques are becoming increasingly popular pet birds and generally remain tame when kept as pairs. Most people recommend keeping a male-female pair. You may also keep them as isosexual pairs (female and female or male and male), but two birds of the same sex seldom develop the high degree of rapport with each other. I have kept two females together for well over a decade. While they accept each other, they have never shown the same affinity toward each other as my pet male-female pairs.
I have never set up a male isosexual pair, but I suspect they would need to be introduced while they are still very young. Because of their aggressiveness toward each other, two mature male caiques might prove to be more of a challenge.
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