Hi there, last time I posted a question you guys were really helpful so I'm hoping you can help me out again please!!
I have a little female Kakariki and she is about a year old. She has been quiet for about 3 months now and these last few days has been sleeping an awful lot! I was told that she had gone quiet due to it being malting season, but as she has just about stopped malting I was hopign she would start being vocal again (as she was very vocal before!!) - she doesn't even do the Kakariki laugh anymore which I think is really sad!!
The pet store I bought her from advised me to buy her a companion, but I cant help but wonder if thats their selling tactic! sorry if that sounds harsh!!
i hate to tell you this, but female kaks dont do the kak laugh once they hit maturity. They are naturally extremely quiet in comparison to the males.
I know she is a single bird, but is she on her own much or does she have people company for most of the day? Kaks are very social, and if kept on their own need lots of company and fussing from us ;D
Some new things to do in her cage could help bring her out of herself a bit too, for example couple of strips of newspaper fed through the bars will keep her amused for hours! Also, a kittens rattling ball in the bottom of her cage will have her practicing her david beckam's strike. Simple but different things that keep her thinking and active will make her a little more happily vocal ;D
I remember the only time my female kak used to make the kak laugh was at bath time - you are sure to get a lot of excitement when a bowl of water comes out lol.
Hope this helped a little? Good luck and let us know how she gets on ;D