Bird Species

There are over 350 different parrot species. The conures alone, with close to 40 different species, account for more than 10% of the total. We find that many of the differences are not noteworthy enough to warrant the confusion of a separate page for each species. Additionally, too much pointed information often winds up causing misconcept...
Continue reading

Toucans

One day Dave walked into a pet shop looking for doves when the shop owner offered him a toucan. He'd never imagined owning a toucan before, but could not resist and that's where the infatuation started.   A complicated diet As stunning and exotic as these magnificent birds are, they are insanely difficult - near impossible - to keep in ca...
Continue reading

Jealousy: A VERY Powerful Parrot Training Tool

Jealousy among parrots can usually result in two very different outcomes: Aggression towards one another.  MOTIVATION!   I've experienced both, and there's a fine line you have to be sure not to cross to keep in the "motivation" side of things and be able to USE that jealousy to your training advantage.  In my last post I showed you a real tra...
Continue reading

Introducing Bird Tricks Fan and Blogger Chrissann Nickel and Her 3 Toco Toucans!

Hi, my name is Chrissann Nickel, also known as “The Toucan Lady” from Adventures in Toucanland. I’ve been a big Bird Tricks fan for about a year now, shortly after I adopted my three adult Toco toucans – Paco, Paz, and Pepe (otherwise known as the “Three-Cans”) in June 2011.

I am really excited about this new blog series we are beginning, sharing the successes of others who have overcome behavioral problems using the Bird Tricks training program. I ...

Continue reading

Raising Our Baby Toco Toucan Rocko: Making the Early Stages of Training Fun


Photo by Dave
Location: Nampa,ID
Playing and learning: Baby Toco Toucan “Rocko”

 

There are tons of reasons for playing with your bird with things such as towels, blankets and clothing. The biggest reason to do so is so that you can towel your bird to hold it still in the event of an emergency. The other reason is so that your bird is not fearful of being covered up by a blanket or towel whether it happens on accident or happens on another account.

 

While our birds were babies, ...

Read the rest or post a comment »

Continue reading

Raising Rocko the Baby Toco Toucan: Why Parts of it Are so Easy

 


Photo by Nathan Slabaugh Photography
Location: Centralia, WA
Pictured: Toco Toucan “Rocko”

 

There are lots of things that make raising a bird super complicated and scary, just like raising a human child. You worry they won’t turn out right, or that you didn’t do a good enough job in a certain area over another.

 

As long as you know how to properly raise a bird (you can learn these steps from our Total Transformation Course which also covers flight training indoors and fixing behavioral problems with your current ...

Read the rest or post a comment »

Continue reading