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...
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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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Toucan Food Feeding Guide

Chrissann, a fellow toco toucan owner (of 3 actually), passed this food chart onto me that she found, it’s from the Toucan Husbandry Manual of the Riverbanks Zoo.

 

This is a complete food feeding guide for Green Aracari.

Although it doesn’t say it’s specifically a food chart for toucans, it’s pretty darn close for what you’re going to find out there on toucans. And if you go through the chart, it pretty much lists toucans in conjunction to everything so I really believe it applies and is a safe and ...

 

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Our Toco Toucan Arrival Story and a BIG Thank You!


Photo by Jamieleigh
Location: Kent, WA
On my arm: 2 month old Toco Toucan “Rocko”

 It all started by half-joking about wishing I had the funds to buy a toco toucan; my dream bird, when we received an outpouring of love beyond my wildest dreams from our entire facebook friends list. And now, as I write this, Rocko gently plucks at the keyboard begging for my attention…

As many of you know, we were devastated by the sudden loss of Fiji, our Swainson Toucan. She was ...

 

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