How Entertainers Spend Time With Their Birds

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Saipan, MP Macaw: Military Macaw "Cash" Fellow entertainers scared of birds... beware! If you're looking for me backstage, just go towards the sounds of the parrots! Because that is where I will always be. When there was only one bird in the show, it made it real easy to hang out with just that bird all the time...
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Listen to Your Bird... It Knows Best!

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Pictured: Swainson Toucan "Fiji" I've trained my toucan, Fiji, to cry/scream whenever she needs the following: Food Water Sleep So anytime she screams, she gets one of those 3 things. Well, the food dishes in the aviaries outside are a bit awkward for her use but she makes do, somehow. I notic...
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Change Up Those Birdie Toys!

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Shown: Swainson Toucan "Fiji"   I can't stress enough that no matter what type of bird you have, you need to change their toys around at least once a month! It's so essential for their well being and mental health. They need change and fun and play - just like we do on a daily basis. So make sure your...
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Food Finding Foraging Trees

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL On Foraging Tree: Swainson Toucan "Fiji" Ever wish you could have your bird out while you hang around the house but not have it be all over you or getting intro too much trouble? This is what food finding trees were created for... and you can create them yourself, too!  Simply hang toys all over a tr...
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Why They Call Toucans Twitchy...

This is my Swainson Toucan, Fiji, in her outdoor aviary. You can see just from her mannerisms how different they move compared to parrots and why they often get named "twitchy".   However, they are beautiful and have the potential to be amazing pets and companions. The above video shows Dave getting Fiji out of her aviary outside and bringi...
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Foraging Toys for Toucans

While I shop for foraging toys all the time for my parrots, I got to thinking... what about my Swainson Toucan? Are there foraging toys out there for toucans, too? Well, they haven't said "specifically made for toucans" but I have been applying my parrot ones to my toucan where I can. Obviously, they have their differences, but I'm finding ou...
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