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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Getting Your Bird To Like Being Outdoors

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL Pictured: Swainson Toucan "Fiji" Aviary by: Cages by Design Remember how my Swainson Toucan, Fiji, hates being outside and is completely terrified of the outdoors? Well, guess what? She isn’t anymore! That’s right. My toucan is no longer afraid of the outdoors. She now sleeps, plays and flies outside and does...
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The Things They Get Into

   Photos by Jamieleigh Location: Dawn Princess, Princess Cruise Lines Drinking: Swainson Toucan "Fiji" A few years ago on board Princess Cruise Lines, I was with my Swainson Toucan, Fiji. Now Fiji knew a few behaviors on cue but I hadn’t gone into much detail with her on any real tricks. I was happy just having her around.   She pretty much own...
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My Bird Doesn't Like Being Outside

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Outside: Swainson Toucan "Fiji"   My Toucan, Fiji, does not like being outside in the least. I know I have plenty of photos of her outside and that has been on occasion of taking her on a short walk or sitting with her in the sunlight, but for the most part, Fiji is actually afraid ...
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The Proper Diet for a Swainson Toucan

  Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Sandpoint, Idaho Of: Swainson Toucan "Fiji" If you thought a parrot's diet was strict, wait until you hear about a Swainson Toucan's diet! I am going to use the term "toucan" in reference to a Swainson toucan as that is all I have personally ever owned. I assume this diet is for most, if not all, toucans but tha...
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Listen to a Swainson Toucan

I was obviously trying to be really sneaky when filming this video of my Swainson toucan, Meaka, while she was making noise. So it's not the most fun video to watch as I wanted footage of her actually crying for people to see how different the body language is from a parrot's but you can't really so I failed at obtaining that. However, you can...
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