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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Natural Baths Outside

I get asked a lot if I bring my birds in from their outdoor aviaries when it rains. Well, living in Florida, it rains almost every day at the same time and a lot more in the winter. It pretty much rains all the time! And honestly, it's a hassle to bring birds in and out, back and forth. Who wants to do that? I wondered how they would do the fir...
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The Difference in Diet: Pellets

When it comes to your bird’s diet – do your research and thoroughly! For all of Fiji’s life (my Swainson Toucan) she has been on a Mazuri pellet diet (the rest of her diet is explained in detail here) but right now I want the focus of this post to be on her pellet diet only.    Photo by Jamieleigh Mazuri Toucan Pellets We picked this diet becau...
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Cruise Ship Questions Answered!

I wanted to take the time to answer the most common cruise ship related questions I get asked that have to do with my birds.   Q: How did you get your birds on board? A: The only reason the birds are on board is because they are part of the guest entertainment. Regular cruise ship passengers are not allowed to bring “pets” on board.    Photo b...
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Socializing Toucans

Photo by Dave Location: The Dawn Princess, Princess Cruise Lines Twins: Swainson Toucans "Meaka" and "Fiji" It wasn't always this way with these two toucans... A lady in Sandpoint, Idaho owned Meaka (left) and she was the same age as Fiji (right) who we got at six months old. Meaka stayed in a pet shop all day and was a very calm and sweet bird...
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Are Toucans Cuddly?

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Reno, Nevada Getting lovin': Swainson Toucan "Meaka" The question I get asked the most about toucans are, "Are they cuddly?" well, I think this picture says it all. This is my Swainson Toucan about a year and a half old at the time. She was always gentle and cuddly and would rub her head against you kind of like ...
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