Adding a Toucan To Your Home

Photo by Dave Location: Saipan, MP Pictured: Swainson Toucan "Meaka"   The biggest misconception about toucans is made because of the size of their beaks. Hyacinth macaws are referred to in the bird world as "the gentle giants" of all macaws, and I would say the same type of reputation should be given to toucans. Even with their large beaks, ...
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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 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 aloud to bring “pets” on board.    Photo by ...
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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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