Setting Sitters Up for Success

The resort we live on is currently closed for our off-season. We shut down for business every year for approximately 6 weeks, along with most of the other resorts in the territory, due to it being the height of hurricane season and significantly … Continue reading

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The Ever-Changing Preferences of a Toco Toucan

Paco, Paz, and Pepe love to keep us on our toes. Just when we think we’ve got it all figured out – or wait, let me stop there. Correction: we NEVER feel like we’ve got it all figured out. Here’s a more … Continue reading

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Finding Equality with Multiple Birds

When we first adopted the Three-Cans, all adult birds with varying degrees of trust issues due to their less-than-ideal past, I had my work cut out for me. I desperately wanted to have a positive, loving, pet-like relationship with all … Continue reading

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We’re Molting!

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Paco, Paz, and Pepe are all currently well into their annual molt, which started to really kick into full swing a little over a month ago. This is our first full molt with them. When we brought them home last year, … Continue reading

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Building Our Toco Toucan Aviary

Our friend, Jamie Womach from Bird Tricks, has been doing a series of blog posts on people who have built their own outdoor bird aviaries. In the spirit of summer, I think it’s a great idea to inspire more people … Continue reading

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The Predicaments of Breeding Birds

As the pronounced mating season behaviors of companion birds are in full swing, you read a lot about the struggles people are experiencing on the array of bird forums across the web. From random aggression, territorial nesting, endless squawking, and other … Continue reading

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Paco Explores the Great Indoors

Finally having Paco acclimated to the inside of our house is a HUGE step for us. I realize that it may seem strange that it has taken almost a year for us to get to this place and that it’s … Continue reading

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Our First Egg Adventure

I hesitate to confess how completely and utterly shocked I was to find eggs in Paz and Pepe’s nest. After all, I had just socialized, then housed together two healthy birds of breeding age expressly because they had been extremely … Continue reading

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The Wall That Hormones Built

Once upon a time there were three toucans named Paco, Paz, and Pepe. They lived on a little island in the Caribbean with their best friend, the Toucan Lady. They were a happy flock, living together side by side, enjoying … Continue reading

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Nest Logs for Toco Toucans

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We recently came to the conclusion that we needed to provide the Three-Cans with nest logs. Originally, we weren’t sure if it was the best idea, as we were concerned that it would lead to undesirable hormonal nesting behaviors. But I … Continue reading

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