Focusing Paco’s Time Indoors on Positive Pursuits

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Well, it’s finally happened. I knew this day would come and have been dreading it with nervous anticipation for awhile now. Paco has officially started to lose interest in most of his favorite things about the indoors. Suddenly, flying back … Continue reading

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Nest Logs for Toco Toucans: Part 2, It’s a Box!

Prior to Pepe’s fall and subsequent “divorce” from Paz, we had just completed a newly designed nest box for the pair to use in this upcoming mating season. You may remember from my original post on Nest Logs for Toco Toucans … Continue reading

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Our Top Toucan Toy Stuffers

I recently posted the above picture on Facebook of a coconut stuffed with toys for the toucans to roll around and forage out. One of our toucan friends inquired further as to what we actually stuffed the coconut with. I thought that that … 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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Advancing to Level 2: Foraging for Toucans

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The Three-Cans have been having a lot of fun exploring the new foraging ideas we have been coming up with for them. Every morning when we feed them their breakfast, we place their bowls and toys on the wall behind their aviaries … Continue reading

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The Latest Toucan Toy Creations

This post is dedicated to all of my fellow bird companions out there who lovingly spend their nights, weekends, and general free time crafting bird toys for their feathered friends. Forget the actual construction – I find that often the toughest … Continue reading

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Our New Toucan Play Gym

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We recently decided that it was time to build the Three-Cans an outdoor play gym. I was inspired by photos of companion parrots entertaining themselves on intricate java trees, which simply looked way too fun to have the toucans do … Continue reading

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Toucan Foraging Beginnings

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Our favorite trainers over at Bird Tricks have been on a big foraging education kick lately, working hard to incent us humans to begin creating more food foraging opportunities for our companion birds. Birds spend a huge portion of their … Continue reading

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Talking to Toucans

Because our Three-Cans are housed outdoors in a public setting, people often approach when I am in the aviaries to find me chatting away to the birds. One of their first questions is always, “Do they speak back to you?”, … Continue reading

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Palm Tree Playthings

On our little island, we have a surprising amount of natural resources that can be used safely for our Three-Cans. Our big almond tree provides the perfect perches, shade for their aviaries, and the fallen almonds and crunchy leaves are a treasure … Continue reading

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