Toucan Vision Observations

As an enrichment activity, I will sometimes bring in my iPad for a bit of toucan playtime. People definitely have a good chuckle if they happen to walk up as I am showing the Three-Cans the iPad, incredulously asking me what the heck … Continue reading

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Thinking Inside the Box

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Toco toucans (at least ours anyway!) love to peer into mysterious containers in hopes of discovering treasures hidden within. Once they have pillaged said treasures, they then love to destroy the containers in which they were held, although not always in that … Continue reading

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Enrichment on the Menu: Bonding Through Food

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I am always looking for ways to enhance our Three-Cans lives. A big part of their life is spent eating, so working to make their food fun is important in creating a interesting environment for them. Toucans have a very fast … Continue reading

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The Evolving Bag of Wonder Game

The Bag of Wonder is an enrichment game I created as a way to spend quality time and bond with our Three-Cans. You can find my  original post here. The game can be credited for numerous positive outcomes including: helping reinforce … Continue reading

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Training as I Clean…

Cleaning the toucan cages is a task that I love to do. Yes, you heard me correctly and yes, I am saying I have fun cleaning up toucan poo. Believe it or not, cage cleaning time in Toucanland is a … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Creative! Making Toys for Toucans…

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I often say that the most difficult part about owning Toco toucans is keeping them entertained. They are such high-energy, curious birds that I believe they would probably go insane without proper stimulation. For the times we are not directly … Continue reading

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Pepe: Toy Collector Extraordinaire

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Pepe the Toco toucan, otherwise known as “The Toy Monster”, has developed a clever new way to extend his playtime. I mentioned in my last post on Pepe’s progress his innovative way of storing his toys in his food bowls … Continue reading

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Changing Spaces

When we adopted our “three-cans”, I tried to get as much information out of the previous owners as possible regarding the birds’ history, care, and personalities. They didn’t have much to offer and what little information I was provided has … Continue reading

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Choosing Toys for Toucans

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Prior to bringing our three toucans home, I was hesitant to pre-purchase any toys, as I did not know what would be appropriate for them. Having no experience with Toco toucans, I was very curious to find out how they play … Continue reading

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There’s a Toucan in my Mirror!

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Lately I’ve been trying to come up with ideas for new ways I can provide enrichment for the toucans while spending quality time with them, outside of our training sessions. The challenge is that our birds live outdoors 100% of … Continue reading

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