Managing Mating Season Behaviors

It’s that time of the year again in Toucanland – the hormones are back and the Three-Cans have mating on their minds. I’ve been reading a lot lately from other bird owners about what a bad mating season it’s been … 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 useĀ in this upcoming mating season. You may remember from my original post on Nest Logs for Toco Toucans … Continue reading

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Not Meant to Be: The Failed Socialization of Paz & Paco

It has been over three weeks since Pepe’s fall and subsequent move out of the aviary he shared with Paz. In true animal/Buddhist fashion, always existing in the present moment, Paz has also moved on with her life. Due to … Continue reading

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Relationships Change Us All

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  No matter how independent we consider ourselves, no matter how set in our own ways we may be, we have all no doubt made some changes within ourselves over the course of a romantic relationship at some point in … Continue reading

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The Predicaments of Breeding Birds

As the pronounced mating season behaviorsĀ 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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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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