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Aracari joining our flock

Discussion in 'Ramphastid Road' started by CaliEckies, 2/10/19.

  1. CaliEckies

    CaliEckies Jogging around the block Avenue Veteran

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    Hey guys! Well we visited Emerald Forest Bird Gardens years ago in San Diego. Did all the research on Toucans and Aracari's but the day we were going to purchase an Aracari one of Eclectus parrots passed away while we were at EFBG so we took a step back and never ended up purchasing one.
    5 years later though we have been talking to an Owner who needs to down size.
    We connected them with Brock who many of you may know as Ripley (RIP) the Toucan's dedicated owner. Brock is taking on their Toco Toucan they need a home for and we agreed to take on their Aracari.
    I would love some helpful tools and tricks anyone has used to tame an Aracari and build trust. We were told he was tame and he may be - he did draw blood on the owner when he took him out of the aviary though today so I'm thinking this little guy will need some work. We have taken in a tamed down greys, eclectus and macaws. This will be our first soft bill. (Yes we are aware no mixing of hard bills and soft bills)
    No photos yet I am sorry... he is flying with my nanny and will be in Houston on Wednesday morning. :heart:
     
  2. CaliEckies

    CaliEckies Jogging around the block Avenue Veteran

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    this is the photo I have from the for sale listing so I can share this one
     
  3. rockoko

    rockoko Squawk and Meow! Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Congratulations! How exciting!
     
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    Congratulations! :)
     
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    Clueless Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Congrats! Hubby loves those birds.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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  7. expressmailtome

    expressmailtome Ripping up the road Administrator Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Congratulations on your amazing new addition!
     
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    sunnysmom Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Congrats!
     
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  9. CaliEckies

    CaliEckies Jogging around the block Avenue Veteran

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    Hey guys sorry been SUPER busy with a Bulldog litter. I mean Team No Sleep over here :p
    The Toucan - Collared Aracari safely landed in Houston yesterday!
    His big cage got lost I guess in the mail *sigh* so they are shipping a new one (Amazon) and it will be here Friday. No worries though I put up some wood stands and he is enjoying our Master Bathroom. Lots of room to fly around. And super easy to clean up since it is a bathroom.
    The first night I read a book in the bathroom with him and he surprised me when he flew over to sink area (I was sitting against the cabinets) and came over 3 times to get a better look at me. Then one time he landed about 2 feet from me and was watching me. He seems to really want to give me a chance at being a friend so I am very excited. I know in a few months time I will be posting photos of him cuddled up or at least sitting next to me.
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  10. expressmailtome

    expressmailtome Ripping up the road Administrator Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    It sounds as if he is adjusting well so far.
     
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  11. CaliEckies

    CaliEckies Jogging around the block Avenue Veteran

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    Yes I am very happy with our progress in the very short amount of time he has been here:dance4: once he has settled down we will take him to the Vet for a once over a Iron test but I want to let him calm down for a little bit.
     
  12. iamwhoiam

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    Great that he arrived safely and that he seems to be comfortable with you. He's cute.
     
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    CrazyBirdChick Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month

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    Wow! What a beautiful bird! I've never seen one of those before. The beak looks so unusual and the eyes and feathering are just breathtaking.
     
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    If you don't mind me asking, what's the difference between a soft bill and a hard bill? I'm almost 100% sure that it isn't what first comes to mind...
     
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  15. CaliEckies

    CaliEckies Jogging around the block Avenue Veteran

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    The terms "softbill" and "hookbill" (hardbill) are used to describe different types of birds based on their diet, not solely on their beaks. Although hookbill birds have hooked beaks, the beaks of softbills are not soft. The "soft" refers to the food they eat.
    Softbilled birds eat soft foods, such as nectar, fruit, and insects.
    You also don't mix Toucan with your normal parrots like lovebirds, conures etc as they are known to kill other birds in the wild. A Large Toucan like a Toco should never be left alone with any other parrots.
     
  16. camelotshadow

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    Stunning. Wish you both many happy years together!
     
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  17. CaliEckies

    CaliEckies Jogging around the block Avenue Veteran

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    We have officially named him: Mango
    Today we spent a few hours together throughout the day bonding. By this evening he flew down 2 times and spent time on my legs. Now I cant move to touch him yet as that scares him away... baby steps! But he was very interested in my binder and tried to run away with my pen :rofl:
    These photos are from my phone so not the same quality but I had to snap a few :p

    "Ok Human lets see if you're a good jungle gym"

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    "Not bad human"

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    "Hey what's under the binder? A hiddy spot??" :roflmao:

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    "I can't fit darnit!" :eek:

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    "Is that delicious looking writing utensil for meeeee?"

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  18. Rain Bow

    Rain Bow Sprinting down the street

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    That Blankey looks so warm & soft! It also matches the feathers around Mangos pretty eye.

    Congrats on your new fid! Let us know how that 1st vet visit goes.
     
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