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Old 02-10-2019, 08:53 PM
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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 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)
He will be flying with my nanny and will be in Houston on Wednesday morning.

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Hey guys sorry been SUPER busy with a Bulldog litter. I mean Team No Sleep over here
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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WOW! He is stunning! I am so looking forward to hearing more about him.
Have you thought of a name yet?
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WOW! He is stunning! I am so looking forward to hearing more about him. Have you thought of a name yet?
We are throwing around a few right now. Waiting to see what his personality is like to pick one
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Gorgeous, never seen one before!!! Neato
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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
These photos are from my phone so not the same quality but I had to snap a few

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



"Not bad human"



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



"I can't fit darnit!"



"Is that delicious looking writing utensil for meeeee?"

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