- Celebrity Pets
We had a toucan when I was a kid. Some jacka** had shot it. We had a neighbor that was a vet, and with him in tow my Dad and I went and captured the injured bird. We nursed it back to health and eventually sold it to an exotic animal store for breeding.
The main thing that I remember about the toucan (that we "cleverly" named "Tooey") was that it liked to bite us. A lot. Let's hope that the girl in this video, uploaded by BirdTricks on October 29, 2011, doesn't have the scars on her arms that I do...
Even with my scars, I'll never forget how beautiful that bird was; very similar to the one in the video, actually.
If you have any exotic bird experiences, let us know!
John P. Barker