About a month ago, these three young toucans were decommissioned from Minae, our Fish and Wildlife, they had recently been stolen from the nest and were being kept poorly in small canary cages...yes, canary cages. One had a very badly bruised wing and on the same side she could not use her leg and foot. With treatment she is now recovering the use of her wing and using her leg and foot! We still have her in a smaller cage so that she does not re-injure the leg, the other two are out in nice large enclosures and are doing really well. Two of them are Swainson's or Chesnut mandibled toucans and the other is a Keel Billed toucan. You can see the pale colors are turning nice and bright and they have gained much needed weight, you could see and feel most of their bones when they arrived.
My husband Jorge is over on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, about a 1.5 hour drive away picking up 150 lbs. of Papaya to feed all the toucans and parrots, and of course Issy the monkey. He goes over to our farm, then on to the papaya plantation! Please help us support these guys with a donation using Pay Pal on our website!! http://www.toucanrescueranch.com/
Thank you so much!