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Collared Aracari birds

Collared Aracari Bird Species
Collared Aracari Stats
Scientific Name:  Pteroglossus torquatus
Size:  12 inches
Native Region:  Southern Mexico to northern Colombia
Life Expectancy:  16 years
Noise Level:  Quiet
Talk/Trick Ability:  Good trick ability



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Collared Aracari Species Profile
Traits:  Collared aracaris are friendly and docile, particularly when hand-fed, and they thrive on companionship. Although relatively small, they require a great deal of room because of their need for activity.

Collared aracaris are lovable and enjoy spending time with their owners. With those of their own species, they engage in entertaining behavior, such as mock fighting (not aggressive) and throwing items. They are intelligent and can even learn to be potty trained.

Behavior/Health Concerns:  Collared aracaris are active birds, and need plenty of space to both fly and play. Their cages or aviaries should also have enough toys for entertainment. The collared aracari’s diet consists primarily of fruit in the wild, and the same should be replicated in our homes. Because citric acid facilitates the absorption of iron, it is recommended not to give this species any citric fruits. In addition to a wide variety of fruits, a collared aracari’s diet should be supplemented with a low-iron protein source. Although collared aracaris are very friendly with people, they should not be placed in other birds, particularly with smaller birds.

Expert Advice
"Collared aracaris are very friendly, love to be handled, will cuddle quietly in your lap, and will ride around on your shoulder. They are easily potty trained, and [can] learn to perform a variety of tricks."

Jerry Jennings, Emerald Forest Bird Gardens
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