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.
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.