The Ariel toucan is a small to can roughly 40 cm from beak to tail tip with a beak of 8 to 12 cm they are very colourful with a bright orange breast, red eye-skin a brilliant blue eye and red abdominal feathers.

Housing
as with all toucans they should be kept in an aviary rather than the cage, an aviary of around 2 x 3 x 2 m would be sufficient. They have a tendency for antisocial behaviour towards other birds especially small ones and is not recommended that they be housed in a mixed bird community.

The toucans diet consist primarily of fruit, in the wild and natural habitat provides them with over 100 different varieties of fruit so you’re domesticated toucan will require a great variety of fruit. They attain a protein in the wild from eating insects so you must supplement their diet with insects such as cockroaches or grub such as mealy worms.

It is unlikely you will be to meet their protein needs merely from insects such highly recommended that you supplement their diet with a low iron protein feed source made especially for macaws which you should be able to obtain from your local pet food store or online

Breeding
bidding toucans can be a bit hit and miss, but you are most likely to be successful if your birds are well fed and happy with their surroundings. Of course you will need a pair of toucans to breed, but only a single pair should be kept in your Aviary in breeding is your intention.

They have been known to breed in breeding boxes that come with concave bottom but they greatly prefer a more natural breeding box which in fact it is a hollow country log. Construction and excavation of the log to create the nest is part of the bonding experience between the pair, the cementing of their bond makes them more likely to breed

Eggs are all white and analytical in shape with usually 3 to 4 bin laden clutch. The eggs require 16 days of incubation the youngsters will fledge and leave the nest and around 50 days from hatching.