Posted on November 28, 2016. This exotic bird was imported into the United States at some point while it was still legal to do so. Join millions of people using Oodle to find unique used cars for sale, apartments for rent, jobs listings, merchandise, and other classifieds in your neighborhood. Some states are more lenient than others. I know that you can get cases currently of the large Mexican Papaya in LA for $8 - 11, where here in New Mexico I pay $22. Females generally have a higher voice than the males. I would say it costs far more to feed Toucans than psittacines, if you are doing it correctly, and especially if you don't have access to the cheap fruit prices areas like California does. The California Fish and Game Code makes it a misdemeanor to keep as a pet any animal that is endangered or which the department considers a threat to public health and safety or to native fish, wildlife, or agriculture. Only Hawaii’s laws are more restrictive. Yes, it is legal to own a toucan. Toucans range in size from the Lettered Aracari (Pteroglossus inscriptus), at 130 g (4.6 oz) and 29 cm (11.5 inches), to the Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco), at … Apologies Overdue on January 27, 2019: Can I have a pet crow in Illinois? These birds need a lot of attention. They can also be very sensitive if they don’t get the right diet. Pets you can’t legally own in California. Jules on January 18, 2019: Can I have a domesticated fox in Louisiana. can i have a fennec in colton california. Owners spend several hours a day working and playing with their toucans. They are brightly marked and have enormous, colorful bills. California has some of the toughest laws on exotic pets in the nation. The family includes six genera and about forty different species. But they are a high needs pet so you must think your decision through before purchasing or adopting a toucan. By Suzanne Espinosa Solis on February 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM. Be sure you have that kind of time to invest in a pet. In some states, you can have a pet squirrel or kangaroo, while other states have even banned pet rabbits. Although toucans and woodpeckers may not look like they have much in common, they are in the same taxonomic order (Piciformes) and have a lot in common. Print; California has some of the strictest laws in the nation on animal ownership. Every state has exotic or wild pet laws specifying if a species is allowed, banned, or requires a special permit. A couple examples for you: Pet Toucan Fail #1 An educated, well-off adult couple, after much research, set out to purchase a toucan as their sole pet. It is illegal to have a pet raven anywhere in the US, under the Migratory Bird Act of 1918. Find Toucans for Sale on Oodle Classifieds. Many toucan species make barking, croaking, and growling sounds, and mountain toucans make braying sounds like those of a donkey. Tucked away on forty acres of riparian woodlands in the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Fallbrook, California just an hour north of San Diego, Emerald Forest Bird Gardens holds one of the most spectacular private collections of toucans and other exotic birds in the world. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on December 16, 2018: Sequoia Yes but you need a permit. After importing a number of these birds into the U.S., domestic breeding without inbreeding the species, made it possible to continue having what is termed as "exotic" birds here in the U.S., the toucan being one of these "exotics"..