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Bearded Barbet

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

4/5

Friendly with family

3/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Song-vocal quality

2/5

Mimics sounds-words

2/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

0/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

Crazy eyes!

By

Florida, United States

Posted Nov 23, 2012

We got a Bearded into our sanctuary once when a bird hoarders house was seized. I was not familiar with this breed until then. I called this bird "Crazy Eyes" because Beardeds always look like they have the craziest looks in their eyes, its so goofy! Combined with their "beards" they are truly silly to look at. They are related to Toucans and primarily wild and hard to tame. Our Bearded was relatively friendly but you could tell it was very "on edge" and anxious a lot, which isnt good for such a wild bird because you never know how they will react. I have heard stories of other people not having good luck taming a Bearded into being truly domesticated, but I think they still make a very interesting bird for a collector or someone with a lot of time to work with the bird, becuase they def. have potential. They usually only get aggressive around sexual maturity, so raising them from babies helps a lot. very interesting bird, though! Very funny to look at, too. :)

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