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I apologize that no one has responded to your question sooner. Different experts come online at various times. I just came online and saw your question. My name is ***** ***** I’m a biologist with a special interest in avian health. ou have really done a great job of researching care and trying to give these toucans the best of everything.
There are no vaccinations that we routinely give pet birds. Medications are only used when they get sick. One of the better antibiotics for birds is Baytril . It is by prescription only, but that dog and cat vet could get it for you (probably already has it on hand) should you ever need it. He/she can get dosing instructions from a book they should already have. I hope the need never arises, but the information is useful to have.
A common practice when veterinary help is needed in remote areas is for the regular vet to consult by phone with an avian specialist to provide care when it is needed. You would have to pay both vets, but since we never know when a bird might develop a health condition, this is another thing that would be good to line up in advance. It may involve consulting with a vet in the United States.
If you have more questions, jsut let me know. I wish you many years with your new companions.