I'm located in Europe and interested in buying keel-bills.
I keep & breed this species for over 6 years now.
I do think you NEVER clip a toucan's wings. If you do, they will try to fly and dammage there beaks extensively. Beaks easily breake.
Handreared they make good pets. BUT !!!
They need a big cage, better an aviary of at least 7feet long and high and3 feet deep. Best not use a wire cage. make sure back and sides are full pannels, why i explane later.
All toucans are fruit eating birds, wich means that they realy **** all over the place. It's sticky and goes even on your sealing! Cages should be cleaned at least every 2 days. They are very subseptable to iron storage desease, wich means you can not only feed them pelet food (too much iron). Their main diet consists of; papaya, cantelope, banana, pear and apple. They eat appr. their weigth on fruit per day = app. 400-450 grams for the Keelbill.
However, they are very playfull birds and need a lot of attention when kept as a pet. The cage size mentioned is for 1 bird only, dont keep more than one as they will get jelous of each other and figth and can kill eachother!
They are as loveble and playfull as macaws, can purr but also be very noisy (like a porrot). They can not be potty trained like parrots as they have a very fast digestive system. Most love the compaionship of all familly members and can inflict nasty bites if they don't get it their way.
They can make very good pets if you have experiance with larger birds and can spend a lot of time with them.
Any more questions, just ask.
Picture shows my wife with a young keelbill about to fledge.
Toucbird, Belgium, Europe