He resembles a real toucan, except he can talk.
Artie constantly gives Gusto comments on his sculptures and paintings, and rarely stays quiet for too long. Despite his chattiness, he is rather intelligent, as he helps the Gummi Bears with his avian abilities when their Gummiberry Juice cannot do the trick. Artie had once offered to help Cubbi Gummi master flying with a pair of artificial wings while at the same time trying to keep his loquaciousness under control (which proved a bad idea as he had secret reservations that Cubbi's flying lessons may indirectly lead to trouble).
- Artie's name is a reference to Art Deco.
- The fact that he can speak in real words might mean he's half-parrot or magical, since real toucans cannot do this.