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Are Phragmites parrot safe?

Hello all.
I was wondering if knew anything about Phragmites? Tall, invasive wetland grass. Proppery cleaned I'm thinking they could be a great shredding toy. Or perhaps natural perches.

Waterfowl & other birds nest in them so i'm guessing they're ok.
So how would you prep them for indoor use?
Boil the stem for a while & let them dry? I dont thonk freezing would work. Bugs could over winter in them.

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I hope you get an answer! I'm interested to know

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Not going to risk it

Nope, not gonna do it.

someone pointed out that they have medicinal properties, diuretic or something.
A web search listed all sorts of mediciney type stuff. So although abundant & I could use them in different ways, it's not worth risking the health of the birds

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It's definitely better to be safe than sorry!

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