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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Live trees for your parrot

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I was wondering if anyone has any live fruit trees or other live plants for their birds? I love my plants and have been looking at those that are safe or not so I can be prepared when I bring my baby home in a few weeks.

I was thinking about getting a nice size live tree to keep in the room or on the screened patio to provide fresh flowers and fruits and was curious if anyone else had any luck with particular trees or plants.
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I believe bamboo and eucalyptus are generally safe for birds. Not lucky bamboo, the real stuff. I made a list of some stuff though, lemme find it.......


Plants/Wood:
Aloe
Acacia
Bamboo
Dogwood
Eucalyptus
Ash
Sweetgum
Japanese Maple
Willow
Yucca

Herbs:
Basil
Chamomile
Cilantro
Dill
Oregano
Parsley
Peppermint
Rosemary
Spearmint
Thyme

Flowers:
African Daisy
Dandelion
Gardenia
Impatiens
Marigolds
Pansy
Petunia
Rose
Dahlia
Hibiscus
Honeysuckle
Lily (most, but check)
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The trouble I see is that most birds are going to destroy any new growth as part of their normal play.
Pittisporum is safe and can include the Aussy Frangipani, Orchids, and I did have a Pitcher Plant. All chewed to bits.
I did try sprouting seeds in a tray of potting mix and then letting them at it. This worked well.
Warning though. Some worry about the birds getting into the potting mix as it can harbor nasties. Like molds.
You could grow grow sacrificial plants out of their area and then put in place. And take out when stripped or badly damaged.
Kate's list is a good one.
Here are a link's to other list's
http://www.birdsnways.com/articles/plntsafe.htm
http://www.theparrotsocietyuk.org/ve...ns-and-parrots
http://www.peteducation.com/article....+1912&aid=2236
http://www.rnzih.org.nz/pages/poison.html
http://www.cockatiel.org/articles/plantlist.html
http://www.mdvaden.com/bird_page.shtml


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True this makes sense. Thanks for the replies!
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You could grow your own food for them, but they will destroy the plants I'd love to grow my own stuff
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