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Last Post 14-09-2013 11:36 AM by  Sue C
Safe and unsafe woods
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14-09-2013 11:36 AM

    I just lifted this off the internet

    If you are thinking about using natural tree branches for your parrot’s toys or perhaps as perches inside their cages (they can be extremely cost effective and durable whilst providing your parrot with a more natural perch and gnawing post) here is a list of safe and toxic natural wood branches and tree species for your parrots

    Safe Wood & Tree Branches | Non Toxic

    Willow Tree

    Willow Tree

    Apple
    Almond
    Arbutus
    Ash
    Aspen
    Bamboo
    Beech
    Birch
    Cottonwood
    Crabapple
    Dogwood
    Elm
    Fir
    Hawthorn
    Larch
    Magnolia
    Manzanita
    Mulberry
    Pear
    Pine
    Poplar
    Sequoia
    Willow

    Wood & Tree Branches To Avoid

    Big Oak Tree

    Big Oak Tree

    Apricot
    Cherry
    Peach
    Prune
    Plum
    Nectarine
    Apricot
    Black locust
    Box Elder
    Boxwood
    Buckeye
    Crape Myrtle
    Hemlock
    Oak – leaves, bark and acorns
    Pine (needles and berries)
    Red Maple
    Redwood
    Sumac

    These trees all belong to the Prunus species. They contain cyanogenic glycosides which release cyanide if ingestested

    I don't use fresh pine due to the resin it releases.


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