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Old 05-19-2013, 01:18 PM
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My Idea for a Birdie Indoor Rainforest Spa Experience

LOL at the title. I just wanted to share this inspired idea I had to take all my indoor plants together and a bunch of other things and give my Technicolor Chicken the spa experience. A good sunny window, a few smooth black stones and voila! A miniature rainforest themepark-spa. LOL! He loved it. He would fly straight to it and just roam around the vases or climb the ladders. I added water later but he didn't feel like bathing at the time.

I usually have plants in this corner of the bedroom because it gets the most morning sun. So I will probably keep this set up, minus some of the plants because that is just too crazy. I'll also take the ladders off because he climbs it just to get to the leaves so he can chew them to pieces. It's another place in the apartment for Boomer to 'visit' since he spends most of his time in the living room, either on top of his cage, the tree or me. This is also great for days when I couldn't take him to the park.

EDIT: I just found out that the water bamboo plant is dangerous for birds to chew on (thanks, CopperArabian). I am redoing the set up so these plants will be no where near Boomer. Just a heads up to those who might want to try this with their water bamboo plants.





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Re: My Idea for a Birdie Indoor Rainforest Spa Experience

I'm sorry Boomer, but I have to ask...you don't by chance, live in New Jersey do you...was wondering if you'd had any inspirational encouragement from any special tomatoes ? ? ?

Nice looking rainforest though.....
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:27 PM
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Re: My Idea for a Birdie Indoor Rainforest Spa Experience

That is so cute!
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:33 PM
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Re: My Idea for a Birdie Indoor Rainforest Spa Experience

It actually looks really cool from where it can be seen from this photo...I don't think it looks crazy at all....then again, I don't know if it goes with the rest. My budgies play in an aloe mini-jungle and get some good exercise and fun. You got some nice bamboo plants there, it looks really nice from this end! And how awesome for Boomer to have it!
And btw, Boomer is stunning.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:42 PM
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Re: My Idea for a Birdie Indoor Rainforest Spa Experience

love that you call him a technicolor chicken
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:47 PM
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Re: My Idea for a Birdie Indoor Rainforest Spa Experience

It is beautiful! But I would like to suggest you find a different species of plant. Lucky bamboo isn't a true bamboo and is not save to be chewed on.

Please take careful notice of the red highlighted section source
on this site it is also listed as not safe
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Dracaena Varieties (aka Dragon Tree) – a tropical, sub-tropical plants with some species such as D. deremnsis, D. fragrans, D. godseffiana, D. marginata, and D. sanderiana kept as houseplants. Although considered edible in general, not all species are. The “Lucky Bamboo,” for example, is actually a Dracaena, but is not safe for birds to chew. If in doubt, do a specific search on the variety of Dracaena that you are considering buying, to be certain that it is safe.
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Re: My Idea for a Birdie Indoor Rainforest Spa Experience

lol it looks like paradise! Boomboom is adorable
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Re: My Idea for a Birdie Indoor Rainforest Spa Experience

Thanks for the responses!!! I am glad you all enjoyed the pictures. You should try your own Birdie Spa-Zen Garden and post pics here!

@CopperArabian: Oh wow, I didn't know this!!! I thought all dracaenas were safe. So scary, he's chewed on the leaves of the water bamboo like 3-6 times in the past (2 today). I will definietely make sure he won't be able to reach the leaves or stem. Goes to show, just when I think I've researched enough, there is something very glaring that I missed.

Thank you very much for the heads up!!!!!!!!!! It is very much appreciated.

ps. @ Weco: I don't live in NJ but I love tomatoes!
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Re: My Idea for a Birdie Indoor Rainforest Spa Experience

BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!! The title had me laughing pretty hard, as did Weco's comment.

Boom Boom is GORGEOUS!!!
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Re: My Idea for a Birdie Indoor Rainforest Spa Experience

Boomer looks so happy 'at the spa'. What a cute bird.
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