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Old 01-16-2012, 09:37 PM
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Anyone ever heard of having an indoor, potted tree for a bird to play around on? My Amazon started flying on her own today, and has developed quite an affinity for my standing wooden coat rack. She loves climbing up there and chewing on it, but I'm concerned about her pooping on my hats and coats, and destroying the piece. It's so cute seeing her up in there playing around like it's a tree though. Does anyone have any suggestions for kinds of trees that are generally available at garden stores for growing indoors, that are also safe for parrots? My parents always had ficus trees in our house growing up, but I'm not sure if those are safe for birdies. I've seen those java tree perches but those are pretty pricey!
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:16 PM
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Re: Indoor Parrot Tree?

I want to do this too, but I haven't done the research yet. There are a lot of lists online about what plants are safe and unsafe. I was thinking of maybe getting some sort of herb bush (rosemary maybe) and training it to grow up like a tree, so it will smell good and be good for the bird.
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Re: Indoor Parrot Tree?

Yes, agree with Remy. Before buying a live plant consult the lists online to buy a safe one. I know many birds like them. I don't have any because my cat would destroy them.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:54 AM
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Re: Indoor Parrot Tree?

my birds love their Java tree and its low maintenance.

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Re: Indoor Parrot Tree?

I want a tree like that! I thought I was going to make one from a Mulberry tree that died, but bugs attacked it.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:28 PM
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Re: Indoor Parrot Tree?

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my birds love their Java tree and its low maintenance.

Is that sand in the bottom? Where did you get your tree?
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:26 PM
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Re: Indoor Parrot Tree?

I bought it off ebay from bird toy kingdom. Yes it's sand in the bottom I use a cat litter scoop to keep it clean everyday.

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:19 PM
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Re: Indoor Parrot Tree?

I can't find that username on ebay. :-(
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:45 PM
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Re: Indoor Parrot Tree?

My birds LOVE their java tree. I was lucky to find mine on Craigslist BRAND NEW for $100. The lady paid $500 for it, didn't end up getting the parrot, and there were no returns on the tree so she put it on Craigslist to get rid of it. Check around for one :-)
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:49 PM
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Re: Indoor Parrot Tree?

Also, if you have a live tree that is safe it probably won't be very pretty. Your bird will probably have a blast chewing all of the leaves. I ran into that problem with Stewie. He LOVES to eat my plants.
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