Toxic List for our Birds.

karen

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Hi guys ,
thanks for the welcome.
Just been on line checking out pots in argos guffaw:18: my OH is on a golf break in tenerife...he is home tomorrow to a bl**$y big cage and a little raptor.

I am in love , she arrived to day and I am calling her Honey. It may well be male ..but if he is, he is in touch with his feminine side so wont mind name.

She is 5mnths arrived said hallo ,pecked dog on nose and spent day touring with myself or my son.
I sent her to bed at 8 she was knacked. Wow.. dont they poop BIG:D and often.Just as well I muck out my stable ... loads of practice. Can i put it on my roses ?;)
I had already scared myself shtlss reading the "how to kill ur parrot page"
thank God I decided to take her b4 I read it.
Well now Im off to bed but i think Iwill be too excited to sleep. Jings will I ever grow up?

Is it worth finding out sex if only having one?
I took advice and agreed as a newbie to parrots and only room for one cage I would turn down offer of two. However I hung a mirror on wll behind cage and I saw her clucking to her self....Hope that not a bad thing.
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You can train Honey to be toilet trained, going in one spot. Bucc is now pretty good and will go on his Java Tree or Playarea, both are good as they are so easy to clean.

Have never tried it on my roses, but maybe I'll give it a go in the summer. :D Hmmm wonder how much of the stuff I'll have to collect. :rolleyes: lol.

Finding out the sex, I think is a personal choice, some people do and some people don't, If you're happy with either sex then that the main thing. Bucc is a single Grey (at the moment) and he will sit by his mirror talking away to it. Telling it "No Bite" lol (the grey in the mirror must be such a stinker, and Bucc is trying so hard to make him good) :D :D
 
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found these I'd written down, but can't remember which website I found them on. Anyway here they are.

TOXIC PLANTS
Amaryllis
Azalea
Bird of Paradise
Caladium
Calla Lily
Clematis
Crocus
Daffodil
Dieffenbachia
Eggplant (unripe, overripe fruit, leaves)
Ficus (ornamental fig - sap)
Iris
Ivy
Juniper
Larkspur
Lobelia
Lupine
Marijuana
Mistletoe
Narcissus
Oleander
Peony
Periwinkle
Philodendron
Poinsettia
Poppy
Potato (sprouts, leaves, green tubers)
Pathos
Privet
Rhubarb (leaves)
Sage
Sweet Pea
Tobacco
Tomato (stems, leaves)
Tulip
Wisteria
Yew

SAFE PLANTS
Acacia
African Daily
African Violet
Aloe Vera
Aralia
Asparagus Fern
Aspidistra
Baby's Breath
Begonia
Boston Fern
Bromeliads
Calendula
Chamomile
Chicory
Coleus
Comfrey
Croton
Dracaena
Gardenia
Grape Ivy
Jade Plant
Lilac
Lily
Marigold
Nasturtium
Norfolk Island Pine
Parsley
Peppermint
Petunia
Rose
Schefflera
Spearmint
Swedish Ivy
Violet
Wandering Jew
Yucca
Zebra Plant

TOXIC WOOD
Apricot (pits, leaves, bark)
Apple (seeds, leaves, bark)
Avocado (pits, leaves, fruit, stems)
Cedar
Cherry (pits, leaves, bark)
Horse Chestnut
Holly (leaves, berries)
Nectarine (pits, leaves, bark)
Oak (acorns)
Peach (pits, leaves, bark)
Pear (leaves, seeds, bark)
Plum (leaves, pits, bark)
Prune (leaves, pits, bark)
Red Maple

SAFE WOOD
Ash
Aspen
Beech
Birch
Black Walnut
Cottonwood
Crabapple
Dogwood
Elm
Eucalyptus
Fir
Madrona
Magnolia
Manzanita
Pine
Poplar
Redwood
Spruce
Willow
 

Christy

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In the toxic list, is it toxic if they munch on the plant or if the plant is just around? I just brought home a little daffodil plant because I love them in the spring, then read your list and got a little nervous. I am thinking its toxic if they just eat them, but would like confirmation. Thanks
 
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Yeah Christy only if they eat them, then they are really nasty. Just keep Hamlet well away from them. Its got something to do with the bulbs. We lost a Rabbit after he had eaten some Tulips a few years back. Not sure if it would have the same fatal results on birds, but best not to take the chance.
 

Christy

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Thanks. I will keep them out of birdie reach. That is one of the perks of having him clipped. We can control where he goes. I'll put them well above his level.
 

NicoleN

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I think the only plant on the list that is 'toxic' for them to be around would be marijuana b/c of the smoke and such. So yeah Christy, I'm sure you're safe as long as you don't start smoking your daffodil
 

BrittGoBucks

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Hm..I just looked at this list and was a little worried when I saw potatoes and tomatoes...we feed our birds mashed potatoes all the time and we've given them tomatoes before too...are the edible parts of the plant toxic or just the leaves/stems? Our birds have never shown any reaction to eating these things?:eek:
 

Tracy842

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Potatoe is fine as well as tomatoes (well washed of course), but keep the leaves, vines, stems away they are highly toxic.
 

Keupi

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Potatoe is fine as well as tomatoes (well washed of course), but keep the leaves, vines, stems away they are highly toxic.

Right on the money Tracy!

A potato, if cooked, is fine (like the mashed you described). A tomato, is fine whether cooked or raw. The leaves, vines, and stems, are not good... it's a fruit thing (and a tomato is a fruit)...but the fruit itself is fine with a tomato.

Veggies, like a potato - cook.

If you're concerned, and even if you're not, talk with your vet. The nutrition information is only a guideline, not ever an absolute.
 

nailsrglue

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Two questions> I have a bamboo plant in the house. Is it safe for birds if ingested?

Second> I have made sure my pots are not nonstick coating, but how do I know if my appliances are dangerous. Also, I recently moved in with a new bf and he uses a plug in skillet all the time for cooking (around 200-325degrees). I think it might have a nonstick surface> should I get rid of it or will it be safe to use at low temperatures?
 

TexDot33

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let me tell you what I got rid of when we go the birds ... I got rid of all non-stick cooking surfaces - cookie/baking sheets (which isn't a big deal, I never liked non-stick cookware anyway), we use our George Forman grille OUTSIDE ONLY ... and our electric skillet when bye-bye too! The only surfaces we have in our kitchen now are Stainless Steel, Stone, Cast Iron, Glass ... if in doubt DO NOT USE IT!! No sense in taking any unnecessary risks.
 

rockettheB&G

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what kinds of fruits and veggies can you feed a macaw? i just recently got a 3yr old blue and gold and dont want to hurt her.. i was told they pretty much can eat anything we do besides avocado and chocolate? is that true?
 

NicoleN

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I also think that where you keep your birds has a lot to do with whether or not to throw out the nonstick cookware. If your birds are in the kitchen, then I'd take some precautions..but if your birds are in another area of the house, and it's well ventilated, then I wouldn't throw anything away.

Bamboo is safe for birds

http://www.multiscope.com/hotspot/safeplants.htm
 

TexDot33

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what kinds of fruits and veggies can you feed a macaw? i just recently got a 3yr old blue and gold and dont want to hurt her.. i was told they pretty much can eat anything we do besides avocado and chocolate? is that true?

Yeah, for the most part ... Avocado and Chocolate are two HUGE NO-NOs (along with alcohol) something else consider is that a lot of fruits are good for your bird, but some of the seeds aren't ... Apples for example, the flesh and pulp is good for birds, but don't let them eat the seeds, there are trace amounts of Cyanide in apple seeds and they could make your bird sick, or even worse - :eek:
 

daphnekooki

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Wow! Thank you for these information, I am sure that a lot of owners both old and new would find these information very valuable. Sadly, there are a lot of things that a Parrot is allergic to.

For more information on how to Properly take care of our pets visit us at: http://parrotcare911.com/:yellow1::):):)
 

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