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SAFE/UNSAFE WOODS, PLANTS, BRANCHES ETC:

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NOTE: if a wood, plant etc appears on different lists with opposing views on the safety of using it .... do not take the risk that it is safe

http://www.plannedparrothood.com/plants.html

 

http://www.avianweb.com/toxicfoods.html#unsafewood

 

http://www.birdsafe.com/woods.htm

 

http://www.parrotchronicles.com/departments/plants.htm

 

http://pic6.piczo.com/birdbrainz/?g=11929775

 

http://www.mdvaden.com/bird_page.shtml

 

http://shrunklink.com/?gqt

 

Stormbird found this:

http://www.cockatielcottage.net/houseplants.html

 

Nia found this

http://www.parrot-and-conure-world.com/non-toxic-for-birds.html

 

and a thread on edible flowers:

https://www.parrot-link.co.uk/topic/4179-no-subject/

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A special  note about Birch....

BIRCH COMMENTS - The following comments are a PARAPHRASE from GILLIAN WILLIS - toxicologist and author - with clarification:

 

...Birch is Betula species. LEAVES & BARK contain salicylates and a few substances with hemolytic properties (destroy red blood cells). The low concentration of salicylates in birch BARK "is unlikely" to cause toxicity in avians. Salicylates can be provided to avians (birds) as an analgesic. WOOD of birch (Betula) is used for ice cream and popsicle sticks and toys. Removing bark would eliminate any exposure to salicylates. Birch should be considered safe for natural wood perches. The seeds inside the cones are a special treat and are safe for the birds to eat. (end of paraphrase)

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Not exactly parrot books but great fun and help you pick Nature's harvest for your birds and identify safe woods etc:

The little Collins gems books are super ... pocket size, clear illustrations and enough info to be reasonably sure.

Here's my basic ones:

(All Collins gem Guides)

 

TREES

ISBN 0-00-458803-7

 

FRUITS, NUTS & BERRIES

ISBN 0-00-458822-3

 

WILD FLOWERS

ISBN 0-00-458801-0

 

(edited and/or updated by MadMudMob)

 

= from the INFORMATION TOPICS section: https://www.parrot-link.co.uk/forum/22-parrot-link-information-topics/

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