Birds always love to spend time in trees and branches. But when keeping them as a pet in your house they will feel bored in the cage. So this can make them feel sick and congested. If you really love them it is your responsibility to free them and let them fly in your home. They are very loyal so don’t think that they will leave. And to keep any bird more and more lively you should give them some plants or branches inside your home to stay on. As here we are talking about parrots so you should know that parrots love biting the branches and chewing leaves. In fact, it will be better if you can arrange for some plant trimmings from outside and give them to enjoy. But before doing that you will have know about the process and specially the plants which are toxic and the plants which are non-toxic for them.
List of Toxic Plants which may be dangerous for Parrots (Non-Safe Plants):
Peach, Pine, Maple, Redwood, Apricot, Boxwood, Box Elder, Black Locust, Cherry, Oak, Crape Myrtle, Buck Eye, Sumac, Hemlock, Avocado, Blue Green Algae, Castor Bean, Calla Lily, Christmas Cherry, Deffenbachia, Egg Plant, Elephants Ear, Ergot, Fox Globe, Jimson Weed, Lily of the Valley, Locoweed, Mistletoe, Milk Weed, Oleander, Philodendron, Poinsettia, Pokeweed, Rhododendron, Tomatoes, Virginia Creeper, Yew.
List of Non-Toxic Plants (Safe Pants):
Palm, Australian Laurel, Bamboo Palm, American Bittersweet, Autumn Olive, Bayberry, Begonias, Fern, Comfrey, Coralberry, Dogwood, Crabapple, Balsam, Danish Ivy, Grapevine, Huckleberry, Dragon Tree, Marigold, European Fan Palm, Fig Tree, Flame Nettle, Pyracantha, Raspberry, Rose, Snowberry, Kangaroo Vine, Jade plant, Lady Palm, Lace Fern, Viburnum, Wax Plant, White Poplar, Willow, Indian Laurel, Norfolk Pine, Rubber Tree, Spider Plant, Paradise Palm, Parlor Palm, Pepperomia, Prayer Plant, Purple Passion, Umbrella Tree, Wandering Jew, Creeping Fig, Prune, Sycamore, Birch, Elm, Magrona, Manzanita, Eucalyptus, Guava, Citrus, Aspen, Gingko, Hibiscus.
Above the Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants are mentioned. We have tried to mention all the common plants. Still there are many plants which may or may not be safe for your parrot, so don’t give them any plant which you are not sure about. Now, be careful that the non-toxic plants you are providing to your parrot are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. And rest all of the plants name mentioned above are collected from various sources. So please use it after collecting a lot of information.
Collecting Branches and Plants: If you have any of the above mentioned safe trees at your home garden then there is nothing to think about. And if you don’t have any trees at your home then you will not face a lot of problem because you will obviously get them in your neighborhood surely. Just ask your friends and neighbors for a trimmed part of a plant. They will obviously not refuse to give it. But it is suggested not to pick any trimmed part lying here and there beside the road. As you don’t know about its source so it may contain some pesticides or chemicals sprayed over.
Parrots making your home dirty: At first you may feel that your home is getting dirty as the mess this parrot makes is really ridiculous. But after some days you will get adjusted to that when you will see your parrots getting entertained and enjoying a lot. And you should know that cleaning the mess in not very tough job as most of the residues made by them are all dry and dusty. So it will be quiet easy to clean up.
People often think that which part of the plant will be suitable for the parrots. But you should know that parrots will chew the green leaves, strip off the bark and if the branches are green and soft then they will also start chewing it. So you don’t have to take any responsibility just provide them with safe plants and they will select the suitable part for them.