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Safe Wood & Tree Species To Use For Your Parrot Cages & Toys

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Safe Wood & Tree Species To Use For Your Parrot Cages & Toys

Safe Wood & Tree Species To Use For Your Parrot Cages & Toys

June 25th, 2009

If you are thinking about using natural tree branches for your parrot’s toys or perhaps as perches inside their cages (they can be extremely cost effective and durable whilst providing your parrot with a more natural perch and gnawing post) here is a list of safe and toxic natural wood branches and tree species for your parrots

Safe Wood & Tree Branches | Non Toxic

Willow Tree

Willow Tree

Apple
Almond
Arbutus
Ash
Aspen
Bamboo
Beech
Birch
Cottonwood
Crabapple
Dogwood
Elm
Fir
Hawthorn
Larch
Magnolia
Manzanita
Mulberry
Pear
Pine
Poplar
Sequoia
Willow

Wood & Tree Branches To Avoid

Big Oak Tree

Big Oak Tree

Apricot
Cherry
Peach
Prune
Plum
Nectarine
Apricot
Black locust
Box Elder
Boxwood
Buckeye
Crape Myrtle
Hemlock
Oak – leaves, bark and acorns
Pine (needles and berries)
Red Maple
Redwood
Sumac

These trees all belong to the Prunus species. They contain cyanogenic glycosides which release cyanide if ingested.


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