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Christmas trees and parrots

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by pixiechick, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    Our parrot flies around in the house for most of the day. I know he is going to be thrilled when we bring in the 11 ft. Christmas tree. Will it be dangerous for him to nibble on a leyland cypress?
  2. Lophura

    Lophura Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    Holden, Missouri
    Quote:I have leland cypress growing in the aviaries and have never had any problems with the hookbills, finches, or pheasants being around or eating the trees. I would be concerned about the lights, wires, ornaments, and other items that will be on the tree.

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2008
  3. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    The leyland cypress may/may not be dangerous (I truly cannot remember) but I can tell you for a fact, if he/she is much of a parrot, you will never keep an ornament on that tree.

    Are you kidding a tree full of lights, maybe even blinking lights, and shiny stuff, all over it. FORRRRR hiMMMMM. Parrots are two year olds with wings.

    Good luck with that.

    I finally, got plastic imitation glass balls, mostly forgot about lights, and redecorated the tree daily. Tilly realy loved Christmas. She lived to climb around the tree unhooking the ornaments and watching them fall.

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