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Safe plants to grow for birds?

Discussion in 'Enrichment and Foraging Park' started by taxidermynerd, 3/23/19.

  1. taxidermynerd

    taxidermynerd Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Spotlight Award

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    I'm looking to grow some plants for Chirp. Ideally, something I could let him play on/in, munch on, etc. Something easy to grow and tough to kill.

    I have a big plastic tray that I could fill with eco-earth (coco coir), and sprinkle with seeds.

    Could I just take some millet and sprinkle it? How about Chirp's seed mix (millet, tricolor quinoa, flax, kamut, sesame)?

    Any input is appreciated!
     
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  2. CeciliaZ

    CeciliaZ Biking along the boulevard Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran

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    I have let some of my sprouts grow into greens for my birds. Wheatgrass is easy to grow...just sprout some wheatberries and place some in a small pot. I have also grown some pea shoot sprouts from Sprout People for them.
     
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  3. Ripshod

    Ripshod Jogging around the block

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    I grow lawns in seed trays for my budgies to frolic in.
    Please bear in mind that no matter how clean the medium you use you will get a natural buildup of bacteria, some of which are harmful to our fids.
    I start everything afresh monthly for that reason. That should still be okay for fast growing plants such as millet, or indeed any of your birds' seeds you decide to throw in. Obviously they'll never reach maturity.
     
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  4. FlyingMacaws

    FlyingMacaws Sprinting down the street

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    Here are a few great “potter plants”
    Bamboo
    Your citrus trees do well in pots
    Peas
    Strawberries
    Basil
    Lemon grass
    Palm trees
    Grapevines
    Rosemary
     
  5. BirdManDan

    BirdManDan Rollerblading along the road

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    I here ya, my wife and I kill everything we plant or even buy.
     
  6. fashionfobie

    fashionfobie Jogging around the block I Can't Stop Posting!

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    You could try buying a yucca tree. They do ok as a house plant and little Chirp can shred it. :)
     

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