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Safe wood?

f3ath3rs2

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Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong area, my ? falls under toys (shredders) and health... couldn't decide where to post.
My budgies are tearing up all the wood perches in their cage (grr, don't they understand those cost $$ :rolleyes:) So, I want to go get some branches from trees that I KNOW are not treated.

I know apple is ok - is pear or apricot ok too? They are from the same family so I'm thinking yes, but don't want to assume...

Any other ideas? Are Lilacs ok? I know maple aren't. Anybody know about Canadian Choke Cherry trees?
 

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I am trying to get some list for you but Canadian Choke Cherry is not safe
 

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calibird

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:hug8: Sorry, mine was saved under a different name and I didnt realize that it had already been listed by someone else. :heart:
 

f3ath3rs2

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I saw on the one link about washing/rinsing and putting them in the oven before giving it to the fids... is it ok for them to chew on the bark of the cottonwood, lilac, and willow branches? I wanted to give branches to the budgies to chew up because they are destroying their perches
 
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Apple
Arbutus
Ash
Aspen
Beech
Birch
Cottonwood
Crabapple
Dogwood
Elm
Fir
Hawthorn
Larch
Magnolia
Manzanita
Mulberry
Pear
Pine
Poplar
Sequoia (redwood)
Willow



Directions for making them bird safe!
Scrub wood down with a 50% water/Vinegar mixture
Allow to air dry inside for 24 hours.
Bake in oven at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.
 

PortaPerch

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I don't see Teak on any list. I have a bunch of Teak discs that would make good chew toys. Wiki says this: "It is very resistant to termite attacks." That leads me to believe it would be toxic, in view of Redwood and other unsafe species. Chewbaca is a termite on steroids.
 

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Well Teak is actually toxic, even the dust is toxic to humans if its covered with resin or something it may be safe.
 

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