Hi, Can anybody help me please regarding my Cockatiel Will, who lives in our sun loggia and has taken a liking to one of the plants, as he has eaten some of it. I do not know the name of the plant, but it is a fern which is used for button holes for weddings. I want to know if it is o.k. or toxic to them.
Thanks Sal for the information, but I have just clicked on to that site and looked and I saw that it states that Coriander and also eucalyptus are toxic, we have bought an Australian seed which has everything in it including eucalyptus which is made by Vitakraft. Also we have been giving him fresh coriander for some time, and now feel worried that he eats it, and loves it. Can you advise me on it all.
eucalyptus is fine as long as its fresh (as it states on the website), oregano is something else that is safe and he might find tasty but im afraid i cannot find anything on any other website that claims coriander to be either a "safe" or "toxic" plant. Karen is REALLY knowledgeable on things like this, she might have more info once she comes on
Hi Karen, Thank you very much for that, we really do appreciate your effort. Do you know anything about the food I am using it is by Vitakraft and I get it from Northern Parrots, it is for Cockatiels and it has everything in it from Australia like the different grasses and seed plus it has dried Eucalyptus, I heard that dried eucalyptus is not good for them. What is your opinion on it please?
Eucalyptus is fine, you'll probably find that they won't even touch it. I buy a special budgie mix for Boris that has added greens, the little twerp throws it out! Main thing to realise with bird food, alot of research has gone into making up a healthy and ideal balanced food. They will not include any food that could cause potential harm to your bird. I have looked into the brand and there is only good reviews about it.
Sue, In case you didn't get my PM, I've had replies from Anna on "that forum" and basically the Coriander may have done damage to your boy.
Part of her response is as follows: Aloe Detox which is quite safe for birds and add to the water this will help to start the process of cleansing the liver and blood but I would still recommend taking it to an avian vet as she will not know how much is in the system and what damage it my already have done. Poor little mite, I hope it pulls through for her.