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  1. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

    Conifer tree safe or no?
     
  2. bikergirl Carol

    bikergirl Carol Regular Member

    I used conifer branches for my kaks. they loved them. not the scented ones though
     
  3. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

    How do you know if it's a cented one?
     
  4. bikergirl Carol

    bikergirl Carol Regular Member

    if you crush a leaf or rub your hand along a branch you can smell maybe a lavender or citrus smell. they smell very different to normal ones
     
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  5. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

  6. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

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  7. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    I’m not sure...any chance of a close up of one of the branches?
     
  8. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

    Will get pics in bit, cheers
     
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  9. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

  10. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    looks like a hybrid …
    https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/vi...ritish-trees/common-non-native-trees/cypress/

    I know a lot of breeders of things like canaries quail etc use conifer but their birds are not chewers like parrot species. The sticky pitch that is produced from the sap may be an issue with feathers etc …. plus the term conifer is a group name not a species name … :thinking:

    Leylandii does contain isocupressic acid, which has cause miscarriages in mammals such as cows and other some other livestock when consumed in large quantities ie not just a one off mouthful but something to graze upon and chew. The oil in the tree can also cause skin irritations in some sensitive humans... red blistery rash and really really itchy.

    For me personally … all I can say is ..... I throw my hands in the air in a shrug jury is out for me…
    I wouldn't use it but can't find a concrete definition anywhere hence deciding to air on the side of caution. :confused: sorry not much help :(
     
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  11. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

    I don't take risks with the birds so it's in the shredder.
     
  12. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member

    They tend to also harbour lots of dust, pollen etc so I would not want to use this tbh.
     
  13. Parrot797

    Parrot797 Regular Member

    I use them.
     
  14. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    I tend to think if Im not sure the Im not going to take the risk.
     
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