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Old 01-29-2012, 04:06 PM
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Hello again.

We have bamboo growing in our backyard, and I wanna use it to make perches/toys/swings.

I would put it in the oven to dry it out and sand the edges to avoid splintering. And I'd drill out the nodes. Does this seem safe?

Also, what if I took a small piece, put holes in it, filled it with treats and corked up the end? Are corks safe for birds? I thought it would make a nice foraging toy.


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dont take my word for it i could be wrong if its grown in your back yard it sould be fine if its not and from a store a lot of them have Been sprayed and others have been treated which i would not think would be safe

but i dont think fresh bamboo is toxic to answer your question but others on this forum might know beter

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Bamboo is safe, and your budgie is lucky that you can get it in your backyard.
The only bad bambo is not bambo at all "Lucky bamboo" is toxic.

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Awesome! Thanks.

Yeah, the whole "Lucky Bamboo" thing is so misleading! It's pretty to look at, but people sell it with betta fish and the fish end up getting poisoned. Don't get me wrong, I have Lucky bamboo, but I'd never use it as a perch. (Doesn't grow fast enough, anyways.)

I'll post pictures when I'm done!

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Thumbs up Bamboototally safe

My two love attacking my little Bamboo shoots, I found out it was totally safe here at Talk Budgies first.
This is a couple of pictures to show you how much they enjoy destroyingy Bamboo lol lol



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Ken, that looks like the lucky bamboo plant we had before we threw it out. Our budgie George chewed it to shreds and there was no hope for it afterward! Silly budgies!

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Ken, that looks like the lucky bamboo plant we had before we threw it out. Our budgie George chewed it to shreds and there ay with just as much as eatwas no hope for it afterward! Silly budgies!

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Yes that Bamboo has been thrown out as well. I will just stick with a daily supply of things like cellery Tops & leafy green vegies for them to play with as well as eat.


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Haha. I'm actually not using that. I'm using real bamboo, like the kind that grows really tall that pandas eat.

I didn't know budgies could eat celery! Thanks for the info.

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I'm glad for this thread. My budgies love loquat branches, but I'm running out of trees I can steal branches from. I've been hacking off chunks of my neighbor's tree, but it will start to show if I take much more. Luckily, I noticed he has bamboo growing unchecked, too. So I will feel a lot less guilty snipping some of that now and then, instead of the tree.

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