Would you like to add tree branches as perches for your budgies? Which ones are toxic and should be avoided? In this article, we’ll discuss everything from selecting, preparing and setting up tree branches for your budgies.
Can You Use Tree Branches For Budgies? Yes. Make sure the type of branch is identified to be safe for budgies. Select thin branches usually at 7/8-inch or slightly thicker. Wash, bake and bask the branches in sunlight before placing them as perches.
Scroll to the bottom to check out an extensive list of safe and toxic tree branches.
Can Budgies Eat Tree Leaves?
Safe Plants Include:
- African violet (Saintpaulia inonantha)
- Jade plant (Crassula argentea)
- Peperomia (Peperomia spp.)
- Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Toxic Plants Include:
- Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia spp.)
- Peace lily (Spathiphyllum spp.)
- Philodendron (Philodendron spp.)
A pine or ponytail palm could become a place for your budgie to perch indoors. Make sure none of these plants have insecticide or other chemicals on them. Please keep the leaves clean.
Which Tree Branches Are Safe For Budgies?
The following types of branches from these trees are safe for your budgie:
- Crab apple
- Douglas fir
- Grape vines
- Mountain ash (rowan)
- Rubber plant
- Tree fern
These safe woods should hold up for a long time and are far less likely to have parasites or bacteria residing within.
Which Tree Branches Are Toxic For Budgies?
The following trees shouldn’t be used for their branches:
- Box elder
- Horse chestnut
- Witch hazel
Any soft woods can easily be picked at by your fingernail. This means your budgie can easily chew through it. Most of these branches listed above are toxic and should be avoided.
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