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    Edible Flowers

    I was thinking about what flowers I wanted to plant this spring and remembered that the question has been asked a couple of weeks ago as to what blooms were safe for our birds. I found this link.

    http://www.landofvos.com/articles/kitchen8.html

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    Re: Edible Flowers

    I've combed over this list looking for geraniums, but don't see it. Are they called something else? Does anybody know if Geraniums are edible for birds? I have tons of them right now.

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    Re: Edible Flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by Beeks View Post
    I've combed over this list looking for geraniums, but don't see it. Are they called something else? Does anybody know if Geraniums are edible for birds? I have tons of them right now.
    I feed geraniums to my parrots from time to time. They love the "chocolate scented" geraniums. They mostly just shred them up from what I can tell.

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    Re: Edible Flowers

    P.x vermosa is a "lime" scented geranium with citronella properties that probably should not be fed but most other types of geraniums are deemed "edible'.

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    Re: Edible Flowers

    Yes...my mousebirds LOVE flowers. My tiels love flowers to in addition to the leaves from a Noni.

    Other flowers you can give birds are orange or grapefruit flowers, and bottlebrush.

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    Re: Edible Flowers

    I Know this isn't flowers, but are there any good house plants that are non poisonous
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    NOTE: Even if a house plant is listed safe for birds it can in some instances make them sick. The reason why is most store bought plants are treated with chemicals and/or fertilizers. The best thing to do is repot it. Gently remove the plant out of its pot, shake ALL the dirt from the root, flush the roots by holing under running water for a minute. Repot in clean untreated soil. The plant may appear wilted for a day or so due to shock. Water generously (till runs out of the bottom of the pot) for a week to further flush the plant, and during this time place it where it can get some sun.

    A big favorite with my birds has been a spider plant. Once I learned my tiels loved them I would hang the plant outside so that it could start shoots of baby plants. I would nip off the baby plants and pot them. Wait a few days till they were established in the pot then give to the birds. When they ate the green down to the dirt I would take the pot away and allow it to grow back again to give again at a later date.

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