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Posted 3/5/2009 4:51:08 AM
Just Hatched

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does anyone know if the crepe murtle tree is safe for birds. I have 4 of them in my yard and i would love to cut some branches down and make a playtree. I won't do it until i'm 100% sure, i wouldn't want to hurt or possibly kill my precious birds      thanks  greylady
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Posted 3/5/2009 12:41:25 PM
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The SPCA has crape myrtle listed as non-poisonous for dogs, cats and horses but it doesn't say anything about parrots.

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Posted 3/6/2009 4:12:38 PM


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The information I scrounged around for on the net, was severely contrasting. When a plant is listed as being toxic, it is possible that it could merely belong to a family or genus in which toxic plants resides. However; I would assume the worse case in any situation involving the safety of our fids.

These are the two which listed crape myrtle as toxic.

http://www.thelaughingparrot.com/Safeplants.html

http://www.beaknwings.org/ed/woods.pdf

This page describes crape/crepe myrtles as being "unequivocally toxic" ie clearly, without a doubt, although they don't list there . This is from a nonprofit rescue group's page.

Hope this helps!

~Codie, Lynnette and Relena (normal and rosy bourkes respectively) =)

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