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In my aviary with my new little ones. I have a not yet fruiting mulberry which i understand is fine for budgie. I have a lot of willow herb here...great for our goats but what about budgies?

Trying to givebthem varied diet but also a nice time foraging. So where goats have eaten branches, i bring in the remainder and let the budgies have it for interesting perches and chews. I also wood chip a lot so give them those which they enjoy. But trying to find plants ok for them.

If grass is overgrown goes to them, trying thistles but they've not noticed them yet but am considering willow herb as an already growing weed in some of my non used plant pots. Thoughts?

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Hi, here is our list of safe/unsafe plants. https://www.talkbudgies.com/your-bud...materials.html

The general rule is; if you are unsure, or through research either here or elsewhere, a plant in question is mentioned as being ‘iffy’ even once, it’s best to err on the side of caution and not use it.

If you haven’t already done so, take the time to read through our Stickies and Articles for detailed information on all aspects of budgie care, and the answers to many questions.
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Hi. It doesnt list willow herb on there and i had tried to look up info before writing with no real clarity. But not too surprised as who's often going to know willow herb or more importantly most lists are not extensive enough to know (or list) everything.

Does anyone on here have any spec experience?
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Right.. I realize it was the most obvious answer I was giving you, but since other members now and in the future, as well as the public might be reading this, general advice is good sometimes .

Many of our members are newer owners. Unless someone has specific experience with a more obscure plant, you might want to use an alternative. Have you tried contacting an avian vet in your area? There’s a chance they ‘might’ know?
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No problem! 😊

I'll try other resources as you suggest! In the meantime if anyone knows thatd be great. They're decimating my mulberry now...so ive pulled it out to let it recover.

I am surprised by some items on the toxic list, like salmonberry which is quite close to raspberry?
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