Hi Ken, you won’t ever get unnecessary criticism here
. This following isn’t criticism either... just a note for ALL members and guests.
If you’ve ever received criticism in the past, or even if you’re anticipating it; it would be because while you
might know how to do certain things, not all who are reading will have the same ‘common sense’ necessarily. We have many children who not only are members, but non-members who read the posts in this forum as well. As our mission is to provide only info deemed to be Best Practices for budgies for everyone and anyone reading, that is our reason for being quite strict about the information which is posted.
You say “I know someone will criticize me...” If that’s what you thought, then why post it lol.
Most Maple branches are safe, however for those with access to RED MAPLE, it shouldn’t be used for birds. The bark in Red Maple can potentially harbor a fungus which can be toxic to birds if inhaled.
*Regardless of what kind of natural branch one is using, it’s always recommended to first identify the exact species, research, and clean all wood thoroughly before use.