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Old 05-02-2018, 10:09 AM
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Hello everyone!

Recently Jimmy and Kimmy have been showing an increased interest in my ivy plants, which are toxic to them. I have always been able to keep them away from it since they never really showed interest, but these days I have to take the plants down and hide them. They make up for a lot of decoration in my place though, so I'm looking for a budgie-safe alternative. My ivy plants were hanging in pots in front of the window, so I need a replacement hanging plant.

A plant that caught my attention is called 'Aeschynanthus Japhrolepis'. But I can't find an English translation for it, or clear information if it is safe for budgies or not. All I got to know is that it is some kind of 'lipstick plant', and those seem to be safe for parrots. Do you think this one is safe? I have a link to the website where I found the plant here: https://www.bakker.com/en-gb/p/lipst...rolepis-M53799

If it isn't safe, or if it isn't sure, do you know any other hanging plants that are not too hard to take care of? I don't mind if they flower or not, I just love the green waterfall effect.

Also, to be clear: I will still not let them eat it or just roam in it. I'll clean the plants thoroughly before hanging them in their place too. I just want to reduce the risks. They can be super fast and sneaky, so I want to make sure that whenever something might happen, I don't have to worry about toxicity in the first place.

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Hi! I'm not exactly experienced, but i found this website and it shows safe and non safe plants for birds! I looked for the keyword Lipstick Plant, and it says it's safe for budgies! Here's the link ^^
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Here is also a list of unsafe plants (houseplants, shrubs, trees). https://www.talkbudgies.com/your-budg...materials.html
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Thank you both very much!

The site I found about Lipstick plants being safe was another one than the one Caralit posted here, so that is nice to see. Lipstickplant (or Aeschynanthus) is a genus covering about 150 species of plants, so can I assume they are all safe?

The problem is that in most lists, both toxic and non-toxic, the plant simply isn't listed, unless, only sometimes, as the safe Lipstickplant.
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Thank you both very much!

The site I found about Lipstick plants being safe was another one than the one Caralit posted here, so that is nice to see. Lipstickplant (or Aeschynanthus) is a genus covering about 150 species of plants, so can I assume they are all safe?

The problem is that in most lists, both toxic and non-toxic, the plant simply isn't listed, unless, only sometimes, as the safe Lipstickplant.
Ah, that makes sense. I think it would cover the majority. I don't know much about plants but aspire to learn more. I would assume they are safe though!
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Spider plants are safe and usually easy to find, inexpensive and easy to care for - That plant does looks lovely though!
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This is the link I generally refer members to with regard to safe/non-safe houseplants:

https://www.talkbudgies.com/general-b...afe-toxic.html
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Thank you!

Unfortunately it also isn't listed in the link from FaeryBee, it is the list I checked the first.

I had considered spider plants too, but they don't have the cute little leaves. But I think to be fully safe I will get one of those anyway. Better to be safe than sorry .

I was hoping someone here would be familiar with the plant, but I guess it's a more common plant here than in other places.

Thanks for all the input, and I will go and get a spider plant to be safe!
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Sorry we weren't able to be more help.
You might consider contacting an Avian Specialist to ask for advice with regard to the plant.
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