Thanks for the tips for looking for a list. Most of the list I
have found seem to not be as comprehensive as I would have like. I
figured too it would be good to have a complete and comprehensive
list of toxic plants, foods, etc. to keep on hand.
I am not looking to feed sage to my birds. It would be used in the
bird room in order to deter flies. Even after cleaning cages every
day, I still have a fly problem (lucky me! lol lol). They are only
in the bird room.
I have read that fruit flies don't like sage, so I thought if I
had some sage plants in the room, maybe the flies would decide to
leave the bird room!
But if/since it seems to not be safe for them..it's back to the
drawing board! Anybody have tips for getting rid of flies after
all the usual stuff doesn't work??
On 1/17/07, Toby's Mom wrote:
> I think Dave is correct that there are alot of different
> varities of sage. And, I ask, why would you even want to feed
> your bird sage? We grow Russian sage and salvia (which is a
> purple/white flower and variety of sage) in our garden and it
> is so pungent that the deer won't even eat it. And, let me
> tell you there are very few things that deer won't eat.
> Because sage is so strong smelling and tasting, I would never
> consider giving it to a parrot. Not sure birds will eat it any
> way as I've never seen wild birds eating sage. Wild birds do
> love the seeds produced by our coneflowers, monarda, and
> zinnias though.
>>> I was just wondering if sage is safe or toxic to bird?
>> There's many large lists of toxic plants--trees---bushes---
>> foods etc to be found. Go to any browser and type in 'plants
>> that are toxic to parrots' or 'foods that are toxic to
>> parrots' or 'list of safe plants or ( foods--fruits--
>> vegetables). Just have to look for them and not look for a
>> certain link, just type in sentences.
>> Sage is listed as a bush, plant, and vegetable. The bushes
>> and plants are not good for parrots so also stay away from
>> edible sage vegetables. There's many other things to choose
>> from. Whether or not it's toxic isn't important. What is
>> important is that it can make a parrot sick-----Dave