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Re: Is sage safe?

Posted by Toby's Mom on 1/17/07
(7) Comments

    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