The Quaker Parrot (Monk Parakeet) may be the best Parrot.

THE Quaker's speaking ability is considered by many, to be in the Top Ten of Speaking Birds. Many of the more popular Parrots, don't have much of a personality. They may speak a bit clearer, with a few more phrases, but personality? Not so much!
This little guy will keep you on your toes.................... What's that your eating? I want some!.....Where you goin'? Take me with you!!!!! I Love to sing!! Teach me a song. The Nest Building is Unique to the Quaker Parrot (monk Parakeet). Give him some materials, and watch him go!
Don't let your Shepard, or Siameese around!!! They'll be chased down the hall, by this little bundle of feathers.

The Quaker's speaking ability is astounding!

SMOOCHES' cage cover is an orange towel. He knows it as "My Baby". Time appropriate, he says, "You got my Baby", "Here's your Baby", "We go Beddie-Bie". It's now time for "Peek-a-boo".
The "Time Appropriate Speech" is rare to any "Mimicking Birds" While the Quaker does mimic many sounds , there are many things you may hear from the Quaker, You won't hear from most other Parrots.
While your washing your hands, or maybe some Vegies, "Whatcha doin'". Maybe if you leave the room, "Where ya goin'", "I Love You", "I miss You", or maybe just a "big wet kiss". We can't forget "Come 'ere"!!!!
The Quaker Parrot is definitely a "HUGE PARROT, in a TINY BODY"
If your thinking about placing a bird into your home, don't overlook "The Quaker Parrot"!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Toxic Plants

Toxic Non-Toxic Plants and Trees

(Permission Is Granted to Reprint This List)

PLEASE NOTE: If your bird is in distress, do NOT take time to search this list. Call your vet or the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline for Pets: (888) 4ANI-HELP or (888) 426-4435 - open 24/7 immediately.

**WARNING: Pressure treated lumber contains arsenic! "One ounce of treated wood dust per 10 pounds
of body weight ingested may cause acute arsenic intoxication."

The following materials are not safe if toxic chemicals or insecticides have been sprayed on them. Before installing them in any cage, scrub all branches with a non-toxic disinfectant (such as diluted chlorine bleach), then rinse and dry well.
Ash Citrus (Any) Dogwood
Elm Guava
Madrona Magnolia Manzanita
Nut Trees except; Chestnut and OAK
Papaya Pine Prune
Ribbonwood Sassafras Thurlow
Vine Maple


Goat Pussy Weeping

Safe Plants and Trees

Acacia African Violet Ailanthus - Tree of Heaven
Alder - white alder/Buckthorn Almond Aloe
Apple Aralia - Fatsia japonica Aspen - Populus
Baby's Tears Bamboo Barberry- Berberis
Beech - Fagus Begonia Birch
Bois D'arc - horse apple tree Boston Fern Bougainvillea
Bottle Brush Butterfy Bush Camellia
Chickweed Christmas Cactus Cissus (Kangaroo Vine)
Coleus Cork (not wood from cork oak, but cork) Corn Plant
Cottonwood - Populus Crabapple Crape Myrtle -
(not the same as myrtle)
Dandelion Date Dogwood
Donkey Tail Douglas Fir - Pseudotsuga

Dracaena Ferns:

Bird's Nest Boston Maidenhair
Elm - Ulmus Escallonia


Creeping Rubber Fiddle Leaf
Laurel Leaf
Fir - genus Abies Gardinia Ginkgo
Grape Palm Grape Vines Guava
Hackberry Hawthorn - Crataegus Hen And Chickens
Hibiscus Hickory Impatiens
Ironwood - apparently toxic leaves Jade Plant Kalanchoe
Larch - Larix Lilac - Syringa Madrona / Madrone - Arbutus
Magnolia Mango - (fruit okay: not wood or leaves) Manzanita - Arctostaphylos
Maple - Acer Marigolds Mesquite - remove sharp parts
Mimosa Monkey Plant Mother-In-Law
Mountain Ash - Sorbus Mulberry - Morus Nandina -common name is heavenly bamboo
Nasturtium Natal Plum Norfolk Island Pine
Nut Trees - exclude chestnut Orchids Orange - several sources lean toward safe
Oregon Grape - Mahonia


Areca Date Fan
Lady Parlour Howeia
Kentia Phoenix
Papaya Pear Pecan
Peperomia Petunia Pine - Pinus
Photinia Pittosporum Poplar - Populus
Prayer Plant Purple Passion Raphiolepsis - Indian Hawthorn
Ribbonwood Rose Rubber Plant
Russion Olive Sassafras Sensitive Plant
Silk Tree Snake Plant Spiraea
Spruce - Picea Staghorn Sumac Strawberry Tree - Arbutus like Madrone
Spider Plant Swedish Ivy Sweet Gum
Sycamore Thistle Thurlow
Tree Fern Velvet Nettle Viburnum
Vine Maple - Acer Wandering Jew Wax Plant
White Clover Yucca Wiegela
  Zebra Pant and Zinnia

Toxic Plants and Trees

ALDER - red alder Amaryllis ANDROMEDA -Pieris, Lily of the Valley shrub
APRICOT Aralia Arrowhead Vine
Arum Lilly Autumn Crocus Australian Flame tree
Australian Umbrella Tree Avocado Azalea
Bane berry


Castor Horse Fava
Broad Glory Scarlet Runner
Mescal Navy Pregatory
Bird of Paradise Bishop's Weed Black Laurel
Black Locust Bleeding Heart    or Dutchman's Breeches
Blood-root Bluebonnet Blue-green Algae
Box Elder Boxwood Bracken Fern
  Buck Thorn  

Bulb Flowers:

Amaryllis Daffodil Narcissus
Hyacinth Iris
Burdock Buttercup Cacao
Camel Bush Caladium Canna Lilly
Canary Bird Bush - Crotalaria Cannabis Cardinal Flower
Cedar - Thuja, Chamaecyparis, Cupressus Chalice (Trumpet Vine) Cherry Tree
China Berry Tree Chinese Magnolia - uncertain for safety Chinese Popcorn / Tallow
Chinese Snake Tree - Laquer plant Common Sage Christmas Candle
Clematis (Virginia Bower) Clivia Cockle-burr
Coffee Beans Coffee (Senna) Coffee Weed
Coral Plant Coriander Corncockle
Coyotillo Cowslip Cutleaf Philodendron
Daffodil Daphne Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
Datura Stramonium - Brugmansia - angel's trumpet Elderberry Elephant ear (Taro)
English Ivy Ergot Euonymus - Includes burning bush and more


Dried Dyed etc.
Euonymus ( Spindle Tree) Euphorbia Cactus False Hellebore
  Flame Tree  

Felt Plants:

Maternity Air Panda
Fig (Weeping) Fire Thorn Flamingo Flower
Four O'clock Foxglove Glottidium
Golden Chain


Johnson Sorghum Sudan
  Broom Corn  
Ground Cherry


Kalmia Leucothoe Peires
Rhododendron Mtn. Laurel Black Laurel
Andromeda Azalea


Poison  and Water
Hen Bane Holly Honey Suckle
Horny Locust - Gleditsia Horse Chestnut Horse
Hoya Huckleberry - leaves bad: evergreen & deciduous Hyacinth
Hydrangea Iris Ivy (English & others)
Jack-In-the-Pulpit Jasmine Jerusalem Cherry
Jimsonweed Juniper KY. Coffee Tree
Lantana (Red Sage) Larkspur Laurel - Prunus
Leucothoe Lilly Of The Valley Lobelia
Locoweed (Milk Vetch) Locust/ Black Locust/ Honey
Lords and Ladies Lupine Malanga
Mango - (fruit okay: not wood or leaves) Marijuana (Hemp) May Apple (Mandrake)
Mexican Breadfruit Milkweed (Cotton Bush) Mistletoe
Mock Orange Monstera - big hunker of a house plant Moon Seed
Morning Glory Mtn. Laurel Mushrooms
Myrtle Narcissus Nectarine

Night Shades:

Deadly Black Garden
Woody Bittersweet Egg Plant
Jerusalem Cherry
Nutmeg Oak Oleander
Oxalis Parsley Peace Lilly
Peach Pear - some sources lean toward safe Periwinkle


Split Leaf Swiss Cheese Heart Leaf
Pig Weed
Pitch Pine Plum Poinciana
Poinsettia Poison Ivy Poison Hemlock
Poison Oak Poke Weed Potato Shoots
Pothos Prarie Oak - safety uncertain Privet
Pyracantha Rain Tree Ranunculus (Buttercup)
Rape Rattle Box (Crotalaria) Red Maple
Red Sage (Lantana) Redwood - Sequiadendron, Metasequoia, Sequoia Rhododendron
Rhubarb Leaves Rosary Pea Seeds Sago Palm
Sand Box Tree Schefflera Skunk Cabbage
Solanum - Jerusalem cherry or pepino Sorrel (Dock) Snow Drop


Pencil Tree Snow-On-Mountain Candelabra
  Crown Of Thorns
Sophora - includes Japanese pagoda tree Star Of Bethlehem Sweet Pea
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera) Tansy Ragwort Tobacco
Tomato Umbrella Plant Vetch: Hairy/Common
Virginia Creeper Walnut Wattle
Weeping Fig - Ficus benjamina   (Ficus elastica safe) White Cedar - China Witch Hazel - Hamamelis
Wisteria Yews Yellow Jasmine

There are millions of Plant Species out there. This list only touches on some of the more popular.

The info here, was found @ plannedparrothood,and

Also, take a look at  Toxic Chemicals, and Safe and Toxic Foods.


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