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Posted 23 April 2005 - 12:33

I ordered some of the fresh Eucalyptus leaves from Australia.  I wondered if the birds would really be excited about them.   Well........they have gone bonkers over them.  They are eating them as fast as I can put them in the cage.  The look and smell wonderful and supposedly even their "poop" will smell like Eucalyptus.  I guess that's a good thing.   :blush: Wish I had my own special tree to just go out and pick them each day.  I offered a couple to my Cockatiels and they, too, are interested and are nibbling them.  But the Budgies are the ones that can't believe what they have found clipped in their cage.  Anyone here try them yet?





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Posted 23 April 2005 - 12:38

Oh yeah. Very good for budgies.
An antiseptic and somtimes a diuretic.
I have 2 Eucalyptus Trees out the back.
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 15:58

adam, on Apr 23 2005, 11:38, said:

Oh yeah. Very good for budgies.
An antiseptic and somtimes a directic.
I have 2 Eucalyptus Trees out the back.

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Adam, is there any specific eucalyt, or is it any type?
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 17:54

Cindy, on Apr 23 2005, 14:58, said:

adam, on Apr 23 2005, 11:38, said:

Oh yeah. Very good for budgies.
An antiseptic and somtimes a directic.
I have 2 Eucalyptus Trees out the back.

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Adam, is there any specific eucalyt, or is it any type?
Cherie

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Any type I was told.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 18:01

i have a lovely eucalyptus tree in my back garden and i often pick rocky a few leaves.
he loves it.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 18:05

Cindy, on Apr 23 2005, 14:58, said:

adam, on Apr 23 2005, 11:38, said:

Oh yeah. Very good for budgies.
An antiseptic and somtimes a directic.
I have 2 Eucalyptus Trees out the back.

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Adam, is there any specific eucalyt, or is it any type?
Cherie

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~Budgie_Babe~, on Apr 23 2005, 16:54, said:

Cindy, on Apr 23 2005, 14:58, said:

adam, on Apr 23 2005, 11:38, said:

Oh yeah. Very good for budgies.
An antiseptic and somtimes a directic.
I have 2 Eucalyptus Trees out the back.

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Adam, is there any specific eucalyt, or is it any type?
Cherie

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Any type I was told.

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I do believe that any will be ok. Not sure though. :blush:
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 18:22

well since there is like 30 odd different Eucalyptus tree in aussie I don't think they would stop at just one sort, since wild budgies fly to different areas at differant times.

My lot LOVE the ones I leave on the nature branches I get from my garden for them, they rip them up straight away then start on the bark.  It's great just to watch them.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 21:23

I have a eucalyptus tree in my garden and they are scared stiff of it. I put it on top of their cage and they immediately flew down to it as they do but almost veered away from it as if they didn't like the smell. Strange.
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 22:40

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Koalas only eat two or three types. If you feed the wrong type the Koala will starve.  Maybe the same with Budgies????

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According to the source.......is it OK to post a link?  I hope so.
www.budgieworld.net  The Budgies prefer only 2-3 kinds of trees and that these are the favorites.  It's like my Budgies were starving to death.  They truly ate them as fast as I could clip them in their cage.  Lots of bickering to ge close to the leaves.  I ordered a lot of these leaves since they had to travel so far and it'll be interesting to see how well they keep in the refridgerator crisper.  According to the information on the site the birds will love them even if they dry out completely.  But to serve the soft green ones first and save the dried until after the best are gone.  They went after them like they "remembered" them and were starving.  Imnpossible I know, but, it is something to see.  I can't wait to offer them some more.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 23:20

That is a really interesting link-I do often feel as if they SHOULD have access to eucalyptus leaves as they are after all part of a budgies natural diet. I'm going to send for some of those and see for myself.Thanks.
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 19:49

adam, on Apr 23 2005, 12:38, said:

Oh yeah. Very good for budgies.
An antiseptic and somtimes a directic.
I have 2 Eucalyptus Trees out the back.

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What's a directic?


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Posted 24 April 2005 - 20:04

A diuretic gets rid of excess water in the body. :doctor:
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 20:47

So it makes you pee?


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Posted 24 April 2005 - 21:05

I would say so. :mellow:
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 21:12

Basically!

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 20:01

Tiggy has gum leaves(eucylypt) in his cage and sometimes nibbles them when you put in front of him, but otherwise he sort of leaves them alone..  :P

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 20:10

Trouble is what us overseas people need to know is which TYPE of eucalyptus do the budgies eat naturally in Australia-is it eucalyptus gunnii does anyone know?


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Posted 25 April 2005 - 21:23

my budgies always go bonkers over eucalyptuse leaves. they love them soooooooo much, we have a few trees out the back, so its quite easy to provide them with the leaves. :P

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 05:18

its the gunii they like - as seen here on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...4377409631&rd=1

im buying onee of them

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 05:21

Hey! Then that's what I've got in my garden! Thanks for that.
Bhups if you want some let me know.
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