Folks sometimes ask about the plants around Cassie's and Ivy's cages. People want to give their birds more 'nature', but aren't sure which plants are best.
In my mom's experience, she had the best luck with ferns, and most ferns are bird safe. However, she never did find a potting soil she felt safe about - even the organic ones. So, that is why all the plants are mounted outside the cage, with just some foliage poking in through the bars. Here is a listing of safe and toxic houseplants from Cockatiel Cottage, (also safe herbs, perch materials, and more.)
Posts made after 2/1/2013 written by Kelly. Most older articles written by Cathy. She accepts sole responsibility for typos and bad grammarisms.