Thursday, December 20, 2012

Budgies and Christmas Trees

Is it safe to have a Christmas tree near my budgies?

Photo © Pet Info Club

Good news: Christmas trees are on the safe list for budgies, as long as they are not sprayed with anything toxic such as pesticides or fertilizers.

When your budgies come out of the cage, they will either be so mesmerized by the tree that they fly straight into it, or keep at a safe distance until the Christmas holidays are over. Budgies have been known to react differently to this.

You can let your budgies climb around in it, as long as you don't lose them in the tree! They like to explore and will be attracted to all the glitter, shine and sparkle.

Some Christmas trees are more spiky than others, so depending on which kind of tree you have, you should keep an eye out and check your budgie's feet on cuts afterwards, just to be sure. If the spikes are too thick or solid, then the tree should not be in the same room as your birds.

Keep in mind that there are some safety issues that don't concern the tree itself, but the decoration, especially the Christmas lights. A solid bite to a wire or light bulb can burn them, and they could get an electric shock! You know how budgies like to chew on everything, so this is something you have to watch out for.

Also be careful with glass ornaments (if you have these): they may cause cuts, scratches and puncture wounds.


  1. Sydney hasn't even looked at the tree get! I hope he does, cause he would be SO cute climbing around on the christmas-tree!

    Wish you all a Merry Christmas!

    Mia & Sydney ;-)

  2. Yes, I heard some budgies are afraid to come close to the Christmas tree... but he might still get curious ;-)

    We wish you a Merry Christmas too!

    Bika & Erlend :)

  3. I hope we can have christmas together with the budgies

  4. My budgie has his first xmas today. At first he was a bit startled by it but as soon as he found out he can nibble it he was all over it. So cute