Plant ID forum: Parrot eating a plant

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planteater13
Aug 6, 2017 1:02 PM CST
Hi, guys. I have an Amazon parrot that's been tearing apart and even eating some of this plant that my mom's been buying. The bird destroyed 5 of these and I need to know what it is to see if it might be toxic. She buys these at a fruit/vegetable store. The owner doesn't know the plant's name.


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Name: Sue
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sooby
Aug 6, 2017 2:07 PM CST
It looks like a Mesembryanthemum (e.g. Mezoo Trailing Red) aka Dorotheanthus

Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 6, 2017 3:54 PM CST
I agree

If it were toxic, your bird would have been dead at plant #1.
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islander
Aug 6, 2017 7:56 PM CST
I agree on the id and this site: http://www.secondchancecats.or... lists it on the safe list for cats.
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Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Aug 6, 2017 10:51 PM CST
I have read somewhere 'Mezoo Trailing Red' is a variegated version of Aptenia 'Red Apple' (which is Aptenia cordifolia (syn Mesembryanthemum cordifolium ) and A. haeckeliana). Well aptenia is one of the edible member of mesembs (although I don't like the taste), so I think your parrot will be just fine, perhaps it just regard that as salad.
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DaisyI
Aug 6, 2017 11:21 PM CST
Aptenia cordifolia is the synonym for Mesembryanthemum cordifolium.
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Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Aug 6, 2017 11:28 PM CST
found it here is the discussion

The thread "Thank you for this information" in Comment concerning Mesembryanthemum Mezoo™ Trailing Red
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 7, 2017 9:28 AM CST
I was sighting this:

http://www.theplantlist.org/tp...
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planteater13
Aug 7, 2017 2:14 PM CST
Thank you very much, everyone. That seems to be the plant. I tried several android apps and they all failed. Glad I signed up here.

My mom bought her 3 more of those things to play with.

She says "hi".

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islander
Aug 7, 2017 2:31 PM CST
great pic!
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