View Full Version : Red Magnolia Seeds.. safe squirrel food?

09-19-2007, 10:58 AM
:dono Are the red seeds from Magnolia pods safe for squirrels to eat?

Mrs. Jack
09-19-2007, 11:05 AM
I found a list of toxic plants for rats, and magnolia was listed on the
Eating or handling small amounts of these plants are unlikely to cause symptoms. However, some individuals may be sensitive to these plants list. http://ratfanclub.org/plants.html

a parrot site said they were okay for birds.. I'd hold off I think until it's known for sure.

09-19-2007, 11:10 AM
Thanks Mrs.Jack. After praying and waiting so long for my Adoree, I certainly intend to check out every question I have with my friends on TSB!:wott

09-19-2007, 11:24 AM
I keep finding the pods with those seeds on my fenceline. I've seen several squirrels munching away and so far haven't found any bodies so I'm figuring they are ok.

Now the leaves can cause a reaction. I had a pony using some small mags for rubbing himself on and he got some pretty bad skin irritation. I think he may have been snacking on the leaves as well, but I'm not sure. We moved him to a magnolia free paddock.

I'd love to hear what others think cause I can go snatch some for Scooby if everyone thinks it's ok. I have several magnolia trees here.

09-23-2007, 09:11 AM
The squirrels around here eat 'em like crazy.

09-23-2007, 02:08 PM
The squirrels around here eat 'em like crazy.

I second that!

Mrs. Jack
09-23-2007, 05:35 PM
Well I guess we have the correct answer, because the squirrels are the ones who'd know :D