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Safe & Toxic Plant Lists

Limited research done on toxic plants and birds. What has been tested in humans, has not been tested on birds. There are many unknown factors with plant toxicity to birds. Are only certain parts of the plant toxic? How much of a plant did a bird ingest? Is the plant toxic to just one species of bird or all birds? Keep this in mind when keeping houseplants and birds and use caution if you own plants that are not on safe or toxic plant lists.

Safe Plants

Acacia

Corn Plant

Jade Plant

Rubber Tree

African Violet

Crab Apple

Kalanchoe

Schefflera

Aloe Plant

Dandelion

Magnolia

Sensitive Plant

Asparagus Fern

Dogwood

Eucalyptus

Spider Plant

Baby's Tears

Donkey Tail

Monkey Plant

Snake Plant

Bamboo

Dracaena

Nasturtium

Swedish Ivy

Begonia

Dragon Tree

Oregano

Thyme

Boston Fern

Easter Cactus

Palms

Thistle

Bougainvillea

Ferns

Pittosporum

Wandering Jew

Chickweed

Figs

Petunias

Wax Plant

Christmas Cactus

Gardenia

Prayer Plant

White Clover

Coffee Tree

Grape Ivy

Rose

Zebra Plant

Coleus

Hens & Chickens

Rosemary

Love Your Tiel

 

Coffee Tree should not be confused with Coffee Plant.
Coffee Plants are toxic.
Safe Trees and Woods for Bird Perches and Toys:
DO NOT use wood that has been treated with pesticides or other chemicals.

Almond, Apple, Arbutus, Ash, Bamboo, Beech, Birch, Cottonwood,
Citrus Trees, Crabapple, Dogwood, Elm, Fir, Hazelnut, Palms, Pear, Pecan, Pine, Poplar,
Hawthorne, Larch, Lilac, Magnolia, Manzanita, Mulberry, Redwood, Willow.
Do not use wood from any tree or plant that has ever been
chemically treated with pesticides or any other type of chemical.


Cleaning Tree Branches Before Using

To destroy mold, fungus, parasites, bacteria and other
living organisms, soak all branches in a few gallons of water,
with 1 tablespoon of bleach, for 1 hour.
Rinse branches well with clean water. To dry small
branches, bake in a 250 degree Fahrenheit oven for 1 hour.
Dry large branches outdoors in direct sunlight.



Toxic, Poisonous Woods for Bird Perches and Toys

Do NOT use wood from apricot, peach, prune or nectarine trees.
These trees belong to the Prunus species. The wood can
release cyanide if eaten by a bird.


Toxic Plants and Trees

Amaryllis

Delphinium

Mistletoe

Prune Trees

Andromeda

Dieffenbachia

Mock Orange

Purple Seabane

Avocado

Elderberry

Monkshood

Ranunculus

Azalea

Elephant Ear

Morning Glory

Red Maple

Baneberry

Eucalyptus-dried

Mountain Laurel

Rhubarb Leaves

Bean Plant

Euonymus

Mushrooms

Rhododendrons

Belladonna

Felt Plant

Narcissus

Rubber Plant

Bird of Paradise

Ficus

Nectarine Trees

Sandbox Tree

Black Locust

Firethorn

Nettles

Shamrocks

Bleeding Heart

Flame Tree

Nightshade

Skunk Cabbage

Boxwood

Four O' Clocks

Oak Trees

Snowdrop

Bulb Flowers

Foxglove

Oleander

Sorrel

Buttercup

Heliotrope

Peach Tree

Spurges

Braken Fern

Holly

Periwinkle

Sweet Pea

Caladium

Honeysuckle

Philodendron

Tobacco

Clover

Hyacinth

Pigweed

Trumpet Vines

Coffee Plants

Hydrangea

Plum Trees

Tomato Plants

Cherry Tree

Iris

Poinsettia

Vetch

Chestnut Tree

Ivy

Poison Ivy

Wattle

Clematis

Jasmine

Poison Oak

White Cedar

Coral Plant

Jerusalem Cherry

Poison Sumac

Wisteria

Cowslip

Jimsonweed

Pokeweed

Wild Sunflowers

Crownvetch

Juniper

Potato Plants

White Cedar Tree

Daffodil

May Apple

Pothos

Yews

Daphne

Milkweed

Privet Hedge

Nutmeg

Marigold

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Toxic List

This isn’t a complete list by any means. Be aware of anything with a strong smell and just don’t use it if in doubt. Another thing to be aware of is things going on in your neighborhood….if someone is painting or grilling out…..if there is a lawn chemical company spraying yards, please make sure windows and doors are closed.
Please read all labels of cleaning items that you use in your house …most are toxic to birds.

Here is a list of things

Asbestos
Ammonia
Bleach/Chlorine
Carbon Monoxide
Cigarette Smoke
Diazanon
Dryer Sheets
Fabreeze
Flea Bombs/Collars
Topical Flea Killers (such as the drops you put on the dogs and cats)
Floor Polishes
Formaldehyde (new rugs and some materials need to be aired out before bringing them into the home as they are treated with Formaldehyde ….new furniture that has been treated with stain resistance)
Furniture and Rug Shampoo
Hair Dye
Hair Spray
House Paint (actually ANY kind of paint or varnish)
Kerosene
Matches
Moth Balls
Nail Polish
Nail Polish Remover
Oil Paint
Over Cleaner
Paint Remover
Perfumes
Permanent Wave
Solution
Pesticides
Rug Deodorizers (like carpet fresh)
Shoe Polish and Cleaners
Self Cleaning Ovens
Scented Candles
Spot Removers
Spray Starch
Suntan Lotions
Surgical Acrylics
Toilet Cleaners
TEFLON COOKWARE (Just throw it out ..Don’t take any chances by leaving even one pan in your house to be used by accident!)
Wax
Another thing to be aware of are toxic plants in your home.