Plant Safety

SAFE PLANTS

**This list is a compilation of several different lists by various bird clubs, books, and magazines about plants that are non-toxic and safe for birds. Always use caution and common sense in your plant choices. Remember that birds have a delicate digestive system and that any quantity of any plant or fruit could make their bellies upset.**
  • Acacia
  • African violets
  • Aloe
  • Areca / Butterfly Cane
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Australian Umbrella Tree
  • Autumn Olive
  • Baby's Tears
  • Balsam Fir
  • Bamboo
  • Bamboo Palm
  • Barberry
  • Bayberry
  • Bird Nest Fern
  • Beech (American and European)
  • Begonia
  • Black Spruce
  • Bladdernum
  • Blueberry
  • Boston Fern
  • Bougainvillea
  • Bromeliads
  • Chickweed
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Cissus Kangaroo Vines
  • Coleus
  • Comfrey
  • Corn Plant
  • Cotoneaster Firethorn
  • Crabapple
  • Creeping Fig
  • Dandelion
  • Date Palm
  • Dogwood
  • Donkey Tail / Burro's Tail
  •  Douglas Fir
  • Dracaena
  • Dragon Tree
  • Easter Cactus
  • Edible Fig
  • Elephant Foot Tree
  • European Fan Palm
  • Fan Palm
  • Fern Palm
  • Fiddleleaf Fig
  • Gardenia
  • Gold Dust
  • Grape Ivy
  • Hen & Chickens
  • Hibiscus
  • Howeia Palm
  • Huckleberry
  • Jade Plant
  • Kalanchoe
  • Kentia Palm
  • Lady Palm
  • Laurel Leaf Fig
  • Magnolia
  • Mango
  • Marigold
  • Monkey Plant
  • Mother-in-law's Tongue
  • Nasturtim
  • Nerve Plant
  • Norfolk Island Pine
  • Norway Spruce
  • Oregano
  • Parlour Palm
  • Passion Flower Vine
  • Peperomia
  • Phoenix / Date Palm
  • Pittosporum
  • Pony Tail Palm
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • Prayer Plant
  • Purple Passion / Purple or Velvet Nettle
  • Pygmy Date
  • Raspberry
  • Red-Margined Dracaena
  • Rhapis
  • Roebelin Lady Palm
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Sago Palm
  • Scgefflera (Umbrella)
  • Sentry Plant
  • Snowberry
  • Spider / Airplant Plant
  • Spruce Tree
  • Swedish Ivy
  • Thanksgiving Cactus
  • Thistle
  • Thyme
  • Viburnum
  • Virginia Pine
  • Wandering Jew
  • Wax Plant
  • Water Hyacinth Bulb
  • Weeping Fig
  • White Fir
  • White Pine
  • White Poplar
  • White Spruce
  • Willow
  • Wine Palm
  • Umbrella Plant
  • Velvet Plant
  • Yucca
  • Zebra Plant
 

UNSAFE PLANTS

**This list was compiled from various Internet sites, books, and magazine articles. It is not known exactly how dangerous each plant on this list is to each species and in what quantity, but it is better not to take chances with your birds!**

  • Acokanthera
  • Air Plants
  • Amanita
  • Amaryllis
  • American Bittersweet (Leaves & Berries)
  • Andromeda
  • Angel's Trumpet
  • Apricot Pit
  • Apple Seeds
  • Arum Lily
  • Autom Crocus / Meadow Saffron
  • Australian Flame Tree
  • Avocado
  • Azalea
  • Balsam Pear
  • Baneberry
  • Beans: Castor, Horse, Fava, Broad, Glory, Scarlet, Runner, Mescal, Roasy Pears, Precatory, Navy
  • Belladonna
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Bishop's Weed
  • Bittersweet
  • Bitter Nightshade
  • Black Laurel
  • Black Locust
  • Bleeding Heart / Dutchmans's Breeches
  • Bloodroot
  • Bluebonnet
  • Blue-Green Algae (Some Forms Toxic)
  • Bonaberry (Sap)
  • Boxwood
  • Bracken Fern
  • Broomcorn Grass
  • Buckeye
  • Buckthorn
  • Bulb Flowers
  • Burdock
  • Buttercup
  • Buttonbash (Leaves)
  • Cacao
  • Camel Bush
  • Castor Bean (Castor Oil)
  • Caladium
  • Candelabra Tree
  • Catharanthus
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Castern Bean
  • Chalice / Trumpet Vine
  • Cherry Tree
  • Chinaberry Tree
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Christmas Candle
  • Christmas Rose
  • Clematis / Virginia Bower
  • Cocklebur
  • Coffee (Senna)
  • Coffee Bean
  • Common Rhammus
  • Common Tansy
  • Coral Plant
  • Coriander
  • Corncockle
  • Cotton Bush
  • Coyotillo
  • Cowslip
  • Crinum Lily (Bulb)
  • Crocus (Bulb)
  • Crown of Thorns
  • Culver's Root
  • Cutleaf
  • Cycad
  • Daffodil (Bulb)
  • Daphne
  • Daphra
  • Datura
  • Deadly Amanita
  • Death Camus
  • Delphinium Devil's Ivy
  • Devil's Walking Stick (Leaves & Berries)
  • Dieffenbachia / Dumb Cane
  • Dutchman's Breeches
  • Dwarf Elder
    Eggplant
  • Elderberry
  • Elephant Ear / Taro
  • English holly (Berries)
  • English Ivy
  • Ergot
  • Eucalyptus (Particularly Dried, Dyed or Treated for Floral Arrangements)
  • Euonymus / Spindle Tree
  • European Burning Bush
  • European Pennyroyal
  • False Hellebore
  • False Henbane
  • Felt Plant (Maternity Plant, Air Plant, Panda Plant)
  • Firethorn
  • Flame Tree
  • Flamingo Flower
  • Flax
  • Four o'clock
  • Foxglove
  • German Ivy
  • Ghostweed
  • Glottidium
  • Golden Chain
  • Grass: Johnson, Sorghum, Sudan, Broomcorn
  • Ground Cherry
  • Ground Ivy
  • Hraths
  • Heliotrope
  • Hemlock: Poison, Water
  • Henbane
  • Holly
  • Honeysuckle
  • Horse Bean
  • Horse Chestnut (Buckeye)
  • Horse Nettle
  • Horsetail
  • Hyacinth Bulb
  • Hydrangea
  • Impatiens
  • Indian Licorice
  • Indian Turnip (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)
  • Iris / Blue Flag
  • Ivy: English, Other Varieties
  • Java Bean (Lima Bean)
  • Jasmine
  • Jerusalem Cherry
  • Jimsonweed (Thornapple)
  • Johnson Grass
  • Jonquil
  • Juniper (J. Virginiana)
  • Kalmia (Heath)
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Laburnum
  • Lady Slipper Orchid (Hairy Stems & Leaves)
  • Lantana
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Leucotho (Heath)
  • Lilly of the Valley
  • Lilly / Arum
  • Lima Bean
  • Lobelia
  • Locoweed / Milk Vetch
  • Lord & Ladies . Cuckoopint
  • Lupine
  • Malanga
  • Mandrake
  • Marijuana  (Hemp)
  • Maternity Plant
  • Mayapple
  • Meadow Saffron
  • Mescal Bean
  • Mexican Bredfruit
  • Mexican Poppy
  • Milk Vetch
  • Milkweed / Cotton Bush
  • Mistletoe
  • Mock Orange
  • Monkshood
  • Moonseed
  • Morning Glory
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Mushrooms
  • Narcissus
  • Navy Bean
  • Nettle
  • Night-Blooming Jasmine (Shoots)
  • Nightshades (All Types)
  • Oak
  • Oleander
  • Ornamental Asparagus
  • Pachypodium
  • Panda Plant
  • Parsley
  • Pasque Flower
  • Peach Pit
  • Peires
  • Pencil Tree
  • Peony
  • Periwinkle
  • Peyote
  • Philodendron
  • Pigweed
  • Pikeweed
  • Plumpit
  • Poinciana
  • Poinsettia
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak: Western / Eastern
  • Poison Sumac
  • Pokeweed
  • Poppy
  • Potato Shoots & Skin
  • Pothos
  • Precatory (Bean)
  • Primrose
  • Primula
  • Privet
  • Pyracantha
  • Ragwort
  • Rain Tree
  • Ranunculus (Buttercup)
  • Rape
  • Rattlebox (Crotalaria)
  • Rattlebush
  • Red Maple
  • Rhododendrons
  • Rhubarb
  • Rosary Peas
  • Rubber Plant (Milky Sap)
  • Sage
  • Sago Cycas
  • Sandbox Tree
  • Scarlet Runner
  • Scheffera
  • Shamrock Plant
  • Skunk Cabbage
  • Snowdrop
  • Snow on the Mountain (Ghostweed)
  • Sorghum Grass
  • Sorrel (Dock)
  • Sour Dock
  • Spindle Tree
  • Spurges: Pencil Tree, Snow on the Mountain, Candelabra Tree, Crown of Thorns
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • St. Johnswort
  • Sudan Grass
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tansy Ragwort
  • Thornapple
  • Tobacco
  • Tree of Heaven (Leaves & Flowers)
  • Tulip (Bulb)
  • Vetch: Hairy and Common
  • Virginia Bower
  • Virginia Creeper
  • Water Hemlock
  • Wattle
  • White Cedar / China Berry
  • White Snakeroot
  • Wisteria
  • Yam Bean
  • Yews (American, English, Japanese)
  • Yellow Jasmine
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