Safe Plants

Safe Plants

Birds spend a great deal of time chewing, tasting and nibbling.

If a bird has access to a plant, the bird will probably sample it. It is, therefore, essential that bird owners know which plants are safe and which may injure or even kill a bird. Don’t take chances. To prevent accidental poisonings, keep only nontoxic plants in your home or aviary.

SAFE FOLIAGE
  • acacia
  • aloe
  • african violet
  • baby’s tears
  • bamboo
  • begonia
  • bougainvillea
  • chickweed
  • Christmas cactus
  • cissus (kangaroo vine)
  • coleus
  • corn plan
  • crabapple
  • dandelion
  • dogwood
  • donkey tail
  • dracaena varietities
  • ferns (asparagus, bird’s nest, Boston, & maidenhair)
  • figs (creeping, rubber, fiddle leaf, laurel leaf)
  • gardenia
  • grape
  • ivy hen and chickens
  • jade plant
  • kalanchoe
  • magnolia
  • marigolds
  • monkey plant
  • mother-in-law
  • nasturtium
  • natal plum
  • Norfolk island pine
  • palms (areca, date, fan, lady, parlour, howeia, kentia, phoenix, sago)
SAFE BRANCHES

The following materials are not safe if toxic chemicals or insecticides have been sprayed on them. Before installing them in any cage, scrub all branches.

  • almond
  • apple
  • ash
  • citrus (any)
  • dogwood
  • elm
  • eucalyptus
  • guava
  • madrona
  • magnolia
  • manzanita
  • nut (except chestnut & oak)
  • papaya
  • pear
  • pine
  • prune
  • ribbonwood
  • sassafras
  • thurlow
  • vine mape
  • willows (goat, pussy & weeping)