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Harmful Plants

The following list was taken from the Exotic Bird Breeders' Association of America. It includes a number of plants which are toxic to your birds. These lists are general and are not intended to replace your veterinarian's advice.

Plant Name Toxic Part Plant Name Toxic Part
Amaryllis Bulb Jerusalem cherry Berry
Azalea Leaf Jimsonweed Leaf, seed
Balsam Pear Seed, rind Juniper (J. Virginiana) Needle, stem, berry
Baneberry Berries, roots Lantana Immature berry
Bird of paradise Seed Larspur All
Black locust Bark, sprouts, leaf Laurel All
Blue-green algae All Lily of the valley All and water from vase
Buckthorn Fruit, bark Lobelia All
Buttercup Sap, bulb Locoweed All
Calla lily Leaf Lords & ladies All
Caladium Leaf Marijuana Leaf
Castor bean (Castor oil) Bean, leaf Mayapple All, except fruit
Chalice vine All Mescal bean Seed
Cherry tree Bark, twig, leaf, pit Mistletoe Berry
Christmas candle Sap Mock orange Fruit
Coral plant Seed Monkshood Leaf, root
Daffodil Bulb Morning glory All
Daphne Berry Narcissus Bulb
Datura Berry Nightshade (all types) Berry, leaf
Deadly amanita All Oak Acorn, leaf
Death camas All Oleander All
Delphinium All Philodendron Leaf, stem
Deiffenbachia (Dumbcane) Leaf Poison ivy Sap
Eggplant All but fruit Poison oak Sap
Elephant's ear (taro) Leaf, stem Poinsettia Leaf, flower
English ivy Berry, leaf Pikeweed Leaf, root, immature berry
False benbane All Potato Eyes, new shoots
Foxglove Leaf, seed Privet All
Golden chain All Rhododendron All
(Poison) Hemlock All Rhubarb Leaf
(Water) Hemlock All Rosary peas Seed
Henbane Seed Skunk cabbage All
Holly Berry Snowdrop All
Horse chestnut Nut, twig Snow on the mountain All
Hyacinth Bulb Sweet pea Seed, leaf
Hydrangea Flower bud Virginia creeper Sap
Indian turnip All Wisteria All
Iris (blue flag) Bulb Yam bean Root, immature pod
Java bean Raw bean Yew (English, Japanese) Needle, seed

Safe Plants

This next list contains plants which are considered to be safe for your birds. If you are ever in doubt however, always check with your vet.

PLANT NAME
Acacia
American bittersweet
Autumn olive
Baby tears
Bamboo
Barberry
Bayberry
Bouginvillea
Cotoneaster firethorn
Crabapple
Dogwood
Elderberry (common, European, red)
Fern (asparagus, bird's nest, Boston, maidenhair)
Fig (ficus)
Fir (balsam, douglas, white)
Gardenia
Grape ivy
Herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, etc. - NOT parsley)
Magnolia
Palm
Petunia
Pothos
Pyracanthus
Raspberry
Rose
Snowberry
Spider plant
Spruce (black, Norway, white)
Swedish ivy
Vegetables
Willow

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