Toxic Plants for Birds

parrot-eating-fruitTOXIC PLANTS AND TREES : BE ALERT!

This list of toxic plants, is by all means not complete, but some pretty common ones that birds, dogs, cats, should never eat and should be deemed deadly! I decided long ago I was not a plant person because the list for what was safe was so small and still came with uncertainty for my parrots so I have NO live plants in my house.

This was my choice but if you do have plants and they are not on this list then please make sure that these plants are removed from your bird’s immediate surroundings for their safety. Just today I had a customer tell me her horror story of her African Grey that never never leaves the top of his cage got down somehow or was spooked down and in trying to climb up she chewed her way up a fern and was found dead hours later.


Animals do not have some of the same digestive enzymes that humans do that is required to process some foods  ie; (chocolate, avocado, alcohol, caffeine and carbonated drinks, etc) that can cause cardiac toxicity (heart attack) so please be mindful of the plants around them can do the same.


Acacia, Aconite, Aconitum, Agapanthus, Alder, Almond (seeds & leaves), Andromeda, Amaryllis (Naked Lady), Angel’s Trumpet, Apple (seeds), Apple leaf croton, Apricot, Arrowgrass, Arrowhead Vine, Asparagus fern, Atropa belladonna, Australian Flame Tree, Australian Umbrella Tree, Autumn crocus, Avocado (fruit & pit), Azalea


Baby’s breath, Baneberry, Beans -castor, horse, fava, broad, glory, scarlet runner, Bird of Paradise, Bittersweet nightshade, Black locust, Black nightshade, Black Snakeroot, Bleeding heart, Bloodroot, Blue-green algae, Box Elder, Boxwood, Brachen fern, Branching ivy, Buckeye, Buckthorn, Buddist pine, Burdock, Butter beans, Buttercup


Cactus, Caladium / Elephant Ear, Calla lily, Camel bush, Camphor tree, Canary bird bush, Candelabra cactus, Cannabis, Carolina jessamine, Caster bean, Castor oil plant, Cassava (uncooked), Cedar, Ceriman, Chalice, Cherry (seeds & leaves), Chinaberry tree, Chinese evergreen, Chinese magnolia, Chinese popcorn / tallow, Chinese snake tree, Chlorophytum, Cocoa plant – (chocolate), Choke cherry, Chock cherries, Common sage, Christmas berry, Christmas rose, Cineraria, Clematis, Cockleburr, Coffee tree plant, Coriander (cilantro), Corn cockle (seeds), Corn lily, Corn Plant, Cornstalk plant, Cow bane, Cow cockle, Cowslip, Crocus, Croton, Crown of thorns, Cuban laurel, Cycads, Cyclamen


Daffodil, Daphne, Darnel, Datura nightshade, Day Lily, Deadly nightshade, Deathcamas (black snakeroot), Delphinium (larkspur), Devil’s ivy, Dumbcane (Diffenbachia), Doll’s Eye, Dracaena (dragon tree), Dutchman’s breeches


Easter lily, Elaine, Elderberry, Elephant’s ear, Emerald feather, English ivy, Euonymus, Euphorbia cactus, European Bittersweet, European holly, European spindle tree


False flax, False hellebore, Fan weed, Felt plant, Fiddleneck, Fiddle-leaf fig, Field peppergrass, Fig (Weeping fig), Firethorn, Fitweed, Flame tree, Florida beauty, Four-o-clock, Foxglove


Garlic, Geranium, German ivy, Giant Hogweed

Gifblaar (Dichapetalum cymosum), Glacier ivy, Golden Chain tree, Golden Pothos, Greaseweed, Ground cherry


Halogeton, Heaths, Hemlock, Henbane, Holly, Honey locust, Honeysuckle, Horsebrush, Horse-chestnut, Horse nettle, Huckleberry, Hurricane plant, Hyacinth, Hydrangea


Indian Laurel, Indian Pea, Indian rubber plant, Iris, Ivy


Jack-in-the-pulpit, Japanese Show lily, Jatropha, Jequirity, Jamestown weed, Jasmine, Jerusalem cherry, Jimson weed, Juniper


Kalanchoe, Kalmia (Mountain Laurel), Kentucky coffee tree, Kidney beans (uncooked), Klamath weed


Laburnum, Lantana, Larkspur, Laurels, Leucothoe, Lilies, Lily of the Nile, Lily of the valley, Lima beans, Lobelia, Locoweed, Lords and ladies, Lupine


Manchineel (Hippomane mancinella), Mango – (fruit okay: not wood or leaves), Marble queen, Marigold, Marijuana, Matrimony vine, Mayapple, Meadow death camas, Mexican breadfruit, Milk vetch, Milkweed, Mistletoe, Mock orange, Monkshood, Moonseed, Morning glory, Monstera, Mother of millions, Mother-in-law tongue, Mountain laurel, Mountain mahogany, Mushrooms (amanita esp), Mustards, Myrtle


Narcissus, Nectarine (pits, leaves), Nephthytis, Nettles, Nicotiana, Nightshades, Nutmeg


Oak, Oleander, Ongaonga, Onions, Oriental lily


Peace lily, Peaches (pits & leaves), Pear (leaves & wood), Pencil cactus, Pencil tree, Periwinkle, Peyote, Philodendron, Pigweed, Pitch pine, Plumosa fern, Poinsettia, Poison hemlock, Poison ivy, Poison oak, Poison sumac, Pokeberry, Poke weed, Potato (raw & leaves), Pothos, Plum (pits & leaves), Prarie oak, Precatory beans, Primrose, Privet, Psilcybin mushrooms, Purple foxglove


Rain tree, Rattle box, Red emerald, Red princess, Red maple, Red sage, Redwood, Rhododendron, Rhubarb leaves, Ribbon plant, Rosary pea (seeds)


Sago palm, Sansevieria, Sand Box tree, Satin pothos, Schefflera, Skunk cabbage, Smartweeds, Snake plant, Snowdrop, Snow-on-the-mountain, Solanum, Sophora, Sorghum, Spider plant, Star of Bethlehem, Stinging tree, Stink weed, String of pearls, Strychnine Tree (Strychnos nux-vomica), Sumac, Swiss cheese plant


Tabacco, Tansy ragwort (senecio), Taro vine, Thornapple, Tiger lily, Tinsel tree, Tobacco, Tomato plant (vines & leaves), Toyon, Tulip


Umbrella tree



Velvet grass, Virginia creeper



Walnut (green husks), Water hemlock, Weeping fig, Wild black cherry, Wild radish (seeds), Wisteria, White cedar, White Snakeroot, Witch hazel, Woody aster


Yellow jasmine, Yellow oleander, Yellow pine flax, Yellow star thistle, Yew



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