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GUIDE TO SAFE AND POISON PLANTS




This is a short list of some of the most common things that are Toxic and Safe for most companion birds




HARMFUL PLANTS



PLANT MOST HARMFUL PART PLANT MOST HARMFUL PART


Amaryllis Bulbs Hydrangea Flower bud
Azalea Leaves Indian Turnip (Jack-in- the- pulpit) All parts
Balsam pear Seeds, outer rind of fruit Iris (Blue Flag) Bulbs
Baneberry Berries, root Java Bean (Lima Bean) Uncooked bean
Bird of Paradise Seeds Jerusalem Cherry Berries
Black locust Bark, sprouts, foliage Jimsonweed Leaves, seeds
Blue or green algae Some forms are toxic Juniper (J. Virginiana) Needles, stems, berries
Boxwood Leaves, stems Lantana Immature berries
Buckthorn Fruit, bark Larkspur All parts
Buttercup Sap, bulbs Laurel All parts
Calla lily Leaves Lily of the Valley All parts, including the water in which they have been kept
Caladium Leaves Lobella All parts
Castor Bean (castor oil) Beans, leaves Locoweed All parts
Challis Vine All parts Lords and Ladies (cuckoopint) All parts
Cherry Tree Bark, twigs, leaves, pits Marijuana Leaves
Christmas Candle Sap Mayapple All parts, except fruit
Coral Plant Seeds Mescal Bean Seeds
Daffodil Bulbs Mistletoe Berries
Daphne Berries Mock Orange Fruit
Datura Berries Monkshood Leaves, roots
Deadly Amanita All parts Morning Glory All parts
Death Camas All parts Narcissus Bulbs
Delphinium All parts Nightshades (all types) Berries, leaves
Deiffenbachia (dumbcane) Leaves Oak Acorns, foliage
Eggplant All parts but fruit Oleander Leaves, branches, nectar of blossoms
Elephant's Ear (Taro) Leaves, Stem Philodendron Leaves, stem
English Ivy Berries, leaves Poison Ivy Sap
False Henbane All parts Poison Oak Sap
Foxglove Leaves, seeds Poinsettia Leaves, flowers
Golden Chain (Labumum) All parts, especially seeds Pikeweed Leaves, roots, immature berries
Hemlock, Poison All parts, especially roots and seeds Potato Eyes and new shoots
Hemlock, Water All parts, especially roots and seeds Privet All parts, including berries
Henbane Seeds Rhododendron All parts
Holly Berries Rhubarb Leaves
Horse Chestnut Nuts, twigs Sweet Pea Seeds, fruit
Hyacinth Bulbs Tobacco Leaves
Rosary Peas Seeds (imported to make necklaces and rosaries) Virginia Creeper Sap
Skunk Cabbage All parts Wisteria All parts
Snowdrop All parts, especially buds Yam Bean Roots, immature pods
Snow on the Mountain (Ghostweed) All parts Yew (American, English, Japanese) Needles, seeds



SAFE PLANTS


OUTDOOR

American Bittersweet Grapevine
Autum Olive Huckleberry
Bamboo Marigolds
Barberry Nasturtium
Beech (American, European) Pine (Ponderosa, Spruce, Virginia, White)
Bladdernut Pyracentha
Blueberry Raspberry
Comfrey Rose
Coralberry Snowberry
Cotoneaster Firehorn Spruce (Black, Norway, Red, White)
Crabapple Viburnum
Dogwood Wax Plant
Elderberry (common, European, red) White Poplar
Fir (Balsam, Douglas, Subalpine, White) Willow

HOUSE AND POTTED

Ferns (Asparagus, Bird's Nest, Boston, Maidenhair)
Fig Plant (Ficus species)
Grape Ivy
Herbs (Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley)
Pothos
Swedish Ivy
Spider Plant



SUBSTANCES TOXIC TO PET BIRDS



FOODS TO AVIOD FEEDING



Alcohol
Avocado
Chocolate
Moldy Foods
Raw Meat
Raw Poultry
Raw Onions
Raw eggs
Junk food ( Cheezies, Potato Chips, French Fries) this food group is too high in salt and fat
Dairy Products ( Milk, Cheese, Ice Cream, Butter, Margarine)

FUMES



Aerosol Propellant Hair Spray, Dyes
Aerosol Ingredient Kerosine
Bleach Nail Polish, Remover
Carbon Dioxide Naphtha Products
Carbon Monoxide Oven Cleaners
Chlordane Paints, Lacquers, Varnish, Shellac
Chlorine Paint Remover, Thinner
Drain Cleaners Perfume, including air fresheners and sprays
Flea Bombs Pesticides, Herbicides
Floor Cleaners Propane
Floor Polish All Smoke
Formaldehyde Teflon
Gasoline Wax


MISCELLANEOUS



Asbestos
Insecticides
Lead Shot
Lye
Match Tips
Moth Balls
Shoe Polish, Remover
Lead Base Keys


POTENTIAL DANGERS



Electric wires, cables
Hot Pots, Pans, Utensils, Knife
Hot water, soapy water, dish water, Standing water, bubble baths
Hot Electric Stove
Lit, Hot Gas Stove
Lit, Hot Wood or Oil Stove
Poisonous Plants, foods
Window and ceiling fans that are in motion
Uncurtained windows, open windows, open doors
drafts



This is a guide, for general information. E.S.O. Foundation assumes no responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or any other inconsistencies herein.