Safe and toxic plants & trees

It’s always best to use natural materials for toys and perches.

You can use branches from these trees to make perches and play stands for your parrots.
Make sure there isn’t any mold or fungus on the branch and that you thoroughly clean the branches before use.

Safe Trees

Apple
Arbutus
Ash
Aspen
Bamboo
Beech
Birch
Canary Island Palm
Crab Apple
​Cottonwood
Dogwood

Dragon Tree
Elm
Fir
Hazelnut
Larch
Magnolia
​Manzanita
Pine
Pecan
Poplar
Redwood
Spruce

Toxic Trees

Apricot tree
Black Locus
​Cherry tree
​Chestnut tree
​Cedar
Flame tree
Honeysuckle
Horse cedar

​Nectarine tree
Oak tree
Peach tree
​Plum Tree
​Prune Tree
Red maple
Sandbox tree
White cedar

Safe Plants & Herbs

Abelia
African Daisy
African Violet
Aloe Vera
Anise
Asparagus Fern
Almond
Baby’s Breath
Baby’s Tears
Bachelor’s Buttons
Basil
Bee Balm
Begonia
Bird’s Nest Fern
Boston Fern
Bottle Brush Fern
Bougainvillea
Calendula
Camellia
Canary Grass

​Canola
Chamomile
Chickweed
Chicory
Chinese Parsley
Christmas Cactus
Cilantro
Coleus
Coriander
Corn Plant
Creeping Fig
Dahlia
​Dandelion
Dill
Dracaena
Easter Cactus
Echinacea
Fennel
Flame Nettle

Flax
​Gardenia
Gloxinia
Grape Ivy
Ginger Root
Helianthus
Hemp
Hens & Chicks
Hibiscus
Hawthorn
Impatiens
Kangaroo Vine
Kalanchoe
Lace Fern
Lilac
Lemon Balm
Lady Palm
Maidenhair Fern
Marjoram

Marigolds
Millet
Milk Thistle
Motherfern
Monkey Plant
Mimosa
Mulberry
Nasturtium
Nyjer
​Oregano
Palms
Pansy
Paradise Palm
Parlor Palm
Parsley
Petunias
​​Pittosporum
Prayer Plant
Pumpkin

Purple Passion
Rape
Rose
Rosemary
Safflower
Sensitive Plant
Sesame
Spearmint
Spider Plant
Snake Plant
String of Beads
Swedish Ivy
Thyme
Thistle
Wandering Jew
Wax Plant
White Cover
Willow
Zebra Plant

Toxic Plants & Herbs

Amaryllis
Andromeda
Avocado
Azalea
Baneberry
Bean plant
Belladonna
Bird of paradise
Bleeding heart
Boxwood
Bulbs (flowers)
Buttercup
Bracken fern
Caladium
Calla lily
Clover
Coffee plant

Clematis
Comfrey
Coral plant
​Cowslip
​Crocus
Crown vetch
Daffodil
Daphne
​Delphinium
Dieffenbachia
​Elderberry
Elephant plant​
Eucalyptus (dry)
Euonymus
Felt plant
Ficus
Firethorn

Four O’ clock
Foxglove
Heilotrope​
Holly
Honeysuckle
Hyacinth
Hydrangea
Iris​
​Ivy
Jasmine
Jerusalem Cherry
Jimsonweed
Juniper
Lilies (lilium)
Lily of the valley
Lovelia
Lupine

​Lily peace (spathiphyllum)
​Marijuana
Marsh marigold
May apple
Milkweed
Mistletoe
Mockorange
Monkshood
Morning glory
Mountain Laurel
Mushrooms
​Narcissus​
Nettle
Nightshade
Nugmeg
Oleander
Peony

Periwinkle
Philodendron
Pigweed
Poinsetta
​Poison ivy
Poison oak
Poison sumac
​Pokeweed
​Poppy
​Potato
Pothos
​Privet hedge
Purple seabane
Ranunculus
Rhubarb (leaves)
Rhododendron
Rubber plant

Salvia
Schefflera
Shamrock
Skunk cabbage
Snowdrop
Sorrel
Spurge
Star of Bethlehem
Sweet pea
Tobacco
Tomato (plant)
Trumpet vine
Tulips
Umbrella plant
Vetch
Wisteria
​Yews​

Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian. The material on this site is not intended to be, and should not be relied on as, a substitute for professional advice. Read my full disclaimer.

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