PROTECT YOUR BIRDS

This list is by no means complete. If you are uncertain as to the use of a plant remember: When in doubt—don’t!  Before utilizing any plant substance in any bird’s environment, scrub, spray, or quick soak them in a diluted disinfectant, rinse several times and dry well.

 

List has been updated 5.5.2018

Safe Aviary Plants

When building a planted aviary for your bird it’s best to know which plants will be safe and which will not. Below is a list of the safe variety of plants indoor and outdoor which have been reported as having no adverse affects on animals.
Please note: While these plants won’t harm your birds, your birds could harm these plants with continuous chewing.

Safe Aviary Plants

SAFE PLANTS

Abelia
Acacia
Achira
Acorn squash
African Daisy
African violets
Alfalfa
Algaroba
Aloe (flesh only)
Aluminum plant
Alumroot
American rubber
Anthericum comosum
Antirrhinum multiflorum
Arabian gentian
Aralia
Arbutus
Areca, Butterfly Cane
Aregelia
Artillery plant
Aspidium falcatum
Areca, Butterfly Cane
Aspidastra
Aubepine
Autumn olive
Desert trumpet
Baby’s tears
Bachelors buttons
Butterfly Bush
Butterfly Squash
Baby’s Tears
Begonia species
Bamboo
Bamboo vine
Banana tree
Banana squash
Barberry
Bee Balm
Begonia
Bitter pecan
Bitternut
Black haw
Black hawthorn
Blaspheme vine
Blood Leaf
Blooming sally
Bluebottle
Blue bead
Blue daisy
Blue echeveria
Blue-dicks
Blue-eyed daisy
Blunt leaf peperomia
Blushing bromeliad
Bougainvillea
Brazilian orchid
Bride’s bonnet
Bristly greenbrier
Bromeliads
Broom hickory
Brodiaea pulchella
Buttercup squash
Butterfly Bush
Butterfly ginger
Butterfly iris
Bullbrier
Bur gourd
Burro’s tail
Caeroba
Calamint
Calathea insignis
Calendula(Pot Marigold)
California pitcher plant
Callistemon radyandrus
Callistemon viminalis
Callistemon citrinus
California Holly
Calthea lancifolia
Calochortus nuttalli
Camellia
Canary date palm
Candle plant
Candycorn plant
Cantebury-bell
Cape jasmine
Cape primrose
Carobinha
Caroba
Carrion flower
Carrot flower
Casaba melon
Cast Iron plant
Cat brier
Cat ear
Cattleya labiata
Celosia globosa
Celosia plumosa
Celosia spicata
Chamaedorean
Chamonile
Chaparral
Chenille plant
Chickweed
Chickens and hens
Christmas Cactus
Chicory
Chin-lao-shu
China aster
China root
Chinese plumbago
Citrus (all) Grape vines
Chlorophytum
Chlorophytum bechetii
Chocolate soldier
Christmas dagger
Christmas orchid
Cinnamon
Cinquefoil
Cirrhopetalum
Cissus Kangaroo Vines
Claw Cactus
Clearweed
Cliff brake
Cocks comb
Cocktail orchid
Coleus
Collinia elegans
Color-band
Columnar
Comfry
Common camellia
Common catbrier
Common garden canna
Common greenbrier
Common snapdragon
Confederate jasmine
Coolwort
Copperlead
Copper rose
Coralardisia
Coral bells
Coralberry
Cornflower
Crape myrtle
Crataegus phaenopyrum
Crataegus spp.
Creeping charlie
Creeping gloxinia
Creeping Jenny
Creeping mahonia
Creeping pilea
Creeping rubus
Creeping zinnia
Crepe myrtle
Crimson bottlebush
Crimson cup
Crossandra
Croton
Coleus
Coreopsis
Corn Plant
Creeping Charlie
Cucumber
Cushon aloe
Cushion moss
Cyrtudeira reptans
Dahlia
Dainty
Dancing doll orchid
Dandelion
Date
Davallia bullata mariessi
Davallia
Daylily richomanoides
Dichelostemma
Dichorisandra reginae
Dill
Dinteranthus vanzylii
Dogwood
Donkey tail
Dracaena
Dracaena Marginata
Dragon Tree
Dwarf Rose-Stripe Star
Earth star
Easter Cactus
Easter cattleya
Easter daisy
Easter lily cactus
Easter orchid
Echeveria
Edible banana
Elephant-Ear Begonia
Elephant foot tree
Elk’s Horn
Elm
Emerald ripple peperomia
English hawthorn
Epidendrum
Episcia spp.
Eugenia
Eucalyptus
Euopean fan
False aralia
Fairy fountain
Feathered amaranth
Fiery reed orchid
Fig leaf gourd
Fingernail plant
Fire weed
Flame African violet
Flame of the woods
Florida butter-fly orchid
Freckle face
Friendship plant
Frosty
Garden marigold
Garden snapdragon
Gardenia
Garlic
Gherkins
German violet
Ghost leafless orchid
Ghost plant
Giant aster
Giant white inch plant
Gibasis geniculata
Globe thistle
Gloxinia
Golden bells
Gold bloom
Gold Dust Dracaena
Gold-fish plant
Golden lace orchid
Golden shower orchid
Grape hyacinth
Grape Ivy
Grape Vine
Green ripple peperomia
Greenbrier
Hagbrier
Hardy baby tears
Hardy gloxinia
Haws
Haws apple
Haworthia
Hedgehog gourd
Hellfetter
Hen and Chickens
Hibiscus
Hickory
Hindu rope plant
Holligold
Hollyhock
Honey locust
Honey plant
Honeydew melons
Honeysuckle fuchsia
Hookera pulchella
Horse brier
Hoya
Hubbard squash
Hypocyrta spp.
Hosta’s
Ice plant
Impatiens
Indian Hawthorn
Irish moss
Iron cross begonia
Ivy peperomia
Ivy-leaf peperomia
Jackson brier
Jacob’s ladder
Jade Plant
Japanese aralia
Japanese moss
Japanese pittosporum
Jewel orchid
Joseph’s coat
Jungle geranium
Kaempferis
Kahali ginger
Kalanchoe
Kenya violet Kharoub
Kenilworth ivy
King nut
King of the forest
Kuang-yen- pa-hsieh
Lace flower vine
Lace orchid
Ladies ear drops
Lady lou
Lagerstroemia indica
Lance Pleumele
Laurel (variegated)
Laurel-leaved greenbrier
Larch
Leather peperomia
Leng-fen tu’an
Lemon Balm
Leopard orchid
Lesser snapdragon
Lilac
Linden
Lipstick plant
Little zebra plant
Little fantasy peperomia
Liriope White
Living rock cactus
Living stones
Locust pods
Lou-lang-t’ou
Luther
Madagascar jasmine
Magnolia bush
Marigold
Mahonia aquifolium
Malabar gourd
Malaysian dracaema
Manzanita
Mapleleaf begonia
Maranta
Marbled fingernail
Maroon
May Apple
Mary-bud
Measles plant
Melons
Metallic peperomia
Metallic leaf begonia
Mexican firecracker
Mexican rosettes
Mexican snowballs
Miniature date palm
Minature fish tail
Minature maranta
Minature marble plant
Mistletoe cactus
Mockernut hickory
Monkey Plant
Mosaic plant
Moses-in-the-cradle
Mosiac vase
Moss agate
Moss campion
Moss phlox
Moss rose
Mossy campion
Mother-In-Law’s Tongue
Mosaic plant
Moses-in-the-cradle
Mosiac vase
Moss agate
Moss campion
Moss phlox
Moss rose
Mossy campion
Mother-in-Laws Tongue
Mother of pearl
Mother spleenwort
Mountain camellia
Mountain grape
Mulberry bush
Musa paradisiaca
Muscari armeniacum
Muscari spp.
Muskmellon

SAFE PLANTS CONTINUED

Nasturtium
Natal Plant
Nadina
Narrow leafed pleomele
Nasturtium
Natal plum
Neanthe bella palm
Nematanthus spp.
Neanthebella
Neoregelia
Nephrolepsis
Nerve plant New silver and bronze
Night blooming cereus
Odontoglossum spp.
Old man cactus
Old world orchid
Oregon grape
Orange star
Ossifragi vase
Oval Leaf Peperomia (veriegated)
Paddy’s wig
Painted lady
Pampus grass
Panamiga
Pansy orchid
Paradise palm
Parlor palm
Parlor plant
Passion Flower Vine
Peace begonia
Peacock plant
Pearl plant
Pearly dots
Peperomia hederifolia
Peperomia peltifolia
Peperomia rotundifolia
Peperomia sandersii
Pepper face
Peppermint
Peperomia
Persian violet
Petunia
Pheasant plant
Philodendron leaf (variegated)
Piggy back plant
Pigmy date palm
Pignut
Pignut hickory
Pilea microphylla
Pilea mucosa
Pink Brocade
Pink Pearl
Pink polka dot plant
Pink starlite
Pirliteiro
Pitaya
Plantanus orientalis
Plantanus occidentalis
Platinum peperomia
Platycerium alicicorne
Plumbago larpentiae
Plush plant
Polka dot plant
Polystichum falcatum
Pothos
Porcelain flower
Pot marigold
Prairie snowball
Prayer Plant
Prickly bottlebrush
Prostrate coleus
Purple baby tears
Purple passion vine
Purple Velvet
Purpleosier willow
Pyracanthus
Queensland arrowroot
Queen’s spiderwort
Queencup
Queens spiderwort
Rainbow orchid
Raphiolepsis
Royal velvet plant
Red African violet
Red edge peperomia
Red veined prayer
Reed palm
Rex begonia
Rhynchophorum
Rose
Rubber plant, baby
Russian olive
Saffron spike zebra
Sand verbena
Satin pellionia
Sawbrier
Scabious
Scarlet orchid
Scarlet sage
Schefflera
Sensative Plant
Shagbark hickory
Shan ku’ei-lai
Shellbark hickory
Shiny leaf smilax
Shrimp cactus
Silver bell
Silver berry
Silver heart
Silver-leaf peperomia
Silver nerve plant
Silver pink vine
Silver star
Slender deutzia
Smilax tamnoides vas
Snake Plant
Spearmint
Spice orchid
Spider or Airplane Plant
Spider ivy
Spider plant
Spotted laurel
Spruce
Star jasmine
Star plant
Star tulip
Star window plant
Strawberry
String of Beads
Striped blushing
Sugar pods
Sulfur flower
Summer hyacinth
Swedish or Grape Ivy
Sweetheart hoya
Sweetheart peperomia
Sweet william
Tahitian bridal veil
Tailed orchid
Tall mahonia
Teasel gourd
Texas sage
Thanksgiving Cactus
Thea japonica
Thimble cactus
Thistle Norfolk
Thimble cactus
Thistle
Thorn apple
Ti Plant
Ti hu-ling
Tiger orchid
Toad spotted cactus
Tous-les-mois
Trailing peperomia
Tree cactus
Tree gloxinia
Tropical moss
True cantalope
Tu fu-ling
Turban squash
Umbrella (Schefflera) Plant
Urbinia agavoides
Usambara violet
Variegated wax plant
Velvet plant
Venus fly trap
Vining peperomia
Violet
Violet slipper gloxinia
Waffle plant
Walking anthericum
Wandering Jew/ Variegated
Washington hawthorn
Water hickory
Watermelon begonia
Watermelon peperomia
Watermelon pilea
Wax plant/ Variegated
Wax rosette
Weeping bottlebrush
Weeping sergeant hemlock
Weisdornbluten
West indian gherkin
Western sword
White Clover
White ginger
White edged swedish ivy
White heart hickory
Wild buckwheat
Wild hyacinth
Wild lantana
Wild sarsaparilla
Wild strawberry
Willow
Willow herb
Windmill palm
Winter cattleya
Withered snapdragon
Woolflower
Yellow bloodleaf
Yellow-flowered gourd
Yerba Linda
Yucca
Zebra Plant
Zebra haworthia
Zebra plant
Zinnia sp.
Zucchini squash

FERNS/HERBS/
PALMS/FIGS/PALMS

Ferns:
Asparagus,
Ball fern, Bird Nest,
Bold sword,
Boston, Brake, Button,
Carrot fern, Dish,
Dallas fern,
Deer’s Foot,
Duffy fern,
Dwarf date palm
Dwarf palm
Dwarf royal palm
Dwarf feather fern,
Dwarf Whitman fern,
Elk’s Horn,
Figleaf palm
Fiji,
Fish tail,
Giant holly fern
Good luck palm
Hen and chickens fern,
Holly fern,
Imbricata Sword,
Japanese holly fern,
King and queen fern,
Maidenhair Spleenwort
(Asplenium trichomanes),
Moss fern,
Mother,
Parsley fern,
Polypody,
Ribbon,
Rabbits foot,
Roosevelt fern,
Silver table fern,
Squirrel’s Foot,
Staghorn,
Sword,
Tall or Crisped feather,
Verona or Lace fern

Figs:

Carica Ficus,
Fig Creeping/Weeping,
Fig Edible, Fig Fiddleleaf,

Herbs:

Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme

Palms:
Areca, Ash, Bamboo,
Belmore sentry palm,
Bottle Palm, Date,
European Fan,
Fan,
Fishtail,
Fan tufted palm
Forster sentry palm
Fortunes palm, Howeia,
Kentia,
Large Lady Palm
Manila palm
Parlour,
Pony Tail,
Pygmy,

Rhapis,
Royal velvet plant
Roebelia,

Safe Aviary Trees

SAFE BRANCHES/PERCHES
Citrus (all) Grape vines
Hawthorn
Pear
Almond
Guava
Larch
Pine (no sap)
Apple
Apricot
Arbutus
Ash
Beech
Birch
Cactus Wood
Cottonwood
Crab Apple
Dogwood
Elm
Fir
Madrona
Magnolia
Mansanita
Maple
Mulberry
Papaya Vine
Peach
Plum
Poplar
Prune
Red berried greenbrier
Red hawthorne
Shagbark hickory
Shellbark hickory
Silver tree anamiga
Small fruited hickory
Thurlow
Tulip poplar
Tulip tree
Variegated laurel
Willow

SAFE TREES

Apple
Arbutus
Ash
Aspen
Beech
Big shellbark hickory
Birch
Canada / Carolina Hemlock
Carob tree
Citrus (any)
Cottonwood
Crabapple
Dogwood
Elm
Fir
Guava
Hawthorn
Larch
Mandrona
Magnolia
Mango
Manzanita
Maple
Mulberry tree
Norfolk Island Pine
Palms (see plants)
Peach
Pear
Pine
Plum
Poplar
Prune
Sequoia (Redwood)
Squarenut
Spruce
Sweet gum
Sycamore
Thurlow
Willow

 

 

Toxic Aviary Plants

 

TOXIC PLANTS
Agapanthus
Amaryllis
Autumn crocusrry
Avocado
Azalea
Balsam Pear
Baneberry
Bird of Paradise
Bleeding Heart
Blood root
Blue Bonnet
Boxwood
Bracken Fern
Buttercup
Caladium
Cardinal Flower
Castor, Glory ,
Clematis
Coral Plant
Cowslip
Daffodil
Death Camas
Dieffenbachia
Eggplant
Elderberry
Elephant’s Ear
For O’clock
Foxglove
Hemlock
Henbane
Holly
Honesuckle
Horsetail,
Hyacinth
Hydrangea
Indian Turnip
Iris
Ivy: (most types &
see safe plants)

TOXIC PLANTS CONTINUED

Jasmine
Jerusalem cherry
Jimsonweed
Lantana
Larkspur
Lily of the Valley
Lobelia
Locoweed
Marijuana
Mayapple
Milkweed
Mistletoe
Mock Orange
Moonseed
Morning Glory
Mushrooms
Narcissus
Nettles
Nightshades
Oleander
Peony
Periwinkle
Philodenron
Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac
Poinsettia
Pokeweed
Poppy
Potato
Privet
Pyracantha
Ragwort
Rhododendron
Rhubarb
Rosary Peas
Salvia
Skunk Cabbage
Snowdrop
Sorrel
Dock
Sweet pea
Tobacco
Tomato
Trumpet Vine
Vetches
Virgina Creeper
Wisteria
Yam Bean
Yellow Jasmine


Toxic Aviary Trees/
Grasses

TOXIC TREES
 Black Locust
Cherry
Chinaberry
Datura
Euronymus
Juniper
Oak
Red Maple
Sandbox
Yew

Toxic Grasses

TOXIC Grasses
Broomcorn
Johnson
Sorghum
Sudan

Toxic Household Items

Aerosols                                    Mothballs
Alcohol                                      Nail Polish / Removers
Bleach                                       Paint (lead based)
Caffeine – Chocolate                 Perfume
Cigarette Smoke                       Scented Candles
Gasoline/Kerosene                   Suntan Lotion
Household Cleaners                 Teflon cookware (when hot)
Insecticides                               Medications
Waxes                                       Carbon Monoxide
Pine Oil

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