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LONG ISLAND PARROT SOCIETY

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TOXIC PLANTS

 

Acokanthera - all parts toxic, except ripe fruit

Amaryllis

Angel's Trumpet - leaves seed and flowers

Apricot - pits, leaves and bark

Apple - seeds, leaves, bark

Avocado - unripe fruit, and stems

Azalea

Balsam Pear, Bitter Melon

Baneberry

Belladonna

Bird of Paradise - seed pods and flowers

Bittersweet

Black Locust

Boxwood

Bracken Fern

Buckthorn

Burdock

Buttercup

Caladium

Calla Lily

Catclaw Acacia - twigs and leaves

Caster Bean

Cherry - pits, leaves and bark

Chinaberry

Clematis

Coral Plant

Crocus

Cycad or Sago Cycas

Daffodil

Daphne

Death Camas

Delphinium

Devil's Ivy

Dieffenbachia (dumb cane)

Eggplant - unripe/overripe fruit, leaves

Elderberry - roots, leaves, stems, bark

Elephant's Ears or Taro

Euonymus - filit, bark, leaves

European Pennyroyal

Figs

Four o'clock

Foxglove

Heliotrope

Henbane

Holly - leaves, berries

Horse Chestnut

Horse Nettle

Hyacinth

Hydrangea

Iris

Ivy (Boston, English & some others)

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jerusalem Cherry

Jessamine Yellow

Jimsonweed - leaves, seeds and flowers

Jonquil

Juniper

Kalanchoe

Lantana

Larkspur

Laurel

Lily-of-the-Valley

Lobelia

Locoweed

Lupine

Marijuana

Milkweed

Mistletoe

Moonseed

Monkshood

Morning Glory - seeds

Mushrooms

Narcissus

Oak

Oleander

Peach - leaves, pit, bark

Pear - leaves, seeds, bark

Peony

Periwinkle

Peyote

Philodendron

Pigweed

Plum - leaves, pit, bark

Poison Hemlock

Poison Ivy

Poison Oak

Poison Sumac

Poinsettia

Poppy

Pokeweed

Potato - sprouts, leaves, berries, green tubers

Pothos

Primrose

Ragwort

Red Maple

Rhododendron

Rhubarb - leaves

Rosary Pea

Sage

Shamrock Plant

Skunk Cabbage

Snowdrop

Sorrel

Spurges

Star of Bethlehem

Sweet Pea

Tobacco

Tomato - stems and leaves

Tulip

Virginia Creeper

Vetches

Water Hemlock

Waxberry

Wisteria

Yew

NON-TOXIC PLANTS

 

Abelia

Acacia (some species)

African Daisy

African Violet

Aluminum Plant

Aloe - flesh only

Aralia

Arbutus

Areca, Butterfly Cane

Ash

Asparagus Fern

Aspen

Aspidistra

Baby's Tears

Baby's Breath

Bachelor Buttons

Barberry

Beech

Begonia

Birch

Bird's Nest Fern

Blood Leaf Plant

Boston Fern

Bougainvillea

Brake, Ribbon, Dish

Bromeliads

California Holly

Calamint

Calendula

Camellia

Chamomile

Chickweed

Chicory

Cissus Kangaroo Vines

Claw Cactus

Coffee Tree (coffee is toxic!)

Coleus

Comfrey

Corn Plant

Cottonwood

Crabapple

Creeping Jenny

Croton - house variety

Dahlia

Dandelion

Date

Daylily

Dill

Dogwood

Donkey Tail

Dracaena

Dragon Tree

Easter Cactus

Elderberry - cooked ripe fruit only

Elm

European Fan

Fir

Gold Dust Dracaena

Echeveria

Elephant Foot Tree

Eucalyptus

Eugenia

Gardenia

Garlic

Gloxinia

Grape Ivy

Grape Vine

Hens and Chicks

Hibiscus

Honeysuckle

Hoya

Impatiens

Indian Hawthorne

Jade Plant

Larch

Lemon Balm

Lilac

Lily (Easter or Tiger)

Magnolia

Marigold

Maidenhair Fern

Manzanita

Mayapple - fruit only

Mock Orange

Monkey Plant

Moses-in-the-Cradle

Mother-In-Law's-Tongue

Nandina

Nasturtium

Natal Plum

Nerve Plant

Norfolk Island Pine

Parsley

Passionflower

Peppermint

Peperomia

Petunia

Pony Tail Palm

Popular

Prayer Plant

Purple Passion, Purple Velvet

Pyracantha

Raphiolepsis

Rose

Rubber Plant

Russian Olive

Schefflera

Sensitive Plant

Spearmint

Spider Plant

Spruce

Squirrel's Foot Fern

Staghorn, Elk's Horn

Star Jasmine

String of Beads

Swedish Ivy

Sword Fern

Thistle

Ti Plant

Violet

Wandering Jew

Willow

Yucca

Zebra Plant

DISCLAIMER:   The plants on this list are considered 'safe' by accredited sources.  Please bear in mind that not all plants are safe for all birds under all circumstances.   Houseplants and ornamentals are not routinely tested on birds, so there is no way of accurately evaluating the safety of each plant with pet birds.  Also, plants may have been treated with fertilizers or pesticides before they came into your home.  Soil can harbor mold, mildew, bacteria and insects.  Be safe and keep all houseplants out of reach of your pet birds!  For further information, contact your local poison control center, botanical gardens and your avian veterinarian.