Safe Plants and Trees for Birds in Cages and Aviaries

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Safe Plants and Trees

Following is a list of indoor and outdoor plants which are believed to be safe for birds. The information below has been compiled from various sources and is provided as a service. We assume no liabilities, implied or otherwise. This is not medical advice. Check with avian experts for accuracy and applicability to your particular situation.

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Safe House and Outdoor Plants

Note: Nothing is safe if toxic chemicals or insecticides have been sprayed on them.
Before installing them in any cage, scrub all branches with a non-toxic disinfectant
(such as diluted chlorine bleach) then rinse and dry well.

 

 House and Outdoor Plants
Acacia Aloe
African Violet
Baby's Tears
Bamboo
Begonia
Bougainvillea
Chickweed
Christmas Cactus
Cissus/Kangaroo Vine
Coffee
Coleus
Corn Plant
Crabapple
Dandelion
Dogwood
Donkey Tail
Dracena Varieties
Ferns (asparagus,birdnest,boston,maidenhair)
Figs (creeping, rubber, fiddle leaf)
Figs (laurel leaf)
Gardenia
Grape Ivy
Hen's and Chickens
Herbs (e.g.oregano, rosemary, thyme)
Jade Plant
Kalanchoe
Marigold
Monkey Plant
Mother-in-Law's Tongue
Nasturtium
Natal Plum
Pepperomia
Petunia
Pittosporum
Prayer Plant
Purple Passion/Velvet Nettle
Schefflera (Umbrella) Sensitive Plant
Spider Plant
Swedish Ivy
Thistle
Wandering Jew
White Clover
Zebra Plant
 Trees and Bushes
Source: Gillian Willis
Apple
Arbutus
Ash
Aspen
Beech
Birch
Citrus (any)
Cottonwood
Crabapple
Dogwood
Elm
Fir
Guava
Hawthorn
Larch
Madrona
Magnolia
Manzanita
Norfolk Island Pine
Nuts (except chestnut and oak)
Palms (areca, date, fan, lady, parlour)
Palms (howeia, kentia, phoenix, sago)
Pear
Pine
Poplar
Sequoia (Redwood)
Willow

 

 

 

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