Poisonous plants for parrots


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In this list, sometimes the whole plant is toxic to parrots, or only parts of it are poisonous and can cause severe to severe poisoning if ingested. The list also includes plants that can cause contact dermatitis, or contain calcium salts ( oxylates ) which irritate the mucous membranes. Either way, none of these plants should be left at the disposal of his parrot.

French name Latin name
apricot tree Prunus armeniac
aconite / jupiter helmet Aconitum
black cohosh / herb of St-Cristophe Actea
aglaonema Aglaonema
aloes nobilis Aloe nobilis or mitriformis
amaranth Amaranthus
amaryllis Hippeastrum
anemone Anemone
* red peas / Indian licorice Abrus precatorius
arisaema Arisaema
asclepias Asclepia
indoor asparagus Asparagus densiflorus sprengeri
liquorice astragalus Oxitropis or astragalus
eggplant Solanium melongena
avocado tree Persea americana
azalea Rhododendron canescens
sacred or celestial bamboo Nandina domestica
belladonna Atropa belladona
beauty of the night Mirabilis jalapa
bonsai Pinus pentaphylla and others
boxwood Buxux
theobroma cocoa tree Theobroma cocoa
cactus candle Cereus peruvianus
caladium / elephant ears Caladium oucolocasia
calla Zantedeschia aethiopica
carissa Acokanthera
climbing celast Celastrus scandens
celastrus Celastrus
Cherry tree Prunus sp
jerusalem cherry tree Solanium pseudocapsicum
hemp Cannabis sativa
Oak Quercus
hemlock / spotted hemlock Conium maculatum or cicuta
cicutary Erodium cicutarium
aquatic hemlock Cicuta virosa
clematis Clematis
bleeding heart, bride’s heart Dicentra formosa
colchicum / fall crocus Colchicum
colocasia Colocasia
coniferous Taxus
sunset Lokwia famatimensis
crocus Crocus
crotataria Crotataria or ludwigia alternifolia
cycads Cycas revoluta
Persian cyclamen Cyclamen persicum giganteum
daphne Daphne
daphne, pretty wood or nice wood Daphne mezereum
datura or jimsonweed Datura spp
diffenbachia Diffenbachia
digital Digitalis
Duranta Thunbergia grandifllora
thorn of christ Euphorbia milii splendens
blackthorn Rhamnus cathartia
epripemnum Epripemnum aureum
eucalyptus Eucalypsus globulus
Euphorbia Euphorbia millii and tirucalli
eagle fern Pteridium aquilinum
feathery fern Asperragus setaceus plumosus
charcoal Euonymus
gelsemium Gelsemium
gelsemium Gelsemium sempervirens
juniper Juniperus
geranium Pelargonium and california
gladiolus Gladiolus
glory of marengo Hedera canariensis
morning glory Argyreia, calystegia, convolvulus etc.
wisteria Wisteria
mistletoe Phoradendron flavescens
heliotrope Heliotropium
holly Ilex
hydrangea or hyortensia Hydrangea
yew Podocarpus macrophyllus
indigo Indegofera
iris Iris
hyacinth Hyacinthus
jasmine Jasminum nudiflorum
black henbane Hyoscyamus niger
lantana Lantana
lantana or camara Lantana
chinese lantern Physalis
laurel Kalmia latifolia
cherry laurel Laurocerasus officinalis
cherry laurel Prunus laurocerasus
mountain laurel Kalmia
noble laurel Laurus nobilis
oleander Nerium oleander
ivy (all) Hedera
big leaf ivy Tenecio macroglossus
german ivy Senecio mikanioides
english ivy Hedera helix
silver ivy Scindapsus pictus
devil’s ivy or photos Scindapse aureus
glacier ivy Hedera helix glacier
ground ivy Glechoma hederacea
Indian lilac Melia azederach
bindweed Ipomaea tricolour
lobelia Lobelia
lupine Lupinus
lilies (all) Lilium
margosse Momordica charantia
chestnut tree Aesculus hippocastanum
melaleuca Melaleuca
Caroline’s nightshade Solanium carolinense
nightshade Solanium nigrum
Lily of the valley Convallaria majalis
nutmeg Myristica fragrans
narcissus / daffodil Narcissus
nephtytis Syngonium podophyllum
nerine Nerien bowdenii
vomit nut Nux vomica
bearded carnation Dianthus barbatus
Paradise Bird Strelizia reginae
black gold Philodendron melanochryson
orchid Cypripedium
elephant ear Philodendron hastatum
rabbit ears Opuntia micradasy & # 8217; s alkispina
oxalidacea Oxalis acetosella, depei, etc.
oxytropis Oxytropis or astragalus
paradelle Rumex
opium poppy Papaver somniferum
to fish Prunus persica
thought Viola
snowdrops Galanthus
periwinkle Vinca
little preacher Arisaema triphillum
peyote or mescal Lophophora williamsii
philodendron (all) Philodendron
incised leaf philodendron Monstera deliciosa
climbing philodendron Philodendron scandens
pothos or marble queen Scindapse aureus
golden pothos Epipremnum aureus
phytolacca Phytolacca
larks foot or dolphins Delphinium
peony Paeonia
coral plant Jatrophia multifida
umbrella plant Yperus alternifolius
podophilla Podophyllum peltatum
poinsettia Euphorbia pulcherrima
Arrowhead Syngonium podophillum
sweet pea lathyrus sp Lathyrus sp
ornamental pepper tree Capsicum annuum
primrose Primula
plum tree Prunus domestica
rat tail Aporocactus flagelliformis
buttercup Ranunculus
rheum / rhubarb of the monks Rheum rhabarbarum
rhododendron Rhododendron
garden rhubarb Rheum X hybridum
castor or palma christi Ricinus communis
virgin’s hoof Cypripedium reginae
sansevière, mother-in-law’s tongue Sanseviera
officinal sage Salvia officinalis
shrubbery Senecio jacobea
syringe Philadelphus
sophora Sophora secundiflora
jimsonweed Datura stramonium
sumac (all) Rhus vernix, radican, diversiloba, etc.
snowberry white ferret Symphoricarpos albus
foul-smelling symplocarp or stinking cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus
syngonium syngonium podophyllum
tobacco Nicotina
creeping clover Trifolium repens
privet Ligustrum
tulip Tulipa
veratre Veratrum
vetch Vicia
Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia
violin Philodendron pendurae form
vivia faba Vivia faba
calla lily Calla lily

* or … rosary tree / cascavelle

Minimize the risks

Poisonous plants for parrots

  • Familiarize yourself with the dangerous plants in your garden and banish poisonous plants inside the house or aviary. If you are truly a gardening freak, keep plants, seeds, bulbs, onions, chemicals ( insecticides, pesticides, fungicides ) away from your parrot’s beak.
  • Never feed berries or berries from the wild or from your garden to your parrot without being certain that they are non-toxic.
    Never feed your bird seed to seed.
  • Always remember that heating or cooking a plant does not always destroy the toxic substance.
  • Never trust the wild birds in your area to tell you about non-poisonous plants or berries.
  • Never prepare household medicine for your parrot with native or cultivated plants.

Some symptoms of plant poisoning

Ingestion of poisonous plants can present itself in many forms in the parrot, ranging from diarrhea, vomiting, constipation or other gastrointestinal problems, to disturbances of the nervous system, the immune system or blood. These poisonings can cause severe damage to the kidneys and liver, and changes in blood chemistry. Certain toxins can cause a wide variety of dermatitis or skin reactions resulting in pain, redness, eye or nasal irritation and even allergies which can escalate into breathing problems or severe irritation to the mucous membranes of the mouth or throat and cause death.

Poisonous plants for parrots

If you think your parrot has ingested a poisonous plant

  • Identify the plant.
  • Call your vet to find out what to do next and follow their advice to the letter.
  • Keep your bird warm, away from any additional stress.
  • Go immediately to your veterinarian and take the plant away so that the latter can properly identify it and be able to see how much the parrot has ingested.
  • If your bird has vomited, take a sample of the vomit to your veterinarian.

References:
List of poisonous plants, resource sheet, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Dr Roger W Gfeller, Dr Shawn P Messonnier, Handbook of small animal toxicology and poisoning, Mosby 2004

 


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