In this list, sometimes the whole plant is toxic to parrots, or only certain parts are and can cause severe to severe poisoning if ingested. The list also includes plants that can cause contact dermatitis, or contain calcium salts (oxylates) that irritate mucous membranes. Anyway, none of these plants should be left at the disposal of his parrot.
SAFE & TOXIC Wood Perches for Birds
List of Poisonous trees for parrots:
jupiter’s helmet actate/St- Cristophe’s
*red pea /
bamboo sacred or celestial
beautiful at night
heart-bleeding, heart of bride
daphne, pretty wood or wood kind
datura or stramoine
thorn of Christ
fern with eagle
glory of marengo
hoya or porcelain
flowers hydrangea or hyortensia
lantana or camara
laurel cherry laurel of
ivy with large leaf
ivy devil’s ivy or photos
ivy lilac of the indies lilies
nightshade of Caroline
narcissus / daffodil
bird of paradise
peyote or mescal
leaf philodendron incises
pothos or marble
queen pothos golden
lark’s foot or dauphinelle
peas of scent lathyrus sp
rhubarb of castor gardens
or palma christi
hoof of the virgin
tongue sage officinale
symphorine ferret white
symplocarp fetid or stinky
* or… Rosary tree/cascavelle
Familiarize yourself with dangerous plants in your garden and ban poisonous plants inside the house or aviary. If you are really a gardening freak, keep plants, seeds, bulbs, onions, and chemicals (insecticides, pesticides, fungicides) away from your parrot’s beak.
- Never give berries or wild berries or berries from your garden to your parrot without being sure of their non-toxicity.
Never give seed seeds to your bird.
- Never forget that heating or cooking a plant does not always destroy the toxic substance.
- Never rely on wild birds in your area to tell you which plants or berries are not poisonous.
- Never prepare household medicines for your parrot with native or cultivated plants.
Some symptoms of plant
poisoning Ingestion of poisonous plants can come in several forms in parrots, ranging from diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, or other gastrointestinal problems, to disturbances in the nervous system, immune system, or blood. These poisonings can create great damage to the kidneys and liver and changes in blood biochemistry. Some toxins can cause a wide variety of dermatitis or skin reactions resulting in pain, redness, eye or nasal irritation, and even allergies that can degenerate into respiratory problems or severe irritation of the mucous membranes of the mouth or throat and lead to death.
If you believe your parrot has ingested a poisonous
Poisonous trees for parrots and plant
•Identify the plant.
•Call your veterinarian to find out what to do right away and follow their advice to the letter.
•Keep your bird warm, away from any extra stress.
•Go to your veterinarian immediately and take the plant away so that the veterinarian can identify it and be able to see how much the parrot has eaten.
•If your bird has vomited, take a sample of the vomit to your veterinarian.
Poisonous trees for parrots listes
|French name||Latin name|
|Cherry tree||Prunus avium, cerasus|
|plum tree||Prunus domestica|
|Apricot tree||Prunus armeniaca|
|Fishing * (1)||Prunus persica|
|Red maple||Acer rubrum|
|Weeping fig tree * (2)||Ficus|
|Oak * (3)||Quercus|
|Common chestnut tree||Aesculus|
|Virginia creeper||Parthenocissus quinquefolia|
|Carob tree||Ceratonia siliqua|
- FRUIT TREES: these species of fruit trees contain cyanogenic glycosides which are extremely toxic to parrots.
- WEEPING FIG TREE: Despite the fact that this decorative plant is considered safe for humans, the sap of some species may contain irritants, whether in the bark, leaves, or skin of the fruit.
- OAK: better to avoid it, even if well-dried oak is often used to make parrot toys without causing any problem (very high creosote rate). If you still decide to use it, never offer it fresh, but always very well dried. Acorns from oak trees, on the other hand, are extremely poisonous.
Poisonous trees for parrots
Toxic and non-toxic wood for parrots
To make pleasure toys or perches for our parrots, we sometimes hesitate on the species to choose. To stop making mistakes and not making our birds take any risks, here is a summary list of trees whose wood can be used without risk to their health.
We are only talking about trees here, but in another article, we will talk about toxic flowers and apartment plants.
The non-toxic woods you can use are:
- Citrus (lemon, orange, kumquat, etc.)
- Maple (very well dried, never fresh)
- Fig tree
- Hazel (in all its forms)
- Common Olive Tree (Olea Europaea)
- Bohemian olive tree (Elægnus angustifolia)
- Apple tree
- Apple tree
- Pear tree
- Rose (all varieties)
- Fir (although resin can be sticky on fresh wood)
- Bird’s mountain ash (sorbus aucuparia)
- Aspen (poplar family)
- Vine (the one producing edible fruits)
- Yucca (except store-bought seedlings, treated with pesticides).
Toxic woods that should not be used:
- Wig tree
- Alder (irritations and respiratory disorders)
- Cherry tree
- Oak (asthma, sneezing, vomiting)
- Red maple
- Weeping fig tree
- Pomegranate (wood and bark)
- Mountain Laurel
- Laurier rose
- Common chestnut tree
- Chinese mulberry tree
- Elderberry from Mexico
- Black elderberry
- Virginia creeper.
Never use any wood that is not clearly identified, and discard those that may have been exposed to hydrocarbons, pesticides, or other toxic substances. Also, note that many exotic kinds of wood are toxic to psittacines. You will find the list HERE. Diseased or parasitized trees are also excluded. Wash all the woods with water with the addition of white vinegar before offering them to your birds.