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Arum Lily
Amaryllis
Aralia
Arrowhead Vine
Autumn Crocus
Australian
Flametree
Australian
Umbrella Tree
Avocado
Azalea
Baneberry
Beans: (castor,
Horse, Fava,
Broad, Glory,
Scarlet Runner,
Mescal, Navy,
Pregatory
Bird Of Paradise
Bishop's Weed
Black Laurel
Black Locust
Bleeding Heart Or
Dutchman's
Breeches
Bloodroot
Bluebonnet
Bluegreen Algae
Boxwood
Bracken Fern
Buckthorn
Bulb Flowers:
(amaryllis,
Daffodil,
Narcissus,
Hyacinth &
Iris)
Burdock
Buttercup
Cacao
Camel Bush
Castor Bean
Caladium
Cana Lily
Cardinal Flower
Chalice (trumpet
Vine)
Cherry Tree
China Berry Tree
Christmas Candle
Clematis (virginia
Bower)
Clivia
Cocklebur
Coffee (senna)
Coffee Bean
(rattlebush,
Rattle Box &
Coffeeweed
Coral Plant
Coriander
Corncockle
Coyotillo
Cowslip
Cutleaf Philodendron
Daffodil
Daphne
Datura Stramonium
(angel's Trumpet)
Death Camus
Delphinium
Devil's Ivy
Dieffenbachia
(dumb Cane)
Elderberry
Elephant Ear (taro)
English Ivy
Ergot
Eucalyptus (dried,
Dyed Or Treated
In Floral
Arrangements)
Euonymus (spindle
Tree)
Euphorbia Cactus
False Hellebore
Flame Tree
Felt Plant
(maternity, Air &
Panda Plants)
Fig (weeping)
Fire Thorn
Flamingo Flower
Four O'clock
Foxglove
Glottidium
Golden Chain
Grass: (johnson,
Sorghum, Sudan &
Broom Corn)
Ground Cherry
Heaths: (kalmia,
Leucotho, Peires,
Rhododendron, Mtn.
Laurel, Black Laurel,
Andromeda & Azalea)
Heliotrope
Hemlock: (poison &
Water)
Henbane
Holly
Honeysuckle
Horse Chestnut
Horse Tail
Hoya
Hyacinth
Hydrangea
Iris
Ivy: (english & Others)
Jack-in-the-pulpit
Jasmine (jessamine)
Jerusalem Cherry
Jimsonweed
Juniper
Ky. Coffee Tree
Lantana (red Sage)
Larkspur
Lily Of The Valley
Lily, Arum
Lobelia
Locoweed (milk
Vetch)
Locusts, Black/
Honey
Lords & Ladies
(cuckoopint)
Lupine
Malanga
Marijuana (hemp)
Mayapple
(mandrake)
Mexican Breadfruit
Mexican Poppy
Milkweed, Cotton
Bush
Mistletoe
Mock Orange
Monkshood
Moonseed
Morning Glory
Mtn. Laurel
Mushrooms,
Amanita
Myrtle
Narcissus
Nettles
Nightshades:
(deadly, Black,
Garden, Woody,
Bittersweet,
Eggplant,
Jerusalem Cherry)
Oak
Oleander
Oxalis
Parsley
Peace Lily
Periwinkle
Philodendrons:
(split Leaf, Swiss
Cheese, Heart-leaf)
Pigweed
Poinciana
Poinsettia
Poison Ivy
Poison Hemlock
Poison Oak:
(western & Eastern)
Pokeweed
Potato Shoots
Pothos
Privet
Pyracantha
Rain Tree
Ranunculus,
Buttercup
Rape
Rattlebox,
Crotalaria
Red Maple
Red Sage (lantana)
Rhubarb Leaves
Rhododendrons
Rosary Pea Seeds
Sand Box Tree
Skunk Cabbage
Sorrel (dock)
Snow Drop
Spurges: (pencil
Tree, Snow-on-mtn,
Candelabra,
Crown Of Thorns)
Star Of Bethlehem
Sweet Pea
Swiss Cheese Plant
(monstera)
Tansy Ragwort
Tobacco
Umbrella Plant
Vetch: Hairy/common
Virginia Creeper
Wattle
Weeping Fig
White Cedar, China
Berry
Wisteria
Yews
Yellow Jasmine
 

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Do you have a list of recomended wood types to use as perches (I prefer natural branch perches). I've used Norway maple, Larch, and sugar maple. I'm curious about pines and dawn redwood - both are available but I've held off as i'm not sure if they are safe.

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Do you have a list of recomended wood types to use as perches (I prefer natural branch perches). I've used Norway maple, Larch, and sugar maple. I'm curious about pines and dawn redwood - both are available but I've held off as i'm not sure if they are safe.

Regards,

Art S.
I sure do, i'll make a post!
 

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How about Arizona Ash in SanAntonio,Tx.?
Anybody here feed meal worms to their birds? My vet said it would be ok. Once a week maybe. Fiji goes crazy over them. He loves to chase the worm down. Looks like a chicken after a june bug. I have meal worms that I feed to my fish as a treat once a week. Sends them into a frenzy.
 

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there needs to be a list like this with a little picture next to each one... i am a plant fanatic but usually its "rescuing" dying plants from the grocery store or hardware stores and i have no idea what they are...
 

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I got a good book on indoor plants at my TJ Maxx. They give alot of information. So far i have an aloe subspecies which is ok for parrotlets and also eclectus. Also, a Pigmy Fig Palm (also known as phoenix palm) is okay for both of these parrot species.
 

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Almost all palms are safe for parrots. An Areca palm is usually fairly inexpensive, and it makes a nice landing spot for them. Fine to chew on too.
Reta
 

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I noticed parsley is on the list of toxic plants posted on 1-10-07?!
I think that is a mistake? anybody ?
I give my birds and bunnies parsley, I thought it was ok
 

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You're welcome - But Reta deserves the thanks :p - I just recalled her mentioning something about parsley. She has lots and lots of great info posted throughout the site on Avian Diet. :)
 

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I think some of these lists are generic; that the researcher did not study what species is made sick by what plant. For example, we all know that poison ivy leaves a rash if humans touch it (or, for some, just get close to it), and would certainly cause a bad reaction if they ate it. Yet poison ivy berries are one of the most valuable winter foods for the wild birds here in Ohio. Polkberries are also eaten by wild birds here, but are very poisonous to people.

As for parsley (and some other valuable nutritional herbs on the list), I have read many articles by respected parrot experts who use and recommend it and some other herbs on the list. Parsley does have some medicinal value for people, but it is the quantity and frequency that makes it a medicine. Allowing a bird to munch on parsley isn't going to poison him.

I prefer to work with lists that have the Latin names with the plants because of the confusion possible from going by the common names. Pigweed, for example, is a name for different plants in different parts of the country. I can think of three different plants that go by the name "myrtle."

That said, for goodness sake, please don't think the list is useless! Use is as a valuable guide, and triple check any food or chew item you want to give your bird!
 

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I have a jasmine plant so I'm glad that I read this! I will be sure to monitor the bird from the plant with my life. The list though lists almost every plant/ flower I can think of, is there a list of houseplants that are certain to be safe so that I don't have to live in a plantless house?

I am extra sensitive to this because a parakeet I had when I was much younger died from chewing on some ivy plants we had in the house, I was completely uninformed about it's toxicity.
 

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Hmmmm, houseplants. The lady at the bird store says Boston fern is safe if birds chew on it. Most of the plants I keep indoors are not "houseplants," so it is hard to think of others... Palms ought to be safe. I have heard that parrots will peel the toxic part of Aloe vera off and eat the gelatinous part when they need it. Asparagus fern is safe for cats to chew, so it would be another to check. (Checkl first. These are just ideas--don't just take my word for it!)
 

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P.S. If you google and find out that these houseplants are okay for birds to chew, that doesn't necessairly mean you can buy them and let the birds play on them. Greenhouses use toxic chemicals to control insects! These can be sprayed onto the plant or fed to it. Ask questions and give any possible chemicals time to become harmless. Except for the palm, you can get these plants by asking a friend (who does not use chemicals on his or her houseplants) for divisions.
 

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Can anyone tell me if Spider Plants (Chlorophytum comosum) are safe plants for parrotlets? I know they are safe for cats and dogs, but can cause nausea if they eat too much of it. Obviously dogs and cats are completely different animals from birds though :p

I own two spider plants, they have great air-purifying purposes and I love how they seem to 'climb down' from my cabinet when tiny spider plants grow out :)
But of course I wouldn't want to risk poisoning my pets if they accidentally end up there and eat some of it!
 

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Great! Thanks a lot :)
I'll make sure to bookmark that page. I'm sure it'll come in handy in the future!
 
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