Dangerous Plants


   These plants are known hazards to cockatiels. If you do not see a plant your bird ingested anywhere on this page, immediately call your avian veterinarian and ask!


Acokanthera, Amanita, Amaryllis, Angelís trumpet apple, Apricot, Ardisia plants, Avocado, Azalea

Balsam pear, Baneberry, Bean Plants (Castor, Horse, Fava, Broad, Glory), Belladonna, Bird of Paradise, Bishop's Weed, Bitter melon, Bittersweet, Black locust, Bleeding heart, Bloodroot, Blue Bonnet, Blue cohush, Blue-green algae, Boxwood, Bracken Fern, Brugmansia, Buckthorn, Burdock, Buttercup

Cacao, Caladium, Calla lily, Camel bush, Cardinal flower, Carnation, Catclaw acacia, Chalice vine, Cherry tree, Chinaberry, Chinese primrose, Chokecherry, Christmas candle, Christ's thorn, Clematis, Cocklebur, Coffee bean, Coral plant, Coriander, Corncockle, Cotoneaster, Cowslip, Creeping charlie, Crocus, Cycad or Sago, Cycas

Daffodil, Daphne, Datura, Deadly Amanita, Deadly Camas, Deadly Nightshade, Deiffenbachia, Delphinium, Devilís Ivy, Dumbcane, Dutchmanas Breeches

Eggplant, Elderberry, Elephantís ear (taro), Ergot, Eucalyptus, Euonymus, European pennyroyal, Evergreen trees

False henbane ava bean, Felt plant, Fern (Bracken), Figs (ficus), Fire thorn, Glame Tree, Four oíclock, Foxglove, Fruit pits

Glottidium, Golden chain

Heliotrope, Hemlock, Henbane, Holly and berries, Horse chestnut, Horse nettle, Hyacinth, Hydrangea

Indian turnip, Iris (blue flag), Ivy (Boston, English and Baltic)

Jack-in-the-pulpit, Java bean, Jequirity bean, Jerusalem cherry, Jessamine, Yellow Jimsonweed, Jonquil, Juniper

Lantana, Larkspur, Delhinium Laurel, English Lily of the valley, Lobelia, Locoweed, Lords & ladies, Lupine

Marijuana, Mayapple, Mescal bean, Milkweed, Mistletoe, Mock orange, Monkshood, Moonseed, Morning glory seeds, Mountain Laurel, Mushrooms

Narcissus, Nightshade

Oak, Oleander

Peach, Pear, Peony, Periwinkle, Peyote, Philodendron, Pigweed, Pikeweed, Plum, Poinsettia, Poison hemlock, Poison ivy, Poison oak, Poison sumac, Pokeberry, Pokeweed, Poppy, Potato (shoots and plant), Pothos, Primrose, Privet, Prunus species seed pits

Ragwort, Red maple, Red sage, Rhododendron, Rhubarb, Rosary bean/pea

Sage, Seed pits: almond, apple, apricot, cherry, peach, pear and plum, Shamrock plant, Skunk cabbage, Snowdrop, Snow Flake, Snow on the mountain, Sorrel, Spurges, Squill, Star of Bethlehem, String of beads/pearls, Sweet pea

Tobacco, Tomato leaves and plant, Toyon leaves, Tulip

Umbrella plant

Vetches, Vinca, Virginia creeper

Walnut, Water hemlock, Waxberry, White Cedar Chinese, Wisteria, Witchhazel, Woodrose

Yam bean, Yellow Jasmine, Yew


These plants are known to be non-toxic:


African daisy, african violet, aloe, aluminum plant, alyssum

Baby's tears, bachelor's button, balloon flower, bamboo (including golden), bee balm, begonia, bellflower, bird's nest fern, black-eyed Susan vine, blue marguerite, bottlebrush, bougainvillea, brush cherry, butterfly bush

California poppy, camellia, carob tree, carpet bugle, cast iron plant, chickweed, China aster, China doll, Christmas cactus, cissus, cockscomb, coleus, coreopsis, coral bells, corn plant, cosmos, crabapple, crape myrtle, crown-pink

Dahlia, dandelion, daylily, dogwood, donkey tail, Douglas fir, dracaena

Easter lily, escallonia, eugenia, evening primrose

False spiraea, ferns (asparagus, bird's nest, Boston, maidenhair), figs (creeping, rubber, fiddle leaf, laurel left), flame violet, flowering maple, forget-me-not, freesia, fuchsia

Gardenia, globe thistle, gloxinia, goldfish plant, grape hyacinth, grape ivy

Hare's-foot fern, hawthorn, heart-of-flame bromeliad, hen and chickens, hibiscus, honey locust

Ice plant, impatiens, India hawthorn

Jade plant, Japanese aralia, Job's tears

Kalanchoe, Kangaroo vine

Lavender, lipstick plant, liriope

Magnolia, manzanita, marigold, meadow sweet, mirror plant, money plant, moneywort, monkey plant, mosaic plant, mountain ash, mulberry

Nasturtium, natal plum, neoregelia bromeliad, nerve plant

Orchids, pachysandra

Palms (except fishtail), Palo Verde, passion vine, peperomia, persian violet, petunia, phlox, photinia, piggy-back plant, pine tree, pink polka-dot plant, pittosporum, plantain lily, pocketbook plant, ponytail plant, portulaca, prayer plant, purple coneflower, purple velvet plant,

Queen's tears bromeliad

Rattlesnake plant, red-hot poker, rockrose, rosary vine

Sage, silk tree, snapdragon, spider flower, spider plant, spiraea, spruce, star jasmine, statice, stonecrop, strawberry tree, sunflower, swedish ivy, sweet gum, sword fern, sycamore

Thistle, ti plant

Urn plant bromeliad

Viburnum, vriesea bromeliad

Wandering Jew, weigela, white clover willow, yucca, zebra plant, zinnia


Sources
Mickaboo Cockatiel Rescue - http://www.mickaboo.com/toxicplants.html
The International Dove Society - http://www.internationaldovesociety.com/Articles/plant%20list.htm
Birds n Ways - http://www.birdsnways.com/articles/plntsafe.htm
Cockatiel.org - http://www.cockatiel.org/articles/plantlist.html


We assume NO liability for anything you bird eats - these lists are researched carefully, but it is ultimately up to you to make sure your bird isn't eating anything toxic.