Bird-safe plants and materials

Safe materials for cages, aviary and toys

NEVER use galvanized metal as it can result in zing poisoning. For this reason DO NOT use fence wire for making toys etc.

ONLY USE stainless steel, aluminium or nickel for your cage, wires, toys etc.

For more information visit this page: http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/safe-metals-for-parrots

Bird-safe plants

The following plants and trees should be safe for parrots and can be used for perches or decoration in your home or the aviary.

However, consider keeping new plants isolated for a few months and rinse the foliage in case of pesticide residue.

  • Acacia
  • African Violet
  • Aloe
  • American Bittersweet
  • Areca Palm
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Australian Laurel
  • Autumn Olive
  • Baby's Tears
  • Balsam
  • Bamboo
  • Barberry
  • Bayberry
  • Beech
  • Begonia
  • Birch
  • Bird's Nest Fern
  • Black Spruce
  • Bladdernut
  • Blueberry
  • Boston Fern
  • Boston Maidenhair Fern
  • Bottle Brush Fern
  • Bougainvillea
  • Canary Island Palm
  • Chickweed
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Cissus (Kangaroo Vine)
  • Citrus
  • Coleus
  • Comfrey
  • Common Elderberry
  • Coralberry
  • Corn Plant
  • Cotoneaster Firethorn
  • Crabapple
  • Creeping Fig
  • Dandelion
  • Danish Ivy
  • Date Palm
  • Dogwood
  • Donkey Tail
  • Douglas Balsam
  • Dracaena Varieties
  • Dragon Tree
  • Dragonwood
  • Elderberry
  • Elm
  • European Elderberry
  • European Fan Palm
  • Fan Palm
  • Ferns
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig
  • Figs (except Weeping Fig)
  • Flame Nettle
  • Gardenia
  • Goat Willow
  • Grape Ivy
  • Guava
  • Hawaiian Scheffler
  • Hen And Chickens
  • Howeia Palm
  • Huckleberry
  • Impatiens
  • Indian Laurel
  • Jade Plant
  • Kangaroo Vine
  • Kentia Palm
  • Lace Fern
  • Lady Palm
  • Laurel Leaf Fig
  • Lilac
  • Madrona
  • Magnolia
  • Manzanita
  • Maple (except RED MAPLE!)
  • Marigolds
  • Ming Fern
  • Monkey Plant
  • Mother Fern
  • Mother-In-Law
  • Nasturtium
  • Natal Plum
  • Norfolk Island Pine
  • Norway Spruce
  • Nut (except CHESTNUT and OAK!)
  • Orchids
  • Palms
  • Papaya
  • Paradise Palm
  • Parlour Palm
  • Pepperomia
  • Petunia
  • Phoenix Palm
  • Pine
  • Pittosporum
  • Poplar
  • Prayer Plant
  • Prune
  • Purple Passion
  • Pussy Willow
  • Pyracantha
  • Raspberry
  • Red Elderberry
  • Red Spruce
  • Ribbonwood
  • Rose
  • Rubber Fig
  • Rubber Plant
  • Sassafras
  • Sensitive Plant
  • Snake Plant
  • Spider Plant
  • Spruce
  • Subalpine Balsam
  • Swedish Ivy
  • Sycamore
  • Thistle
  • Thurlow
  • Umbrella Tree
  • Velvet Nettle
  • Viburnum
  • Vine maple
  • Wandering Jew
  • Wax Plant
  • Weeping Willow
  • White Clover
  • White Fir Balsam
  • White Spruce
  • Willows
  • Yucca
  • Zebra Plant
  • Zinnia