Safe House and Outdoor Plants
Note: Nothing is safe if toxic chemicals or insecticides have been sprayed on them. Before installing them in any cage, scrub all branches with a non-toxic disinfectant (such as diluted chlorine bleach) then rinse and dry well.
Acacia Aloe African Violet Baby's Tears Bamboo Begonia Bougainvillea Chickweed Christmas Cactus Cissus/Kangaroo Vine Coffee Coleus Corn Plant
Crabapple Dandelion Dogwood Donkey Tail Dracaena Varieties
Ferns (asparagus, birdnest, boston, maidenhair) Figs (creeping, rubber, fiddle leaf)
Figs (laurel leaf) Gardenia Grape Ivy Hen's and Chickens Herbs (ex oregano, rosemary, thyme)
Jade Plant Kalanchoe Marigold Monkey Plant Mother-in-Law's Tongue Nasturtium
Natal Plum Pepperomia Petunia Pittosporum Prayer Plant Purple Passion/Velvet Nettle
Schefflera (Umbrella) Sensitive Plant Spider Plant Swedish Ivy Thistle Wandering Jew
White Clover Zebra Plant
Trees and Bushes Source: Gillian Willis
Apple Arbutus Ash Aspen Beech Birch Citrus (any) Cottonwood Crabapple
Dogwood Elm Eucalyptus Fir Guava Hawthorn Larch Madrona Magnolia
Manzanita Norfolk Island Pine Nuts (except chestnut and oak) Palms (areca, date, fan, lady, parlour)
Palms (howeia, kentia, phoenix, sago) Pear Pine Poplar Sequoia (Redwood) Willow
Myths: Apple Seeds
Apple belongs to the Malus species. Apple SEEDS contain cyanogenic glycosides which release cyanide when ingested. It is not necessary to core apples before giving them to your birds. The small amount of cyanide that
would be released from ingesting a few seeds is very unlikely to cause cyanide toxicity in birds. If they were to ingest a large number, cyanide poisoning could occur. All other parts of the apple including the wood, is nontoxic. Apple branches are safe to use as natural wood perches.
All parts of plants/trees belonging to the Prunus species, with the EXCEPTION of the fruit itself, contain cyanogenic glycosides. This includes apricot, peach, nectarine, plum and cherry. The kernels inside these fruits should not be fed to birds, nor the wood used for perches.
Information source: The Gabriel Foundation