Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic

2826 HWY 2
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K5

(905)623-4431

www.bowmanvilleveterinaryclinic.com

TOXIC PLANTS


Should I be Worried?

Many birds naturally eat plants as part of their diet. Some birds will chew on and possibly consume plants in the course of curiosity and play. Birds left unsupervised out of their cage may easily encounter plants kept around the house and in the garden. It is important for owners to be aware of which plants are toxic to birds. Few actual studies are available in regard to plant toxicity and birds. Most plants will just make a bird sick but some can kill. Extrapolations from information pertaining to other species including humans concerning harmful effects must be made.

 

Which Plants?

The following list of indoor and outdoor plants is an attempt to catalogue the plants considered to be potentially toxic. If there is concern regarding specific plants not listed here then consult your local Poison Control Center or reputable nursery for more information. Some plants have been included on this list even if there is a remote possibility of concern.

 

Alderberry Buckthorn 

Aloe Vera

Amaryllis

American Yew

Andromeda japonica

Anemone

Angel’s Trumpet

Apple (seeds)

Apricot (pit)

Asparagus fern

Autumn Crocus (Meadow Saffron)

Avocado (fruits and pit)

Azalea

Babies Breath

Baby Doll Ti

Balsam Pear

Baneberry

Bean Plants

Bird of Paradise

Bittersweet

Black Elderberry (not berry)

Black Locus

Bleeding Heart or Dutchman’s Breeches

Bloodroot

Blue-green Algae

Boxwood

Bracken Fern

Buckeye

Buckthorn

Buddhist Pine

Bulb Flowers

Burdock

Buttercup

Cadelabra Tree

Caladium

Calico Bush

Calla Lily

Cardinal Flower

Castor Bean (Castor Oil Plant)

Ceriman

Chalice Vine or Trumpet Vine

Cherry Trees (leaves, bark, seeds - Not pulp of fruit)

China Doll

Chinaberry Tree

Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Lantern

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Candle

Christmas Candle

Christmas Cherry (berries)

Christmas Rose

Chrysanthemum

Cineraria

Clematis

Coffee Plants

Coral Plant

Cordatum

Corn Plant

Cowslip

Crown of Thorns

Crown Vetch

Cyclamen

Daffodil

Daisy

Daphne

Datura (berries)

Day Lilly

Death Amanita

Death Camas

Delphinium

Devil’s Ivy

Dieffenbachia

Dracaena Palm

Dragon Tree

Egg-Plant

Elderberry

Elephant’s Ear (Taro)

Emerald Feather

English Holly

English Ivy

English Yew

Eucalyptus

Euonymus

Evergreen (most)

False Hellebore

Felt Plant

Fiddle Leaf fig

Firethorn

Flame Tree

Flamingo Plant

Fluffy Ruffles

Fly Agaric Mushrooms

Four O’clock

Foxglove

Geranium

German Ivy

Ginko

Glacier Ivy

Gladiola

Glory Lilly

Golden Chain

Ground Cherry

Hawaiian Baby

Hawaiian Ti

Heavenly Bamboo

Hemlock (Poison and Water)

Henbane

Hibiscus

Hogwort

Holly

Honey Locust

Honeysuckle

Horse Beans

Horse Chestnut

Horsetail

Hurrican Plant

Hyacinth

Hydrangea

Impatiens

Indian Laurel

Indian Rubber Plant

Indian Turnip

Iris

Ivy

Jack-In-The-Pulpit

Japanese Yew

Jasmine

Java Bean (Glorybean)

Jequirity Bean

Jerusalem Cherry

Jimson weed

Juniper

Kalanchoe

Kentucky Coffe Tree

Lantana

Larkspur

Laurels

Lilly, many species, Tiger, Easter, Oriental..etc.

Lily-Of-The-Valley

Lobelia

Locoweed

Locusts Honey

Locusts, Black

Lords-and-Ladies

Lupine or Blue Bonnets

Marble Queen

Marijuana

May Apple or Mandrake

Mescal Bean

Mexican Breadfruit

Milkweed

Miniture Croton

Mistletoe

Mock Orange

Monkshood

Moonseed

Morning Glory

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

Mountain Laurel

Mushrooms (Amanita, other wild species)

Narcissus

Needle Point Ivy

Nephthytis

Nettles

Nightshades

Norfolk Pine

Nutmeg

Oleander

Paradice Plant

Parsnip Plant

Peace Lilly

Peach (pits and leaves)

Pencil Cactus

Pencil Tree

Peony

Periwinkle

Peyote

Philodendron

Pigweed

Plum (pit and Leaves)

Plumosa Fern

Poinsettia

Poison Hemlock

Poison Ivy

Poison Oak

Pokeweed

Poncirus

Poppies

Potato (new shoots)

Pothos

Precatory Bean

Primrose

Primula

Privet

Purple Sesbane

Rain Tree

Ranuculus Buttercup

Red Maple

Rhododendron

Rhubarb (leaves)

Ribbon Plant

Rosary Peas

Roseary Beans

Rubber Plant

Sago Palm

Sandbox Tree

Schefflera

Skunk Cabbage

Snow Flake

Snowdrop

Snow-On-The-Mountain

Solomon’s Seal

Sorrel Spurges

Spindle Tree (berries)

Star of Bethlehem

String of Pearls

Sweet Pea (plant)

Taro Vine

Tasy Ragwort

Thornapple

Tobacco

Tobacco Tree

Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem, leaves)

Tulip

Vetch

Virginia Creeper

Water Hemlock

Wattle

Weeping Fig

Western Yew

White Cedar

Wisteria

Yam Bean

Yellow Jasmine

Yesterday, today, Tomorrow Plant

Yews

Yucca

If in doubt remove the plant!