Plants That Are Safe for Pet Birds

Houseplants are an attractive way to brighten your home, but if you own pet birds, then you will want to make sure that any plants that you bring in are safe for your feathered friends. Read on for a list of 10 common houseplants that are both beautiful and safe for parrots and other birds.

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    Spider Plants

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    These exotic looking plants are both easy to grow and safe for your feathered friends. A spider plant in a hanging basket can be an attractive decoration in any home.

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    Jade Plants

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    Jade Plants (also known as Money Plants) are a succulent variety that is safe for birds and adds a unique touch to any room. Easy to care for, they are a popular choice as low-maintenance houseplants.

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    Mixed Busy Lizzies (Impatiens walleriana)
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    If you like colorful flowers, then you're in luck -- Impatiens come in virtually every color of the rainbow and are completely safe for birds. Don't be afraid to add some color to your living space with a basket of these easy to grow beauties.

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    Boston Ferns

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    These lush, hardy plants can offer an exotic looking touch to your decor. As a bonus, there's no need to worry if your pet parrot finds them as beautiful as you do - they're completely non-toxic to birds!

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    Aloe Vera Plants

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    Not only are Aloe Vera plants safe and non-toxic, but they also have medicinal qualities that can help both birds and people. Throw in the fact that they are a snap to take care of and it's easy to see why Aloe has been a popular houseplant for many years.

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    Bamboo Plants

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    Bamboo is a striking plant that is also quite hardy and safe for birds. Bamboo can be incorporated into many beautiful arrangements to give any space a safe and attractive touch of nature.

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    African Violets

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    Feel free to keep these small but beautiful flowers anywhere inside your home. They are completely non-toxic and safe for your feathered friends! African Violets are known to flower several times a year, so add one of these little jewels to your collection for an enduring splash of color.

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    Hen and Chicks Plants

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    The appropriately named Hen and Chicks plants are a bird-safe succulent that thrives in direct sunlight. If you'd like to enjoy one of these unique little plants, make sure you have a nice sunny window to set them in!

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    Full Frame of Purple and White Orchids Flowers
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    Known for their beautiful blossoms, Orchids have enjoyed great popularity as houseplants for some time. Non-toxic and safe for birds, they are a good choice for bird owners who are experienced in keeping plants -- these flowers are notoriously hard to grow!

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    Bouquet of pink roses
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    While roses aren't normally grown indoors, they are popular in indoor cut flower arrangements. The good news for bird owners is that roses are safe for birds as long as they haven't been treated with chemical sprays. If you love having fresh cut flowers in your home, try growing some of your roses to make arrangements with. This way you can be sure that the flowers are free of pesticides or chemical residue.