Safe food and plants list for parrots

What plants and food can you safely give your parrot? We've compiled an extensive list of plants, fruit and vegetables to help you on your way.

Tables of contents: What indoor plants can parrots eat? | What outdoor plants can parrots eat? | What fruit can parrots eat? | What vegetables can parrots eat? | Other fruits, salad vegetables and herbs

Knowing what plants, fruit and vegetables are safe for your parrot can be difficult. Our list gives you some help and guidance.

You should remember that if the plants, vegetables or fruits have been sprayed with pesticides, then they may make your parrot poorly. Make sure you wash them before giving them to your bird.

What indoor plants can parrots eat?

African Violets
Coffee tree
Indian Laurel
Rubber plant
Aloe
Corn plant
Jade plant
Spider plant
Areca palm 
Creeping fig
Kangaroo Vine
Umbrella tree
Australian laurel
Danish ivy
Lace Fern
Wandering jew
Bamboo palm 
Dragon tree
Lady palm 
Begonias
European fan palm
Paradise palm
Birds nest fern
Fiddle leaf fig
Parlour palm
Boston Fern
Laurel leaf fig
Pepperomia
Canary island palm
Flame nettle
Prayer plant
Christmas cactus
Hawaiian Scheffler
Purple passion

For more in depth advice and guidance on feeding your parrot, try reading: What your parrot can eat, diet and food ideas.

What outdoor plants can parrots eat?

American Bittersweet 
Cotoneaster Firethorn
Poplar
Autumn Olive
Crab apple
Raspberry
Bamboo
Dogwood
Rose
Barberry 
Elderberry (Common, European or Red)
Spruce
Bayberry
Balsam, (Douglas, Subalpine or White Fir)
Viburnum
Beech
Grape Ivy
Wax plant
Bladdernut
Huckleberry
Willow
Blueberry
Marigold
Comfrey
Nasturtium
Coral Berry
Pyracantha

Plants can make great toys and hideouts. Find out how in: 10 ideas for homemade parrot toys

What fruit can parrots eat?

ApplePapaya
Watermelon
BananaPassion fruit 
Butternut Peaches 
Cape GooseberriesPear
CantaloupePomegranate
Citrus Fruits 
Satsuma
Grapes 
Star fruit
Mango
Nectarines

Parrot eating corn on the cob

What vegetables can parrots eat?

Asparagus
Collard greens
Runner beans 
Beetroot 
Corn on the cob
Swede 
Bell peppers 
Courgette
Sweet potato 
Broccoli
Ginger 
Yam
Brussel sprouts
Grapes 
Carrots 

Buckwheat

Marrow 
Cucumber
Butternut Mushrooms 
Dandelion
Carrots 
Pulses 
Chillies
Radish

Other fruits, salad vegetables and herbs that your parrot can eat are:

CourgettesOther winter squashesSpinach
KaleParsley
OkraPumpkin 

The diet information provided has been cross referenced against several different sources, however we cannot guarantee its accuracy.

Should you choose to follow the guidance provided you do so at your own risk. If you're not sure what you should feed your parrot, we advise that you check with your vet.

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Sources:

Bird Safe Houseplants: The Spruce.com

Bird safety, poisonous and safe plants for birds Pet Education.com

Non toxic for birds list and things that are toxic for birds Parrot and Conure World.com

Parrot food - what your parrot can eat, diet and food ideas ExoticDirect 

Parrot Safe Plants Eclectus Parrot Breeders.com

Plants safe for birds Rick Axelson, DVM, VCA

Safe and dangerous plants Parrot Haven - Eclectus Parrot Breeders 

Safe/Toxic plants and household items Planned Parenthood

Safe and dangerous plants Parrot Haven - Eclectus Parrot Breeders 

What can I feed my parrot part 1 & 2;  Northern Parrots