Is oregano safe for birds?

Yes, oregano is safe for birds.

oregano herb is save for birds


Oregano is a low-growing, small-leafed, ground-cover herb that produces an abundance of pretty pink flowers. It is a woody perennial plant that grows 20 to 80 cm long. Six subspecies and some cultivars are available. Oregano is native to the Mediterranean region.

Nutritional value of oregano for birds:

Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory

Feeding to birds:

Oregano can be given as a tea, or if used topically blended in an oil.

General discussion:

Oregano in the diet of your birds is a good idea. Prevention is the watchword.

Oregano is added to several of the immune strengthening and infection-busting blends in the ‘Herbs for Birds’ range.

You can also grow your own Oregano

Not much space is needed as you can make use of a window box herb garden or grow it in a small pot indoors. Oregano has a small root system and therefore a big pot is not necessary.

Oregano for budgies by Bob Wilson:

Spinach, cilantro, parsley, swiss chard, red chard, broccoli, red beet, golden beet, striped beet, carrot, apple (minus core), wheatgrass, barley grass, celery, garlic (cloves & leaves), chicory, endive, turnip greens, fennel, basil, mint, tarragon, oregano, thyme, apple, pear, grapes, sweet potato (yams).. whatever is available at the stores, or leftover after preparing meals… all cut into strips or large pieces so the birds gnaw it down like they would in the wild.

From Margie Frayne of Meridian Herbs ‘Herbs for Birds’:

A strong natural anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and antiseptic due to its thymol content.
It may be taken for urinary tract infections.
It may be taken to improve the immune system.
Oregano is useful for treating respiratory infections – lungs, airways & nose infections.

Here is a link for more information about Margie Frayne’s book called “Herbs For Birds and other caged animals“.

Here is a link to Margie’s website:

Margie’s products can also be ordered from ParrotainmentSA’s website:

Oregano is safe for birds. Your birds are going to love you. You might also be interested in lavender for your birds:

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