Are Box Elder Bugs harmful to birds?
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
October 6, 2010 7:39 pm
There was a box elder bug in my apartment today and my little parrot was very interested in trying to eat it! Are these insects safe for a pet bird to eat?
Thank you so much for any help!
Signature:  Kayla

Boxelder Bug

Hi Kayla,
To the best of our knowledge, Boxelder Bugs are non-toxic.  Your great photo should help new readers identify Boxelder Bugs which often form large aggregations on light walls with southern exposures in the fall.

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