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Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise
Additional Common Names: Peacock Flower, Barbados Pride, Poinciana, Pride of Barbados
Scientific Name: Caesalpinia gilliesii
Family: Leguminosae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles: possibly hydrocyanic acid
Clinical Signs: Oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing and incoordination is possible. Deaths in rabbits have been reported.

Should not be confused with the less toxic Strelitzia reginae.

If your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*

* A $65 consultation fee may apply.

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