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 you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.*

* A $65 consultation fee may apply.

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