Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Plants

Scientific name

Strelitzia sp

Alternate names

Crane flower, bird's tongue

Toxicity to pets

Bird of Paradise is a tropical plant with a flower on top of the stalk that resembles a bird in flight. These plants can grow up to four or five feet tall. Ingestion typically results in oral irritation, vomiting, diarrhea, and anorexia.

 

Common signs to watch for:

  • Oral Irritation and discomfort;
  • Vomiting;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Inappetance;
Bird of Paradise

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Dogs

Toxicity Level

Mild

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Toxicity Level

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Disclaimer

The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.