Is Bird of Paradise 2 Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

The Bird of Paradise 2 is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include dehydration, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing, drooling, incoordination, irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, muscle tremors, oral irritation and vomiting.

Bird of Paradise 2 is an evergreen plant that grows in light to moderate freezing climates. They are a member of the pea family, Fabaceae and native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. This shrub could grow up to 3 meters in climates with few to no frosts. They are comparatively a lot more sensitive to cold than the other species.

The scientific name for this plant is Poinciana gilliesii. Additional name for this plant include Barbados Pride, Bird’s Tongue Flower, Crane Flower, Orange Strelitzia, Peacock Flower, Poinciana and Pride of Barbados.

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