Is Bird of Paradise Flower Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Bird of Paradise Flower

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

Typical symptoms include dehydration, drowsiness, lethargy, mild nausea, unwillingness to be touched, and vomiting.

The Bird of Paradise Flower is a species of flowering plant indigenous to South Africa. It is an evergreen perennial widely cultivated for its dramatic flowers. This plant is a popular houseplant in temperate areas.

The scientific name for this plant is Strelitzia reginae. Additional names for this plant include Bird’s Tongue Flower, Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower, and Orange Strelitzia.

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