People who own parrots and other pet birds must be careful regarding the types of plants they allow in their homes, as many common houseplants are highly toxic to birds. Apple is a good example: the seeds are poisonous, but the fruit is perfectly fine for rabbits. It would easy if plants could be classified as ‘poisonous’ or ‘non-poisonous. If no parts are listed, assume that the whole plant… Can poinsettias survive cold temperatures? Read the complete listing of the plant to get details regarding which parts to avoid. I don't know of any cases of animals eating one, but I would certainly not hesitate to call a rabbit knowledgeable vet ASAP. Plant toxicity is a cause of anxiety to rabbit owners and there are many sources of information that will add to their concerns. The rabbit's intestinal tract is unable to remove these gases through flatulence. The vast majority of ornamental plants that you have at home are toxic for rabbits. Poinsettia leaves have a bitter taste, yet your dog, cat, bird, rabbit or iguana might still munch on them, as pets do. RESEARCHED UPDATE: NOT POISONOUS! Gastrointestinal upset is a common sign that your bird ate something toxic is, and a poisoning can easily turn fatal. Plants Poisonous to Rabbits by Cindy Fisher How to use this list: Many plants listed here are not all poisonous, only parts of them are. Poisonings seen from poinsettias are rarely seen. Toxicity primarily depends on the plant variety, the size of the bird, and how much the bird ate. It is the sap which is detergent like in composition that contains the chemicals that cause the toxic symptoms seen. Poinsettia leaves have a bitter taste, yet your dog, cat, bird, rabbit or iguana might still munch on them, as pets do. Poinsettias being poisonous to pets and kids is a fairly old urban myth. While we discuss here, the foods, plants or weeds to avoid, it is by no means a comprehensive list and anything not mentioned here does not mean it is not harmful to your rabbit. During the holidays, Poinsettias are a popular Christmas plant. There are many common foods, plants and weeds that are poisonous to rabbits and it is helpful to identify some of these. Some are toxic cause they contain poisonous elements, whilst others are not poisonous but cause gases. During the holidays, poinsettias are a popular Christmas plant. Poinsettias have been publicized as something to keep your pets far away from but they are actually only mildly toxic to pets. Apple is a good example: the seeds are poisonous, but the fruit is perfectly fine for rabbits. Plant toxicity is a cause of anxiety to rabbit owners and there are many sources of information that will add to their concerns. Though they have a bad rap, poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) plants are only mildly toxic to cats and dogs.The milky white sap found in poinsettias contains chemicals called diterpenoid euphorbol esters and saponin-like detergents. Many plants listed here are not all poisonous, only parts of them are. Not really, no, unless your rabbit munched its way through a LOT of plants. Unfortunately, this is not the case, which is why there are long lists of plants that ‘could be poisonous’ that are unnecessarily alarming to rabbit owners. Thank you for your patience. Read the complete listing of the plant to get details regarding which parts to avoid. While eating poinsettias can cause mild stomach upset in dogs and cats, other poisonous holiday plants like mistletoe, holly, amaryllis, and … Of plants mildly toxic to pets and kids is a fairly old myth... Poinsettias have been publicized as something to keep your pets far away but. 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