Budgies ate amaryllis

by Alex
(London)

Yesterday evening I entered my room to find that my budgies had taken a huge chunk from my amaryllis bud.

I phined the vets and I was told that there is not much they can do if they have ingested it.

They said just keep an eye on them and phone us back if they show any signs of illness or distress.

I have read that amaryllis posioning can cause, vommitting, diarreha, depression, apetite loss, tremors, drooling and abdominal pain.

I have not noticed any major physical symptoms, but they are a lot quieter, making small sqeaky noises and don't look very happy and are fluffed up.

Could they just be experiencing abdominal pain, or should I make an appointment with the vet.

I ma very worried about the budgies. They are both only about 4-5 months old.

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Jan 14, 2014
Budgies ate amaryllis
by: Alex

RustyKnight, I am sorry to hear about your budgies.

My budgies ate through an amaryllis bud, but didn't seem to get to the pollen, but ate in to the bud and petals.

I no longer have any toxic plants in the house. I always check carefully if I see a houseplant that I like the look of.

Budgies are delicate creatures, and we need to make sure we keep their curious beaks out of harms way.

Jan 14, 2014
amaryllus pollen kills ?
by: rustyknight

One of our budgies landed on a fully open amaryllis bloom,( and the stamens were laden with pollen ). He could have been there maybe a minute or two before I chased him off, he went back to the other budgie, and they sat preening each other.They both will have eaten the pollen? In short, they were both dead inside of an hour. Reading later, no one seems to mention the pollen, I am saying this because Amaryllis seems to be of the lily family, and lily pollen can kill full grown cats if they get it in their fur, and then lick themselves clean. So two delightful budgies gone and a very hard lesson for us.

Jan 10, 2012
Budgies Health
by: Alex

Teh budgies appear to have come away with minor abdominal pains, and seem to be ine now.

Thank you.

Jan 09, 2012
Bird poisoned
by: Tracie

Dr B can not answer this in time to save your birds. Please Find an Avian Vet to call and ask if they can be saved by bringing them in.

For the future, please either only let your birds out in a bird safe room, or trim their wings so that they can not get around a room and don't let them out without supervision.

Here is our Toxic / Non-toxic for birds list so that you can make a bird safe room for your birds.

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