CHOCOLATE, THEOBROMINE, TOXICITY IN BIRDS
 
Description    The alkaloid theobromine in chocolate can cause clinical signs when an excessive amount of chocolate is ingested by a bird.
 
Species   Avian
 
Signs   Abnormal behavior, aggression, changing habits, Anorexia, Arrhythmia, Diarrhea, Dullness, Excitement, Hyperesthesia, Seizures or syncope, Sudden death, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Lightfoot TL. Pet Bird Toxicity and Related Environmental Concerns. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 2008;11:229 [Web Reference]
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