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Follow-up Center Threads made in the Emergency Room forum will be moved here by staff as a way to follow-up with members after their budgie emergency. This keeps the E.R. for only the most current emergencies.

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Old 04-27-2015, 02:31 AM
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My little guy got a hold of a bit of dark chocolate tonight and I am really scared. He is acting fine, it has been over an hour now. I have already called the vet and she said to watch him closely, but should the symptoms have already appeared by now? I am just scared....he is my baby and I feel so bad!

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Though chocolate is toxic, a nibble is unlikely to cause any real concern.
The vet would of told you what to watch for and you must of told them how much you think he actually ate. So I feel fairly confident is saying he will be alright. Other wise they would of asked to to take him in. Not that I am sure what they would do, as I do not know the treatment. I am thinking flush the system, with the likes of charcoal.
I am sorry I do not even know what the symptoms are for this, or for that matter how n=much they would have to eat to make them sick.
Poops are a very good indicator if there is anything amiss.
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Getting a scare like that is always terrifying. I would say that if you are not seeing any of the signs explained to you by the vet then you should be okay. Chocolate is toxic even to humans when eaten in quantity, think of the sore tummy you get from eating too much, but like us at exactly what amount this occurs differs between individuals.

Hope all is well with your little one, do give us an update.
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Thank you for your posts! He is chatty and his usual bright self this morning. I know that the shiny aluminum wrapper attracted him but I had placed it in an area I thought he could not get to. I am just so relieved that he is okay. I know I love the little guy but until last nights scare I did not know how much! I am going through the whole house today and doing another round of budgie proofing. Thank you again!
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I'm glad your little fellow is OK.

In answer to the earlier comment a member made about the symptoms exhibited when a budgie is reacting to chocolate toxicity:

The first indication is gastric distress: diarrhea and vomiting.
If the amount ingested was high, the symptoms then progress to the central nervous system resulting in seizures and possible death.

If you suspect your bird has ingested something toxic, call your veterinarian or the poison control center immediately.

It may be a good idea to print this article and keep it in a handy place near the telephone so you do not have to go searching and waste time in a stressful situation.

ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP or 1-888-426-4435 ($65.00 per case.) The charge is billed to caller's credit card only.
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