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I know a lot of people have pets so I thought I would ask here. My cats like to nibble on stuff they shouldn't, so I was thinking of making a place here soon in our kitchen, for a small indoor garden
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Cats and Food

posted at 12/9/2012 8:25 PM EST
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I know a lot of people have pets so I thought I would ask here.
My cats like to nibble on stuff they shouldn't, so I was thinking of making a place here soon in our kitchen, for a small indoor garden for them. The problem is I keep finding plants that are not good for them, but no list on things they can nibble. I had some once before that I was making a short list, but I lost it. I remember Bacholars' Buttons and Asters were on the list, but I don't recall the rest!!
Also, I can't remember any of the herbs that were ok for them to nibble on! I think if I did this, they would stop chewing on stuff we are trying to keep!!
Oh and if I do this, what kind of planter should I get?! I was thinking a tiered one. I need to teach them not to potty in it too once I get it going!! LOL!

Re: Cats and Food

posted at 12/9/2012 9:46 PM EST
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In Response to Cats and Food:
[QUOTE]I know a lot of people have pets so I thought I would ask here. My cats like to nibble on stuff they shouldn't, so I was thinking of making a place here soon in our kitchen, for a small indoor garden for them. The problem is I keep finding plants that are not good for them, but no list on things they can nibble. I had some once before that I was making a short list, but I lost it. I remember Bacholars' Buttons and Asters were on the list, but I don't recall the rest!! Also, I can't remember any of the herbs that were ok for them to nibble on! I think if I did this, they would stop chewing on stuff we are trying to keep!! Oh and if I do this, what kind of planter should I get?! I was thinking a tiered one. I need to teach them not to potty in it too once I get it going!! LOL!
Posted by Jennifer F[/QUOT

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/cat-friendly-plants.html
Hi Jennifer I hope this will be a help to you.When I had my cat I planted cat nip outside,the only problem was he didn't stop picking at it until it was gone then he layed where it was like he was intoxicated lol !.he love cat nip! You should always double check with your Vet.Even things that dogs eat can be very toxic to a cat.

Re: Cats and Food

posted at 12/10/2012 8:28 AM EST
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I've read that you could get a flat dish or pan and plant some grass seed in it.  When it is big enough, leave it somewhere for the cat to nibble.

Re: Cats and Food

posted at 12/10/2012 6:36 PM EST
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I don't have dogs, just kitties. I was just wondering about the plants cause our cats actually seem to be allergic to cat nip.

I have checked with the vet and even they didn't know! LOL! So I was trying make up a list and share with them because they have had the same questions!!

Thanks so much for the site! I will look through it!

Re: Cats and Food

posted at 12/10/2012 11:08 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Cats and Food:
I don't have dogs, just kitties. I was just wondering about the plants cause our cats actually seem to be allergic to cat nip. I have checked with the vet and even they didn't know! LOL! So I was trying make up a list and share with them because they have had the same questions!! Thanks so much for the site! I will look through it!
Posted by Jennifer F


Jennifer i was looking around and it seems that some pet stores sell grass kits that can be grown indoors for cats and dogs to chew on.My dogs don't go outside only for a walk and I'm thinking they may like this too.Maybe another X-Mas gift for my little angels lol!

Re: Cats and Food

posted at 12/11/2012 7:44 AM EST
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I hate to say this, but I doubt providing your cats with acceptible things to nibble on will prevent them from chewing on things they shouldn't.  Think about your scratching post..... Does the cat STILL scratch places that you would prefer not?  But I do think they will enjoy their "grass patch" inside also.

Re: Cats and Food

posted at 12/11/2012 9:12 AM EST
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I have 2 cats they are old one has a kideny problem and the other has cancer and will last about 2months  we hope we will have hin for at least christmas.

Re: Cats and Food

posted at 12/11/2012 4:09 PM EST
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GRANA here;
  peace lily &  African violets[ are a toxic NO-
No I avea velvet  African violet ( from BFF  & my BFF has my  Peace lily; I have to beautiful healthkitties; well worth the  trade/small   sacrifice cat  nip  & grassseed are OK/SAFE

Re: Cats and Food

posted at 12/12/2012 9:44 PM EST
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I have always had a kitty and learn a great deal from  webmd.com.  It's for people and they have pets there too. i know that even the most common house plants like the spider plant are bad for cats. Mistletoe, holly, most plants with berries, the list goes on. Just now was wondering since violas are safe to eat for humans then how about the cats? I'm sure that you can find all you need at the web site. I like the idea of an indoor garden! Just for laughs i thought i'd share my silly typing mistake! i wrote mistletoetoe! Wow where is my head? :)

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