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Cats & Plants

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by Carol Al-Ajroush, May 16, 2005.

  1. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    Does anyone have any recommendations/suggestions what kind of plants I can have inside the home that are not dangerous to cats? Additionally any suggestions on how to keep cats from eating the leaves of plants would also be welcomed! I'd really like to have some large lush green plants especially since we have the 26 foot ceiling in the family room.

    I love plants and miss having them inside the house so much but Tripod, my 3-legged wonder cat, has this fetish of nibbling on the leaves anytime I have ever tried to have indoor plants. I don't know if it's because I rescued him while living abroad in a tropical environment and his "street roots" come back or what...Has anyone else had this problem with cats?! [xx(]
     
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    Hi Carol!
    Have you tried using Bitter Apple spray? Pets don't like the taste of it and it should be safe for your plants and for the cats. It is available at Petsmart and most vets carry it.
    I am not sure of the plants that are safe for cats.
    Good Luck!
     
  3. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    Sunny,

    Thanks for the tip! No, I was not aware of this spray. I will look for it as I do need to get to Petsmart this week anyways to replenish my gaggles Science Diet food.

    I'd like to try the spray in conjunction with plants that will also not pose a risk to the cats.

    Thanks again! :)

     
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    A friend of mine (who has 4 cats) told me that spider plants are not poisonous. Her cats love to eat them so they often look like they've had a haircut! :D
     
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