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#1 of 6 Old 01-25-2008, 12:50 PM - Thread Starter
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I really miss having houseplants and cut flowers in the house! My two kitties
love to eat roses and the few non-toxic plants I have tried wound up with chewed leaves and then the inevitable vomit on the floor.

I would love to find a plant that cats don't want to eat.
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I have no idea. I am subbing for ideas too. My cats will eat anything, even if it is poisonous.

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The only thing we've found that works is putting the plants in places where the cats can't get to them.
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From my experience, it depends more on the individual cat rather than the plants. I have a bunch of plants and my cats never bother them but I have had cats in the past that would not leave them alone.

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My crazy cats even try to eat fake plants! I can't have a real plant, they can get to everywhere.


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How about some wheat grass for the cats?

Maybe they really need greens in their diet?

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