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I have just given Mattie her new grass.

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My little girl has a colored toe too. And the toe beans are pink!

Booklover Level 7 Oct 26, 2018
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Mattie looks like she dipped her toes in the paint. So cute.

RavenCT Level 9 Oct 26, 2018

But then acted very innocent, as though she would never consider doing such a thing!

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Mine love it too. Last time I grew some though I got tiny little bugs. I thought they were fruit flies but the recommended remedy didn't work. Have you had the same problem? Or anybody else?

Booklover Level 7 Oct 26, 2018

I’ve never had that problem from planting grass for her. I know the bugs you mean. I’ve had that with other plants, mostly herbs I’ve potted and brought inside from the garden.

I have. It was when I bought wheat grass at the pet store already planted.

From then on I planted my own with good potting soil and no problems. I bet the kitties would have a blast.

@RavenCT hmm I planted it myself. Maybe it was the soil.

@AmiSue lol. Do they fly? Cuz these little buggers fly. Can't do too much because it's a cat treat. I'll try scrubbing out the pots, sterilize and get brand new soil that hasn't been outside in the garage.

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Did you give her any papers?

phxbillcee Level 9 Oct 26, 2018

She lacks thumbs to use while rolling her own...

You're confusing wheat grass with catnip Bill.

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Oh my she is such a cutie ???

Sheannutt Level 9 Oct 26, 2018

I love her expression in this pic.

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Can you tell us more? I think Bug might like that. (He won’t touch cat nip, but the little bastard sure loved eating my plants).

orange_girl Level 8 Oct 26, 2018

My mother sent me several bags of “Petlinks organic cat grass seed.” I have the same problem. Mattie likes to nibble the plants every chance she gets. I believe this is mostly oat grass but I’ve grown wheatgrass for her before and she likes that too.

@SkagwayKim So, do you just plant it in little pots? I see a weekend project coming. smile001.gif

@orange_girl yes, I use 6” terra cotta pots because I have a ton of them. From what you’ve posted of Bug, you may want to use plastic so he doesn’t decide clay pots are fun to break! ?

@SkagwayKim Actually, he'd probably chew the plastic ones (he has pica). I will just have to keep the pots on the floor. LOL

@orange_girl what is pica?

@dalefvictor It’s a medical condition where humans and animals eat non-food items like paper.

From pathology definition: an abnormal appetite or craving for substances that are not fit to eat, as chalk or clay, common in malnutrition, pregnancy, etc.

@orange_girl thanks for the info. We used to have a cat that liked to eat plastic bags. We always tempt her away from them but when we would get home with groceries she would attack.

@dalefvictor Bug does that, too! LOL

@orange_girl Bug, that is a great name. Bet she gets everywhere. Cute and fun.

@dalefvictor He's a boy and he does! LOL

@orange_girl Not doing well in reading tonight, will have to see if things get better tomorrow.

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