“ Brand: Armitage / Animals Equipment Type: Cat Equipment „
Cats love grass theres no denying it they love to roll on it, they love to creep through it when its longer and they love to eat it!
Until recent years I have never really had to bother about grass for the cats as there was always an abundance in the garden especially following such wet weather as we have had recently. However, since a kindly neighbour took it into his head to shoot one of my former cats, I have been inclined to keep most of the current ones indoors.
Perhaps I should explain I now have only five cats (one aged approximately twenty-two having died last week) three of whom I have had since they were kittens and have been kept as indoor cats, the other two were inherited when my friend died very suddenly. As they were both used to roaming, not only in the garden but through the woods, it would have been cruel to restrict them too much now.
The three indoor cats known as the boys love their greenery and unfortunately this includes ANYTHING that looks remotely like a plant. I have chewed pot plants and chewed artificial flowers. String is always a good substitute as far as they are concerned too and can have disastrous consequences!
I did try growing some grass from a special pack but they managed to turn the pack over and tip the contents out. So, I resorted to digging clumps out of the garden and potting them. This worked for a while until they found they could lift the clump out of the pot they ARE big cats!
When shopping recently I found another sort Good Girl Kitty Grass made by Armitage Pet Care. It was a bigger box than the one I tried previously so I thought I would try again.
The instructions are to pierce four or five holes in the base of the plastic box, remove the lid, stand on a plate and water until it is very damp. Then leave in a dark place, so far the same instructions as the former pack. This was all very easy removal of the lid being the most awkward as the contents are so light its easy to shoot growing medium and seed in every direction. Anyway, that done I watered it well covered it with a green plastic cover that was handy, put it in the greenhouse and forgot about it. To be honest I didnt hold out much hope following my previous experience however, when I remembered it about a week later and decided to have a look, I was absolutely staggered at the growth! My little box was thick with lush green grass about two inches high!
The cats were thrilled and it soon began to look a bit battered but it kept growing. Its now about six inches and, although it looks a bit chewed in places, it is still a nice bright green and far thicker than any I could have dug out of the garden. I do water it occasionally to keep it fresh of course.
What are the benefits of supplying grass? The main one is that it adds roughage to your cats diet and can also help to prevent hairballs. It also aids digestion and adds vitamins and what is more, your cat will thoroughly enjoy it even if it DOES make him or her sick afterwards.
I would have to say that this has been a very successful purchase and I shall certainly buy Kitty Grass again. For one thing, in the past few weeks I have been able to have cut flowers in the house again without taking special precautions to stop the cats getting at them!
I hope this will have been helpful and I thank you for reading it.