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|Wed, 09-04-2013 - 7:02pm|
Do you give your cat cat grass? Do you buy it, or grow your own? If you grow it yourself, what kind of grass and what do you use for a planting medium?
I always have some kind of cat grass for Coco (and often had it for Grandcat when he visited). If I don't have it, she chews on the houseplants. One of the local grocery stores sells little pots of it, it seems to be a blend of oats, alfalfa, and maybe some other seeds. But its ~$5-6 per pot. The kind they sell at Petsmart is even a little more expensive. In the winter it lasts for a couple of months but as the weather warmed up it barely lasted 2 weeks....and I don't want to spend $10 per month on cat grass. Somebody told me to get wheat grass. I found it at Whole Foods and at another sort of natural foods store where I shop regularly. They sell it for $2 per pot. It also lasts 2 wks but at least its more affordable. Then I bought a packet of cat grass seeds at the nursery. These are only oats. I started them a few days ago using "seed starter" potting soil---it seems heavier than the medium used for the commercial cat grass and wheat grass, but its working. Some of the seeds have germinated and are growing fast. I'll wait until the grass is taller and hopefully more of it sprouts, then I'll see how Coco likes it.