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Plants for a cat run

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  • #246107
    ladybug
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    I get my new kitten at christmas time and we are building a run down the side of the house – will be an indoor car after the theft of our last cat by the local youths. I am looking for ideas for plants to build a ‘jungle’ at one end. It is a shaded spot and I have no problems getting water to the plants. Any ideas would be great. Thanks

    #380965
    scarecrow
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    Hi Ladybug

    There are special Cat Grasses available from seed by I find my cat loves to nibble the ends off the Lemongrass. You could also try Catnip (nepeta cataria) Catmint (Nepeta Mussini), Cat Thyme (Teucrium marum), this link tells you more about these.

    This link contains a list of plants that are poisonous to cats so is probably worth a look. :tup:

    #380966
    ladybug
    Member

    Thanks scarecrow for the info

    #380967
    wocket
    Member

    nods

    my cats adore lemon grass.

    #380968
    daviesgang
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    What a timely thread ladybug as hubby is drawing up plans, as we speak, for our cat run. You just saved me asking the same question. My cats are shocking chewers and even if I get given fresh flowers I have to watch them as they will have a good gnaw on them. Hubby is going to enclose one side of our house to the fence line (house runs down the block rather than across) and we are going to deck it out as a cat heaven. We will have hidey holes, tunnels a couple of sling sort of things as they love laying on soft things. We are even going to put a couple of potted trees in there for them to climb and claw at.

    Edited to ask: what sort of kitty are you getting?

    #380969
    Tassie Tiger
    Member

    Pussy willow, catcus, catolope, catmint, catamundra wattle, catswhiskers…..

    Sorry couldn’t resist:lol::lol::lol::lol:

    #380970
    ladybug
    Member

    Yeah TT I had all those plants on my list:lol::lol::lol:

    Daviesgang I am getting a British Shorthair, he’s a dark blue colour very cute

    Wocket , I had lemon grass at the top of my list cause my last cat loved it.

    Thanks everyone for the info:kiss1:

    #380971
    daviesgang
    Member

    Oh a British Shorthair…yummy. They are like teddy bears but cats hehe.

    #380972
    chester
    Member

    We were just talking about setting a cat haven up for our 7 cats. Yeh we had trouble with the landlord about the Knight’s barking, from pure boredom he chases lizards, never does that at the farm. He (LLord)still has no clue how many cats we got. So we on the move to acreage, only now snakes could be a problem.

    #380973
    daviesgang
    Member

    Chester you can buy snakeproof birdwire now. I saw it yesterday at Bunnings. It has tiny squares rather than the bigger ones so that even the smallest snake can’t slither through the gaps. When we move country I will be using that for my cat enclosure. I wont risk my cats.

    #380974
    tooleybird
    Member

    great thread. our ‘masters’ have a mcMansion – to lounge in. I was going to plant forage food for the chooks in there as well. the cats dont bother them.

    Yesterday I happened to look out the window, it started to rain. Here was my male cat looking with such misery:@, sitting in the rain, to scared of the chooks to get under cover 😆 :lol:!!!!

    #380975
    chester
    Member

    Thanks Sasha, will hall a look for it.:)

    #380976
    Bubba Louie
    Member

    Here’s a “what not to plant” list.

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