08 Apr Why Cats Eat And Dig Up Houseplants
It is possible that you may have caught your cat in the act of eating or digging up your houseplants. Alternatively, you may also discover the revealing sign that the foliage has been brutally destroyed. Why do felines engage in this unusual behaviour? Just like dogs, cats may occasionally eat greenery to aid in their digestion or simply because they frankly enjoy the taste of it. There are certain cats who may even feel that the compost within the plants provides the same function as their kitty litter.
As yet we are still unsure whether the act of eating grass is kitty way of medicating themselves and is digesting the plant deliberately to help induce vomiting, or if she is simply fancies the plant itself! Regardless of the actual reason why, the eating of household plants can be potentially dangerous as many have toxins which are harmful to cats, for example, lily, ivies, daffodils, mistletoes to name a few..
Some cats may prefer the soil to their own litter tray, because the tray may not have been cleaned properly, or they are just feeling a little lazy.
To help deter your feline friend from digging up or eating your plants, it’s best to they and keep them out of reach, but be aware that cats are great at climbing and jumping onto high surfaces.
Whilst many cats love the feel of soil on their paws, some cats do not. The vast majority of cats also don’t like the smell of mothballs, so best to keep some in a handy little cloth bag which can be placed on top of the soil, may also help keep them away…