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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 04:42 PM
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I am actually thinking of buying grass for my kits too. I saw grass in petco, but they didn't have seeds. But I saw seeds on amazon for few bucks only.

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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 07:50 PM
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I get my seeds from amazon. Cheaper, more, and those are magic words. Lol.


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Easy to do, too. Just put it in a pot with some soil, tamp it lightly into the soil, waterl and cover the thing with plastic. I usually put the container in a plastic bag (make a tent for a green house effect). When the seeds germinate in a few days take the cover off and let the grass grow to about 3-4". I usually start a new batch about a week after germination, that way I always have grass for the kitties. Once the grass starts to fall over its pretty much done. The seeds are available at Petsmart (look near the catnip section) and yes, they will puke it up.

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My cats looove wheat grass!
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I bought grown wheat grass from the super market and both cats sniffed it and haven't touched it since!
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@cat owner -- try growing a different kind. My kitties really like oat grass. It's a little sweeter. But they'll eat all kinds. Oat, wheat, rye, barley.


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Wow! just curious, do they eat grasses even when they do not have tummy issue? I thought kitties eat grasses only when they have tummy problem and wanted to induce vomitting.

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Easy to do, too. Just put it in a pot with some soil, tamp it lightly into the soil, waterl and cover the thing with plastic. I usually put the container in a plastic bag (make a tent for a green house effect). When the seeds germinate in a few days take the cover off and let the grass grow to about 3-4".
and yes, they will puke it up.
They are that easy? and how long does it lasts for say 1 cat? I do not have green fingers, any plant in my hands will be gone in just a couple of days. Eh...they will definitely puke? even if they do not have tummy issue?
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They won't vomit if they don't eat too much of it. Book is able to control himself, and eats a little at a time. Mow eats acres of it and that's what causes the vomiting.


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It depends on your kitty and how well he takes to eating it as to how long it'll last. My thumbs aren't that green either but it's quite hard to mess up wheat grass. It grows FAST!

I usually like to soak the seeds in water for a few hours then pour the water out and let them germinate for a day before I put them on the grow dirt. I find the process is a little faster then.


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i'm growing my third batch now. I take the clump after it is mostly gone or dried and flip it upside down and add some potting soil and reseed...I use small plastic tubs from butter etc....or the little meat trays with the clear lids for light till it grows big enough for them to chomp on. If one had enough seed one could winter sow it too and have a bunch for spring time.
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