Pets, like people need to be very useful nutrients. And very often, cats begin to eat the flowers on the windowsill. If you want to protect your home flowers from cats, then you should grow herbs for cats and dogs. But not all the grass eat those Pets.
They like a special grass. Pay attention to the habits of their animals. If you take him to walk in the summer on the grass, you’ll notice what grass will suit their tastes. So what kind of grass like a cat. And some grass for cats useful?
Than beneficial herb for cats
The unequivocal answer to this question zoologists can not give.
But some of the obvious advantages of consumption of herbs in food Pets:
- Additional nutrients enter the body cats and minerals.
- The digestive tract begins to work better and absorb food.
- It helps to cleanse the intestines from wool.
- It has a taste that cats love.
The composition of these plants include very important nutrients and minerals as:
- Folic acid.
- B vitamins
These are the minerals involved in the processes of growth of a cat, due to the increase in the level of oxygen in the bloodstream. Especially cats in need of these items during pregnancy. Adequate intake of grass during this period kittens will provide good food, and the cat will acatitla healthy kids.
The types of cat grass
So, what kind of grass to eat cats? They like certain types. What helpful cats, they know better than us. In plants they are very well versed. Scientists believe that they recognize the varieties of grass in taste and aroma. There is a sample list of cat grass that’s safe for growing on the windowsill at home.
Lemongrass or lemon grass
This type of the cat grass can grow up to 100 cm in length. Cats love lemongrass.
This kind of plants are useful for cats properties such as:
- Anti-inflammatory agent.
- Soothes nervous excitement.
- Promotes digestion.
This type of plants need constantly to cut, because it very much is. Smells really nice and attracts cats.
To use this herb in food can not only pet, very often lemongrass tea when brewed.
Equally well grow these plants in pots and trays for animals.
This grass for cats like Catnip, most grow in the garden than at home. But of course, in good light mint will be able to grow at home and on the windowsill. Grass for cats charges them with energy for a short period of time. In mint contain hormones, they cause in the animal body a surge of happiness.
Love Pets, this plant is everything but there comes a surge of energy and happiness when used. All the minerals and nutrients contained in it, exert a tremendous influence on the animal body.
The effect of this plant is very similar to the reaction of cats on Valerian.
As a rule, they begin to behave like this:
- Begin to run wild and roll on the floor.
- Squirming and cuddles.
The effect of this plant on the body and lasts for approximately 15 minutes. Very often to lure cats or cats and bringing to their attention, in the manufacture of toys for Pets add to the composition of the main raw materials for production added extract of this herb.
Per person, this plant also has a huge impact. Grow on the window sill very well, the hardest thing is to hide it from the cats, so they did not start it for you.
Ordinary mint or Melissa
This grass for cats are also very loved by them. But it is precisely this kind of grass Pets may experience an upset stomach.
To give this herb to be very careful, not abusing.
You can plant this variety for cats as house, and on the windowsill. The plant is considered a perennial.
Seed selection and planting grass in different ways
In pet stores for Pets for sale mixture of seeds for sprouting at home. Buy seeds only in specialised shops, so you will be able to avoid buying a bad seed that may not germinate or be treated with toxic substances.
Cat grass should always be fresh, so it is recommended to plant seeds every 10 days. So, the grass will gradually grow, and the cat will always have fresh plants. Of these plants the cat will always get a lot of nutrients and minerals. There are several ways planting seeds for germination.
Method # 1
Growing cat grass without soil. Such a method of planting seeds is called landless. In the framework of the growing grass, the principle of hydroponics.
The necessary tools for cultivation without land:
- A set of seeds from a specialized shop.
- Two shallow containers, preferably plastic, one smaller than the other.
- A piece of Wat.
- Strips of fabric, it is best to use non sterile bandage.
- A plastic bag, it will create a greenhouse effect.
In the container for sprouting cat grass make holes for air circulation. Less capacity with the accomplished holes placed in another container. The bottom of the bowls lined with water-dampened cotton wool.
On top of the wool spread the seeds in arbitrary order. After lining the top seeds cheesecloth. Shed a small amount of water from the top through a gauze. Containers are sealed in a package and leave for sprouting.
Method # 2
Growing cat grass seeds in the soil. This method of cultivation is more popular.
Materials for cultivation:
- Capacity for germination, with the accomplished holes for air circulation.
- Seeds soaked the previous day.
- Soil for planting seeds.
- A drainage layer. Very good fine expanded clay or broken bricks.
- Cellophane package.
In a container for growing grass for cats fill the drainage layer. It spread to the top layer of soil. Seeds soaked for 60 minutes, spread at random on the soil. Cover a small amount of soil. Place the container of seeds in a package and wait for germination.
Place the pot in a dark, warm place. And leave for about 3-4 days. As soon as the grass begins to emerge from the soil and sprout, immediately remove the plastic bag. Put it on the window sill and shed water well. After about a week, Pets will be able to start eating the grass and get a lot of the beneficial nutrients from it.
Follow the advice about staging the planting of seeds.
So you can change capacity with cat grass as soon as it starts to grobet new tasty and fresh grass.
And your plants will remain intact. Because now the cat will know that she has her own plantation of vitamins.
Method # 3
Growing herbs for cats extraordinary way.
Materials for sprouting:
- Tray cat toilet.
- The filler for the toilet.
For this method of germination of grass you’ll need to take the tray for cat litter, it is best if he will have a very wide edge. This is required to while a cat will eat grass from the bowls she was stable and does not tip.
In the tray instead of soil with this grow plants spread filler kitty litter granules. The layer must not be higher than 3-3,5 cm as it should, sheds water filler, wait 2-3 hours until complete dissolution of the pellets and turning them to mush. Importantly, the capacity was new and didn’t smell of cat urine, as the old tray, the cat will begin to go to the toilet by smell.
After the pellets dissolve, we shift a small layer of this soil to the side and randomly pour the seeds on top of the blend shifted the soil layer.
You will see how very soon the grass will begin to germinate, and on this lawn you will see that your cat will good feel when will eat fresh grass. Or even just lie down on it. The important thing is that it will not spread the earth out of the tray, as it is not there.