Kitty's Garden comes in a sealed package complete with everything you need to grow oat, wheat, barley, and rye grass right in the wooden container. When you open the container, the grass seeds are in separate compartments. Upon lifting up the tray of seeds, you'll see four compartments with dirt pellets wrapped in a light net. You remove the netting and place each of the pellets back in the individual compartments and add 3 ounces of water and let it sit for 10 minutes for the pellets to soften and become planting soil. We added the each variety of the grass seeds to the soil in the separate compartments and waited approximately 5 days before the grass was ready to eat. Mom Paula needed to lightly sprinkle the soil as needed. It's important not to over water, which may cause fungal or mold growth. We were very impressed how quickly the grass grew and how easy it is to maintain. The container is also very attractive and sturdy do to its square wooden base. We're happy because we can finally experience the joys of eating grass.
Truffle testing out the grass in the Kitty's Garden
As soon as Mom Paula put the container of grass on the floor, we went to it. Brulee was the one who was the most interested in the grass and immediately began chewing it. We had a cute picture of Brulee with a piece of grass sticking out of her mouth like an "little old country farmer" but she wouldn't let us post it. She said it wasn't very ladycat-like.
Yummy, this is good
We think the grass is fun to play with because it flows with the breezes, which grabs our attention and once we grab it; it tastes great. Eating grass may also have dietary benefits for cats. Grass may supplement folic acid which supports growth and helps increase oxygen levels in the blood. Grass may act as a natural laxative and help kitties get rid of fur they ingest while grooming. Some believe eating broad grasses have a laxative effect while narrow grasses can help settle an upset tummy. Some kitties may throw up grass after eating it because they don't have the enzymes to digest a large amount of grass. However, vomiting helps a cat clear the tummy of fur, feathers, parasites, or bones. If your cat is eating a lot of grass every day, you may need to take him to the vet to make sure everything is okay.
Brulee thinks the grass is very tasty
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