What is cat grass?
Not to be confused with catnip, cat grass is typically grown from oat or wheat seeds. It is safer than outdoor grass which may contain pesticides or fertilizer.
How do you grow cat grass from seeds?
For best results, begin with organic potting soil; do not add fertilizer or pesticides. Place 1-2 tablespoons of seed into a small pot filled ¾ full with organic potting soil. Cover seeds with soil and completely moisten with warm water. Drain off excess water and place in warm location. Add water to keep moist; careful not to overwater by letting pot sit in standing water. Once seed has sprouted, (approximately 3 days) move to lighted location or window sill, keeping soil slightly moist. When sprouts are about 4 inches high, place in a location accessible to your pet. Grass will wither naturally and can be added to your compost pile. We recommend planting once every 7 to 10 days to keep kitty supplied with fresh cat grass.
How long does cat grass last?
Depending upon its environment, cat grass lasts from 7 to 14 days. It prefers indirect sunlight. Trimming it with scissors will extend its desirability to your cat.
What's different about Lucy's Cat Grass?
You will have to ask Lucy why she prefers her special Buck Oat Grass when other grasses are available. We discovered the organic wheat grass we had been growing, juicing and drinking for our own additional health insurance was semi-interesting to choosey Lucy. As we began our search for greens we could plant for Lucy to enjoy, we stumbled onto her very own vegetation delight, named in her honor, Lucy's Buck Oat Cat Grass.
Why do indoor cats need greens?
Eating grass is a natural craving for cats. Healthy and natural oat cat grass provides an excellent source of vitamins. Our grass is easy to grow; just plant the seeds and within days your cats will be enjoying their very own fresh pet grass. Cats are naturally drawn to grass and especially to Lucy's Buck Oat Grass. It also assists in digestion and hairball control.
What else makes Lucy's Buck Oat Cat Grass special?
It is easily grown indoors all-year-round and it can be served at its peak of freshness. Lucy shares her healthy vegetation with her sister, Emma. Pet ferrets, parakeets, bunnies, turtles, lizards, and iguanas also enjoy the delightful Lucy's Buck Oat Cat Grass.
Do you have other seeds available?
Yes we also offer our certified organic wheatgrass seeds (hard and soft variety), and certified organic oatgrass seeds. That is used for juicing or pet grass.
Are household plants safe for pets?
Most people learn about cat grass, after their cat starts eating their houseplants, some of which are DEADLY POISONOUS.
How is Lucy's Cat Grass grown?
All of our pet grass products are grown and packaged by hand right here in Kansas, The Wheat State. Anyone can grow fresh pet grass for their cat. The best thing is that our seeds for growing pet grass are guaranteed to grow or you get your money back in 30-days.
What is the difference between Lucy's Buck Oat Cat Grass and Wheat, Oat or blends of cat grass?
You will need to ask Lucy. Wheat grass can be too rich for pets and often causes stomach problems. We believe that's why Lucy prefers our special variety of oats, even though other types of grass for cats is available.
How do you grow Lucy's Cat Grass?
It's easy with our pet grass seeds. Visit our "Growing Cat Grass" article for detailed information.
Is there any gluten in Lucy's Cat Grass?
No. Lucy's Cat Grass is an oat product. Our organic wheatgrass seeds are a leafy green vegetable harvested prior to development of gluten forming grain.
How much of Lucy's Cat Grass should I let my cat eat?
When first giving your cat the cat grass, monitor how much your cat consumes. The grass is not meant to be a meal, rather it is a treat. My cats are allowed to have it available at all times with no problems at all, while others can overeat which may cause vomiting. Vomiting is usually caused by over eating or it is a means to rid the cat's system of a hairball. Remember, the grass can be placed in the refrigerator when not in use.
How should I encourage my finicky cat to nibble on Lucy's Cat Grass?
Try feeding your cat one blade of the grass. Sometimes just a nibble is all it takes for them to realize this is great stuff! But some cats show no interest in cat grass of any kind. All cats, just like people, are different and simply may not wish to indulge.
What is the Lifespan of Lucy's Cat Grass?
The average lifespan of the grass for cats is 10 - 14 days, depending on its environment. It does best in indirect sunlight. Trimming it with sharp scissors adds to its lifespan. It will naturally whither and can be used in a compost pile.
When growing Lucy's Cat Grass, where should I place the container?
While the cat grass seed is germinating, the planted container can be placed in any out-of-the-way area. Since the container has holes in the bottom for drainage, place container on a saucer. Once the cat grass seed has sprouted and have begun sending blades of grass upwards (approximately 3 days), place container in indirect sunlight near a window or a well lighted spot.
My cat grass is turning yellow, what is wrong and what should I do?
If the blades of cat grass are yellow, slightly brownish, this indicates too much water and heat. You may be able to salvage the grass by setting it someplace it can get fresh, dry air to allow it to dry out. Another cause of yellowing is lack of light. If the grass is bright yellow by the roots, that is the problem. Place the grass in good, strong indirect sunlight for a few hours. Depending on the age of the grass, it could be naturally dying and needs to be replaced.
What are the benefits of cat grass?
Cat Grass is an easy deterrent for cats that munch on house plants, some of which are toxic. It assists cats in digestion and hair ball removal. Plus, there is the added benefit of breath cleansing chlorophyll.
Is cat grass good for my cat/pets?
One theory why cats eat grass is for the trace minerals and vitamins A and D. Grass also contains folic acid which helps with the production of hemoglobin, the protein that moves oxygen into the blood to help kitty’s circulation.
Does cat grass make cats vomit?
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Vomiting is usually caused by the cat over eating or it is a means to rid the cat’s system of a hairball. Cat grass is not meant to be a meal, rather it is a treat. It can be placed I the refrigerator in between treating your cat.