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    Do I kill her?

    So my "Little Princess" Mallory (cat) that has never before touched my plants, decided to eat the two new leaves off of my FAVORITE plant (N. albomarginata 'Kuching Spotted') and the newest, biggest leaf off of my N. albomarginata 'Spotted'. Do I kill her, or just let it slide since technically it's my fault for not putting the front back on the grow box during this hot weather?

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    I guess technically can't blame your cat, since cats are known to eat foliage from time to time... i know my sisters Bengal used to always be eating leaves off of plants...

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    yeah, but this is the first time she's ever payed them any attention. Normally she doesn't go anywhere near them! Just out of the blue she decided today was the day to piss me off. And I'm not having a good day to begin with.

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    Ive had cats that grew up around plants and never chewed on a single leaf and just used the plants to hide in to pounce on us by surprise. Then, I had a cat come live with me that hadn't grown up around a jungle of plants in the house and it chewed apart all of my nepenthes (actually last fall - pasian h/l truncata is just recovering *now* from it but everything else looks better). Eaten pitchers and clawed-at leaves and dug up soil and even tempted fate by nibbling on the poisonous plants. After being enough of a devil, it decided to jump through a screen door, and I took that as my sign to give up and give it away to a shelter ASAP. Because I just don't have the time to watch a pet 24/7 to make sure it isn't doing something bad if it hasn't had training since early kittenhood how to act around counters, plants, doors etc.

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    cat is actually pretty tasty.......real mild sorta like pork........if yah do kill her, make some stirfry
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    That's when you make a liquid spray from the hottest pepper you can find and spray it on the leaves. Just make sure YOU don't get burned!

    It won't harm the cat at all, but would deter her from *ever* tasting another Nep again.

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    I think you should let it slide. If she does it again though, cut one of her paws off.
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    hahaha atleast its only leaves...
    a little over a year ago, my now deceased cat (we had to put her down for a totally unrelated reason, she was 21 and just couldnt live normally, deaf, incompetent, and could not jump) ate my first N. jacquelineae, literally.

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