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    Does anyone know if the darlingtonia is poisonous to a cat or dog if they actually eat a pitcher? They haven't, and I'm not planning on letting it happen...but in case it ever did happen, I'd like to know... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    I have kept Darlingtonia for many years and neither my dog (aged 12) or my cat (age 18, deceased two years ago) have ever showed any inclination to eat it. I have no idea if Darlingtonia is poisonous to them, but I do know that in the wild they are often eaten by deer. I've never heard of any deer suffering as a result of this, it's always the other way round. Therefore I suspect that Darlingtonia is not very toxic to mammals, but I doubt whether anyone has experimentally tested this on pets.

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    I would image not, just because (correct me if I'm wrong), the Darlingtonia doesn't produce it's oun digestive juices. Well, the rotting carcasses might cause some indegestion, but I think they would probably smell so bad that cats and dogs wouldn't of them as something good to eat. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Nope they arent poisonous if they were my bunnies would be dead since they have all snacked on them [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    As far as I know and I could be wrong, please correct me if I am, but none of the cps are realy poisonous.
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