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    We had a cold snap last night, down to 50 degrees. I looked in the savage garden book and saw that it said that lowland neps should not go below 60. One nep I have I know is a lowland, the other 1 I'm not sure of. So I brought both neps and my orchid inside for the night. I have 4 cats and one of, or several of the idoits chomped on my nicest nep. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] They chewed holes in 4 or 5 leaves and a pitcher that was starting to form.....stupid cats. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] I'm going to make a stand for my plant in front of the siding glass door for winter time. I guess I better design it to make sure my cats can not access the plants.
    I guess I'm going to have to figure something out so that they can not get to them again, since I think it's suppost to hit the low 50's again tonight. I guess in the downstairs bathroom with the door closed.


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    Sorry to hear that, but fortunately, neps are tougher than you'd think, so it'll probably be ok, if a little unsightly, but in a few months you'd never notice!! GOOD LUCK!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    Ugh. I feel your pain. My &^%@! cat ate some pitchers on my sars....
    They did recover, though. So I wouldn't worry too much.
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    Quote (schloaty @ Aug. 25 2003,4:45)
    Ugh. I feel your pain. My &^%@! cat ate some pitchers on my sars....
    They did recover, though. So I wouldn't worry too much.[/QUOTE]
    Cats eating Sarracenia??! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

    My cats would only be interested if they tasted of tuna & chicken [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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    Honestly, my cat's will attack anything that looks remotely green and leafy. I have to keep my plants locked up far away from them. They got in and chewed on the leaves of some of my neps as well.

    Lucky for the cat that it was a nep. From what I know there aren't any toxic affects on cats from eating them. I would warn however that some of the other cp's might be toxic for them, although i'm not sure how much one would need to consume for it to be poisonous.
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    Cats seem to feel what you like to most... And in a jealousy fury, usually destroy it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] I've succesfully germinate over 25 seedlings of Drosera dilato-petiolaris last winter, and after 3 weeks, the cats of my roomates threw one pot of my seedlings of the table... Guess what one it was?

    I succesfully save only one seedlings, and after few months it is still stunt to the same size... It was my worst lost in my cp growing life [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]. When I began growing cp, another cat che up my only cp twice, my VFT, which was the one i love the most in that time (always your favorites ones) ...

    Your nep should be alright, they are amazingly strong plants.

    The better thing to do is to put everything you love away from them... it is safer for your plants and your humor [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img].

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    Grow some barley etc. and make it available for the cats. This might persuade them to stay away from the cps.

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    Sorry to hear about that geko. I don't have a cat, but my 3-toed box turtle does seem to like Nep pitchers too! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] I made an enclosure for her with my plants, and she found the N rafflesiana and N gracilis that I planted in the ground. :S She looks really happy outside though, so i don't mind that so much. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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