|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]
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.
Lithops care info: If you take care of it, it will die.
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].
Grow some barley etc. and make it available for the cats. This might persuade them to stay away from the cps.
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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Thanks for the wishing well of my plant recovery. I would not have worried so much, if it was not my 1st nep that I've only had for 2 months now.
A little update if anyone cares. The damaged leaves are, well damaged and unsightly. The plant has grown 2 new leaves. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] In a few months maybe I will not notice the ugly leaves anymore.
My wife's cats (they sure aren't mine) have chewed plenty of orchids and I've fantasized about having a mutant Nep or VFT large enough to swallow the cats. Now I have Neps, but they aren't big enough and I have even more plants to protect.
Bruce in CT
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