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Demon cat

Last year I bought my first Tradescantia (white flower with purple center) . Within a few weeks one of my cats had taken a fancy to it and everytime he passed it he took a bite. After I had moved it to a safer place it started to re grow and was soon looking lovely again. Within a very short period.the demon cat had found it and would sit and bite the stems until they had all gone. This year i have tried everything to keep him away but today he managed to push the pot of the windowsill it was on just to get a better bite!!!!!!! Can anyone tell me why this is the only plant in my garden which gets this special attention and is it bad for the cat.?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465

    I don't know why but I remember years ago I had a tradescantia house plant that one of my cats chewed to almost nothing.  It didn't seem to harm the cat, but the plant was a mess.  image

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  • NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134

    I have no advice, but my cats are the same with every single plant I've ever owned- the little so and sos are rude enough to sick the leaves back up onto my carpet too ?

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611

    One of our kittens had a thing about the asparagus fern and either chewed it or dug in it so it has had to be moved.  In previous feline times, I had one that nested in a tradescantia.   

    I have also had cats completely ignore catmint planted for their entertainment.  Who can say what cats think?

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,458

    Easy solution: ban cats from house and garden ! image

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,514

    We had a dog that visited a plant of the hemp family on a daily basis - I can't understand whyimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611

    Certainly not Papi Jo.  They're so entertaining and cuddly too.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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