Keeping indoor cats healthy and happy means more than providing them with proper nutrition and taking them to the vet regularly, it also means keeping their environment enriched. Creating an indoor cat garden is a great way to keep your cat stimulated and interested. Bring the outdoors inside and make it fit nicely into your living space. The cat garden ideas are practical, fun, pretty and easy on the budget. Here are some useful tips on how to create a DIY indoor cat garden.
Choose the Right Container
Your DIY indoor cat garden project starts with picking the right planter. It should be big enough for your kitty because they will probably love to sit in it. Wide planters are an excellent option. Use sterilized soil to keep your cat safe.
Choose the Right Spot
Depending on the type of plants you choose for your cat garden you will need to pick a spot to place the planter. Wide window sills are perfect for that, but if your cat likes to sit in the shade pick plants and a spot with less sunlight during the day.
Avoid Toxic Plants
It is very important to make sure you know which plants are toxic for cats and to avoid them. Some of them are tiger lily, azalea, oleander, cyclamen, daffodils, flame lily. Many plants have sign on the label indicating if they are toxic for pets, but not all of them do. Others can be considered toxic but actually are mildly toxic for certain types of pets. So, If you are not sure it is best to consult with your vet.
Choose Plants your Cat Will Enjoy
Cats love to play with plants, lie on them and bite them sometimes. So, it is a good idea to grow plants that your cat will enjoy. For your indoor cat garden, you can use cat grass, mint, fresh catnip, rosemary, thyme, oat, rye, barley, parsley, lemongrass. Your cat will love these herbs! However, they might have different effects on your feline friend, so do your research in advance. Some of these herbs help cats with digestion and hairballs, others make them feel calm or playful. If you are not sure, it’s always best to double-check with your vet.
Pamper your cat with their very own cat garden. Fill it in with plants your kitty will enjoy playing with and nibbling on. This is a great way to ensure your feline friend is healthy and happy.