Are Catus Plants Dangerous For Cats?

@badkat83 (1621)
United States
January 8, 2008 5:47am CST
I do not have any plants, because my cats eat them, and I am worried that they are dangerous. I received a catus plant for xmas and thought, great my cat is not going to chew on that with all those needles. The other day I caught my cat rubbing on the needles. I don't think he chewed the plant, but is this plant dangerous?
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@ElicBxn (60674)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Cactus is fine - lilies BAD... Cats will chew on sharp things, don't know why, but since they like to chew on things like broom straws I can see them chewing on cactus needles. so, alls good, just put the cactus where he/she can't fall or step on it.
@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I never knew lillies were bad. I know pointsettas are bad. The cactus is way up on my fridge. I came in one days and there was the little bugger. Cats are funny. The bugger is my avatar. Isnt he cute
@ElicBxn (60674)
• United States
8 Jan 08
He's a doll! The 2 cats in my avatar are Oliver, the little guy and Rygel. This was taken about xmas of 05, Oliver was almost 3 months old, Rygel just turned a year. Oliver's a bit bigger now.
@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
9 Jan 08
your kitty looks like my kitty. how cute.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I guess it depends what kind of cactus...here's a full listing of plants that are toxic to cats....there IS one cactus type listed http://www.cfainc.org/articles/plants.html
@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
9 Jan 08
my baby - Here is the little demon in a box
to me that list looks like every known house plant. i am not going to buy a plant ever. i also have no idea what kind of cactus this is, there are three different kinds in one jar. Thanks for the info.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Thanks ever for the br badkat....Yes it looks like just about every plant is toxic to kitties... :(
@gem170104 (172)
8 Jan 08
I don't know for sure but my partners mum has 3 cat and lots of cactus plants and they are all fine, I doubt they would chew on the cactus as this would surely hurt, they probably just like the scratch it gives them when they rub against it.
@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
8 Jan 08
well that is good to know as I have not had any cactus plants before. like I said my cats eat every plant that comes into my house. my husband buys me roses for our anniversary and i cannot even have them in the house. I wake up in the morning and the roses are all over the place. : )