Monday, August 31, 2015

Kitty's Garden Review and Giveaway

We've always admired those kitties we've seen in the blogging world who've been able to eat grass. Some of them are able to eat it naturally outdoors, while others have it grown especially for them inside the house.  Mom Paula jokes that she has a "black thumb" because she can't grow anything and it live.  That is, until we were contacted by Pioneer Pet to review their Kitty's Garden.

Kitty's Garden comes in a sealed package complete with everything you need to grow oat, wheat, barley, and rye grass right in the wooden container.  When you open the container, the grass seeds are in separate compartments.  Upon lifting up the tray of seeds, you'll see four compartments with dirt pellets wrapped in a light net.  You remove the netting and place each of the pellets back in the individual compartments and add 3 ounces of water and let it sit for 10 minutes for the pellets to soften and become planting soil.  We added the each variety of the grass seeds to the soil in the separate compartments and waited approximately 5 days before the grass was ready to eat. Mom Paula needed to lightly sprinkle the soil as needed.  It's important not to over water, which may cause fungal or mold growth.  We were very impressed how quickly the grass grew and how easy it is to maintain.  The container is also very attractive and sturdy do to its square wooden base.  We're happy because we can finally experience the joys of eating grass.
Truffle testing out the grass in the Kitty's Garden

As soon as Mom Paula put the container of grass on the floor, we went to it.  Brulee was the one who was the most interested in the grass and immediately began chewing it.  We had a cute picture of Brulee with a piece of grass sticking out of her mouth like an "little old country farmer" but she wouldn't let us post it. She said it wasn't very ladycat-like.
Yummy, this is good

We think the grass is fun to play with because it flows with the breezes, which grabs our attention and once we grab it; it tastes great.  Eating grass may also have dietary benefits for cats.  Grass may supplement folic acid which supports growth and helps increase oxygen levels in the blood.  Grass may act as a natural laxative and help kitties get rid of fur they ingest while grooming.  Some believe eating broad grasses have a laxative effect while narrow grasses can help settle an upset tummy. Some kitties may throw up grass after eating it because they don't have the enzymes to digest a large amount of grass.  However, vomiting helps a cat clear the tummy of fur, feathers, parasites, or bones. If your cat is eating a lot of grass every day, you may need to take him to the vet to make sure everything is okay.  
Brulee thinks the grass is very tasty

Giveaway

The nice people at Pioneer Pet have agreed to let us host a give-away to let one of our lucky readers in the United States win their own Kitty's Garden.  Just complete the two required categories in the Rafflecopter widget below.  Once you've completed those, there are optional opportunities for additional entries.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

29 comments:

  1. Wow, that grass grew fast and four kinds is cool. We have regular grass and herbs for the cats in the garden. I bring in pots of grass but they don't do well indoors in the winter.

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    1. We were very surprised how quickly it grew.

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  2. Can you believe I've never had cat grass? Binga is one of those kitties that throws it up so we rarely have it here.

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  3. We love grass. That could be useful in the wintertime ;)
    Purrs Julie and JJ

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  4. Pretty nice....we would love to have fresh grass like that!

    The Florida Furkids

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  5. We would love some cat grass...though we always make a big mess with it when we eat grass.

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  6. You know we love plant material, unless it's grown for us!

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  7. That grass grew fast and well! I eat mine from the lawn. I usually eat young tender grass, but if I need to yak, mum sees me walking around to choose the longer courser grass which is best for that.

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  8. Laila loves to eat grass. She would love to win this because of the different varieties and Mom Peggy loves the pretty container.

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  9. Carmine and Milita have not had the chance to sample grass, but Jewel used to eat it when her former owner let her outside. She loved to eat grass, but she would always vomit afterwards.

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  10. We've never had cat grass, but we suspect Ping would go after it like a John Deere tractor!

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  11. Oh Meow dat gwass looks pawsum. Weez luv gwass here. Weez never had sum of those afur so weez wuld sure luv to win. Yous boff lookin' gawjus. Enjoy yous gwass and have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  12. I grow kitty grass for Mickey Mouser. He really enjoys it. I think it's wheat grass. Are the four types of seeds separate? It would be interesting to have a taste test.
    Thank you!
    xxoo
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and now Rufus the Red

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    1. You could plant the seeds in separate intervals. We chose to plant all of them in each of the separate compartments.

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  13. What a great grass garden! I have to take grass cuttings for Jenna. She pulls the grass out :(

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  14. How cool ! It's nice to have fresh grass to munch when you're an indoor kitty ! Purrs

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  15. good luck to those who enter! This was a superb review. We aren't entering because I don't think I have anywhere I can keep it while it is growing. Don't have room.
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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  16. What a cool way to share some greens with indoor cats!

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  17. What a cool way to grow four types of grass. I'm sure my 2 boys would love this product.

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  18. That is a great giveaway, I would love to win to make it up to Phoebe for forgetting to water her grass.

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  19. my cats like grass so much that I usually end up with dirt all over the house when I try to grow it

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  20. Hmmm, I always eat grass, yak up grass. Derby was the same.

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  21. TBT says we eat enough real grass outside and throw it up there, so he doesnt need ta grow some ta help us throw up in the house. MOL!

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  22. I have never had cat grass, but I think my cats would love it. I love that it helps with hair balls.

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  23. This is very cool! What a great giveaway!

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  24. When the cats are out in the backyard they do eat grass. It helps with digestion so I don't mind they do it. We have never tried to grow grass indoors for them so this is a really great product! And 4 types of grass for them to munch on is pawsome!

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