Daylilies forum: Disaster! My cat ate all the seedlings!

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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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Oct 19, 2015 10:58 AM CST
This stupid cat just ate all the leaves of the seedlings, taking them out of the pots. The crown and roots are still there, so I repotted them.. I wonder if they will survive.. they were so small!! Sighing!

If th cat doesn't die in a short I'll know that DLs are not dangerous for cats...
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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Oct 19, 2015 11:35 AM CST
If the crown and roots are still intact, I would think most will survive.
The cats do the same here...

I've read some articles that say daylilies are poisonous.
Our cats eat daylilies all the time, they are all very healthy.
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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Oct 19, 2015 12:21 PM CST
I've had that happen too. My seedlings lived. Now I either try to keep catgrass growing for my cats, or I pot up a few extra unwanted bee pollen seeds just for my cats to munch on. (I've thought about selling them as *cat greens* Smiling ) They seem to enjoy the daylily seedlings, and I know the foliage doesn't hurt them, or they would have already been sick or dead.
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Oct 19, 2015 12:25 PM CST
Sabrina, I'm sure your seedlings will survive. They are though little plants!! Thumbs up

My 3 cats try to nibble on the DL leaves as well, given a chance Sad

Because I thought that DL's were indeed poisonous for them I have been quite strict with them to keep them from doing that
(I've had dogs for 35 years and these are my first cats ever.. the result is that the cats can sit and heel on command and know what 'no!' and 'leave it' mean Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing )

It is a great relieve to hear that your cats (16, wasn't it? Hilarious! ) haven't come to any harm after eating DL's Thumbs up Thumbs up

a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
Oct 19, 2015 12:26 PM CST
kidfishing said:The cats do the same here...

I've read some articles that say daylilies are poisonous.
Our cats eat daylilies all the time, they are all very healthy.

A scientifically known part of daylilies that can be poisonous are the roots. Even those may be poisonous at some times and under some conditions but not at other times under other conditions.


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