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This is a great addition to my other Catit products. I grow wheatgrass in it for my cat, and she loves it! I put vermiculite in the base, sprout the wheatgrass seeds in a jar first, then put a layer of them over the vermiculite, replace the gridded cover and keep them damp. The wheatgrass is several inches high in a matter of days!
C’est vrai que ce qui est pénible lorsque l’on met à disposition de l’herbe à chat, c’est que les chats vont gratouiller dedans et en mettre partout. Surtout lorsque l’on a des chatons !!
J’ai un de mes chatons qui a une tendance à tout démonter … comme débrancher les prises électriques ou déboiter tout ce qui peut se déboiter. Avec le recul, je me dis que j’aurais dû l’appeler Mécano ou Ikéa… En tout cas, il n’a jamais réussi à me déboiter ce jardin d’herbe.
Comme indiqué dans de nombreux commentaires, le substrat et les graines ne sont pas fournis, vous devez les acheter à part.
L’herbe pousse relativement vite. Au bout de 6 jours (photo 1) quelques herbes font leurs apparitions avec déjà une bonne hauteur. Après quinze jours, ça commence à bien pousser (mais pas trop car j’ai oublié d’arroser … oups). Et après, ça devient la forêt vierge.
Mes chats sortent (en pleine campagne alors ils ont ce qu’il faut en herbe) et pourtant, ils préfèrent manger celle de la maison. Elle est d’un joli vert tendre et semble bien grasse. En tout cas, au goût de mes quatre chats.
Le tapis gris dérapant est bien efficace mais si vous manquez de place vous pouvez le retirer.
I've got this for my house cat as I've been reading that is healthy for kitty to chew grass in order to prevent hairballs. Thus I've got it and by reading the manual it has to be all put down and watered every second day. From the seeds (sold separately in this v2) I have put like 50% so I can have for some more time. These are the results:
Picture 1: Day 1. Picture 2: Day 5. Picture 3: Day 6.
Grass looks great, kitty can't wait to get and play with the grass. It really looks very nice and fresh. However in my experience with 50% of the seeds they didn't last more than 2 weeks which is probably normal, especially in my case as I tried to cheap out and use only half of the suggested raw material. Unfortunately spare seeds cost about 10GBP and I feel this is a bit too much, but probably there is always a way to get them from an alternative and cheaper place to keep kitty happy. Note that this new version doesn't include seeds anymore.
Parfait ! L'herbe a bien poussé comme prevu, la 1ere photo c'est au bout de 8 jours, on voit pas trop sur le photo mais qq brins commencent à pousser, ce qui n'a pas échappé à Minou, et la 2eme photo au bout de 15 jours. L'herbe est bien dense, et Minou aime bien. Les plus : -sa conception : pas de terre, aucun risque que ça se renverse - sa facilité d'utilisation -son carton transformable en jeu.
Les moins : -devoir acheter les graines à part du kit - pas d'instruction dans la boite ou très peu, plus d'info sur le site.
The planter is great but it comes without seeds or vermiculite. Funny enough, the old version, which costs £9.99 comes including seeds and vermiculite while the new version, which is exactly the same for as far as I can see, comes without seeds and vermiculite but costs £12.00! So if you want this, you're better off buying the old version, even if the reviews say the seeds don't grow, it still saves you £2.01!! I called Amazon and asked them to explain this and I was told they will investigate it and call me back with the results!
This is a mixed review. Whilst I'm happy with the product overall, I am really surprised that it didn't come with instructions. I had to guess my way around it because even the website had a different set of instructions to the little pictures on the box. I'd like to know for example how can you stop the whole blade of grass coming up with the root when your cat tries to eat it? how much and how often should you water it? how long does it last and how often would I have to replant? can I replace the fake soil with real soil and would that work in such a shallow container? In the beginning I would have wanted to know how long it took to grow. No instructions make it very difficult!!
I used to just plant cat grass in a little pot and leave it out for the cats to munch. They would pull blades out though, getting the soil everywhere. I thought this would help with that. It doesn’t.
The holes are large enough that they can still rip out the blades of grass, soil attached to the roots. So, no mess saving. Catit wants you to buy their expensive growing kit where the medium is perlite instead of soil. That doesn’t help with the mess. Wet perlite sticks to roots too. The difference is the perlite that’s now on the floor probably isn’t as safe for the cat to eat.
Also, you are supposed to leave the green lid off for the first few days after planting the seeds, then put it on when they start sprouting. The theory is the blades will find their way up through the holes in the green lid. Many do. A lot don’t. They wind up stuck underneath and grow sideways, where the cat can’t get it.
I also thought it’d be fun because the planter ‘integrates’ with the other Catit toys. It is sized so it fits in the middle of the toy that is a little track with a ball inside. But you know what? My 10p plastic pot also fits there. Also, in hindsight, I’m not sure the positioning like that is really an added benefit. I’ve never seen my cats playing with the ball track and simultaneously eating the grass.
Oh well. I use it because I have it, but I wouldn’t buy it again.