Cats love nibbling on greens & grasses, and besides being a tasty treat, it can also be good for their digestion. An affordable and fun project you can do at home is to grow your own catnip or other pet grass. Some varieties are suitable for rabbits, hamsters, birds, reptiles and dogs…just be sure to limit their access to the plants so you can control how much they are munching!
The least expensive way to grow your own pet garden is by starting with a pack of seeds. You can pick them up at many pet stores, or buy them online at sites like Amazon, which carries a large assortment of varieties here. Get creative with the planter by using an old mug, handpaint a pot, or make a small wooden window box. An old pet food bowl would be cute, too! Just make sure to add some rocks for drainage or drill some holes.
In addition to packets of seeds, there are also a bunch of super cute and fun kits that make for nice gifts and have just about everything you need to start your own pet plant or kitty garden, including the container. You’ll find everything from organic kitty garden kits with oats, wheat, rye and barley, to simpler catnip greenhouse kits like this DuneCraft Sprout ‘n Grow Greenhouse.
Browsing around, I spotted this Pet Greens Wheat Grass that grown right in the package…neat idea and looks like something kids would love helping with, too! In addition to being a tasty homegrown pet treat, it also makes a super fun science project!
You can go here to browse more ideas and options for growing a pet garden. Most are between $1-$10 so it’s definitely an affordable DIY pet project to try at home…even if you don’t have much of a green thumb! The fun part is to experiment and get creative.
Have you tried growing your own container garden for your dog, cat or other pet? Let us know how you did it and what they liked the best!