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Cat owners- do you have poinsettias in the house?

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Davespecifico Mon 03-Dec-18 16:24:06

I've read that they're toxic to cats. But I've also read that their toxicity is overstated.

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chemenger Mon 03-Dec-18 17:46:58

A long time ago I had a cat who used to chew on poinsettias and then throw up, obviously I had no idea that they were actually toxic, she ate lots of plants and threw up, including cat grass and was a sicky cat in general. However different cats may be more or less sensitive, I would guess, so now that I know they are on the toxic list I wouldn't have them, or I would make sure they were inaccessible. I don't think they are in the same league us lilies for toxicity, but not worth the gamble.

chemenger Mon 03-Dec-18 17:47:58

And this reminds me that since I am catless at the moment I don't need to be poinsettia free or lily free!

Oldraver Wed 05-Dec-18 16:46:09

I did buy one last year as we keep it in the living room which Ern doesn't have access to on his own.

He usually goes for plants with grass shaped leaves (so the Lillies had to go) and wasn't bothered by the pointsetta

FreckledLeopard Wed 05-Dec-18 16:47:12

We have one that's somehow survived for the last three years (poinsettias clearly thrive on benign neglect). We have three cats - can't say any of them have shown any interest in it but so far all good!

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