DIY Cat Grass Bed Part Two
Hi, you’re reading a continuation of an article I wrote on DIY cat grass beds. In part one, I wrote instructions on how to make a cat bed with synthetic turf. The advantage of using artificial turf is that it will last forever…well…maybe not forever, but way longer than one might expect. However, if you want your cat to nibble on a little grass while they’re relaxing in their comfort zone, you’ll want to grow your own cat grass bed. When you follow the steps below, you’ll help your cat have the ultimate trifecta. They’ll be able to stay indoors, while feeling like they’re outdoors and sitting on a food source that’s high in fiber. Let’s get started.

What You’ll Need:

Steps To Creating A Cat BedEmpty Tray
1.
Find and use a wide, durable container strong enough to hold the weight of it’s contents without buckling. (Amazon)

Seeds and Soil
2.
Place potting soil in a container with seeds on top. Make sure the potting soil is organic with very little chemicals added. (Amazon)

Potting Soil
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Cover the seeds with about 1/2″ of soil. Keep the soil damp by watering it lightly two times a day.

Growing Grass
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After about 4-5 days you’ll start to see your grass growing. It takes about 5-7 days for grass to grow completely.

Oat and Wheat Grass
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Oat and wheat grass has a large blade which grows straight up and out. Cats love to eat oat and wheat grass much more than rye grass. However, they’re more likely to sleep on the rye grass. Oat Grass (Amazon), Wheat Grass (Amazon)

Perennial Rye Grass
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Perennial Rye Grass is small, thin and durable; it’s a texture that cats love to sleep on. Cats like to eat rye grass too, just not as much as the oat and wheat grass. (Amazon)

Smiling Cat & Grass Bed
So there you have it, it’s not very hard to grow your own cat grass bed.  With very little effort and in no time at all, you can provide your cat with one more reason to ignore you.

Besides, you’ll also be providing your kitty with a high source of fiber, vitamin B and niacin. It’ll help your cat digest their food easier/faster, while improving their hunting and foraging behavior. If they have fur balls in their stomach, cat grass will help them cough it up. Cat grass can prevent diarrhea and constipation, while it is also capable of inducing vomiting—just in case your cat ingest something toxic. Yup, cat grass has all these great benefits; so kudos to you for learning how to grow it. You obviously love your cat.

Cat Grass Kit
If you’d rather try a smaller sampling before you jump into making a whole bed of grass, try The Cat Ladies Organic Cat Grass Kit. It’s easy to grow, you get a really cool cat mug with it and your cat’s will go through it like a lawn mower. (Amazon)

P.S. Read this article if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to grow cat grass without soil: Grow Cat Grass Without Soil

I hope that you find the tips in this article helpful. If you have any suggestions, please don’t hesitate to mention them in the comments section. Thanks for reading.