This is me with my bamboo. A sweet friend of the Rumbleparents brought it by as a housewarming gift. Rumblemum googled 'bamboo' and saw that bamboo was safe for kitties, and so the plant was welcomed into the home. I LOVED the bamboo! Every place it was moved to, I would follow!
|HaHA! You cannot hide up here, little bamboo plant!|
|They call me Booboo, and I loves me bamboo!|
|Hangin' with mah 'Boo|
Seriously, in about two seconds flat that bamboo was downstairs in the dumpster, and there is a 'no plants except cat-grass allowed' policy in our house now.
I'm posting this to make you guys aware if you're not already... Rumblemum isn't a plant person (seriously. She can't really even grow cat grass. Yes, you heard that right... my mummy can kill GRASS.) so she thought all she needed to look up was 'bamboo' and that would cover it.
Please be aware that Dracaena Sanderiana (or 'lucky bamboo') is poisonous to kitties, and should be kept out of reach or not at all. If you see it in the house of a cat loving friend, warn them too. I suspect this is an easy one to miss for people that aren't looking at the specific name of the bamboo.
I miss my bamboo... Rumblemum needs to get me that cat grass, STAT.
Wow! I didn't know that! I'm glad your friend spoke up, and now you have too!
Thank you for the PSA, Rumbles! We are very glad you didn't nom on that plant.
We didn't know that bamboo was poisonous and thank you for letting us know - not that we need to worry too much as Mum only has to look at a house plant and it's dead!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
oh thank you for sharing this news. I didn't know. Fortunately no bamboo here.
Purrrrsssss and LOVE !
Thank you for the PSA.. always good to spread the word when you learn something new..
I didn't know that... Alex used to eat all plants and throw up so years ago we stopped keeping plants or flowers of any kind in the house
Karen is our Mommy and we're VERY happy that she nosed around Facebook that night!
Mommy says there are lots of plants that are okay for cats, but because Delilah is a plant nibbler, they don't stay alive very long here!
Oh my goodness. We had no idea! Those "lucky bamboos" are very common decorative items during the Chinese New Year!
Thank you for sharing this, Rumbles!
Thanks a bunch Rumbles for telling us about this. We have two bamboo plants here so out they go. Sure glad you told us. We really didn't know that. Hope you have a great day.
Thank you for that Rumbles, Mom loves her bamboo, but she keeps it up very high where she keeps pretty flower from the garden, on the shelf we can't jump too, not even Harry!
THANK YOU dearest Rumbles!!! XXXOOO
We did not know that either Rumbles! Thanks for telling everyone!
Awwwww we are so sorry you've lost your bamboo!! We didn't know this one was bad for kitties either! Awww we hope you get a lush dose of grass asap!! Mum will just have to learn to grow them, like you say, STAT! LOL!!
Hugs too to sweet Diego! Take care
We're glad you didn't chew on that bamboo plant, either. Who would know? Our human also would have Googled "bamboo", not what type!
Our Lady loves plants, but she forgets to water 'em and plus we're kinda sorta destructive if we see 'em (we rip 'em ta shreds an dig in the dirt), so she got silk plants and flowers. We tried ta bite 'em but they were yuck, so we gave it up. Maybe your mom can find you a fake bamboo friend?
Huh... I had NO idea!! I had heard bamboo were natural air purifiers, so I've always wanted a bunch around me. I don't have cats now, but its good to know for future reference. wow..
good catch by your friend. our mom is pretty plant hopeless as well and wouldn't have known the difference.... plus since we like to eat plants and she kills them, we just don't have them in the house :)
Oh wow we didn't know that. Glad someone spotted it and your mum got rid of it.. Thanks for passing it on. Hugs GJ x
We love lucky bamboo, place them for feng shui have never had a problem but my cats aren't plant nibblers. Keeping on an inaccessible location works.
dood...thanx for de add vise....N thanx ta karen....N ya think yur mom iz spazzed...R mom canna boil water...way glad ya dinna gnaw on this...kewl plant tho...
N tell yur mom there bee a catgrass out there now that growz rite in de bag....
cat grass plus if ewe can get it ther...
Thank´s for the warning about the Lucky Bamboo !
This is one very good PSA. We will have to check if it is OK for dogs too.
Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
Thanks to your advice!
Super great public service work there dArtagnan! Tell Rumblemum that our Dad has the brown thumb too so she is not alone out there in the land of planticide.
The humans here had a lucky bamboo... which I kept trying to eat. And then, like they do with every plant, they (unintentionally) killed it, but it had already been relegated to the should-be-catio (where we should be allowed to go, but aren't) by then.
We appreciate the information, darling Rumbles and our Mommy is just like yours=can't grow a thing!...We bet you and adorable Hammy have lots of new places to investigate to take your mind off your 'Boo!...We love you and are glad you are ok, handsome friend..kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki
That's a great and important PSA, Rumbles! Who would have known? Thank you, pal!
I glad to know too. Thanks. :)
The mom has a bamboo plant in the house...in the summer it goes outside. We wonder if it's that same kind. The mom is gonna check and see even though we don't bother it much.
thank goodness someone let you know!! I never knew that about bamboo and I am glad to know.
I am like you though, pretty much NO PLANTS are permitted inside of our condo
Rumbles, the mom just went to the ASPCA site to see what plants are toxic to cats and bamboo was not on it. There was a dracena plant listed, but the picture of it was not bamboo. The mom is gonna continue doing some searching on this.
Thank you so much for this post. Just looks like plain bamboo to our mom. She would not have known it's deadliness had she not seen this. Glad no cats were harmed prior to it going to the dumpster. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat On My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette
Rumbles, the mom searched some more and lucky bamboo IS poisonous to cats. The ASPCA does not have it on their list. They need to correct that! The mom is gonna move the one we have away so we can't get it.
Yikes! Well, it's pretty clear then that you never chewed on it! But better safe than sorry.
We don't do plants.. Ok, *I* don't do plants. I can kill anything, sad but true. I got a lovely miniature rose for Valentines day and it sits, like a constant reminder of my guilt, as a shriveled up drooped sad little lump.
Not a lucky plant after all. Thanks for letting us know!
Oh wow! My human had no idea either!
My human is kind of like your Mommy regarding plants always she's more lazy about taking care of them than anything else. But I guess that's safer for us kitties!
Thanks for stopping by and for your well wishes for Milou. This is very much appreciated.
And out goes our lucky bamboo!! Thanks!
Oh Booboo, thank goodness your 'Boo is outta there and now in the dumpster!
Wow, that was a good catch. We have not live plants in the house and Derby even chews on the silk ones. Mum just grows stuff outside.
Thanks yous for letting us know!
Well, good thing you have pawsome friends to tell you about this stuff! I write for Examiner.com and recently published an article about toxic plants. There are SO many! I live on the same property as my family's business - a nursery where we have 5 greenhouses. Maybe I could give your mom some tips ;)
Oh no! This is good to know, but bad news... We will have to get of our bamboo and replace with cat grass. Thank you for the information.
Thanks for the info, Rumbles. I don't know much about plants, so that was very helpful.
Huh, imagine that! And bamboo is considered lucky!!!
That was lucky for you Rumbles. We shall remember that, thank you.
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I was so excited and thinking I better go get one. And then I read the rest of the post! OMC We remain plantless. (Scooter was caught trying to sample fake eucaliptus branches.)
Oh dear dawg, that was a close call! Who would think one type of bamboo would be bad for kitties?! And I hear you on having a Ma who lacks a green thumb...my Ma can kill cacti!
oh wow we did not know that - sammy eats all plants so we don't have any.
Well! Thank goodness your Mommy got rid of that icky poison plant!
We have ONE plant, and the Human bought it at a nursery where they had the Big SPCA Book and she made sure it was okay. She's had it for about six years now and I have eaten leaves almost efurry day so we figure the nursery & SPCA were right about it, MOL!
Thank you for warning us. Momma used to have a lucky bamboo on her bedside, but i didn't get to see it.
Whoa! Thanks for sharing this. TW always looks at the pretty bamboo when she goes shopping but she's on a fixed income. All we have is some basil and catnip. Would you like some of my nip?
OMG!! RILLY???? Wow thanks for the head's up Rumbles
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