Bonsai Trees provide an opportunity to plant those trees in the pots, which generally need an entire garden. They are the best possible choice for hobbyists who love to cultivate the green atmosphere in the house. It is not a specific species of tree, but a small tree that we can plant, grow and shape by trimming. There are some common species which works best as bonsai. Trees like pines, maples, cherry, and some other flowering are good options of Bonsai trees.
Bonsai trees are beautiful, but it might be harmful if you have some pets in your house. Bonsai is not suitable for your cats. It is essential to know the different types of Bonsai if you have sensitive cats in your house. Before bringing a bonsai into your home, be sure it is not a type that is not comfortable with cats. Here you can get a few types which are big ‘No-No’ for your beloved kittens. Let’s find out.
Are Ficus Trees Poisonous to Cats?
Yes, Ficus trees are poisonous to cats, and also to the dogs. The level of toxicity is quite mild though, but we should not take any chance for our favorite companions being a responsible caretaker. If you still want to have such Bonsai plants in your house, always be aware of looking for some common signs like decreased appetite, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, or skin irritation of your pets. Apart from that, cats can also have some irritation of the mouth and gastrointestinal tract. Ficus contains irritating sap, so there are chances to have dermal irritation to your cats if the sap gets on their skin.
Are Money Trees Poisonous to Cats?
To take care of the money plant is quite simple as it only needs direct sunlight and lots of water, but to take care of your cat not touching or eating this money plant is quite tough. Even if missy eats your money plant, don’t panic. ASPCA is not considering money plant toxic. So if you are confused about money plant is poisonous or not, then the answer is, it is non-toxic, but potentially upsetting. This plant may provoke some irritation to your cat’s stomach and could be the primary reason for a cough. If the kitten is extremely sensitive, then there is a minor chance of choking. So, it is better to take more care of your cat and keep the money plant far away from her reach.
Relationship Between Bonsai Trees & Cats
As mentioned earlier, cats may have symptoms like drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. if she gets some direct connections with Bonsai. If we ignore these symptoms, we will experience some severe symptoms on your beloved pet like ataxia, jaundice, black stools, swelling, etc. with a lot of weakness. Sometimes they may also get abdominal pain as well as a risk of liver failure. Sago palm trees are the most toxic bonsai tree.
We have learned that ficus is poisonous to cats and so as Sago palm trees. Just like them, some other toxic types of bonsai include baby jade, azaleas, plum, cherry, fig, etc. You must have to notice the missing leaves or branches of the trees so that you can know if your pet eats them daily. If you don’t find anything wrong and still your cat is having some negative symptoms, you need to take the cat to the vet.
Remove any plant material from your cat’s mouth. Gently, try washing her mouth with water. Take care of your hands while doing it. You can also call the National Animal Poison Control Center or local 24-hour vet emergency room if your familiar vet is not available at that time.
So, the final verdict is to have proper knowledge of all the Bonsai plants that might be harmful to your lovable cats. Remove such plants or keep them out of reach of your cats, and that’s all. Like this, you can keep planting and growing Bonsai in your house with proper bloom-booster and pursue your hobby without compromising your pet’s health. I hope you have found this article useful and got some help to take more care of your favorite missy.