Boston Fern Your kitty can bat at the ferns all he wants and your puppy can even take a bite—this plant is safe for cats and dogs. Care instructions: Keep these in a cool place with indirect light and high humidity.

What happens if a cat eats a Boston fern?

Thankfully, most true ferns are safe for cats. If your curious kitty helps herself to a tiny serving, she’s unlikely to be harmed. According to the ASPCA, the following plants are considered “true ferns” and are generally harmless to cats: Boston fern.

What to do if a cat eats a fern?

Whether your cat ate the fern or rubbed against it, a toxic fern can lead to some significant medical problems. Take your cat to the veterinarian for an evaluation. If possible, bring a sample of the fern to the clinic to confirm its species and toxicity level.

Why is my cat eating my fern?

While no one knows for sure why cats engage in this behavior, there are many theories as to why they do. One theory is that when a cat is dealing with an underlying gastrointestinal disease, such as inflammatory bowel disease or food allergies, eating grass may help her feel better.

Which ferns are poisonous to cats?

Asparagus fern (also called emerald feather, emerald fern, sprengeri fern, plumosa fern, and lace fern) is toxic to dogs and cats.

Do ferns make cats sick?

Ferns are not toxic for cats, although you should try to stop your four-legged friend from eating entire fern plants. Some fernlike plants are toxic, too, including some plants that have fern in the name, even though they aren’t true ferns.

What plants are okay for cats to eat?

Two edible cat friendly plants in particular are popular with felines:

  • Cat Grass. While not as common as it is in dogs, many cats enjoy chewing on grass. …
  • Catnip. …
  • African Violets.
  • Bamboo Palm (also known as Parlor Palm)
  • Areca Palm.
  • Air Plants.
  • Boston Fern.
  • Phalaenopsis Orchids.