A garden is not only a habitat for plants, but often also for pets - and it can also be a source for animal feed and location for the favorite plants of your animal favorites.
Growing pet food from seed is easy, and for many pet species which spend time in the garden anyway, it is a logical consequence. A small animal meadow is even more attractive with the right herbs and forage plants. Plants which are suitable as green fodder are often unpretentious and fast-growing, and also a way of saving money if you grow them from seeds.
Various kinds of cereals are excellent for pets, as their seeds are nutritious and tasty and they also serve as fast-growing grass which is a delight for cats. Many animals have very definite favorite plants whose smell or consumption is stimulating. And the opposite is also possible - the smell of some plants is rather unbearable to certain animals, and they keep away from them.
Some herbs make cats happy, and therefore they also carry the word "cat" in their names. The effect of valerian and catnip on cats is very well known. Presumably this is due their ingredients having similar properties like cat urine.
Tortoises feed on fiber-rich wild plants and herbs - almost everything that grows wild on meadows in gardens and on roadsides and is often called "weeds". Dandelion, mugwort, plantain or thistles are a real feast for the shelled herbivores, while fruit and vegetables should be avoided.
Various herbs can be used as diet supplement for your dog and are very healthy, especially for the nutrition according to the BARF method. Since dogs are not exclusive carnivores, herbs and plants round off the diet perfectly.
In a rainforest terrarium or a paludarium, of course the animals are the main point of attraction - but framed by a nicely arranged jungle of terrarium plants, they become even more appealing. A desertarium, whether with or without animals, also has a special charm.
Fresh greens are also very popular among fish, and especially watery vegetables such as cucumbers, courgettes or peppers. Quality is key when it comes to veggies for your pet fish, as pesticides and minerals dissolve very quickly in aquarium water and are taken in immediately.