ZZ Plant getting eaten?

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    It looks like something's eating away at my Zamioculus Zamiifolium! Can anyone help me figure out what it is?
     

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    My guess would be a cat. Do you have one?

    And welcome to the forum.
     
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    If a cat was to eat a ZZ plant it would be vary ill at the vary least as they are Toxic and dangerous to pets like cats. There are not any known pests that they suffer from but if you have a cat keep it away from the plant The cats heath could be at risk
     
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    I agree but I don't think the cat is biting. I think it is using its claws.
     
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    Welcome to the forum @Moony ! Nice to see another Canuck here. Maybe we're neighbours!
     
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    Thanks, everyone! I saw no sign of bugs, so the culprit had to be our new Maine Coon cat. I'm aware of the toxicity of ZZ plant so it was always kept up on a VERY high shelf. It kept our hyperactive one-year-old cat from ever getting at it, so we didn't think to take extra precautions upon bringing a shy senior cat into the home, but apparently she's a climber!

    She mustn't have taken a bite out of it (thank goodness!), since she hasn't shown any signs of distress. But the plant now has a new, cat-free home.
     
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