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Angels Mama & Katy Mom Of 1
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« on: August 04, 2009, 06:58:14 AM »

LAST NIGHT RUSTY STARTED CHEWING ELECTRIC CORDS sHOULD I SPAY THEM WITH PERFUME AS I KNOW CATS DON'T LIKE SCENTS HELP PLEASE ANKC60
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009, 07:22:34 AM »

Our Casey has had this bad habit, too... after a small bit of luck with Bitter Apple, but not 100%-we resigned to using the cord wraps/protectors - basically encasing all wires in the house in tubes of heavy cat-resistant plastic AND tucking them out of sight. Best decision we ever made.

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 07:35:50 AM »

I agree with Meowli.  I had some luck with Bitter Apple spray.
But have had better luck wrapping the cords.  I use this, called Cable-It, that I found at my local Radio Shack.  There may be more heavy-duty products out there.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3445688&CAWELAID=297412998

Is this new behavior related to the new kitty?  Does Rusty have enough toys where he is to occupy him?

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 07:45:43 AM »

Thank you for your replies,I needed an solution with limited $ sorry i failed to mention it. I just used a little spray near the cords so he won't chew on them, as I know cats don't care for scents & so i also turned on a fan in there for Rusty to air it out.Thank You ankc60
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 07:49:47 AM »

Sash likes to chew on cords and other items of interest so one of my up and coming projects is to wrap all wires with Spit Flex Tubing which is available at hardware stores.

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 07:56:39 AM »

Some temporary quick fix ideas that should cost little or nothing if you have items handy.  Make sure to check cords for deep cuts before spraying liquid anything on them.

Empty cardboard tubes from paper towels, bathroom tissue, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, wrapping paper.  You'll need to tape them together with something in some cases.

http://www.wikihow.com/Keep-Cats-from-Chewing-on-Electric-Cords-and-Chargers

http://www.catster.com/guides/cat_health_and_care/appendix/common_cat_problems_and_solutions/cat_chews_electrical_cords
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009, 08:32:34 AM »

TY JustMe for info. 1 hand typing as i have Who-She in my other arm holding close & she purrrrrrrring  Grin This is what i did with tables & a piece of particle board i just happened to have!

Rearrange your furniture around to provide protection for hanging cords or cords that tend to move.Block the base and/or back of tables or book cases that have a gap between the floor and the bottom of the unit or the wall and the back of the unit. Remember that cats can slink into openings smaller than your fist,depending on the cat size. Your cat can also move objects that aren't firmly fastened or are heavy. Hide as much of the cord from your cat as possible. Tidy up unnecessary corded appliances and put them away in a safe, cat-free location.

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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009, 08:39:00 AM »

JUSTME U ROCK! The second link provided a great suggestion & I just happen to have some Lemons that need to be used  Grin


Cat Chews Electrical Cords

PROBLEM: Cat chews electrical cords.

CAUSE AND SOLUTION: For obvious reasons, this behavior must be stopped immediately. Coat the cord with a disagreeable substance, such as Tabasco sauce, orange or lemon peel, or Bitter Apple (a commercial animal repellant). If the problem persists, enclose the cord in a heavy casing (available at electronics stores).
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 11:09:43 AM »

Yep, mom uses lemons. She just quarters them and runs the pulp side down the window blind cords. She uses lemons to keep them out of all sorts of things.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2009, 12:48:54 AM »

Would luv to see a pic of a cats face after licking something with the lemon on it - that would be so hilarious. Can you just imagine what's going thru their lil heads!  Cheesy What a surprise that is. Wonder if it works for dogs too?
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2009, 08:10:39 PM »

Hmmm, I wonder if that bitter apple would work for a young juvie cat who is still climbing window screens....?   Roll Eyes  Spray the screens with it?   Undecided
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