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Posted: 5/3/2009 12:03:41 PM EDT
We have bunch of new house plants that I don't want wrecked.  We also have 2 cats that are highly interested in the plants.  What's the best way to keep cats from wrecking house plants?
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:10:14 PM EDT
A gunny sack brick and a lake.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:14:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Desertrun:
A gunny sack brick and a lake.


ONLY AND BEST!!!!
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:20:05 PM EDT
Grow a little tray of "cat grass". I believe it's actually oats.
Catnip is good too, grows easily from seed. They love that shit.

If they don't get to go outside, they'll look for something inside to chew on.
I've never had a cat that didn't chew grass and most of the dogs I've owned did it too.

Sometimes, it's just the swaying, swinging motion of the plant that interests them.
I had a palm that my cat liked to bat around.

If it's a real problem, get a quart of cheap hot sauce and spray the leaves.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:21:40 PM EDT
what kind of plants and are they eating them or digging them up?
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:25:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Desertrun:
A gunny sack brick and a lake.


This +100
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:26:07 PM EDT
Throw them outside.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:32:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2009 12:32:38 PM EDT by crishel]
Cayene Pepper bro. Go buy a bottle, sprinkle it lightly to moderately on the plant base or exposed dirt. When they sniff the plant or dirt before they dig, that will work. We had to do the same thing and used that method.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:37:22 PM EDT
a dog that doesn't like cats??
pepper or bitter apple.  quick and no mess way is to put some nuts, bolts or even pannies into a metal can. cover it then shake the shit out of it anytime the cats go near the plants. OR put the plants higher up
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:40:00 PM EDT
drown them
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:45:55 PM EDT
Is their box clean? That's 90% of the problems with cats is what little maintenance you need to do with them people skip. Sometimes cats get picky.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:46:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:47:10 PM EDT
.22LR
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:50:18 PM EDT
YAH KILL THEM STUPID PET CATS! I"M A BADASS ON THE INTERNET LIVING IN MY PARENTS BASEMENT. DROWN EM SHOOT EM..





on a serious note. theres a spray product you can buy that cats HATE and they will stay away from stuff sprayed with it.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:51:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 1:01:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 82ND-ABN:
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ruuuhhhh rooooh.......
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 1:02:18 PM EDT
Are they chewing on the leaves or just digging in the dirt?
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 1:06:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hondaciv:
We have bunch of new house plants that I don't want wrecked.  We also have 2 cats that are highly interested in the plants.  What's the best way to keep cats from wrecking house plants?


Yeah. Good luck with that shit. Our Manx eats everything we bring home.

I think his favorite was the aloe vera plant my wife got for Christmas.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 1:09:26 PM EDT
Try giving them some fresh spinach leaves.

Seriously.

Watching a cat chew up a plate of spinach is a WTF? moment, but I've seen it work to keep a cat from chewing on plastic bags.
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