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Name: Angela
Olympia, WA (Zone 7b)
63Ariel
Apr 21, 2017 12:16 PM CST
Just caught our cat laying on top of some seedlings at the window in our bedroom. The curtain is always drawn closed. Is there something to place there that will repel him? He sneeks in all the time and use to sleeping on the bed.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 21, 2017 12:23 PM CST
Some kind of short spikes stuck in the seed tray should deter him.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 21, 2017 12:28 PM CST
I saw the SSScat spray on youtube, have not used that since my Tikoy does not bother my plants..yet...
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 21, 2017 1:25 PM CST
Cocoa bean bark shells. It dosent keep cats out of garden, but it keeps cats from doing there duties in garden. Thumbs up If you have an indoor cat, it might work. I'd go for the spikes though.
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 21, 2017 8:47 PM CST
If you have any plastic forks (picnic supplies) just stick them in the tray with the tines facing up. I have them in my pots outside to deter the squirrels from digging in there. Works pretty well except for the one smart squirrel who figured out how to pull a fork out and throw it away.
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Name: Steve Claggett
Portland Orygun (Zone 8a)
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madcratebuilder
Apr 22, 2017 11:42 AM CST
It's the cats home you are privileged that the cat allows you to live their.

You can train most cats to not bother plants. A spray bottle, small caliber hand gun. I raise about 2 dozen kittens each year, I just move the plants, the adult cats have learned not to chew on anything within my eyesight.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 22, 2017 12:14 PM CST
I find that cats are "trained" only as long as I am watching.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 22, 2017 12:21 PM CST
porkpal said:I find that cats are "trained" only as long as I am watching.


I agree It's also the same with dogs. They will try to get away with things when we're not watching.

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Name: Angela
Olympia, WA (Zone 7b)
63Ariel
Apr 24, 2017 4:41 PM CST
porkpal said:Some kind of short spikes stuck in the seed tray should deter him.
shish-kabobs wooden stickers would be perfect, thanks.

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Name: Angela
Olympia, WA (Zone 7b)
63Ariel
Apr 24, 2017 4:42 PM CST
tarev said:I saw the SSScat spray on youtube, have not used that since my Tikoy does not bother my plants..yet...

I'm checking that out Thanks. I love youtube
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Name: Angela
Olympia, WA (Zone 7b)
63Ariel
Apr 24, 2017 4:45 PM CST
Philipwonel said:Cocoa bean bark shells. It dosent keep cats out of garden, but it keeps cats from doing there duties in garden. Thumbs up If you have an indoor cat, it might work. I'd go for the spikes though.
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Our cat in always in our apt. Why cause our neighbors to suffer Hilarious!
Our section of a plot is a few miles away in a Community Garden.

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Name: Angela
Olympia, WA (Zone 7b)
63Ariel
Apr 24, 2017 4:50 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:If you have any plastic forks (picnic supplies) just stick them in the tray with the tines facing up. I have them in my pots outside to deter the squirrels from digging in there. Works pretty well except for the one smart squirrel who figured out how to pull a fork out and throw it away.
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Sorry I needed a good laugh. If you video tape him doing that, it may go viral. I watch the animal vid's in the News section of Roku every morning.
I have the plastic forks, lets hope my cat is not as smart as that squirrel.

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Name: Angela
Olympia, WA (Zone 7b)
63Ariel
Apr 24, 2017 5:02 PM CST
madcratebuilder said:It's the cats home you are privileged that the cat allows you to live their.

You can train most cats to not bother plants. A spray bottle, small caliber hand gun. I raise about 2 dozen kittens each year, I just move the plants, the adult cats have learned not to chew on anything within my eyesight.
True > I have in the past been able to train cats with several trusty blue spray bottles. One in each room. But this adopted one has been very challenging. If he sees he's about to be squirted, he'll do whatever he was going to do, in the first place-super-fast, then dash off before I can even shoot.


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Name: Angela
Olympia, WA (Zone 7b)
63Ariel
Apr 24, 2017 5:04 PM CST
porkpal said:I find that cats are "trained" only as long as I am watching.

Hilarious! nodding
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