Problem with my sister's cat

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  1. Devastator001

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    I have a problem with my sister's 3 year old cat. Whenever a plant is brought inside the house to accent the decore or other purposes (In my case, I have two young plants that will produce tropical fruits when mature); my sister's cat has a rather bad habit of eating any plant down to the soil. Right now, my plants are placed inside the aquarium for protection. Eventually, these plants will out grow the aquarium and will have to be placed out in the open with my sister's cat lurking around. For those with cats, what do you recommend for a course of action that would curtail the cat's ambition to destroy any plants inside the house? Your input is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Interesting, do you have places like Petco or Pet Supplies Plus where you live? They sell little plants called "kitty grass" that is made for cats to eat. Maybe that can help?
     
  3. Jux

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    Put it down.
     
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    the cat or plant?
     
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    Bitter Apple Spray for Plants. Available at places like Petco, usually in the medical and/or grooming section. Don't get the regular strength, it will burn your plants. Also, there are recipes online for deterrents using cayenne pepper and other things.

    And get the cat some cat grass. Cats need the greens.

    Placing the plants on a high shelf until they're really big will help, too.

    --Moony
     
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    When getting cat grass,try growing your own.
    Never been to Petco,but the catgrass that petsmart sells tends to die out rather fast.

    Also grow some catnip,some cats will eat that over the grass.
     
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    Actually, most cats will go into a feeding frenzy with catnip and eat it all then strew the pot and the dirt all over the place. Its best doled out dried.

    You could even just get a pan, like an aluminum cake pan, put some dirt in it, and then some plugs from your lawn provided you don't use ANY weedkiller or non-organic fertilizer on it, then put something on top that would keep the cat from digging in the dirt but let the grass grow through. Might last longer than storebought, which usually is rootbound by the time you buy it.

    --Moony
     
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    It's natural, they need some kind of plant to help thier digestion, so it's better if you do buy Kitty grass from petco for it to chew on.
     
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    Cats eat things like plants. Your cat doesn't have a problem -- you have a problem with your cat being a cat.

    I suggest doing a line of cocaine to calm down.
     
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    Thank you all for your thoughts on this. I will employ those ideas to make sure my sister's cat doesn't get into those house plant.

    I didn't say my sister's cat is having a problem. The reason why I am having a problem with it, is I am concerned about the welfare of my sister's cat. These tropical fruit bearing trees are toxic. I want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row to avoid a potential situation that could be disasterous in the long run. I am calm as a cucumber, there is no need to do a line of cocaine.
     
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    Spray him with spritzer... anytime you see him go for it...... that'll teach his ass....
     
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    Do some cocaine just to spice up your love life then.
     
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    Seriously. After a good line of coke, you won't give a shit about your sister's cat. Problem solved!
     
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    Get some 100% natural citrus spray. Not room freshener that smells like citrus, but the 100% real stuff. Cats HATE that smell and you can spray it around and on things you want the cat to avoid without killing the plant. After a while it will learn to avoid them without the smell. You can also cut some fresh lemon and lay them inside the plant's pot. It also smells good so it's win/win.
     
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    Or sprinkle grated lemon rind or orange rind in the pot.

    --Moony
     
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    They have shock collars that are activated by "satellites" you leave around the home. The animal only gets shocked if it gets within a certain distance of one of these satellites. They're made for dogs, but their are versions for dogs under 15 lbs...perfect for a cat! And if it turns out to be too much juice you could always sell the resulting fried feline to your local Chinese food joint. You really can't lose.
     
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    Or have the cat do a line. Either way it works out for the best.
     

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