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post #1 of 13
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With all the cats living here, one thing that I've heard of, but never had a problem with....is wires. But now, I have a "wire chewer" with a voracious appetite for all things long and electrical.

I found Peanut Butterum on the desk just a few minutes ago, happily gnawing on the power wire for the laptop. I shooed her away and checked the wire, and she had chewed it in several places. So, I went on a little search and found that she has also chewed wires on the telephone, the desktop computer speakers, and the video wire on the back of the DVD player.

So, I guess that tomorrow I will try to find some bitter apple spray, or something equally yucky, so that the little twit don't bite into something meaner than her
post #2 of 13
When Bagheera was a tiny baby he chewed wires. He eventually stopped though after we used bitter apple on him. It wouldnt work now because he has decided he loves the taste.
post #3 of 13
i am glad i never had a cat that liked to chew on those,
post #4 of 13
Yup, that can be a disaster waiting to happen! Pandora chewed on a lamp cord and it gave her the shock of her life! had to spend 2 days in the emergency hospital with severe burns to her mouth.... thank goodness I was home when it happened otherwise my little baby wouldn't be here
post #5 of 13
You may also want to try something like this: http://www.ferretstore.com/cc-00101.html#

It should help save the cords and the kitty.
post #6 of 13
Thats funny...my cat will chew anything BUT wires.
post #7 of 13
I'm handing over my modem back tomorrow because i'm moving with another server provider, but when i dismantled it last night i found all little teeth marks on the cable.......................SOPHIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #8 of 13
Mine have got better with age but we used to have cord protectors on everything - a friend of mine swears that if you rub bar soap along the wires the cats don't chew them - but Boomer will drink bath water with soap in it so not sure how well that will work - but worth a try - mine will happily chew on bitter apple sprayed stuff
post #9 of 13
How about using some red pepper or hot sauce ???
post #10 of 13
Does the kitty have other things to chew on? When Scotty was going through that phase, I had some drinking straws. I tied a knot in a few of them (so they weren't just flat) and he chewed on those instead of wires. Ahh, distraction at its best.
post #11 of 13
That bitter spray never worked for my cats either.
I like the sound of those CritterCords that lookingglass suggested.
post #12 of 13
Radar doesn't go for power cables (thank the lord!) but any others are fair game. He's got through 4 or 5 pairs of headphones, all the speaker cables for my home cinema audio, a TV aerial cable, and 2 telephones - we no longer have a working telephone in the place thank you Radar!
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Epona View Post
Radar doesn't go for power cables (thank the lord!) but any others are fair game. He's got through 4 or 5 pairs of headphones, all the speaker cables for my home cinema audio, a TV aerial cable, and 2 telephones - we no longer have a working telephone in the place thank you Radar!
Oh mine love the headphone cables I have bought 4 new sets for my iPod since March and who knows how many for my BF's because he is dumb enough to leave his out all the time
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