Originally Posted by RobertM
What makes you think that chewing on cords isn't dangerous?
Robert - I think you read it wrong. I think the poster was saying the kitty doesn't chew on cords - the cat doesn't chew on things that are dangerous to her, for example, cords (which would be dangerous).
One of our kitties LOVES to tear paper. So yes, there are cats that like to bite or chew or tear in addition to scratching.
If there are things your kitty chews on regularly that you don't want her to, do get the bitter apple. Unfortunately, the best way to make it work is to spray a little bit into her mouth.
She will hate you for a while - but she will not chew on anything sprayed with it.
Next, bendy straws are GREAT for kitty to chew on! When our kitties were teething, we bought a box and scattered it throughout the house. They are fabulous. Kitty can chew on them - but unless they've been really chewed on for a few days, no little bits come off. Just make sure you pick up any pretty chewed up straws and throw them away.
Also - will your kitty chew on a cardboard box? Cats love to play in them. Maybe cut a few "strips" into the sides and pull them down - tempting treats, perhaps, for a kitty that likes to chew on things.
What about milk jug rings? Cats love to play with them - and they're great to chew on. Especially the kind that peel off. Again, like the straws, they don't get chewed to pieces very quickly, so swallowing the plastic isn't a danger for kitty.
Will she chew on rope? Not string - that's very dangerous for cats. But thick nylon rope - cut into pieces and tied into a knot with ends left out on either side?
May come up with more ideas.... will post if I do.