I am somewhat new here so I apologize if I'm in the wrong forum. i have three kitties. A one year old, 7 month old, and I'm not sure how old the youngest is but he looks younger than 7 months. I've had the two oldest ones for about 3-4 months and just recently the two oldest have been chewing any cords they come across. I know cords are supposed to be kept out of the reach of any animal or child, but how can you keep computer or t.v. cords out of their reach unless you can raise your electrical outlets up high as well as your cords?? This is a two bedroom apartment and the dining room is just big enough for a dining table and their litter box. I'm desperate. I love them all so much and refuse to send them to a shelter of any kind no matter what it takes. I can afford to take care of them all properly - food, litter, the basics along with vet care 3 times a year. But cannot afford to keep buying cords. Not only that but it can be fatal for the cats. I say "I", but it's really my dad who pays for it all. All credit goes to him, and he as well doesn't want to see them go. But what can we do? We've put alot of effort into finding ways to stop them from doing this. We've tried "BitterEnd" for dogs and cats. It had no effect on them at first so I thought I should start spraying the cords more than 5 times a day...Still no luck. Right now I stay up for as long as I can to watch them. Nothing in their diet has changed. We feed them purina one - kitten formula as well as adult. I am here all day everyday and play with them whenever they choose to be playful. I've tried ignoring them hoping that somehow that would make them lose interest in the chewing. This has only happened recently. Nothing appears to be wrong with their teeth (we brush their teeth about once a week).. I'm sorry that this is so long, but I'm having a really tough time deciding on whether to keep them. They are like my babies and it sounds almost sick to me to even mention giving them away. But that is why I'm here - because I really need help. Any help and advice will be deeply appreciated. Thank you.. Oh by the way - they are all fixed..
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1/7/04 at 6:37am