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Cat Chomps Chrismas Tree

post #1 of 6
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I have a strange problem with my Roomates "Kid" Tiger, she developed this habit of chomping on our Christmas Tree. Does anybody else have this problem, and what could be done about it. The Christmas Tree is a fake one, but I still don't want her to get sick. Any Suggestions for me?
post #2 of 6
LOL, this must be the 5th post on this subject so far. Maybe I need to make a sticky. The easiest thing to try is to get some of that citrus air freshner and spray it on all the lower branches. They usually run for the hills.
post #3 of 6
I have the same problem. I sprayed Nature's Miracle bitter tasting stuff ont the lower branches. My cat would then try to nibble the branches and discover it tasted yucky. (It was cute seeing her licking her face as if to say "YUCK". :LOL: )

She got the idea after a while, and I have not seen her do it again since.
post #4 of 6
Hi, I thought I was the only one with this problem. I have two that are trying to eat the fake tree. They are also eating my silk flowers and anything that looks green. Someone told me to get Bitter Apple at the pet store and spray the bottom of the tree.

In the meantime, it's fun watching them about turn over the tree pulling it.

I just seeded some Oat Grass for them, it should be up in 2-3 days in my house. Once they get that, they'll stop eating everything else that's green. This has worked for me in the past and they LOVE IT.
post #5 of 6
We decorated our tree (artificial) last night and boy did Gus have a good ol' time! It's such a contrast from Satey, who didn't even give the tree a second glance!

Anyway, we put the tree itself up on Saturday and Gus has been chomping on the lower branches, so this thread came in handy. I keep forgetting we have Bitter Apple spray when we need it! Next year we plan on saturating the lower branches as we put the tree together.

I just wanted to make a suggestion: Bitter Apple has alcohol in it, so please don't spray it on your tree while the lights are on. Unplug the lights, spray down the tree, then wait a few minutes to make sure the stuff is completely dry before plugging in the lights again.
post #6 of 6
If your cat craves some greenery, by all means provide her or him with some healthy greens (like Twocats does). You can sees oatmeal, wheat or catnip. There are ready made kits available in the pet shops, but you can also make your own.
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