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post #1 of 12
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I adopted a 12-week old kitten from the shelter this last weekend, and lately she's been chewing on cords in my room (computer, tv, phone) and I can't get her to stop. I've heard people suggest bitter apple spray, and I even tried to get some several months ago for hamster problems, but I couldn't find any. Can someone tell me where to find it? Is there any other ways to make her stop? It's driving me nuts!
post #2 of 12
I've been lucky with my two because they've never chewed cords

Try googling it because theres lots that came up in the USA.
post #3 of 12
....and petstore should have it!! In the meantime try using Vinegar or tabasco sauce..
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosiemac
I've been lucky with my two because they've never chewed cords

Try googling it because theres lots that came up in the USA.
I don't think we've had this problem with any of our other cats when they were kittens. Lucky. I'll try Google and see what I can find. She's chewing on a cord as I type this.

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Originally Posted by Hell603
....and petstore should have it!! In the meantime try using Vinegar or tabasco sauce..
I've looked at a couple pet stores, but I didn't see any.. I guess I'll ask around. I'll see if we have any vinegar around for now.. thanks.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by h~chan
She's chewing on a cord as I type this.
It's not funny but i'm having a chuckle here when you said that

She'll probably be teething as well Is there anything similar to a cord that she could chew on?.
post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rosiemac
It's not funny but i'm having a chuckle here when you said that

She'll probably be teething as well Is there anything similar to a cord that she could chew on?.
I'll agree.. I don't think it's funny that she's doing it, but it was kind of funny that she was while I'm sitting here asking for help on how to make her stop.. She's on my lap meowing while I type this one.

There's kitty toys around the house, and she's been chewing on those.. she destroyed the feather stick by chewing on it, so I'm going to have to look for new toys. I'll try to find something to leave out for her to hopefully chew on, since she'll be alone most of the day.
post #7 of 12
I'd suggest wrapping the cords in tinfoil. Kitties don't like the foil for some reason, and no one likes to chew on it!
post #8 of 12
please be very careful! My Pandora decided to chew a cord and ended up electrocuting herself, burning the crap-ola out of her mouth, and having to stay at the emergency vet for 2 nights she completely recovered, but boy was that scary.... and expensive! Needless to say , she doesn't Chew on anything inappropriate anymore except for me
post #9 of 12
Here's what you do. Fergus was OBSESSED with cords when I first took him in...he was very fortunate that he was never electricuted. Take dishsoap, and coat all of your cords and wires in the soap. This absolutely stopped the behavior with my cat.
post #10 of 12
I tried bitter apple, pungent smelling lotion, tin foil, & anything else I could think of to get Chico to stop chewing the cords. He chewed through everything I wrapped around the cord & licked anything I put on the cord off. So, one day I nuck up behind him & scared the bejeepers outta him. No more cord chewing. It was by no means nice, but he cannot have any bad behaviors(he is my foster kitty) or he won't get adopted. Besides that, my internet connection was getting bad & I cannot live with TCS.

I bought bitter apple spray from a vet. I know there are several different names/alternatives....they are the same thing just have a different name. I would think they work the same.
post #11 of 12
This link scroll down to StopShock and order her product. She invented it because she had kittens that loved her electrical cords. Works great!
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll see what I can do, and I'll definitely look into StopShock. I haven't seen her chewing anything since I got home, but I have a feeling she'll do it more later.
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