Kittens and Christmas Trees

posted 1 year ago in Pets
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Bumble bee

Cats hate the smell of orange. We get one of those orange glow sprays and douse a bunch of twigs, unscented potpourri, etc. in bowls and line it around the tree.

It keeps our fiesty cats away from the tree, even when we dipped out to Palm Springs for a few days last year.

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Bee Keeper

They tend to hate any citrus, so if you like lemon better, you can try that too :)

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Honey bee

@hiroshymatetrastar:  Sorry I don’t have any advice OP, But I feel your pain – I stopped putting up a Xmas tree and my parents stopped trying to keep their cat from climbing their Xmas tree!

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Busy bee

Sounds like an adorable problem to have! Poor kittens. You bring them home a fun toy and then expect their little kitty brains to not play with it. :)

I like Maplemag’s idea. Also, there’s an item you can get called Ssscat, which works wonders: http://www.amazon.com/Innotek-SSSCAT-Cat-Training-Aid/dp/B000RIA95G

It’s an air canister with a motion sensor. It blows a a burst of air when a kitty (or you) walk by. Very effective in preventing my cat from scratching a particular chair. I don’t even need to use it anymore.

 

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Honey bee

Opened this because I’m about to put the tree up and I know one of the cats will attack it! I will have to try the citrus idea!

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Bumble bee

@hiroshymatetrastar:  You don’t need as much of the orange spray as you think. I love the scent of pine too… That’s why I put the bowls at the base of the tree- the cats smell as they’re approaching and go the other way. Plus, you can do really cute things with bowls and decorations. 

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Bumble Beekeeper

I agree with the citrus idea, cats hate the smell.

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Busy bee

I did a Google image search for “Christmas tree” + “Kittens”. So cute!

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Bumble Beekeeper

@hiroshymatetrastar:  I love your kitties, I always remember what they look like :)

Mine are pretty good with our tree, well they were last year.  The scared one hides under it, the other one sits on the chair beside it. I think we got lucky.. but I’m sure now that I’ve said it they’ll be bad this year lol

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