Cats and Christmas tree

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
2662 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’ve tried the no-chew spray on various things and it’s worked for my cat, granted he’s generally well behaved.

Just put our mini tree up since we don’t have room for a big one and I let him get used to it for a bit before putting anything on it, eventually he left it alone. 

Our other cat the more we told her to stop the more she wanted to get inside the damn thing lol. Actually, now that I recall she shocked herself one year chewing the cord for the lights.

Post # 17
5464 posts
Bee Keeper

Following because  this is our second tree free year due to cat. Lol. She also chews the plastic needles.  

Post # 19
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Another vote for peppermint oil! You can dilute it and mist it onto the bottom limbs of the tree where they are tempted to chew. It has worked for my little Christmas terror! 

Post # 21
9184 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

The only thing that truly works.

Or try this alternative tree

Post # 22
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Good luck, I’d put the tree up for several days even before trying to decorate it. 

Post # 23
41 posts
  • Wedding: April 2020 - City, State

Funny posts!

Out of my 2 cats, only one is a menace when it comes to the tree. He chews the plastic branches…. or the lights when they’re on. I’ve been using a water spray and that seems to have worked thus far. I love the idea of bitter apple spray. Like other posters say, double sided sticky tape works like a charm because they *hate* the feeling on their paws. 

Post # 25
1636 posts
Bumble bee

Oh this thread is cracking me up!  Long passed away now, but one of our cats, oh what a pain, she ATE Christmas tree lights.  The little ones, she literally would chew on them while they were ON.  We had to keep them up top, (she was never a climber thank goodness).  Such a lucky cat she never electricuted herself, I always got there in time.  After 2 times I realized she was nuts (not a surprise there) and made sure she couldn’t get to them.  ATE them. The glass part.

Post # 28
3007 posts
Sugar bee

I have a few suggestions! 

  • Get a mini tree with plastic ornaments. We did this last year and our cat only knocked it over once haha! 
  • Spray citronella or orange oil under and around the tree.
  • Get a regular size tree and set up and leave it alone for a day or two. Then add a few ornaments. Then add a few more. Etc. This will work in not totally overwhelming your cat. 

Last year was my first year with a cat so I didn’t know what to do. This year we kept the small 3 foot tree from last year and then added a 7 1/2 foot tree. We just left it out for a day or so before we decorated so he could get used to it. 

Post # 30
2928 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

You can get on board with this weird ass trend ๐Ÿ˜‚

But seriously, I have the same problem

She hasn’t climbed up in it yet this year, but she’s made it her magical twinkly bed ๐Ÿ˜‚

Leave a comment

Find Amazing Vendors