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Cat chewing on power cables

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by PoisonIvy, Apr 25, 2011.


  1. PoisonIvy

    PoisonIvy PetForums Newbie

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    Morning!

    First of all, apologies if this post seems stilted or abrupt. I am typing on my phone because my cat has yet again munched her way through my laptop power supply! I thought she'd grown out of it (she is a year old) but I forgot to put it away last night, and this morning I woke up to find I've got myself another £60 chew toy.

    Obvs I'm partially to blame for leaving it out, but I'd like to break her of this habit. She's destroyed 3 of these now, along with 4 sets of headphones, and 2 mobile phone chargers!

    Are there any sprays that work? Or will I have to wrap everything I own in foil?
     
  2. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    A rather dangerous as well as expensive obsession :eek: if she were to chew through a live wire :eek:
    You can get a bitter apple spray which is supposed to be effective. Put a search on google for a stockist. Pets at Home do one I think.
     
  3. PoisonIvy

    PoisonIvy PetForums Newbie

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    Luckily she seems to prefer unplugged cables. Maybe they make better toys with the free movement :confused: She does sometimes try it when I'm using the computer though. And the antenna on my wifi modem has little teeth marks all over it!

    I will do a search for the bitter apple spray, thank you.
     
  4. lorilu

    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    Use cable covers or inexpensive pipe insulation covers or even just plastic tubing, slit down the side and fitted over the wires.

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    And when you see her chewing, distract her with a more appropriate toy. Never use any kind of toy that resembles wires of any kind. Don't count on her "preferring unplugged cables". I doubt she knows the difference and so far it's been pure luck that she has not been electrocuted.
     
  5. KirstyLouise

    KirstyLouise PetForums Member

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    My kittens chewed through an dust buster hoover that i had on charge left it out loads before never paid any intest came in later that day to find my wire in half i wasnt happy now i keep it away and charge it with the door shut :(
     
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