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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:42 am    Post subject: cats sharpening claws on my young tree`s Reply with quote

hi,i have a problem with my 3 cats,they are sharpening their claws on my new willow tree`s,i thought of smearing honey on the bark but dh pointed out that the wasps would be delighted with this,and i have thought of getting wire fencing to put round them,is there a product or deterrent i could buy?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put a hoop of chicken wire netting around the trunk and support it with a few bamboo canes stuck through the netting into the ground. It worked for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: citrus oil Reply with quote

I am pleased to hear that the chicken wire has stopped you sharpening your claws Sandra12.......

The wire sounds like the best solution. If you want a temporary one then you can use citrus oil on areas you don't want the cats to scratch, they have a strong sense of smell and it puts them off. Some also put chile oil on,but that's just mean....

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Re: citrus oil Reply with quote

inishindie wrote:
I am pleased to hear that the chicken wire has stopped you sharpening your claws Sandra12.......


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

......or you could buy those spiral rabbit guards made of hard plastic. You'll get them in any good garden centre......
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for replies,i have chicken wire,the chili i tried when my dogs kept digging up my rockery,and walking round with the heathers dangleing from their jaws,it seemed like they were smirking at me so i gave the rockery a good dose of pepper and chili powder,after alot of sneezing they still did it,so now no rockery
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