HOW TO KEEP CATS OFF
A question which keeps cropping up is how to keep cats
off gardens. There does not appear to be a definite solution to this problem,
different things seem to work for different people. Here are a few of the
suggestions I have found or have received from contributors.
recently put a large garden wind chime in a tree, in a corner which
was used constantly by scores of cats. Amazingly, we have not seen a
single cat in our garden since. The chimes are tuned to the notes of a
I did not believe this at first but rang London
Zoo to find that there is a waiting list. (About 4 months ten years ago)
They eventually called to say that my (Lion) droppings were ready. I
collected a black plastic bag full of frozen produce and was asked to
pay £5 (for the bag). The Zoo suggested dissolving a lump in a watering
can and sprinkling it around the garden. My wife refused to keep the
rest in the freezer so I distributed what I had in a once-only
operation; a smelly but effective choice. I never saw another cat in our
You might want to share the
Shared by Andrew Bell
The more common remedies are citrus fruit peel, chilli
pepper powder or eucalyptus oil.
Spread alum around the area (this is also said to work for
rabbits and horses).
Contribution received from
Provide an area for them to use by turning over some dirt in
a garden bed, get some cat pheromone spray from a vet or pet shop and spray that around
the new area to encourage them to go there.
Ask your garden centre to suggest cat deterrent plants you
can scatter around.
These suggestions were sent
in by Kim Hedrich
Now for the most radical suggestion I have received -
This was apparently suggested
on Janet Edge's local radio station!
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