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How to keep cat from biting cords?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by gwalchmai, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    My cat is gnawing on power cords. I've had to replace three laptop AC adapter cords now. That's annoying enough, and as much as I'd like him to get enough of a shock to cure him of this habit, I'm afraid it might hurt him severely. Anyone know of anything I could apply to the cord that'll taste bad to him?

    btw, it's my wife's laptop so I can't just keep the cord out of reach of the cat. I haven't had much luck training the wife...
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    foot >>>>*** of cat
     

  3. Rumbler_G20

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    Cayenne pepper mixed into some water and painted onto the top rail of fencing has been known to stop horses from chewing on it.


    You could try that.


    If it fails, at least the cat will be preseasoned for the stew pot. ;)
     
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  4. 9mmNJ

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    If a cat made it into my house I'd make SURE all the power cords were plugged in and covered with catnip. That would solve my cat problem.
     
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    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    Years ago my neighbors were taking care ot their kids mutt and he bit into the tv cord.his tail stood straight back like a pointer and SHT wall. They unplugged the cord, he survived and never did it again
     
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    Bullwinkle J Moose Quick! Duck!

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    A squirt from a spray bottle works when you are around when it happens and notice the behavior.

    Try this article:
    http://pets.webmd.com/taste-deterrents

    Notice it says to remove the pet's water source for an hour after the recalcitrant delinquent tastes the unpleasant stuff so it won't wash the taste out and return to chewing.
     
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    Wrap the cords in a really thick wire loom. It worked for my cat.
     
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    this will work!!
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHIsv0ddJUA"]Poor Cat - YouTube[/ame]
     
  11. ray9898

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    Just create a concoction and spray it on a rag and wipe. I have had good luck with pepper and garlic.
     
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    pulaskipusher Topodaworldma!

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    I wonder if that will keep mine from scratching furniture :rofl:
     
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    You can try this product-

    www.crittercord.com
     
  14. Hummer

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    Apply double sided scotch tape to the wires, or anything you don't want the cat to touch. Cats don't like the sticky stuff. It works.
     
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    Brush on some Tabasco, let dry.

    We had a dog that chewed a box fan cord in half while it was running. It was completely in half, he didn't stop when he just got through the insulation.
     
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    Cats don't learn very well. It stems from the fact that, since they are not pack animals, they really don't care about pleasing you. In my experience, putting foot to cat *** doesn't work very well long-term.

    I have used wire loom (it's a plastic casing that is slit longways) over the cords to prevent the cat from biting into them. There is also a cat repellant that you could try. Rumbler G20's idea is an old tried-and-true method that works as well.
     
  17. whoops dude

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    Make sure it's plugged in.
     
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    jellis11 Yippee-ki-yay

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    My kitten was going through phone charging cables. I gave it a few pushes away. Make sure it has enough little toys of it's own to play with so it's not coming after your stuff. If it likes cables get it a few toys with strings.

    Also, you could probably let it chew through a power cable. A few years ago I had a cat that chewed through a plugged in surge protector. When I went to unplug it after smacking the cat away I got the **>#&^ shocked out of me. The cat didn't seem to have been bothered.
     
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    HAHAHAHA!!!!! :rofl::rofl::rofl: Sorry, but that is the funniest **** I have heard all day. There was a product that my wife bought to put on our toddlers nails to keep her from biting them. I can't rember the name of it but it was like a lemon citrus based product that was VERY bitter and worked well. If I can rember, I will post it up.
     
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  20. TN.Frank

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    Cats don't' like citrus, you could probably rub orange peel on the cords. I know my cat Bunny will sometimes start to chew on the phone cord, I just chase him off and we're good for a couple weeks. He also likes to chew on shoe laces, can't leave a pair of shoes out with laces or they'll be gone by the next day.
    Doesn't really matter much, I love my cats and can deal with whatever little things like this come up.