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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Cats eating spider plant

How do I get my stupid male from chewing on my spider plant? We smack him but he still does it

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Have you tried noise therapy? Every time he goes to munch on the plant, shake a jar or a can with pennies or small rocks in it. They hate the noise and will run away. Eventually, they should figure out that going near the plant means that horrible noise.

Or keep a spray bottle on hand and give him a little spritz when he tries to get to the plant.

The chain stores like Petco and Petsmart have cat grass that you can grow (at least they do around here). Maybe you can get him some of that to chomp on instead.

If nothing else works, you can spray the plant with Hot Pepper Wax. It won't hurt him but once he gets a mouth full of hot pepper, he won't want another one :)

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Have you tried noise therapy? Every time he goes to munch on the plant, shake a jar or a can with pennies or small rocks in it. They hate the noise and will run away. Eventually, they should figure out that going near the plant means that horrible noise.

Or keep a spray bottle on hand and give him a little spritz when he tries to get to the plant.

The chain stores like Petco and Petsmart have cat grass that you can grow (at least they do around here). Maybe you can get him some of that to chomp on instead.

If nothing else works, you can spray the plant with Hot Pepper Wax. It won't hurt him but once he gets a mouth full of hot pepper, he won't want another one :)

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Lol, my cat is the dumbest cat ever. I tried everything and he still eats it

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Or just get rid of the plant. It's a plant, you "stupid" cat is a living being with blood. Stop hitting your cat as well, how would you like it? If you need a means to discipline or discourage, use a spray bottle with warm water and squirt at their face. They then think the plant is spraying them, not the human abusing them.


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smack him...that dosent sound too nice.....but he still shouldn't be doing that. I think the noise therapy like romad said could work, or you could get him cat grass to chew on. Possible he's bored? The water spritz trick works pretty nicely on dogs, but i don't know about cats.....i do know that cats hate the sound of hissing (like snakes because to them snakes =danger) and snake sounds. Don't ask me why, but it has always worked for me. :)


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Or just get rid of the plant. It's a plant, you "stupid" cat is a living being with blood. Stop hitting your cat as well, how would you like it? If you need a means to discipline or discourage, use a spray bottle with warm water and squirt at their face. They then think the plant is spraying them, not the human abusing them.
The plant is the only thing I have from a friend who passed away from cancer

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I'm sorry to hear about your friend, but I still think it's just a plant. Anyways, you have some great suggestions. Hang the plant somewhere where the cat can't get it. All cats chew plants when given the chance. Buy him some cat grass.


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Spraying the cat with water will work better than beating it, IMO.

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It really isn't a beating it is tapping him on his nose like you would with a dog

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You don't do that with a dog either... unsubbing.


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