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Cats and Kittens

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Azem.Ocram, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Maddy is too smart for laser toys. She knows there's nothing there, and just gives me a dirty look that says she's beyond insulted that I'd think her so stupid to actually play with it.
     
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    Cats are scared of cucumbers because their instincts tells them they are being stalked by a snake . It's a shame Valka didn't do the experiment Im curious if Maddy would fall for this - she's obviously inteligent enough not to fall for the laser pointer. On the other side maybe it's for the better, afterall who would want to scare their poor kitties ! ;)
     
  3. Valka D'Ur

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    Maddy has never seen a snake. If I put a cucumber on the floor beside her, she'd probably sniff it and look at me with an "okay, this is your food, now where's mine?" expression.
     
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  4. Michkov

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    You dont put it next to her, throw it behind her so she catches it out of the corner of her eye.

    Cats need to be scared of everything, as a predator they dont want to be hurt and be unable to hunt. It makes sense that they are afraid of everything rapidly closing in on them.
     
  5. Valka D'Ur

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    I don't need a cucumber for that. I just need to walk behind her down the hallway, or through the kitchen. She hasn't learned that I won't step on her if she just steps aside into one of the bedrooms or into the living room in some direction where I'm not heading.

    Sometimes when I start out, she's actually behind me, but runs out in front. And sometimes she'll stop for no reason, and then I really have stepped on her (has happened a few times when she's sitting or standing right behind me, and I don't know she's there).
     
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    So back in February my sister-in-law (we'll call her CCL for short) took in a stray female cat. Then she noticed the stray was getting fat. So to make a long story short this is the way I found out I was getting a loaner cat:
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    Here is the loaner cat (Daisy) meeting my two other cats:
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    Unfortunately they didn't hit it off too well, and Daisy retreated to the nest area I'd created for her.

    Here's Daisy warming up to me:
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    And my cat's reaction is like "You traitor!":
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    So to make a long story short Daisy got fatter but never showed any other signs of being pregnant, so early May we took her to the vet: turns out she's just fat from all the food she's been getting (amazing what a regular diet will do for a stray cat!). Daisy is now back with my sister-in-law (a.k.a. CCL) and is continuing to get spoiled I'm sure.

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    Question. How do you avoid cats biting wires and stuff like that?
     
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    Omfg this picture made me clap a hand over my mouth to stop laughing out loud at work

    Our older kitty still gives me looks that say "traitor" when I pet and cuddle with the younger kitty we got over a year ago!
     
  10. Valka D'Ur

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    What kind of wires? The metal kind, or the kind that could fry the cat if they bit through it?

    My cat learned the hard way not to bite earphone wires. It wasn't a huge ZAP! she got, but it was enough to make her MEOW! and hurt a bit. She finally stopped doing that.

    (not talking about Maddy; I'm referring to my first cat, Cassandra, when she was young)
     
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    What kind of wires? Laptop chargers wich replacement costs 70€
     
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    Try some of that cat repel-ant spray. It sometimes works. Depends on the cat. But short of keeping it out of their reach, there's not a lot else you can do. (since cats are so easy to discipline) :lol:
     
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    You can spray deterrents on the wires that'll discourage them, but it has to be reapplied often. Wrapping the wire in string works really well but is time consuming.

    Best bet is to give them something safe to chew on in addition to one of the other steps.
     
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    In my house that would act as a cat magnet.
     
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    If I know anything about cats (and I know very little), the best way to keep them from chewing on something is to put out something you would like them to chew on even less.
     
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    Or you find a way to make them afraid of getting near what you don't want them to chew on.
     
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    Mom's dog learned not to from succeeding in biting through the casing.
     
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    Someone got a surgery


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    Mine's would be startled at first, before apporaching it and sniffing it before looking back at me saying "What the crap is this? I can't eat this!".
     
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