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Old 9th November 2006, 06:04 AM   #1
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Angry Cats chewing cables!

This cat is unreal! So far she's eaten two cell phone chargers, a laptop charger, a set of computer speakers, and she's started on my surround sound speaker wires.

Does ANYBODY know why cats chew on wires, and what can be done to stop it?

By the way- I've re-spliced almost all of the chewed wires, but I worry that some day she'll chew through something dangerous. I try to keep everything out of reach, but sometimes it's just not practical.

I couldn't remember if I asked this before, so I searched the forum. This seems to be a new topic. Thanks in advance, all.
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Old 9th November 2006, 06:20 AM   #2
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Get rid of the cat?!
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Old 9th November 2006, 06:21 AM   #3
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She is a young bored and playful cat !

Wait until your wife want rabbits. That will give you even more headache.
And i can tell you from experience since we have 2 French Long ear rabbits.


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Old 9th November 2006, 06:46 AM   #4
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"Get rid of the cat?! "

Elegant and easy solution...I like it
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Old 9th November 2006, 07:49 AM   #5
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Hmm.. I wonder which cables cats prefer.
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Old 9th November 2006, 07:51 AM   #6
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Paint the cables with the Cayenne pepper extract used to keep kids from sucking their thumbs...
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Old 9th November 2006, 08:20 AM   #7
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Cats are people too.
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Old 9th November 2006, 09:08 AM   #8
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I have four furry babies and what one does, the rest seem to do.

Give them an alternative. A scratching post, rabbit-fur chew toy, etc. I wouldn't recommend a ball of string, since 1) they'll see the wire as more string and 2) they can choke on it.

Houses with cats need the same "child proofing" as one with kids do. Redress the cables so they are out of sight works best. Always remember this simple rule, "Out of kitty sight, out of kitty mind"

Good luck!
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Old 9th November 2006, 12:27 PM   #9
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Always remember this simple rule, "Out of kitty sight, out of kitty mind"
Then why is it that when I'm in the bathroom with the door closed, I keep seeing a paw sticking under the door swiping at the air? (And it's not the air that does it!)
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Old 9th November 2006, 12:35 PM   #10
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Rub some dog smell on the cables?
Hear the real thing!
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