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Keeping cats off orchids

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by Annabellam, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Annabellam

    Annabellam New Member

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    Hi guys, so am having trouble with my cats getting into the orchid and digging in on the pots. Has anyone had such trouble and used PetSafe Ssscat or anything similar? I'd appreciate help. Thanks.
     
  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Squirt gun full of water. They get the hint pretty quickly.
     
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  3. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    o_O Been there! This really works.
     
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  4. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Given them a place that draws them away from the orchids. My mother's cat, Chairman Miao, loved to sun itself on top of the shade cloth of the green house.
     
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  5. Annabellam

    Annabellam New Member

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    Thank you for advice and feedback guys. Appreciate.
     
  6. MmeRose

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    My cat leaves the orchids alone but eats the leaves of my Passifloras (my other obsession).
     
  7. QuetzalOrchid

    QuetzalOrchid New Member

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    For the most part, my cats leave the orchids alone. However, inexplicably, one of my cats seems to find a cattleya leaf and chews it quite badly. She will leave my phrags alone so I've lined any spot where her little mouth and paws can reach with phrags and the rest of the orchids are surrounded by shade cloth on the stand.
    I've thought of just spraying a bit of citrus like lime or lemon juice on the problem plant leaves as deterrent but haven't tried that yet.