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Re: Cat Behaviour Hints and Tips - Post your own tips here :)
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 21:17:23 PM »
Keep tablets in the fridge, slightly takes the smell of them away.

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Cat Behaviour Hints and Tips - Post your own tips here :)
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2008, 18:54:20 PM »
Nightlights - Many people believe that cats see well in the dark, however this myth is based on outdoor cats hunting by moonlight. You can mimic this at home by placing nightlights by food, litterbox or sleeping areas. This will benefit all cats, particularly those who are geriatric, and it may also decrease intercat aggression.
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Re: Handy cat related Hints and Tips - Post your own tips here :)
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2007, 11:41:22 AM »
Some everyday household  disinfectants can be extremely dangerous to cats.
Disinfectants containing phenols – those that turn cloudy when mixed with water - are of particular concern because cats are unable to eliminate the toxins following ingestion. A cat may swallow the product by licking his paws after they have come into contact with it.

Take exrta care and never use where ever your cat may go in the house.
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Re: Handy cat related Hints and Tips - Post your own tips here :)
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2007, 11:26:20 AM »
Orange peel in plant pots keeps kitties away ! Also cover soil with large pebbles. !

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Re: Handy cat related Hints and Tips - Post your own tips here :)
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007, 11:44:20 AM »
Sticky Paws (strips of double sided tape) are a good option if your cat scratches the sofa, as they do not like the feel on their paws.

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Re: Handy cat related Hints and Tips - Post your own tips here :)
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007, 23:23:16 PM »
Whenever you there is a behavioual issue where you feel your cat is not fitting in with our way of life, have you ever stopped and asked one question... WHY!!! Why are they doing that instead of seeing them as simply being naughty?  There is always a reason why they start behaviours that don't suit our way of life ie spray in the house etc! So the important question to ask is why! When you know the answer, you are half way there to solving the problem and a better relaxed life for you and your cat.  ;D

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Re: Handy cat related Hints and Tips - Post your own tips here :)
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007, 23:19:59 PM »
Toys soon become predictable and boring if they are allowed to remain motionless in the same place all the time, so toys can be stored away in a self-sealed polythene bag with a small pinch of catnip inside if your cat is susceptible to the charms of this amazing herb. A random selection can then be brought out daily to maintain their novelty.
Here is a selection of rubbish that your cat may find fascinating and won't cost you a penny.
A scrunched-up piece of paper thrown across the floor (tin foil works just as well).
A cork (champagne, of course!).
The plastic seal on the top of a milk container (under supervision only, as this is quite small and could be swallowed).
Cardboard boxes.
Paper bags.
Supermarket carriers (handles removed)
A walnut (they make a great sound).
An empty crisp packet tied into a knot.

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Re: Handy cat related Hints and Tips - Post your own tips here :)
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007, 23:18:04 PM »
Two-thirds of cats respond to the smell of the herb catnip (Nepeta cataria). Cats will rub their faces on it and even eat it and the resulting effect on their behaviour seems to range from a profound calm to a temporary euphoric state. Try it with your cat  :evillaugh:

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Cat Behaviour Hints and Tips - Post your own tips here :)
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007, 23:16:10 PM »
Cats like to go up when they feel threatened so if you don't have an upper floor your cat will need to find a high area on top of a cupboard or a shelf. Any places provided should be located in such a position that the cat is able to get down; it is always easier to climb up.
How about securing a section of close-weave carpet to a wall as a challenging climbing frame. This can he fixed by attaching double-sided adhesive Carpet tape to a clean wall surface. The carpet is then stuck to the back of the tape and wooden batons are positioned at the top and bottom (secured with screws and raw plugs) for added security. It is advisable to have shelves or cupboards nearby to enable your cat to come back down without too much trouble.
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