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I like to feed the birds but of course this attracts the cats, who roam through my garden fouling my plants at the same time. I have tried Scardy Cat but to no avail, the cats did'nt seem to mind it. There are so many so-called repellents on the market, I wonder if any member has used one that is 100% success. I would be grateful for any help with this.
Magaret from Billericay

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  • Posted: Fri. 1st April 2011 12:39

Re: Problem cats

Reply from Ornamental Tree Nurseries

Hello,

I've used broken egg shells before where the cats enter the garden, they don't like to walk on it. Also a spray bottle of water - when you see them give them a good squirt in the face and they'll soon get the message.

My cat on the other hand won't be deterred by anything!

Good Luck

Kate

  • Posted: Thu. 7th April 2011 11:55

Re: Re: Problem cats

Reply from mrs margaret a hatch

Hi Kate,

Broken egg shells sounds a good idea, I will try that. As for the water spray - we have a big water pistol outside the back door, so that if we're quick enough we can give the cats a good squirt. I've heard about lion dung, have any members tried it, if so did it work?

Margaret from Billericay

  • Posted: Thu. 7th April 2011 13:16

Re: Problem cats

Reply from Patricia Jones

Tried a Jack Russel?
Patricia

  • Posted: Wed. 14th September 2011 22:30

Re: Re: Problem cats

Reply from mrs margaret a hatch

Hi Patricia,

Ha-ha, I like your thinking, and think that it's probably the only way!!
Sadly though, a dog wouldn't fit into our life now, so its back to the drawing board - any more ideas any-one???
Margaret

  • Posted: Fri. 16th September 2011 18:32

Re: Re: Re: Problem cats

Reply from Patricia Jones

A Scarecrow Motion Activated Water Jet / Sprinkler should solve the problem
http://www.gardensupplydirect.co.uk/pest_control/scarecrow_motion_activated_water_jet_-_sprinkler/10592_p.html
Or, another one here.
http://www.deteracat.co.uk/scarecrow_water_jet_pack.htm
The cheaper models don’t have the range that these two do. There are a couple on Amazon but have negative write ups.
Hope this serious suggestion offers a solution.
Just read you profile I would also suggest trying to make a large clear area around the bird feeding area that the mogs can't lurk and hide. I have both cats and dogs but the cats get the water treatment if they start to hassle the dickies.
Patricia

  • Posted: Fri. 16th September 2011 22:46