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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:27 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

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Ok, I searched the forums and found nothing.

Anyone find a good way to make your cat stop biting wires?

I try to hide as many as I can, but being so technology driven it is not possible to hide them all.

Ive read bitter spray sucks, and I dont want to rub food like hotsauce on everything.

Its so hard, I have wires everywhere! He really like the ones he can destroy easily, like headphones and such.

Anyone have this problem and found a solution? Other than getting rid of anything with a wire of course.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:58 pm 
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mine don't seem to be wire chewers thank goodness, but i've heard of people getting plastic tubing to coil round the wires, to give an outer layer & protect the wires within. i'm not sure where you would get them, but a search on the internet should turn something up.

they are kind of like the inner tube of a loo roll or kitchen roll, but made of plastic...if you imagine it open down the seam, so you can coil ir round. you may even be able to make your own if you can find some sort of tubing that you can use. i think you can get foam ones too, but these wouldn't be ideal as the cats would rip them to bits!!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:49 pm 
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You can try split loom. Here is a link to a place that sells it online

http://cableorganizer.com/wire-loom/?en ... lit%20loom

I don't know if it would protect your wires (and kitty) 100%, but it could help! :wink:

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I've been wondering about this too. We bought some of those wire protecting tubes but Bungee just bites the wire bit sticking out from the base and the tube itself. He hasn't done it in a few days so I'm hoping he's lost interest.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:23 pm 
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well done carol, that's the stuff i was thinking of :D

mind you, maybe not bengalproof enough if they nibble the wires at the ends? naughty bungee! :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:52 pm 
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haha.... my bengal used to do that. I suggest you try wrapping the wires with double-sided sticky tape. Bengals hate sticky stuff. Also, you can try to wipe the wire with orange peels. They too, hate citrus smell. =) Good luck!


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Bene loves double sided tape and aluminum foil. He never really had a wire chewing problem but looked pretty interested in them when he first arrived. I had pre-sprayed most of the wires that would remain out with bitter orange spray from PetSmart and he sort of associated all the wires with that nasty taste. He still thinks they're string and will occasionally indulge (and always when I'm trying to fix something involving the stereo or TV).

Try the bitter spray on a few more accessible wires your kitten likes and hopefully he'll think all the wires taste like that...

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My breeder recommended plain old soap... One "Bite.. Bleurgh!" reaction should do the trick he said ;)


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