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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 4:37 am 
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I'm looking for a product that I can use to keep my kittens away from the power strip and cables for things like my tv and computer. I've seen those wire covers that are supposed to taste bitter, but I also have the power strips to worry about. Since they're still kittens they'll mouth/chew anything at least once but I don't want my babies getting a shock. My Fred, in particular, seems to love the texture of the wire outside material.

Have any of you tried to chat deterrent sprays on the market? How much success have you had with them? Any other ideas for keeping them away from these things? Right now I got an old quilt out and covered up everything as much as I can but a blanket on the floor just seems to make them want to nap there or play.

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 4:18 pm 
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They make chew-resistant covers for the chords. Just Google it. Here is something I found from Amazon USA

https://www.amazon.com/Chewsafe-Cord-Co ... B00143YJZY

The pet stores may carry something. I find it ironic there is a ferret in the picture. I guess they chew, too. If you have multiple chords, they may make something for them as well. I don't know what it is with cats and chords. Ours has never touched any cords, but we got him when he was 6 years old. I don't know what he did as a kitten.


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:01 pm 
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Thanks for the link :biggrin:

I did order a spray that's iffy some say it works some say it doesn't. I'll go with the cord covers if I have too but I'm also trying to keep them away from the power strips and there aren't covers for those. Twice now one of them has wiggled behind the TV stand where I have a power strip with TV, Sound bar, DVD player, cable box, And my wifi modem plugged in and one of the girls stepped on the on/off switch on the power strip itself. There might not be any help for that. For the power strip where I have my computer, I've laid a blanket over that one but that seems to attract them to the area instead :rolleyes:

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:20 am 
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How are they doing with the wires? Have you tried training them not to bite or play with them? Possibly the spray can thats motion activated to scare them away from that are could work!!

I'm bringing home 2 babies in a few weeks, anything you 'didnt think of" when you thought of everything as far as bengal proofing? I'd like to teach them how to live with pictures and small decor around the house. Any tips?


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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:41 am 
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Raava&Vaatu wrote:
How are they doing with the wires? Have you tried training them not to bite or play with them? Possibly the spray can thats motion activated to scare them away from that are could work!!

I'm bringing home 2 babies in a few weeks, anything you 'didnt think of" when you thought of everything as far as bengal proofing? I'd like to teach them how to live with pictures and small decor around the house. Any tips?


Right now I am going with putting a blanket over the power strips and the "distract them" method. If I see them going toward the places where I have wires I'll get down on the floor and play with them with their feather teasers or some other toy until they forget. I'm still keeping mine in the bathroom at nights and when I'm at work but I got mine when they were only 8 weeks old. On Friday they'll be 10 weeks. I didn't take into consideration that they'd be going after the toilet paper roll. Anything they can get their claws into is fair game for climbing and so far it doesn't seem to matter how many times I take them down from a leather chair (or whatever else) and put them on the cat tree they go right back to the furniture. Other than wishing I had gotten more toys right from the start there's nothing really going on I didn't expect. The toilet paper thing was just a one-time event now I don't put the TP on the spool I just set the roll on the bathroom counter top and they don't bother it. Another thing I did is I use some of my living room throw pillows to block off access to the tv stand. They crawled under there and it's not a safe place for them so I just stuffed pillows under it and they can't get in there. They're not interested in the windows or looking outside yet. I'm sure that will come with time. I think because I have a pair that have bonded they spend more time playing with each other than getting into stuff.

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:18 pm 
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Be very careful with the power strips. I would NOT be covering them due to a possible fire hazard is something sparks. That being said, I have a power strip in my bengal's enclosure and I lay it on its side so the plugs are not showing upward. See if the helps. The power switch should be on the side, too. Your babies will grow and be unable to fit back behind equipment -- hopefully at some point. :biggrin:

I have no idea what the attraction is for them. They do make chew toys for cats! And maybe they look like wires but aren't connected electronically to anything. The cat repellent spray -- I've tried repellents with other cats -- not one has worked! But, maybe one will for you.


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:48 am 
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The spray is working great for me. It's an all natural spray made with citrus oils and the cats don't like the smell of citrus. I sprayed a couple places and the cats don't go over there. I don't know if they'll get used to the smell or how often I'll have to spray it, but right now it's working!

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:29 pm 
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Glad it is working for you. We used to have a problem with a neighbor's cat coming around and antagonizing our bengal when he was in his enclosure. We put citrus peels outside where he would lay -- I would look out the window and there he was, laying right on the peels! Finally, those people moved away and took their cat.


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 8:48 am 
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I rubbed vegetable oil and lemon juice on cables and it seems to have done the trick. One of mine is a particular cable chewer and it's put him right off.

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