Deterring Cats

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jeox, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Jeox

    Jeox Out Of The Brooder

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    Any way to keep cats out of the yard? I live in a suburban area, and these 2 keep hanging around constantly. I wouldn't mind, but my 9 ounce tortoise is out in his run during the day.
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    small electric fence unit.
     
  3. balticbabe

    balticbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fences don't keep them out neither does spraying them with a hose.
    A dog would work. I have a mean 20lb cat and unless she's outside all the neighborhood cats come over. When I had a dog they stayed away.
     
  4. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm one of the things that works for a friend's coyote problem is to kill one and let the carcass stay there for a while. I don't know why this works, I'd think that it would attract them (the smell) but it does work.

    If nothing else: lead poisoning, administered from a gun, at a distance
     
  5. Swamp Roo

    Swamp Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One word: DOG!
    Even a mini whatever would do it.

    Swamp
     
  6. silentrunning

    silentrunning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a live trap from TSC. Trap them and then call Animal Control. The cat may be some kids favorite pet so I don't condone kill them. It not the cat's fault that they have idiots for owners. The cats just doing what cats do - hunt. If the owner has to pay to get the cat back they will be more careful next time. If they don't come forward the cat will be rehomed somewhere else or put down. Either way it's better than poison .

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  7. lone cedar farm

    lone cedar farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1,000 fps pellet rifle for suburban cats, your neighbors will never hear it.
     
  8. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great idea, I need to add one as a "silent" companion of my Ruger .22

    LOL
     
  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:..fraid not.. every now and then you'll get a suicidal one...
     
  10. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about one of those motion activated sprinklers?




    Nancy
     

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