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How do you solve a cat problem?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Cajuncowboy, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I am really ticked off with a couple of my neighbors. We live in a very nice area and nice homes. But I have a problem with a couple of cats from my neighbors. We have a great bird watching area and my wife and I love all of them that come to feed. We have everything from Cardinals to Blue Jays and mocking birds and yellow finches. The back yard is flush with these birds.

    However I have seen my neighbors cats come in my yard several times and attack these birds, kill them and leave them lay on my driveway.They defecate everywhere as well. My neighbors on the other side have the same issue with these cats. I am just about ready to plug these cats next time I see them and take their bodies out in the sticks and dump them.

    Before I go postal on these cats is there anything I can lay down along my property line that will detract the cats from coming on my property?

    And for the record I have mentioned it to the cat owners and they don't seem that concerned.

    And just to be clear, I really hat cats. All of them. They could all shrivel up and die right now and I wouldn't miss them at all.
  2. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Plant catnip in areas of the neighborhood away from your house.
  4. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Get a super soaker.
  5. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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  6. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Chinese restaurant delivery menus?

    :D
  7. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    A pit bull that eats cats?
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Get a dog
    spray them with water
    check to see if there are lease laws applicable
  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Check with zoning/pet laws and see if cats are allowed to run loose.

    Many areas have put in place laws that cat owners are not allowed to do that.
  10. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Maybe get some smarter birds? Seriously, how oblivious are these birds in your backyard to predators?

    I mean if birds are at a feeder, that seems the time they're the most vigilant, that's just part of their instinct.

    Either you have the Seal Team Six equivalent of felines in your area, or the Lenny and Squiggy/s of bird-kind.
  11. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    :lmao2:
  12. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Polar bears
  13. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    :lmao2:

    Nice.
  14. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    My favorite solution.
  15. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Miniature bb guns that birds can use.
  16. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I've been told Sulphur (sp?) will keep them away.
  17. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    :lmao2:
  18. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    There are several products you can try that are safe for the cats as well as any other animals or kids in your area:

    - http://www.safepetproducts.com/cat-...gclid=CIawia3EvrQCFUQw4AodNC8AOQ#.UN5Q4qwePmI

    - http://www.havahart.com/store/animal-repellents/spray-away

    - Scatter fresh orange and lemon peels or spray with citrus-scented fragrances. Coffee grounds, vinegar, pipe tobacco, or oil of lavender, lemongrass, citronella, or eucalyptus also deter cats.

    - Plant some dense bushes around the feeders so the cats would have difficulty getting through, but the birds can still go to the feeder.


    I'll also add that most house cats are only likely to catch the old and the infirm birds. Most birds that are young and healthy will be well aware of the cats presence and will take the appropriate action to avoid them. The only reason you are seeing them is because they are being helped to their demise near your driveway instead of keeling over in the trees.
  19. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    If those options don't work, you may want to consider speaking with the neighbor about having an enclosure for the cats built. This way kitties can go outside without causing issues for neighbors.

    Many enclosures can be accessed by an unused window or doggy door setup and they can be very nice, depending on how much room you have.

    Here's a site with examples of enclosures, from small to large and elaborate:

    http://www.catsofaustralia.com/cat-enclosures.htm
  20. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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