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Cat attacks my orchids!

This is a discussion on Cat attacks my orchids! within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; She's still a kitten, right? It could be that she's playing with the plants, she ...

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    She's still a kitten, right? It could be that she's playing with the plants, she sees them as toys. Another thought is that cats are heat seeking missiles and since the orchids are in a warm and partially sunny place she's trying to get to that place to take a nap. When she gets there she causes the plant to move which catches her attention and it's playtime! Is there any way you can put up some kind of barrier that keeps her from getting there but isn't too cumbersome to prevent you from accessing the orchids or enjoying them? - martha

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    I'm shocked, Jason! And here I was thinking you were a nice bloke too! Ah well, I guess we all have our flaws...........

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    haha lol, nice one...your not serious right!? We always make fun of chinese drivers that drive like they are 5 year olds.....you can only guess at the remarks we make up.....
    Probably not, Jordan. Cats and dogs are eaten in many parts of the world.

    If you were home when the kitty was doing this, Jen, I'd suggest using a spray bottle to squirt the cat as she 'winds up' for a jump. Covering her launch points with foil might help as well as using something she would find to be disagreeably smelling in the pots. Martha did bring up a point that I had not considered -- is your cat simply trying to get to the windowsill in order to look out/bird-watch or to get "solarized"?

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    Jenn - another thought, cats love to hang around looking out windows, it seems to be a favorite pastime. It might be that your cat is just trying to get to the window and the orchids are collateral damage. Or there is a bird or something else just outside the window that needs her immediate attention, again the orchids are collateral damage, or there is an insect flying around near the orchids and she is trying to catch it and the orchids are .. collateral damage. She's just doing what cats do and it's nothing personal about the orchids. I think the bitter apple spray from a big box pet store might be the way to go, spray it on the orchids and pretty soon the cat will stop attacking them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    I'm shocked, Jason! And here I was thinking you were a nice bloke too! Ah well, I guess we all have our flaws...........


    Probably not, Jordan. Cats and dogs are eaten in many parts of the world.

    If you were home when the kitty was doing this, Jen, I'd suggest using a spray bottle to squirt the cat as she 'winds up' for a jump. Covering her launch points with foil might help as well as using something she would find to be disagreeably smelling in the pots. Martha did bring up a point that I had not considered -- is your cat simply trying to get to the windowsill in order to look out/bird-watch or to get "solarized"?
    yea, i know they eat them in china, se asia, some parts of south america (including guinea pigs), africa and tonga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    haha lol, nice one...your not serious right!? We always make fun of chinese drivers that drive like they are 5 year olds.....you can only guess at the remarks we make up.....
    no joke... but i stick to vicks vapor rub...a good perimeter of that stuff tends to fix cats... if not, coke makes the best tenderizer for gamey tasting animals...before the hot pot, that is... tips j oliver fails to mention!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    haha lol, nice one...your not serious right!? We always make fun of chinese drivers that drive like they are 5 year olds.....you can only guess at the remarks we make up.....
    well, i cant say that ive ever eaten cat...that i know of... i was walking next to an old lady with a kitten in her grocery bag, along with onions and carrots... but dog, thats some darn good eatin right there!!

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