Author Topic: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden  (Read 8154 times)

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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2016, 04:08:30 pm »
The neighourhood cats have taken to using the bare earth of my veg patch as a litter box.

I need this to stop. After seeing a video about cucumbers and cats on youtube, I propose getting a load of rubber snakes to scare the cats off.

Any suggestions of how to keep cats from shitting in my salad garden.

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2016, 07:00:44 pm »
Cover it in a mesh "cage", it's the only thing that we've found works.
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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2016, 10:50:31 am »
Found a pest scarer works quite well to keep cats from making deposits in my front garden.

Plugged into an external power point rather than using batteries.

Similar to this:
http://www.buyspares.co.uk/outdoor-pest-repeller-all-pests/product.pl?pid=4873619&query=pest

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2016, 01:17:24 pm »
I've tried dog poo for scent/territory stuff. I've tried the dog herself. Those sonic alarms, citronella. Everything.

Finally I've found the solution: My Dutch Lakenvelder cockerel. The kids call him Snowball. As in the nasty bastard from 'Animal Farm'.

Kim

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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2016, 02:54:17 pm »
I've tried dog poo for scent/territory stuff. I've tried the dog herself.

Unlikely to work.  Dog-occupied territory tends to be a demilitarised zone in cat terms, which makes it an ideal place to poo (as long as you can avoid the dog) without risk of offending other cats.  They don't care about offending dogs.  Dogs are uncivilised creatures that will shit anywhere, after all.

Hence the canonical solution of getting a cat.  Except that cats will go in their own territory if there's a particularly attractive patch, so it doesn't really help.  I suppose the same can be said for owning a nasty bastard cockerel - it may keep the cats away but now you've got the cockerel to deal with.   :hand:

Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2016, 02:59:07 pm »
Word has it that zoo-poo (on account of its lion's $h!t content) was the weapon of choice for demonstrators, where police horses were involved - as in, they won't go anywhere near the stuff.
I wonder if it works for the foxes that are cr@pping in my SE London garden? Or is it time to call up the hunt?

ETA comme ça

Kim

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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2016, 03:21:25 pm »
I doubt anything short of full on thermonuclear war will defeat London foxes.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2016, 03:29:30 pm »
I can't find any thermonuclear war on Amazon.

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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2016, 03:45:51 pm »
Try "all departments" instead of "garden & outdoors."
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2016, 03:56:50 pm »
I know this guy named Vladimir ...
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2016, 03:57:42 pm »
Try "all departments" instead of "garden & outdoors."
;D Fankoo :)

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2016, 03:58:40 pm »
I know this guy named Vladimir ...
He doesn't reply to me any more.
I think I freaked him out.
My work here.....

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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2016, 09:52:42 am »
I've tried dog poo for scent/territory stuff. I've tried the dog herself. Those sonic alarms, citronella. Everything.

Finally I've found the solution: My Dutch Lakenvelder cockerel. The kids call him Snowball. As in the nasty bastard from 'Animal Farm'.
Are we seriously expecting a cock to frighten a determined pussy?
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2016, 10:28:14 am »
Neighbours use a PIR activated water spray for cats (and herons from their pond) - apparently does the job, and occasionally waters the garden.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InNtUFNa7bo

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Catclear Water Jet Pack

Everybody is raving about the catclear sprinkler. The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) recommends this catclear waterjet as an effective cat deterrent.
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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2016, 10:44:42 am »
My local reynard is clearly territorial - to the tune of a 1m2 patch of my lawn. On about four occasions.  :sick:

Order for zoo poo duly placed with Amazon.

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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2016, 12:05:17 pm »
Neighbours use a PIR activated water spray for cats (and herons from their pond) - apparently does the job, and occasionally waters the garden.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InNtUFNa7bo

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Catclear Water Jet Pack

Everybody is raving about the catclear sprinkler. The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) recommends this catclear waterjet as an effective cat deterrent.

That's a really good website.  I can't use the sprinkler because I don't have an outside tap, but the noise thing looks good.  Sixty quid?!  That'll be next month, then.
Milk please, no sugar.

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2016, 02:57:36 pm »
The ROYAL Society for the Protection of Birds.  What, all birds? Any bird may apply?   
Sic transit and all that..