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Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« on: April 15, 2009, 10:56:21 am »
We've just made a nice vegetable bed, and planted some stuff, and along comes a neighbour's cat and starts regularly digging in there for his/her daily poo. >:(  :sick:

Obviously, I could mount a 24-hour vigil, armed with a water pistol, but actually that's not practical.  Are there any good ways of deterring cats while I'm not there to police the garden?

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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 10:57:49 am »
Evil Cat

I think that's almost the same problem :)

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 11:00:36 am »
Large garden netting like THIS STUFF staked 4" to 6" above the bed.
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clarion

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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 11:01:26 am »
This is the answer you need.

The only way to keep a cat out is another cat.  Even a dog won't do it, though the cats in our garden tended to stay near fences & trees they could flee up if a greyhound suddenly appeared ;D

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bikenerd

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009, 11:01:59 am »
Lion piss from the Zoo?

My Dad used to have this problem.  He bought one of those ultrasonic devices which worked for a while.

If it was me, I'd pick up the cat poo and post it through the neighbours letterbox (in a plastic bag).  "Your cat left something in my garden".  :demon:

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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009, 11:04:33 am »
Sprinkle Mint Imperials all over the veg patch.
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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2009, 11:06:49 am »
Thanks, everyone, and sorry to partially duplicate when the subject's mostly been covered elsewhere.

Can't do the post back routine, as we don't know who owns the offending cat.  Threw a stone vaguely in his direction and he had an undignified and partly-abortive scramble to get out over the fence, so that's some deterrent.

The mesh looks like a good idea.


Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009, 11:10:33 am »
Super Soaker XP-240: Amazon.co.uk: Toys & Games

Probably won't work as a deterrent, but great therapy for you  :thumbsup:.

red marley

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2009, 11:11:45 am »
Lion Poo (or a Lion) can do the trick - see Cat Deterrents (silent roar).

We used to have this problem, but since foxes have colonised our garden, the cats stay well away. The foxes are great - they keep the cats out, eat the any rats they find, sunbathe while we eat lunch in the garden and produce ever-so-cute cubs who play in our garden.

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2009, 11:15:48 am »


The mesh looks like a good idea.



Trust me, it'll work.  So, that's the cat sorted, now for the slugs, aphids, beetles, mould and mildew.  ;D
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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2009, 11:23:11 am »
Cat poo composts well, but make sure it's well rotted before you use it, and don't put it on fruit or vegetables!
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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2009, 12:09:34 pm »
What I have used in the past with a lot of success is old rose prunings. I used to lay them where I had bare earth in the garden and they worked a treat. At my old house I had several rose bushes so I had a ready supply. I don't have any roses in the garden at this new house so I am keeping an eye out for a neighbour with roses in case I need any. At the moment I don't have any problems, the only cat that visits only uses the rough ground at the top of the garden.

This subject is here as well

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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2009, 01:02:00 pm »
Short answer id you won't. We use netting spread and supported about 4-6 inches off the ground to deter them (including our own) in the veg patch. But they'll find somewhere.
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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2009, 02:42:44 pm »
The thing I've found (entirely by accident) works best is pelleted chicken manure. I noticed that after I sprinkled one bed with it cats stopped using it as a toilet but carried on using the other beds. I now sprinkle it on all the beds and the cats seem to be going elsewhere.
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Fi

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2009, 04:55:29 pm »
I have used a pressure powered water pistol on a persistant cat (Jingles).  It took about six weeks of firing at it before it got the hint - it's very bold indeed.  It now walks through my garden,  but never stops to investigate anything and trots away when it sees me in the street.  I feel a bit mean, but it's owners aren't in the least bit bothered.

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2009, 06:45:26 pm »
I have used a pressure powered water pistol on a persistant cat (Jingles).  It took about six weeks of firing at it before it got the hint - it's very bold indeed. 

Why should it feel threatened?  You're on first name terms.  ;D
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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2009, 06:53:41 pm »
The only way to keep a cat out is another cat.  

We've got a cat and now she and the neighbour's cats crap in our garden  >:(  Every so often one of us spots the other cat in the garden and runs out hissing / with a glass of water at the ready. Cat runs away, but not for long.
Holly leaves help, but make weeding less fun.

Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2009, 08:40:37 pm »
Thanks for the replies everyone.

I think we'll try

a) the lion pellet idea
b) pelleted chicken dung
c) netting


TheLurker

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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2009, 08:06:47 am »
Pepper dust?

You can get it in most garden centres and, surprisingly, at least one pet shop that I know of.
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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2009, 02:11:16 pm »
I have used a pressure powered water pistol on a persistant cat (Jingles).  It took about six weeks of firing at it before it got the hint - it's very bold indeed.  It now walks through my garden,  but never stops to investigate anything and trots away when it sees me in the street.  I feel a bit mean, but it's owners aren't in the least bit bothered.



It might be misconstrued if any one hears your neighbour complaining about you squirting her pussy too often.
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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2009, 05:06:25 pm »
 ;D

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« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2009, 10:04:07 pm »
Two pages to go NSFW.  Slackers.
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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2009, 10:39:28 pm »
I have used a pressure powered water pistol on a persistant cat (Jingles). 
We have two sitting by windows overlooking the garden. Just lifting the pistol works on all the local cats now.
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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2009, 11:15:49 pm »
My neighbours fur ball cat is always crapping depositing on my garden - but where do you buy Strycnine from???

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Re: Deterring a Cat from Pooing in the Garden
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2009, 01:20:09 am »
My neighbours fur ball cat is always crapping depositing on my garden - but where do you buy Strycnine from???

I'm sure one you've done away with your wife, that pesky councillor, the jobsworth at the Employment Exchange and the nosy neighbours you'll have some left over.
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