So we put the Christmas tree up today. As we are sitting eating dinner I notice the tree moving from side to side. None of the animals were near it so I got up to investigate. Freakin Tart was IN the tree !! How on earth do you keep a cat from climbing inside the tree ? I cannot even think of an idea on what to do.
Any ideas are much appreciated ! Right now all our tree has on it are some lights and less than a dozen balls because I am afraid to put anything on it that will break if he climbs on the tree and it falls over.
Loved the pictures, way too cute. My mom used to own cats and every Christmas they would get behind the presents and try to climb the tree. My mom would only buy a real tree and so there would be needles everywhere from the mayhem the cats would cause.
It usually only took a few squirts of water from the spray bottle, eventually they got the idea and stopped climbing it. But, we could never stop them from going behind the presents and just laying beside the tree.
Also, as a side note to everyone. Some fake Christmas trees have hazardous lead. So make sure to wash your hands after every time you touch your tree!
We were never able to keep our 2 cats out of the Christmas tree ... however, we were successful in preventing the tree from falling over (and breaking beautiful decorations!). Our tree was put up in the living room, right in front of a large window of a big old house. We added 'eye screws' to the window's woodwork and tied heavy-duty fishing line to the tree trunk, then to the 'eye screws'. Since the fishing line was 'clear', one did not notice the multiple lines running from the tree (upper and lower positions on branches and the trunk) to the eye screws.
And I do remember a particular fiesty cat who really did try our patience ... we put an eye screw in the ceiling, above the tree, and tied it up! GOOD LUCK!! and Happy Holidays!
My luck with the spray bottle I would electrocute Tart in the tree lol. Might serve his little mischievious rearend right though ;)
Tying the tree up is a great idea !! Doh should have thought of that myself because now I remember when I was younger my parents having to do that to their tree because our German Shepherd and cat used to like to chase each other around the tree and knock it over lol. Thanks =)
The same thing happens with my cat. There is a simple solution to solve the problem. Stay in that room for a couple of hours say on your laptop, or reading a book and every time he or she tries to climb up the tree, take him or her away from the tree and put them on the other side of the room. Graddually your cat will get the idea that he is not allowed to climb up the tree. If that does not work you could always dristract him or her with some toys.