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Posted by Newt on May 06, 2003 at 20:32:28:

In Reply to: Yes but... posted by jennifer on May 06, 2003 at 18:24:23:

: I dont have a problem with the soil. the plant and its pot is much to small for the cat to get into. i ened to know how to keep them from eating the plant. but thanks for those ideas for soil protectors...(frlom kitties)

Hi Jennifer,

Oops, guess I got carried away with the kitties and digging in the soil. Sorry about that, must have been a senior moment. ;)

I have heard of people training their cats to stay away from their plants. One technique that seemed effective was to wait until the cats approached the plants and then gently toss (not AT the cat, just near the cat) a soda can with a few coins inside so that it makes a loud noise and startles the cat. This should only be done when an undesirable behavior is exhibited. If tossing the can seems too harsh for your particular cat, rattling the can might also work.

Also consider giving kitty a salad garden that they CAN eat. Take a look at this article.
http://www.thedailycat.com/netscape/bringing/habitat/archive/garden/

Hope this helped,
Newt


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