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*fluff* how to cat proof your christmas tree?
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:31 AM
any ideas of how to protect a Christmas tree which was very proudly put up from 3 very interactive cats?
Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:39 AM
Back when I had a playful cat my technique was thus...
*Secure tree (we use a real tree) to the curtain rail so that it can't be pulled over by enthusiastic climbing.
*Place sturdy plastic baubles on lower branches - NOT glass ones, not fabric ones and definitely not the ones that are made from thousands of threads of shiny nylon!
These baubles will need re hanging several times a day, they will also need FINDING several times a day after they have been batted across the room and lodged in hard to retrieve places.
*wind lights around trunk of tree not across branches.
* do not use 'charming' hand made edible decorations.
Sit back and enjoy the show!
Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:43 AM
Just let the cat have at it. It's fun viewing for all the family. Although some sort of measure to stop the tree from falling is a good idea.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:01 AM
Our christmas tree is a bunch of wall stickers! Cat and toddler proof!
Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:33 AM
I don't really do anything special to safeguard our tree from our 2 furry monsters. However....
I upgraded though to a 6ft one to cater to them (it leans onto the chest freezer, butthey can sleep in it a bit easier) .
I don't use tinsel (last time i did, we had green and red tinsel poop), I string the tinsel around the curtain rails, same with lights. But i don't really like lights and tinsel on trees anyway.
I don't use glass baubles anything else is ago. I should really secure it but can't be bothered.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:22 PM
This will be our first Christmas with our boy.
My glass baubles certainly won't be making an appearance this year!
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