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*fluff* how to cat proof your christmas tree?

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#1 Exhaustedbuthappy

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?

#2 Mamabug

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:36 AM

More importantly, won't someone think of the felines and tell human kind how to Christmas-proof the poor kitties???

#3 HRH Countrymel

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!

#4 BadCat

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.

#5 Bluenomi

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

Our christmas tree is a bunch of wall stickers! Cat and toddler proof!

#6 wilding

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) ohmy.gif .

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.

#7 lamarque

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

original.gif  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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