Started by: the_suit (inactive)

Anyone got any constructive advice on how to keep them out of your garden?

Started: 23rd Mar 2007 at 16:33

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

What are the odds on this message getting out of control?
Top marks mr suit for thinking this one up. Of course you will have some ideas on how to not let cats get into your garden. Your on the internet arent you?There are lots of eco-friendly ways to stop cats fouling gardens.
There are lots of cat lovers on here and some that are not.And you know who they are. So you will get someone more than likely saying what should happen to cats that come into their garden as this is a subject that especially annoys gardeners.
And then the cat lovers on here will get upset about this because it provokes a lot of anger and upset.
Which cat lover on here have you got it in for?
Arent you a clever one.

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 17:07

Posted by: the_suit (inactive)

errrr.....was asking how to keep cats out, as i've spent some cash on making the garden wild bird friendly, and now the local moggies see it as a smorgasboard.

No ulterior motive

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 17:24

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

I know that your not bothered. But you must understand why people think the worst about you.
No ulterior motives!

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 17:32

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

Why not say in the first place that the reason you require advice is becaause your garden is wild bird friendly.

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 17:40

Posted by: empress (9667) 

deleted my answer, after I saw your answer to doc on another thread.
You can use the internet to wind up, so you can use it to go find an answer to your cat problem.
~~~/\~~~\o/~~~ shark.

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 17:54
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Posted by: the_suit (inactive)

DD, didnt say it in the first place, as I didnt think I had to qualify the question.

Yes, the internet has answers, but i'm a great believer in experience, which is what I was seeking.

IF you have an issue with me, just dont reply

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 18:08

Posted by: empress (9667) 

~~~/\~~~\o/~~~ shark.

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 18:09

Posted by: the_suit (inactive)


(Thought I'd boost my number of posts as well )

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 18:14

Posted by: the_suit (inactive)

well, guess everyone is a cat owner

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 20:30

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

I love cats and leave plates of food in my garden just to see how many I can attract!

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 20:33

Posted by: the_suit (inactive)

well, thats the opposite answer to what I need, but cheers anyway Rio

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 20:37

Posted by: dizzy blonde (2132)

Must admit, I'm not a cat lover but wouldn't harm them. They've done damage in my garden in the past, that is until I inherited a Jack Russell and since then I've had no problems.

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 20:37

Posted by: the_suit (inactive)

Not the solution i'm looking for, but thanks

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 20:39

Posted by: levi1962 (3577) 

i have cats and i find that the best way to keep them of the garden is to sprinkle black pepper around where i dont want them use the same trick to litter train them as well works every time and apart from a bit of sneezing doesnt do any harm to the cats

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 23:15

Posted by: dizzy blonde (2132)

Only trouble is levi cats don't poo in their own gardens, glad I've got Jack.

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 23:18

Posted by: zoe24 (2272) 

my dads neighbour once told him to TELL his cat to stop going in his garden,,but the cat didnt listen so dont think that helps,,hehehe

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 23:20

Posted by: dizzy blonde (2132)

Pmsl @ zoe24

Replied: 23rd Mar 2007 at 23:58

Posted by: salgadsby (156) 

click on the Salgadsby link below - for your answer to deter em - its a cheap and easy option to use


Replied: 24th Mar 2007 at 00:05
Last edited by salgadsby: 24th Mar 2007 at 00:08:28

Posted by: the_suit (inactive)

Blatant advertising, but good to see there is a free thinker in here, well in Sal

Replied: 24th Mar 2007 at 00:06

Posted by: salgadsby (156) 

Better to direct you to my site than someone else's don't you think??

Replied: 24th Mar 2007 at 00:09

Posted by: the_suit (inactive)

Agreed, but no sale i'm afraid

Replied: 24th Mar 2007 at 00:09

Posted by: salgadsby (156) 

Wave good bye to unwanted pussy forever with a sonic cat repeller

Replied: 24th Mar 2007 at 00:14

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Replied: 24th Mar 2007 at 00:15

Posted by: salgadsby (156) 

This little fella cracks me up everytime i see it - its on another of my websites but I wont free ad on here - you can find it if you want to!!! pmsl

Replied: 24th Mar 2007 at 00:17
Last edited by salgadsby: 27th Mar 2007 at 23:01:08

Posted by: empress (9667) 

lol sal you will be a millionaire you sneaky devil , LOVE IT! Might have to bid on a golly yet hehehehe.

Replied: 24th Mar 2007 at 10:08

Posted by: elizabeth (5439) 

A near neighbour has a cat and he takes it for a walk not on a lead, its very obedient I have watched hin say NO to the cat and come along and the cat obeys him , never seen anyone do that before, the cat is not allowed to stray out of his garden, he tells it to sit and it does ,amazing

Replied: 24th Mar 2007 at 16:10

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

Cats are extremely clever.

Replied: 24th Mar 2007 at 21:07

Posted by: salgadsby (156) 


Replied: 24th Mar 2007 at 23:26
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Posted by: the_suit (inactive)

"Cats are extremely clever"

Only to their owners, not to the people who have gardens they leave their 'refuse' in

Replied: 25th Mar 2007 at 18:02

Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

Reet Mister Suit. You know I've got cats so I do have a certain amount of experience in the matter. Firstly though, it seems peculiar to me for any cat to come into your garden, especially as you have dogs, but to answer your question. Place pieces of orange peel in and around your garden, hidden of course not to spoil the look of it. That will keep cats at bay. DO NOT plant any mint in your garden because cats are attracted to and love it. Please, I beg you, DO NOT put pepper down as was suggested by Levi. Apart from the fact it's extremely cruel it can damage a cat's sense of smell irreparably as the pepper can damage the fine hairs inside their noses which gives them the ability to sniff and breathe properly, which can bring on illness in later life, and if there are any feral cats around, that is their only way of sniffing out food. There are other preparations on the market and, sorry Sal, but I've heard the sonar doesn't work effectively. Am I having de ja vu, 'cos I'm sure we've discussed this topic before. Unlike dogs, cats have the right to wander at will, according to an old witchcraft act from way back that was never repealed,and that's why they've never needed to be licensed. I understand only too well how infuriating it can be for people with adjacent gardens but legally you may not harm them. I don't for one minute think you would hurt a cat, otherwise you wouldn't have begged the question in the first place. Try the orange peel. It is safe and humane! :)

Replied: 26th Mar 2007 at 23:21
Last edited by mollie m: 26th Mar 2007 at 23:30:08

Posted by: salgadsby (156) 

Hi Mollie, don't know too much about the cat sonic repellers - I have a dog so would be wary of using one anyway, cos my dog thinks its a cat sometimes! but the mice and rats sonic repellers defo work - loads of people have fed back to me on them and said they did the trick and daily Mirror now selling them at double price of mine

Replied: 26th Mar 2007 at 23:42
Last edited by salgadsby: 27th Mar 2007 at 23:05:50

Posted by: harold (inactive)

I have a catapult that I used on them but Im not successful at hitting them every time because they run off when they see me pick it up.

Replied: 27th Mar 2007 at 07:14

Posted by: sonlyme (3158)

Is that where the saying "get shot of them" comes from Harold?

Replied: 27th Mar 2007 at 07:35

Posted by: the_suit (inactive)

Thanks Mollie, will try the 'peel' option, though I have purchased a 'sonic' thingy whch im going to give a go first (Sorry Sal, got it with a load of other rubbish from Dogstrust , will try your site next time )

Replied: 27th Mar 2007 at 16:40

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

Suit take the sonic thingy back and get a refund, they are a waste of time and as for what Mollie m says about orange peel, that too doesn't work, and Mollie you are right about deja vu, I asked the same question last year, got the same answers bought a sonic wotsit, load of rubbish, I used to get a squirrel that would sit on top of it, did nothing for that either, goes without saying, no birds in garden the only remedy I had was my dog but after he died that was it (open house or garden) and still no solution.

Replied: 27th Mar 2007 at 17:11

Posted by: the_suit (inactive)

Thanks Aitch, problem is, the mutt scares off the birds as well if we leave him out to long.

I understand cats may veer away from somewhere a dog HAS been, but dont forget, these are scouse cats, hard as nails

Replied: 27th Mar 2007 at 17:14

Posted by: salgadsby (156) 


Replied: 27th Mar 2007 at 22:51
Last edited by salgadsby: 27th Mar 2007 at 23:09:46

Posted by: truckerdave (2337) 

if I caught anyone shooting a cat with either catapult or any other weapon, I WOULD do the same to them
I can say that my 2 moggies dont kack in any one elses gardens, they can be out in our garden for ages, then when they want to go they nip back in to use the litter tray then either go to bed or back out in the garden

Replied: 28th Mar 2007 at 23:26

Posted by: ©art© (6154)

Look Here

Replied: 29th Mar 2007 at 10:02

Posted by: ©art© (6154)

Or Here

Replied: 29th Mar 2007 at 10:17

Posted by: the_suit (inactive)

Problem solved !!!

Found this at a local garden center today: -

Replied: 29th Mar 2007 at 16:28
Last edited by the_suit: 29th Mar 2007 at 16:30:26

Posted by: the_suit (inactive)

<sniff> I thought it was quite funny

Replied: 29th Mar 2007 at 20:39

Posted by: danni (inactive)

quite LOL

Replied: 29th Mar 2007 at 20:39

Posted by: robbie (inactive)

The one about filling bottles with water does not work. The big Tom just grooms himself in its reflection.

Replied: 1st Apr 2007 at 10:42

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

Truckerdave, this is said with the nicest of thoughts.
But, i wouldnt even risk stroking your cats. One punch off you and i would be seeing stars for a week.

Replied: 1st Apr 2007 at 13:50

Posted by: salgadsby (156) 

Advice from a president!!!!

Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 01:49
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Posted by: ozzielass (1742) 

I would love to keep the neighbourhood cats OUT of my back garden and stop them from jumping onto and hanging with their bloody claws on my screen doors to chase the moths when I have the lights on at night!! Eventually they are going to ruin the mesh on the doors and cost me to repair them. Nobody is going to offer to pay for that?? If it's YOUR animal - keep it at home, I don't want it thank you.

Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 04:50


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