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Ultrasonic cat deterrents

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Malcolm_Stewart, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    T. S Eliot was an astute observer of cat behaviour, read Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and see just how many you recognise. Alternatively, enrich Lord Lloyd-Webber and listen to the musical.

    "For when they reach the scene of crime – Macavity's not there!" pretty much sums up the situation, you hear a noise and by the time you get to the window there is nothing more than a calling card.
  2. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    My neighbour has four feral children under the age of 10, with twins due in the next couple of weeks. I wish they had a cat instead.
  3. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Cats and children together make good pictures...

    Kirsten and Perdita Rolleiflex.jpg
  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Mind you children and cats share one characteristic when they hit adolescence: the ability to be awake when adults are asleep and to sleep when adults are awake!

    Kirsten with cat on her lap 652256CNV00036.JPG
  5. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    If you want to be rid of cats, I wouldn't plant catnip - cats love the stuff!
  6. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Don't mess with a cat lover.

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  7. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    Anyway, what is an ultrasonic cat? Don't think I've seen one.
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  8. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I think wearing the cat's cousin's skin as a top was insensitive;)
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  9. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Well, you certainly wouldn't hear one...
  10. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    It's a cat which has heard a packet of Dreamies being opened.
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  11. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    Her arms are the same colour!! The tiger looks bemused, maybe she called him Tony!!
  12. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    At least the feral children won’t sh*t in your garden (well ok they might).
  13. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Better that than the aural excrement of constant screaming?
  14. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    if you were to use catnip as a lovely gorgeously green under-planting to real lilies I think that you might become the subject of much hate from the local cats league.
  15. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    My father used to get a strip of 1" thick wood bang some 2" nails through it then fasten it to the top of the fence nail points up, another deterrent a friend had was a bucket of water.
  16. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    That’s just mean!!!!!
  17. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    That is just a John wind up.
  18. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Dreamies! I think Ganzi teleports into the kitchen whenever any cat food is served
    As an experiment I just went to the loo and on the way back checked that Ganzi was dead to the world. I went in the kitchen making no verbal signals about the possibility of food in his immediate future, I got a beer out then I bent down to pick up the cat food box and before I'd even touched said box he was right in front of it!
    Maybe he's hearing ultrasonic squeaks from my bad back and when they reach a certain pitch he knows I've bent down enough to be reaching for the cat food box
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  19. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

    Years ago I had a problem with several neighborhood cats. I would use cat treats and befriend them.
    When I could get close enough to them I would spray cheap perfume on top of their heads and upper back.
    That is an area they can't lick clean. The parts they could lick must have tasted awful because they would make
    horrible retching sound when they tried to lick it off. They decided the treats were not worth the problem
    that came with them and they did not come back.
    The next day at work I would get a lot of comments about how nice I smelled.
  20. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    According to this page...

    ...you may have committed an offence under one or more of the Protection of Animals Act 1911, the Animal Welfare Act 2006 tor the Animal Welfare Act 2005. With up to 5 years in pokey now on offer...

    ...that seems like a high risk strategy to me. :confused:

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