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How do I save our spider plant from our rambunctious kitty?

Asked by Aethelwine (41491points) 3 weeks ago

Here we go again.

10 month old indoor kitty loves to spend time on top of our spider plant. These plants are hardy! I can’t believe the plant is still alive but I assume it can only take so much abuse.

How do we keep kitty from loitering on top of the spider plant?

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Pandora's avatar

Put toothpicks all around it. Maybe it will make your kitty uncomfortable and he’ll decide to leave it alone.

Inspired_2write's avatar

move the plant to higher ground.

snowberry's avatar

Find an essential oil that kitty doesn’t like. Put it on a cotton ball and place it on the leaves. You could also hang some off some stems. Try experimenting to see what smells kitty dislikes the most. I seem to remember hearing that they don’t like fruit but I am not sure. If that’s true then lemon extract might work.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Move it now!
There is a compound in spider plants similar to opium. Just levate or hang it where kitty can’t get to it.

SergeantQueen's avatar

Put a giant cucumber by it.

Patty_Melt's avatar

LOL. ^^^ You watch too much youtube.

Aethelwine's avatar

I’m glad I asked, @Tropical_Willie. I moved the plant to a room where kitty can’t get to it for now.

Thank you!

Patty_Melt's avatar

Kitties leave stuff alone when you squirt water at them.
Get a spray bottle. Fill it with water, and use it for nothing but water.
,y former neighbor had a cat which came to visit often. He learned that when he saw me reach for my spray bottle, to retrace his steps. At home he was a nuisance, but here he behaved perfectly.
He was mad at me the first couple of times, but when he learned I wouldn’t squirt if he did what I said, all was forgiven.

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