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Rog, I don't mean 'shoot' the cats with a water pistol!!   I meant a plant sprayer which produces a spray, not a jet of water.... 

Your scarer sounds a good idea but will some frequencies damage the hearing of birds?

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No damage to birds Margie, I get pheasants,blackbirds,thrushes on the garden it doesn't affect them,in fact the pheasants make a bit of a hollow in the soil and lay there in the sun

 

Rog

 

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I bought a "super soaker" to ward of a lurcher that kept coming up the drive. It worked well. I lent it to a friend and he uses it to deter pigeons.

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12 Bore does the job just as well !!..........ONLY JOKING !!

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What do you do when you have a neighbour who already has 3-4 cats in the house which you never see and at last count 7 strays for who she buys tinned food then grumbles how much she's spending? They have recently been rounded up and sterilized to which we had to contribut. They are a nuisance and we have asked the neighbors to do something about them. Our dogs shoot out of the house and go straight to the fence, stand there barking or staring at the cats. Of course the cats couldn't give a damn and stare back. We have now put a screen all the length of the fence but the dogs poke their noses underneath and watch the cats and will not come in when called.

They are lovely cats all from the same male but they get everywhere and I can see sooner or later we'll find a dead one in the pool. They already walk over the cover and have used it as a loo. The furniture has muddy foot prints all over them and I darent leave a cushion on a chair they've probably got fleas as last year I saw bloody specks on the cushions from the fleas. Our dogs are protected but doubt very much the cats are.

Dont want to think about cat scarer as it will probably drive the dogs insane.

 

 

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Orange peel is recommended as a cat deterrent. Never tried it as we have four cats that live here. Worth a try.

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1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

he uses it to deter pigeons.

 

I find a 5.52mm lead round deters them quite well Phil

 

Rog

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I did offer to lend him my spare Webley .22 but he lives in Woodthorpe and was afraid of killing passers by!

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Best thing to do with some of them !

Re. Nonna's neighbours, I repeat a good candidate for a 12bore.

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OK. I'll try again.

 

Cats are basically selfish animals.  Their only interest in humans is for the food and shelter provided.  In return for this they are willing to sit about looking pretty so long as they are in the mood.  If they aren't they'll soon let you know.   If you are lucky they will let you think they are showing affection, but what they are really doing is using you for warmth.

 

There is a reason why we do not have Guide Cats, Rescue Cats, Police Cats, etc.  Because cats couldn't give a toss about us and have no emotional connection with us.  Only with the food and shelter.

 

Now, I'm not blaming Cats for being the way they are.  They are basically wild animals that know a good thing when they see it and will accept the freebies, but on their terms.  It's a one way deal. It's no different to the way that Pigeons (formerly 'Rock Doves') assorted Gulls and other species, including Cockroaches and Fleas, have spotted an opportunity in our company.  And of course we've made this more likely by depleting or destroying their natural habitat.

 

So.  We set out knowing full well that Cats are 'taking us for a ride'. Well that would be ok, and our choice, if it only affected us.  But we also know that our cats, unless strictly 'house cats', are going to spend much of their time wandering about being a bloody nuisance to the neighbours, digging up flower beds, leaving excrement that is definitely not 'fertiliser',  killing garden birds and constantly risking causing a fatal accident to human drivers by darting into the road.

 

In other words, it's not just the cats that are being selfish.

 

If I was to go into the wilds of Madagascar or somesuch and discover a previously unknown animal which behaved exactly like a cat, but looked like this:

 

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..how long do you think it would be before letting it roam was banned?

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, DJ360 said:

They are basically wild animals that know a good thing when they see it and will accept the freebies,

 

Sounds a lot like the human species as well,we all like freebies,other people for warmth and comfort,and for the most part go to anyone/anywhere for food

 

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Yebbut.. we don't usually do that 'for a living', and we don't usually dig up our host's flower beds, c**p on them and kill their garden birds.  If we did, we'd soon be getting more than a splash from a water pistol! :aggressive:

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I was refering to the quote I put up

 

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5 hours ago, DJ360 said:

Yebbut.. we don't usually do that 'for a living', and we don't usually dig up our host's flower beds, c**p on them and kill their garden birds.  If we did, we'd soon be getting more than a splash from a water pistol! :aggressive:

I would reserve that for some human vermin. 

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