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My cat chews everything!

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margaritasbythesea Sun 01-Dec-19 17:17:17

Is there any way to curb or contain it? She really does chew everything. Her favourites are cardboard and paper, but also tin foil, curtains, my jumpers.

We bought home our Christmas tree yesterday and she was straight into it and chewing. Fine. I know they are midly toxic so we put it outside and got down the artificial one. Again, she was straight in to it and chewing. Plastic can cause digestive problems so we can't have that either.

I really don't know what to do. She's eaten her way through half the lining of our living room curtains. She actually sits on the windowsill on the other side , chewing away. Now the children are upset we can't have a Christmas tree.

Does anyone have any ideas what I can do? Her brother couldn't care less. He just wants to chew cacti, the daft bugger.

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Fluffycloudland77 Sun 01-Dec-19 17:28:15

Do her symptoms match Pica?.

margaritasbythesea Sun 01-Dec-19 19:05:09

I don't know much about it but I shall have a look. She was weaned prematurely as her mother was killed. She's about 5 months now.
Thanks for the suggestion.

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AndMiffyWentToSleep Sun 01-Dec-19 20:35:52

Mine is chewing the artificial Christmas tree too. The other cat chews plastic bags. I despair!

DobbyTheHouseElk Sun 01-Dec-19 20:39:17

I had a cat who chewed. He ate plastic bags constantly for the whole of his life, he lived a long life.

Obviously we hid bags and stopped having them in the house, but he hid a stash and used to chew merrily away.

He was so fast, it was impossible to prevent it. I banned all plastic, but he’d raid guests bags and sneak off.

The vet couldn’t really help.

margaritasbythesea Mon 02-Dec-19 10:11:49

Thanks for replying. I have given up on the curtains, and I don't think they could hurt her, but I am worried about the plastic. It sounds like I am possibly worrying too much. Never had a cat like her before!

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