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Does anyone else's cat chew wires?

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Hereyougosandwiches Fri 06-Dec-19 15:14:57

My 5 yo cat has always done this and it drives me crackers. I've lost so many chargers to her and obviously it's a fire hazard as well, we can't leave anything switched on. She also chomps on anything plastic - my phone, for instance, and the edge of my laptop. I've taken her to the vets in case she has gum disease or similar - nope.

Anyone else's cat do this? I think she thinks she's a bloody dog!

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rosydreams Fri 06-Dec-19 15:58:46

usually they grow out of wire chewing if it continues past kittenhood it is now a permanent quirk =/

wire tidys are helpful

dementedpixie Fri 06-Dec-19 16:00:42

Only when they were kittens. They don't do it now

Allergictoironing Fri 06-Dec-19 17:48:41

My DBro had to send a cat back to the breeder because it had Pica (chewing unsuitable things), in this cat's case electrical cables. DBro has a LOT of electrical kit in his house, and this 2yo he'd taken as a rehome cost him hundreds just in cables in the first week. Interestingly, the cat he was a replacement for who had died shortly before also had Pica, in her case plastic bags, though nowhere near as bad and nothing to do with her demise!

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