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Cat using veggie beds as outdoor litter tray

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MrsMcGregor · 19/04/2013 22:32

Help! How can I stop our cat (female, neuteured, 12 months old) using our raised veggie beds as a litter tray? I haven't planted anything yet and don't relish the thought of doing so! So, how well do I need to poo-pick the beds and is there anything I can do to stop her doing this?


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Beamur · 19/04/2013 22:35

You can discourage her, but always wear gloves when you garden - just in case!
Netting, smelly pellets, curry powder etc all may help a bit. Don't use disinfectant to clean up - something to do with ammonia, only use detergents.
I have an allotment a reasonable distance from any houses but still find the odd bit of cat shit in it.

50shadesofbrown · 19/04/2013 22:37

Citrus peel, lion dung (can order on the web). I have the same problem but haven't yet tried the dung, plan to this year.

Fluffycloudland77 · 19/04/2013 22:40

It's because it's nice soft dug over earth.

I'm surprised my neighbours have any bulbs coming up at all given the amount of time our cats spends enthusiastically digging in their flower beds.

Weirdly, they seem to like him.

MrsMcGregor · 19/04/2013 22:45

Thanks - will start with the easy option and sprinkle curry powder around the beds.

Right, so if I do tht and try tovrake out whatever poo is in there, can I plant my summer veggies safely without fear of poisoning anyone who nibbles a lettuce leaf Grin?


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Beamur · 19/04/2013 22:46

We've survived.

MrsMcGregor · 19/04/2013 22:47
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sashh · 20/04/2013 03:40

Egg shells - two prickly for cats.

QueenStromba · 20/04/2013 13:56

Chilli powder would be better than curry powder. Lemon peel would probably be better still - our cat seems to like curry.

gindrinker · 20/04/2013 15:49
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