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Cats, Birds and SFG

Post  Kelejan on 7/27/2011, 1:22 pm

This moring I saw something white in one of my SFG beds and discovered a cat sitting there among the celery watching a bird's nest on the side of my house.



He/she was sitting on a square that I had jsut replanted with bush beans so it was a nice comfy spot and well-hidden from the parent birds attempting to rear their lone chick.



So now after chasing her away, I have filled all my vacant or just re-seeded squares with chicken wire cages.



I like cats but not their hunting habits when they are really well-fed by humans.
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Re: Cats, Birds and SFG

Post  Furbalsmom on 7/27/2011, 2:55 pm

You might also consider something as simple as plastic forks, placed in the Mel's Mix, tines up

It keeps the cats from settling down in the MM. I had to protect my round foot garden from the cat we fostered this winter when her Mommy and Daddy went to AZ for 5 months.
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Post  Kelejan on 7/27/2011, 10:17 pm

for the tip, Furballsmom.
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Post  littlesapphire on 7/28/2011, 4:44 pm

I got the fork suggestion from my friend when a neighborhood cat kept using my boxes as litterboxes (and digging up my plants in the process!). The cat was super stubborn, though, and it took a TON of forks to dissuade him. Eventually I put up a two foot ring of bird netting around the two boxes he liked using, and he hasn't been back yet. Plus, it keeps the rabbits out! But not the deer Sad
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