Protecting speakers from cats

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  • My cat is afraid of the speakers, and yells at me every time I come upstairs from listening to music at loud volume levels, but so does the wife.
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    marvda1 wrote: »
    get a gal milk jug, put some pennies in it and when the cat even goes near the speakers shake the jug and scare the h3ll out of it :D

    I have found that spraying vinegar works well.

    Our cat went after one of our Lsi15 grills, ruined it and we ended up redoing BOTH...lol
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Is de-clawing said cat(s) not an option? Too cruel???

    A whole bottle of worms....
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,279
    K_M wrote: »
    I have found that spraying vinegar works well.

    Really? This forum need a "disagree" button. I don't think spraying a terrible smelling acid around your house is the answer.
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,747
    audioluvr wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    I have found that spraying vinegar works well.

    Really? This forum need a "disagree" button. I don't think spraying a terrible smelling acid around your house is the answer.

    It'd definitely keep me away!

    When we had cats, I found the best deterrent was my parents bed. How so? They were too busy peeing on it all the time to even think about speaker grills.

    Yeah, we didn't have cats very long... ;):p

    In (some form of) seriousness, I think the myth busters tested a bunch of deterrents for different animals, cats included. I don't remember what worked or not though. Probably could find it on Hulu. :)
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  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 928
    edited December 2019
    No problem with speakers but peeing in other areas.

    Solution #1 a combination of lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint oils with water in a spray bottle then just spray the area you want them to keep off. Cats will like any acidic aroma as it will resemble their pee.

    #2 This one works great to keep him of the couch at night.

    https://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Deterrent-Activated-Repellent-Environmentally/dp/B0721735K9/ref=asc_df_B0721735K9/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198073792559&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13235832108938350454&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032029&hvtargid=pla-377471900634&psc=1

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  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,901
    Mine are protected by a fierce LEGO dragon!
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,271
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  • gyosagyosa Posts: 403
    edited December 2019
    On my sda 1c’s my wife’s Siamese catz decided they liked to claw the area of the grill that had the lower horizontal crossmember - they are declawed but it was still going to cause damage eventually after repeated “clawing” ...

    I took some 2” packing tape and applied one strip sticky side out to the problem area ...almost invisible....
    Catz don’t like the stickyness on their feet .
    They haven’t gone near the speakers since ...

    Problem solved !

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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    audioluvr wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    I have found that spraying vinegar works well.

    Really? This forum need a "disagree" button. I don't think spraying a terrible smelling acid around your house is the answer.

    Spraying it in diluted form, with water, at the cat, to train her what not to do.

    It worked for us. After only several times, she lost her bad habit.
    Not dangerous at all, just annoys them getting wet.
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  • K_M wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    I have found that spraying vinegar works well.

    Really? This forum need a "disagree" button. I don't think spraying a terrible smelling acid around your house is the answer.

    Spraying it in diluted form, with water, at the cat, to train her what not to do.

    It worked for us. After only several times, she lost her bad habit.
    Not dangerous at all, just annoys them getting wet.

    Your spot on, my brother would have this spray bottle worked great. He had 5 cats Big Fat Cats lol you know them Tom Cats get big. lol
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,279
    K_M wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    I have found that spraying vinegar works well.

    Really? This forum need a "disagree" button. I don't think spraying a terrible smelling acid around your house is the answer.

    Spraying it in diluted form, with water, at the cat, to train her what not to do.

    It worked for us. After only several times, she lost her bad habit.
    Not dangerous at all, just annoys them getting wet.

    I would agree using a squirt bottle with water in it would work effectively. That's a common training aid to teach them right from wrong.
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  • corticocortico Posts: 593
    edited December 2019
    Merry Xmas and thanks for the tips, I’m picking up this guy tomorrow. Wish me luck
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  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,866
    Give the kids a Rottweiler, that will solve the cat concerns..
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  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,866
    Clipdat wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Is de-clawing said cat(s) not an option? Too cruel???

    It's incredibly inhumane.

    A lot more humane than making a Cat skin hat! Just saying!
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  • Polkaguy58Polkaguy58 Posts: 344
    I've always taught my cats to only scratch on their scratch board.
    You do this by showing them how to use it, praising them everytime they do and yelling at them when they use anything else.
    My current cat will not scratch anywhere but her pad and I still tell her she's a good cat whenever she uses it. (she's 15 now)
  • MuchiemanMuchieman Posts: 207
    edited January 3
    Give the kids a Rottweiler, that will solve the cat concerns..
    Don’t they Eat Cats in China? From what i’ve read they say they taste like chicken. 😁 1st off I wouldn’t have a animal in my home for those very reasons. They take over your home, Stink it up, 🤭they got their owners Picking up the crap for them or taking out a stinky S box. 🤧2nd the cost, 🤑sure cats are cool dogs to they have a very nice Coat outside they go! 😁
  • Polkaguy58Polkaguy58 Posts: 344
    To each their own.
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,307
    Give them better things to scratch. 3 cats, in 10 years I've lost one driver surround to a kitty, a woofer on an RT800i. Just one tiny claw puncture and tiny scratch...I think they were chasing a bug. Partially my fault for leaving the grills off...which they've also never attacked. Same for the couches, anytime we caught them, shoo them off then put one of several small scratching posts in that spot. Next time they want to scratch the couch they have much more appealing sisal rope. No problems since. Awesome cat towers help too.

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