Topic: Neighbours Cat
Sun, 2nd December 2012, 11:00am
Does anyone know how to stop a neighbourhood cat from jumping over our front white rendered fence?
I have to wash it's dirty paw prints off the paintwork about twice a week.
The fence is 1800mm high so I dont know why it would bother coming this way to get to the rear properties. It has to jump this high on each side.
I have tried pebble stones on the top of the fence, moth balls, stones on the paving below the fence but nothing stops it from coming through our property to its destination elsewhere.
It does it in the early hours of the morning and I have seen it once come past our bedroom window about 3am, mature ginger cat.
Apart from getting a dog, is there any solution to this problem?
Sun, 2nd December 2012, 12:14pm
FAB check out this website www.derwenttraders.com.au
Sun, 2nd December 2012, 2:22pm
mmm It sounds like you have good fences. I wonder what you could keep on your side of the fence that the cat might not like.
If you make a box with a drop down sliding door, you can hold the door up with a pin.
Pull the pin when the cat is inside and you have a cat in the box.
To pull the pin you mount a Rat trap on the top of the box and connect the rat trap whacker to the pin with cord.
When the rat trap goes off the whacker pulls the string and the string pulls the pin and the door drops down.
Now you want bait in the box connected to the rat trap bait trigger by cord or fishing line via a hole in the top of the box.
Cat comes in - grabs bait - rat trap triggers - pulls pin - door drops down - cat locked in box.
Make cat into Davey Crocket hat or deliver cat to owner suggesting cat cage/runs are a good idea.
Sun, 2nd December 2012, 5:00pm
If you mount a piece of dowel between 2 brackets so it will spin freely then mount that as near as possible to the edge of the fence on the neighbours side. When the moggy jumps up he puts paws on the roller which turns dumping him back on his side. eventually he will find a new way round.
The other thing is why is it going to the rear properties, is someone there putting food out for it or it it chasing tail?
Negotiating another of lifes speed bumps
Sun, 2nd December 2012, 5:17pm
That website Graham, gave me an idea.
I will buy motion sensor spray disinfectants and mount it on the top of the fence in his favourite jumping spots.
As well as giving him a shock, he will smell like a toilet and reduce his chance of mating somewhat.
Sun, 2nd December 2012, 5:23pm
Just thought, hope it does'nt spray the postman as well.
Sun, 2nd December 2012, 9:55pm
Borrow a cat trap, then teach it to swim in a wheelie bin . Neighbours cats make good hats!
Mon, 3rd December 2012, 11:58am
A solution all the way from Pommie Land!
It seems cats are the same all over the world! No darned respect!
I don't suppose, in your climate, you have easy access to that delightful strip used here in great quantities, for gripping fitted carpets when stretched to fit tight up against skirtings. The thing you'll love is that it's a plywood strip, about 1 1/4" wide, chock full of vicious s/steel spikes and prefitted with compo tacks or thin masonry pins. I suppose rusting nails or screws may be a consideration.
Purpose-made semi-rigid plastic versions for cat discouragement are sold over here at a silly price but they are UV resistant.
My sense of anti-moggy humour overcomes me now - how about an arrangement of white, pvc-u semi-rigid conduit pipe, loosely mounted near the top of the fence, with a stiffer metal or wooden curtain rod on brackets through it, so when old Tom tries to get a grip on it, it just turns under his weight and he falls off? Any photos of said event, gratefully received!
All depends on how inventive you are, young man!
Nigel in Milton Keynes UK
Mon, 3rd December 2012, 12:20pm
Maybe try sprinkling some cayenne pepper or chilli powder near and/or on the fence? I used to sprinkle some around the veggie patch to keep the cats away and it seemed to do the trick.
Mon, 3rd December 2012, 12:24pm
I tried wood with nails in it but cat is very nimble and managed to secure a paw space between.
Thought of razorwire but wife said it will look like a detention centre and stop being so anal.
Was back here this morning again, so routine is now pick up paper from footpath and wipe down the fence inside and out.
Mon, 3rd December 2012, 12:27pm
Chillie powder, might give that a go.
Thanks Braddo 51.
Will report back if that works.
Mon, 10th December 2012, 8:23am
I dont think its a cat after all.
The imprint from the chilli powder coloured paw prints shows the claws on the thing are about 20mm long.
Might be a possum?
Been back twice since the chilli powder, Friday night and Saturday night.