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silverfox
24-08-2008, 06:02 PM
Has anyone any advice on how I can keep cats away from my rabbits and guineas. The other night the light was in the garden and we had three cats in the back, one sat watching the guineas, one on the way to the other and another on the fence. We let the dog out quick to scare them off, her being blind as a bat did not even see them and ran the other way. They did run but they come back during the day, getting the dig barking and winding up the rabbits. My rabbits are not bothered by the dog as they are used to her, but they dont like the cats. Has anyone any advice please. As I am ready to commit :evil:murder with these cats.

DDD
24-08-2008, 06:23 PM
Haven't any ideas, but will be watching this thread!! I have a cat come in my garden, as it doesn't like the dog its owners got, and it comes in poo'ing and scaring rabbits. They know it's there even when at the bottom of the garden and they start thumping before they have even seen it!!

Lynne18
24-08-2008, 06:49 PM
I have three cats so no other cats come in my garden. As a last resort perhaps get a kitten.

monkeypuzzler
24-08-2008, 06:50 PM
You can get a product called "keep off my garden" which is aimed at keeping cats away, otherwise I've always heard that lion poo helps!!!

purplebumble
24-08-2008, 06:55 PM
try a few of those sonic cat scarers as they have certain angled arcs....and if theyre the decent ones have settings for cats...rodents...dogs..foxes....

so you can set cat and it wont affect your buns or dog;)

my mum cant have her little bun in her garden in a run because her neighbours in her block of four alone have 6 predatory cats:shock::shock:

thats why i had to fence of my garden..well i lie..its to try and retain my two cats whove lived indoors for all their lives so far and will be two end of august.
the bopy was diagnosed last year at his vaccs booster with a heart murmur:( so i need to keep him close and dont wnat them leaving the garden anyway....too much roads so many idiots...

oddly enough the boy wont be ok outside without his bunny family being there too...its been too wet for the buns so they havent left the house or even cried to do so..nutters! but anyway i digress.....i havent seen one single cat in my garden.......and i would like to add the securaacat extra topping to my netting but thats another 250! next year!

you shouldnt have to do it i agree but its a problem everywhere..thing is not all cats are predatory..my mum n dad had a cat who chased my half sisters rabbit in its run..but loved next doors bunny..they used to sunbathe together on top of her hutch roof...side by side or curled up:shock:

sadly tho most cats..are predatory....especially the ones who seem to be out 24/7 and have to fend for themselves..dont blamethe cat..blame the owner!

anyhooo heres my cat proofing..all you need to is put a pole or wood struts atop the poles so they make a security fenciung overhang.but not into your garden but the other side...as your keeping cats out only.

heres my attempt at cat proofing..i know theres a wall with hardly any netting but its so high my side and failry high their side.....

heres the thread

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=139448&page=2


this is what id like to top it with and will next year funds allowing!

http://www.woodycoon.com/html/cat-proof_fencing.html


this is one type recommended as a detterrent but i bet its costly!
http://www.katzecure.com/index.php


this is where i got the idea from

http://www.purrfectfence.co.uk/

a cheaper idea if you have fencing or walls is this..sometimes called a prikka strip
http://www.primrose-london.co.uk/fence-wall-spikes-original-prikka-strip-p-365.html

sonic scarer
http://www.deteracat.co.uk/catwatch.htm

:wave:

silverfox
24-08-2008, 06:55 PM
You can get a product called "keep off my garden" which is aimed at keeping cats away, otherwise I've always heard that lion poo helps!!!

I thought this was funny, thanks for that:lol:. The only lion I am getting close to is the ones on telly, my dog usually bites the telly when they are on. Also about getting a kitten, I would love one but I have had cats before and I always find that cats attract cats. Also I have a leather suite, not letting claws get near that.

Azraelm
24-08-2008, 07:07 PM
As long as your rabbits are safe in their runs/hutch you have little to be concerned about, they'll get used to the cats visiting the garden and all will be fine :)

bunnylover177
24-08-2008, 07:35 PM
As long as your rabbits are safe in their runs/hutch you have little to be concerned about, they'll get used to the cats visiting the garden and all will be fine :)

I'm not so sure - it depends on the cat and the rabbit. I've had a real hunter cat bounding around my rabbits and terrifying them as all rabbits want to do is run and they can't becasue they were in a pen. The rabbits didn't seem to want to go into their shelter. Guinea pigs hide and the cat loses interest but that cat was a real problem for a long time. Car got it in the end.