Stick something thorny, like broken up rose stems in the area?
Dull the points to make uncomfortable for the cat to walk over.
They only need to walk in the area once and they'll remember
to avoid it next time. Any other manner of making their feet feel
uncomfortable might work as well.
Another option is to put something there that offends there sense
of smell. Their noses are sensitive. They also have a vorneronasal
organ (Jacobson's organ) in the roof of their mouth where they can
taste what their smelling without coming in contact with the item. I
haven't tried this, but perhaps basil will work. Cayenne pepper or
common black pepper might work as well. Supposedly cats can
even smell common table salt.
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Whilst I have no aversion to cats, I do have a problem with them using
the pebbled area in my garden as a litter tray! Can anyone please
advise me of a way to deter this from happening?
If the cat keeps hitting the ball outside the foul line, it needs to
practice its swing more!!!!
Its your fault for having a part of your garden covered with gravel as fine
as kitty litter. Cats are very particular where they poop and for them to
literally go out of their way just to take a dump there is a rare honor.
If you were smart, you would have used something cats don't like such as
pine bark mulch instead.
My cat is perfectly happy going in my redwood (mini nugget) mulch but he is
polite enough to cover it up so I really don't mind. I'm just happy not to
need any litter box. Now the dog, thats another story.
There are a number of feline repellant sprays available at pet stores. In
the cat group, I have seen something called Feliway recommended but have
never tried it myself.
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