Our new kitty family member is a plant digger. Does anyone have any products that are good for putting into a pot to keep her from digging? She is so shy, and we are finally making progress on her coming out in to the main part of the house, that I don’t want to do the spray with water bottle I have done with past kitties.
We had this problem recently too with our kitty. We ended up just buying a bunch of wooden skewers from the store and making a little fence around the pot. Worked like a charm! I will mention to watch out if your cat is trying to use the plant as a litter box, that can be a sign of a UTI.
Thanks, Kelsey. She doesn't seem to be using as a litter box, more of “I'm freaked out in a new place and I'm going to dig” type thing. Maybe she thinks she can dig her way out. I am just hoping my plants survive her settling in period.
I have two cats and they always try to scratch the couch. I have multiple ScatMat by the couch and they work like magic. You can put them around your plants and choose the best size and shape for the space. It does not hurt the cat and he is going to learn quickly that he can't go to the plants.
We got two kittens a couple years ago. The thing that worked the best for us was covering the soil with rocks. We used larger rocks that allowed air flow so the plant wouldn't suffer but didn't allow the kittens access to the dirt. Worked like a charm. Eventually they grew out of wanting to dig in it and we've been able to get rid of the rocks.
I just read a post yesterday about using Irish Spring soap shavings for this. And when used outside It also deters flies, squirrels, rabbits, mice etc. from your plants. One lady posted that she puts it in a net bag and ties it around her water Spicket outside and when she’s finished gardening, she washes her hands with it before she goes inside the house.