Getting into cords
My little girl is just over a year old. She's occasionally gotten into my computers cords before, but only when I was sitting at the computer (I guess my presence was a sign it was time to play). Since I primarily use my laptop, it hasn't been much of an issue.
Lately, though, she's going after them all the time. She's also trying to get to the cords behind the TV, but I have those pretty well blocked off.
I've tried water in a spray bottle. I think she enjoys it. I've tried citrus sprays. The smell only deters her for maybe 30 minutes tops. She's batting the cords with her paws/claws, not chewing on them, so I don't think that anything bitter tasting would help. Those are the suggestions I was able to find online.
I'm getting so frustrated. Yesterday I just lost it and yelled at her, which I never do, and she hissed at me. She's never done that before. She was over it 10 minutes later but I still feel like a jerk. It's not her fault. She's just being a cat. But I don't want her to get hurt, and I can't afford to replace any of the equipment if she breaks something. I just don't know what else to try.