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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2015, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Cats and crock pots?

On work nights I love to have something hot waiting for me when I get home. I put something in the crock pot in the evening, then when I get home at 1:00 a.m. VOILA!

And Robin's been really good at leaving the crock pot alone during the hours when I'm at work. But...is this too great a temptation? He does get tantalized by the smells and I've seen him give it a ledge-ward tug. I'm not TOO worried about spills. But the electrical hazard...
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I don't ever remember any of my cats doing anything to a crock pot before. Now that you mention it. I have seen them give it a cursory sniff though. I guess if I was really worried about it, I could always put it in a room I could shut the door on. Though they may be MORE curios about a closed door. There would be no worries on them pushing over a hot crock pot, or puling on the wire.


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I have not had any problems with the cats and the crockpot. If you have any concerns about Robin biting the cord, you could use some Bitter Apple spray or even some hot sauce on the cord to discourage biting.
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I was worried about this with Neelix so for the first few months I only used it when I was home (weekends).

They all seem to be careful and seem to realize it's too hot to mess with.
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Can you put it in a room by itself at all? For me I'd be able to use either of my bathrooms. Laundry room could work but for us it's the litter box room.
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I use mine all the time and my three kitties generally leave it alone. Even my notorious cord-chewer leaves it alone. They only seem interested in it when I'm actively putting things into it. Once I leave it alone, they don't care anymore! They do sometimes stare at it if it's really cooking and the lid is making bubbling noises, but staring is all they do. I know they can sense the heat coming off of it, so I'm thinking that keeps them away.

Mine is so heavy I can't really imagine them being able to push/pull it off the counter... I would just make sure it's as far away from the edge of your counter as possible.
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Stephano is my pig cat, and even he seems to resist the crock pot. I used to worry about it, but he's never done anything. But it is something that I think about too.
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I came home one night and thought something smelled a bit strange when I walked in the house. Someone added catnip, a furry mouse and some feathers from Da Bird to the lovely pork roast.

I don't use my crock pot anymore.

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I came home one night and thought something smelled a bit strange when I walked in the house. Someone added catnip, a furry mouse and some feathers from Da Bird to the lovely pork roast.

I don't use my crock pot anymore.
LMBO!!!! That is so funny!!! Sounds like they had better ideas for what should have been in that crock pot. That is too funny!
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