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This may have been covered, and it it has, I apologize. We are new cat owners and just purchased a real Christmas tree. What is the ideal method of keeping our cat out of the tree? I have heard that tissue paper under the tree skirt works, but wanted to know of any others. Thanks.
 

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You know those clear plastic floor mats with the little spikes on the bottom? You can usually buy that by the foot at home centers. Turn it upside down so the spikes stick up.

You can also try a $20-25 motion sensor alarm from Radio Shack. This will sound a siren type alarm if the cat (or you) crosses its path. My cat used to be afraid of this but no longer is. I would imagine every cat is different.

There is a product called a scat mat specifically made for Christmas trees. It emits harmless static electricity when stepped on and cat's don't like it. This is $75 though.

That's what I can come up with. Good luck.
 

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Hey, thanks for these tips. We where going to just go WITHOUT a tree this year, but now we'll give it a shot. Though, a fake one. Every time we get a real one it just stinks too much like a forrest. :p
 

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We haven't had a tree the past 2 years, since we changed from a one-cat family to a 3-cat family. Frodo and Lemur were devil kittens, and tried to topple the thing and chew on the bulbs. I tried once more last year since they were grown, but it just meant Frodo was strong enough to grab the branches in his jaws and YANK with all his might. We put it away. Now we have another kitten plus a dog, so no way! I'm just going with stockings.
 

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Well Boo loved to jump in the tree last year, but this year we'll try some new techniques to keep her (and now Driz) away.

Christmas isn't Christmas without SOME sort of tree. :lol:
 
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