This way you prevent the cat from climbing into the Christmas tree

13 Apr 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

This way you prevent the cat from climbing into the Christmas tree

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1. Make sure your cat has something nicer to do than climb the tree. The animals often find it much more fun and exciting to play with their owners than with the Christmas balls. So give your cat a lot of attention!

2. Cats love climbing and scratching. They see a tree as one big scratching post. Therefore, make sure that you have a good scratching post (or a good shelf that you hang vertically) at home that they can enjoy.

3. Do not put your Christmas tree by the window. The window is a nice viewpoint for cats. If they have a view of the tree in the windowsill, they will be more inclined to climb in it.

4. If cats are nauseous or suffer from a hairball, they want to eat plant parts. If you don't want them to chew your tree, it's smart to put cat grass on it.

5. Cats are more likely to dive into a real tree than into an artificial tree because of the smell. So it can help to go for a fake tree.

6. The more decoration in the tree, the more attractive the tree is to the cat. If you hang a little less balls and garlands in the tree, it is more likely that your pet will leave the tree alone. Cats love sparkling things: it stimulates their hunting instinct.

7. If you are really stuck with your hands: place a fence around the tree. It may look a little less cozy, but your tree is safe at least!