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I love wildlife and have made a hedgehog highway. I have always fed the birds and I had a dog until last year so I never got cats in my garden. But now I have cats in my garden and my birds are not so keen to visit. 

How can I stop cats coming into my garden ? 

I’m not ready for another dog. 

Please help..

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,070

    another £1 for me.

    Devon.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 4,703

    The most effective method seems to be the water scarecrow (google it). The problem may be it'll deter your hedgepigs too, unless you can site it somewhere that the cats trigger it but the hedgehogs don't.

    Hostafan gets (a virtual) £1 every time someone asks the question, hence his comment above. It comes up lot. It's a real problem in some areas and there doesn't seem to be a universally effective solution, I'm afraid.

    Last edited: 22 February 2018 20:26:17

    “There is no military solution
    Doesn't always end up as something worse”
  • ...cept another dog of course. image You are ready...you just haven't met him or her yet. image

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,626

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 4,703

    *snort*

    “There is no military solution
    Doesn't always end up as something worse”
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,134
    Hostafan1 says:

    another £1 for me.

    See original post

     Please count me in.image

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • cornellycornelly Posts: 959
    Diluted urine is the answer we have found to controlling cats in the garden, does deter them, doesn't need to be strong enough to cause an unwanted smell.
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