Monday, December 18, 2006

Cat Stop


Cat Stop
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

I just got this - this is also to keep cats out of yards but works on the principle of ultra sound. The cat will be so irritated by the noise that it will stay away from the yard. The only problem is if there are deaf cats (which, as you can imagine, is quite the exception to the rule).

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long is the range? Is it possible to set it for the area of the yard?

18/12/06 12:21 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes it is. It's used for yards usually.

18/12/06 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like it's installed by planting the spike into the ground. So if you are one of those who have a cement yard (and I've seen quite a few in Singapore), you might not be able to use this. Right, Dawn?

18/12/06 1:17 PM  
Anonymous babe princess said...

hi... i am a volunteer of cat welfare society also... haha... mind to link me? haha...
catswelfare.blogspot.com
haha... thank you... mucak... haha...

18/12/06 2:09 PM  
Blogger KXBC said...

Claymore mine! 50,000 pellets. Reminds me of li-jer-bit.

18/12/06 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon II, u can have a flower pot filled with sand/soil n stick the apparatus in. Make sure it's a flow-thru pot or water will collect when it rains, then u'll hv dengue problem.
As for range, if one's neighbour were to acquire one, will it cause one's own indoor cats distress, or cats tt hang out at my yard?

18/12/06 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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18/12/06 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catherine,

If you really cannot find anyone to help, don't worry. Although the ideal situation is to bottle feed the kitten every 2 hours, kittens can still survive if you feed them in the morning before you go to work, one more time when you come back and another time before you go to bed.

I did that with 3 kittens 5 years ago and they all grow up fine. They are still around.

18/12/06 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. Will have to do that if I really can't find anyone. I leave the house at 7.30am and back at abt 8-9pm. Hope it'll be ok.

Catherine

18/12/06 11:15 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - yes you could use a flower pot as suggested. Generally though if people have a cement garden, the cats don't really go in and defecate which is the most common complaint.

The idea is that when you walk nearer to this yard, the sound gets louder - so it's to encourage the cats to stay away. i don't think it is very annoying to cats in other houses or yards.

19/12/06 12:51 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Catherine I've taken your number off because I don't think it's a good idea to post it. Do drop me a note - let us know how old the kitten is and the like.

19/12/06 12:52 AM  
Anonymous May said...

Apologise if this seems a liitle inappropriate but it's still cat-related.

I've been feeding my cats with Aristocat and Feline Gourmet (can food) but thinking to switching to a better brand. Does anyone know if the more expensive brands like Eagle Pack is better? Or, does anyone have a better recommendation?

19/12/06 10:36 AM  
Blogger catwelfare said...

hm... ok... i have taken out... thank for da reminder... haha... hm... can you tell me what can i do to help? haha...

19/12/06 12:26 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

May - it really depends. It's a good idea to read about what goes into the food and see what is in the products.

19/12/06 3:00 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks for agreeing to remove the website. Perhaps you can help with a TNRM programme in your area?

19/12/06 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that some gardens are less attractive to cats than other gardens?
Generally cats, unlike dogs, defecate in quiet covered places. Of course there is that odd show-off feline. Where there are pots of plants and dark corners, it is attractive as toilet facility.
I think location(quiet), smell(clean), noise(non-threatening)& even texture of that spot(could scratch to cover) play a part too.
I am not a cat, got to ask them.

19/12/06 5:43 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - good point. You'll also find that gardens with dogs are less likely to have cats in them.

19/12/06 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fake cws site still up

20/12/06 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Dawn. One kind soul managed to find me a foster. She's such a darling. :>

Catherine

20/12/06 9:22 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Catherine good to hear that.

Babe princess - as Anonymous pointed out, the site is still up. Could you kindly change the misleading information and remove the photos? Thanks.

20/12/06 1:57 PM  

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