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Xmas tree - worth it????

coco

Savannah Super Cat
#1
Hi

So i pretty much know the answer to this one but ive had a xmas tree every year for as long as i can remember so thought i would throw it out there for the experienced owners

I imagine coco will try to climb it or see it as some kind of scratching post, however she will only be able to access the room its in when im home but will it be a nightmare i regret doing??????????

im thinking a basic fibre optic one with NO hanging decorations, just tinsel and presents underneath

Its my first xmas with coco, im pretty much accepting that a tree is a no go but just wondering what people experiences are with them, if i can get away with it haha

thanks :)
 

Laura W

Savannah Super Cat
#2
Facing my first with the cats. Thinking tinsel is a no no. Will definitely attract cats and they will eat eat.......not a good combination.
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#3
http://kirembosavannahs.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-trees-in-our-house.html is something I wrote about having a tree in our house. None of the ornaments are glass, everything is fabric, wood or plastic so that if anything does get knocked to the ground it is safe. Tinsel is a bad idea, an obstruction waiting to happen :-( I've used those strands of plastic pearls though to make it shinier and more decorative. Weirdly enough, IKEA makes ornaments that look like shiny glass globes but they are plastic, you can see those on our tree in the pics.
 

Per Lausund

Moderator
Staff member
#4
Definitely plastic globes, and go easy on the lighting: some SVs have been known (all slander, of course, but anyway) to chew wires and such. Tinsel and such stuff is, seen from a vet´s point of view, highly desirable: abdominal surgery is terribly expensive! From a cat owner´s point of view it´s a no-no. Cats will eat. It sticks in intestines.
But a green cat-tree? Absoulutely!
Hope the link works!
 

coco

Savannah Super Cat
#5
http://kirembosavannahs.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-trees-in-our-house.html is something I wrote about having a tree in our house. None of the ornaments are glass, everything is fabric, wood or plastic so that if anything does get knocked to the ground it is safe. Tinsel is a bad idea, an obstruction waiting to happen :-( I've used those strands of plastic pearls though to make it shinier and more decorative. Weirdly enough, IKEA makes ornaments that look like shiny glass globes but they are plastic, you can see those on our tree in the pics.
thanks that link is fantastic :) To be honest i didnt think it was going to be possible at all, and the tinsel from last years already in the bin after everyones advice ( the outside bin as coco loves bin dipping lol )
 
T

tkymasters

Guest
#6
We no longer have Christmas decorations in the house. The last tree we had ended up as a scratching post, pee post, climbing toy, and something to jump at.
 

coco

Savannah Super Cat
#7
We no longer have Christmas decorations in the house. The last tree we had ended up as a scratching post, pee post, climbing toy, and something to jump at.
Im sure ill be the same, been out today looking for SV proof decorations and came home with nothing at all :) haha

However my local pet shop sells a really tall red colored cat tree, i guess thats festive enough ( and a real treat for coco ) ;)
 

coco

Savannah Super Cat
#9
well i decided against indoor decorations for obvious reasons, but feeling festive today i decided to put up a few outdoor lights around the windows, outdoor plugs so no danger to Coco... nothing major.... just blinky blue ones around the front room windows and bedroom window

bad idea

i now have no indoor blinds on all 3 windows that i put lights around!!.............

I really should have seen that one coming in hindsight!!

shes so helpful haha
 

WitchyWoman

Admin
Staff member
#10
LOL, errr I mean HO HO HO. It seems no matter what we do to work around the potential for destruction, they still find a way. I'm sorry your blinds met such a fate, but it was only a matter of time....