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Offline franksolich

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cats and foliage
« on: December 04, 2011, 12:56:38 PM »
The caretaker brought inside here three 7'+ tall pine trees, suggesting I need to put up a Christmas tree.

I used to have a big Christmas tree all the time, but not since I've had cats.

Cats can be hazardous to the electrical lights, the fragile glass ornaments, and somesuch.

But now I'm wondering if perhaps such trees can be a hazard to cats.

The trees have a nice odor, a great odor, a really powerful pleasant odor; it helps dispel the odor of cigarette smoke, too.

If I were to just put up the trees as they are, no decorations, and keep them watered as long as they odoriferous, would that present any health or other hazard to the cats?  Since there wouldn't be anything on the trees, if a cat knocks one over, no big deal.  But I'm wondering if they'd be hazardous for the cats.
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Re: cats and foliage
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 01:41:43 PM »
I don't think the tree itself poses any health risk to cats, and placing lights on them should also be OK, even better if you use the new LED lights.  Our daughter has two cats, and completely decorates a tree every year, and just makes certain that any breakable (glass) ornaments are placed beyond the reach of the cats.  On the bottom of the tree she uses wooden or plastic ornaments (secured well).....the cats like to bat them around, but that's OK too.

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Re: cats and foliage
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 10:06:33 AM »
Plastic ornaments are your friend. We have 3 cats (at one time 6) and have never had a problem with them being affected by a Christmas tree. Now, the tree surviving? Kinda doubtful.    :rofl:
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