So i caught my cat peeing in my ficus tree today. I keep a pretty neat house and i did not smell any funk until i saw her do it and i took a big wiff.... Yuck.
This happened before (about 3 years ago) when i had bare dirt in my large floor plants. I (at that time) took the plants outside. Hosed off all the dirt and roots and re potted them with fresh soil and then added pebbles and rocks to detour the cat, thinking 'if she can't move the stones she wont pee'. Up until now that has worked. I found 3 total plants that the cat has peed into.
It is WAY to cold now to do what i did 3 years ago. So i did my best. i threw the rocks and pebbles away and dug out as much dirt as i could. (could no longer smell the cat pee) and then replaced the dirt with fresh, and heavier rocks and pebbles.
What else can i do to stop this?
It makes me feel dirty that this cat has decided to use my tree's as its litter box especially since the litter box is cleaned every day. I did bring the cat to the plants and say 'no' however, the cat is not a dog.
I also know that there is a possibility that she is 'marking her territory' in case of kitty apocalypse and our home gets overran with zombie terrors but I've had enough!
Also vet checked last week and no sickness like a UTI etc...
My question is... Have any of you had this happen with your cats? What did you do to stop them from doing it? I've heard of pine cones, putting spiney cactus in the pots as well, i've even heard of double sticky tape... Just trying to get some new ideas that aren't going to detract from my home... just keep the cat in her box!
Thanks for suggestions!