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Old May 16th 04, 09:03 PM
MaryL
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"ScratchMonkey" wrote in message
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I really think you need to clean up that area. There seems to be a lot
of cords and cables this cat could get tangled up in and possibly get
hurt or choke.


Unfortunately that's true of any modern house (at least if you have more
than one video source on your TV, for example), but I just did a major
rearrangement. My concern wasn't with choking, but with chewing. I got her
a bunch of toys with similar chewing characteristics but they look quite
different, to keep her distracted. So far it seems to be working.


That is a cute kitten. However, choking on cords really *is* a problem (in
addition to the chewing problem). Here are a couple of possible solutions:
(1) Computer stores sell flexible "shells" or hoses (not the correct word, I
know) with a slit along one side so that several cords can be pressed into
the shell. It's neater and contains the cords in what becomes one length of
hose. (2) If you have too many cords or that solution is awkward to use,
how about placing the "snakes nest" of hoses in an attractive container and
place something over the top to serve as a lid? A large flower-pot would do
the job, or you could probably build a cube out of plywood with a hole in
the side that is large enough for the cords but too small for the kitten to
enter (possibly even several holes for different cords).

MaryL


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Old May 17th 04, 07:15 PM
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Actually, velcro strips or ties work perfectly for cables. Also, running
cables through plastic tubing also works.

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"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote in message That is
a cute kitten. However, choking on cords really *is* a problem (in
addition to the chewing problem). Here are a couple of possible

solutions:
(1) Computer stores sell flexible "shells" or hoses (not the correct word,

I
know) with a slit along one side so that several cords can be pressed into
the shell. It's neater and contains the cords in what becomes one length

of
hose. (2) If you have too many cords or that solution is awkward to use,
how about placing the "snakes nest" of hoses in an attractive container

and
place something over the top to serve as a lid? A large flower-pot would

do
the job, or you could probably build a cube out of plywood with a hole in
the side that is large enough for the cords but too small for the kitten

to
enter (possibly even several holes for different cords).

MaryL




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Old May 17th 04, 07:15 PM
Cat Protector
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Actually, velcro strips or ties work perfectly for cables. Also, running
cables through plastic tubing also works.

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Panther TEK: Staying On Top Of All Your Computer Needs!
www.members.cox.net/catprotector/panthertek

Cat Galaxy: All Cats, All The Time!
www.catgalaxymedia.com

"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote in message That is
a cute kitten. However, choking on cords really *is* a problem (in
addition to the chewing problem). Here are a couple of possible

solutions:
(1) Computer stores sell flexible "shells" or hoses (not the correct word,

I
know) with a slit along one side so that several cords can be pressed into
the shell. It's neater and contains the cords in what becomes one length

of
hose. (2) If you have too many cords or that solution is awkward to use,
how about placing the "snakes nest" of hoses in an attractive container

and
place something over the top to serve as a lid? A large flower-pot would

do
the job, or you could probably build a cube out of plywood with a hole in
the side that is large enough for the cords but too small for the kitten

to
enter (possibly even several holes for different cords).

MaryL




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Old May 17th 04, 08:08 PM
MaryL
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"Cat Protector" wrote in message
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Actually, velcro strips or ties work perfectly for cables. Also, running
cables through plastic tubing also works.

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Yes, velcro strips are an excellent idea. The plastic tubing was what I was
trying to describe (rather inadequately), but I forgot about velcro. So, to
add just one more possibility to the velcro -- I have a package of small
velcro strips made by Case Logic and designed for computer equipment. It
would work equally well for audio equipment or even just electrical cords.
You could do the same thing with any velcro, but the advantage of this is
that the small strips come in a variety of colors for easier cable
identification. The item is CaseLogic, #CT6.

MaryL


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Old May 17th 04, 08:08 PM
MaryL
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"Cat Protector" wrote in message
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Actually, velcro strips or ties work perfectly for cables. Also, running
cables through plastic tubing also works.

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Yes, velcro strips are an excellent idea. The plastic tubing was what I was
trying to describe (rather inadequately), but I forgot about velcro. So, to
add just one more possibility to the velcro -- I have a package of small
velcro strips made by Case Logic and designed for computer equipment. It
would work equally well for audio equipment or even just electrical cords.
You could do the same thing with any velcro, but the advantage of this is
that the small strips come in a variety of colors for easier cable
identification. The item is CaseLogic, #CT6.

MaryL


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Old May 18th 04, 07:52 AM
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Another alternative is "spiral wrap". All of these are often seen in
automotive engine compartments. You can often find the stuff at case mod
and overclocker sites to neaten the dress of cables inside the box, for
better air flow and cooling.

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Old May 18th 04, 07:52 AM
ScratchMonkey
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Another alternative is "spiral wrap". All of these are often seen in
automotive engine compartments. You can often find the stuff at case mod
and overclocker sites to neaten the dress of cables inside the box, for
better air flow and cooling.

 




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