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    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 10th Jul 19, 8:47 PM
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    Cat being bullied by neighbour's cat
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    • 10th Jul 19, 8:47 PM
    Cat being bullied by neighbour's cat 10th Jul 19 at 8:47 PM
    Hi All

    I have a couple of young female cats, both speyed.

    There is a big full Tom who lives just a few doors up. Since he has lived in the street he has been a big problem for me. My previous elderly cats were bullied relentlessly by him; he'd even come in through the cat flap and spray in the house.

    Last week one of my cats was bitten by him causing an abscess. I took her to the vet and after a few injections and a course of antibiotics which she finished at the weekend she was back to herself.

    However, just this evening I heard a cat fight outside and it seems that my cat has been attacked and injured again by the big bully. My cat doesn't roam very far and tends to just hang around the gardens.

    I do have a microchip catflap now so at least he can't get in to the house so that is one saving grace, but it is becoming a real problem now, especially as I will need to take her to the vet again tomorrow as she is clearly not happy.

    I'm a little bit nervous about speaking with the owner. I'm female and live on my own and just worried about any repercussions.

    Does anyone have any advice as to how I can deter the bully cat from coming in to my garden?

    Many thanks
    Debt 30k in 2008. Cleared all my debt in 2013 and loving being debt free
    Mortgage free since 2014
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    • _shel
    • By _shel 20th Jul 19, 4:19 PM
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    You know you can get timed flaps so they can only go in and out by their microchip at times set by you, so could work if he'd agree.
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 20th Jul 19, 4:56 PM
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    You know you can get timed flaps so they can only go in and out by their microchip at times set by you, so could work if he'd agree.
    Originally posted by _shel

    I didn't know that you could get timed flaps. Will look in to that, thank you. Do microchip flaps have that ability?
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    • _shel
    • By _shel 20th Jul 19, 6:35 PM
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    This one is expensive but first I could find, there are others https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sureflap-5060180390280-SureFlap-Microchip-Door/dp/B009NH6NR0/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3TVGW9BSVI8XR&keywords=microchip+t imer+cat+flap&qid=1563647630&s=gateway&sprefix=Muc rochip+time%2Caps%2C148&sr=8-3
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 22nd Jul 19, 8:40 PM
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    Thanks. i will investigate further. I already have a Sureflap microchip flap and I'm sure it doesn't have "curfew mode". Would be a shame to replace it as I've only had it a year and it wasn't cheap but if it makes the cats lives and my life better then it is worth investing.
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    • gettingready
    • By gettingready 26th Jul 19, 10:42 PM
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    Sorry to hear about your cat being bullied but everyone assumes the other cat is not neutered, how do you know for sure that he is not?

    I have 4 boys and 2 girls at home, they are all neutered but that really is not a guarantee of no fights ever.

    You really need to talk to the other cat owner xx
    • _shel
    • By _shel 27th Jul 19, 6:03 AM
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    Hi All

    I have a couple of young female cats, both speyed.

    There is a big full Tom who lives just a few doors up. Since he has lived in the street he has been a big problem for me. My previous elderly cats were bullied relentlessly by him; he'd even come in through the cat flap and spray in the house.

    Last week one of my cats was bitten by him causing an abscess. I took her to the vet and after a few injections and a course of antibiotics which she finished at the weekend she was back to herself.

    However, just this evening I heard a cat fight outside and it seems that my cat has been attacked and injured again by the big bully. My cat doesn't roam very far and tends to just hang around the gardens.

    I do have a microchip catflap now so at least he can't get in to the house so that is one saving grace, but it is becoming a real problem now, especially as I will need to take her to the vet again tomorrow as she is clearly not happy.

    I'm a little bit nervous about speaking with the owner. I'm female and live on my own and just worried about any repercussions.

    Does anyone have any advice as to how I can deter the bully cat from coming in to my garden?

    Many thanks
    Originally posted by Deep In Debt
    Sorry to hear about your cat being bullied but everyone assumes the other cat is not neutered, how do you know for sure that he is not?

    I have 4 boys and 2 girls at home, they are all neutered but that really is not a guarantee of no fights ever.

    You really need to talk to the other cat owner xx
    Originally posted by gettingready
    Not an assumption it says so in the first post.
    • gettingready
    • By gettingready 28th Jul 19, 12:21 AM
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    I know it says so in the first post but how is the OP sure?
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 28th Jul 19, 10:35 AM
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    Deep In Debt
    I know it says so in the first post but how is the OP sure?
    Originally posted by gettingready
    Because I've seen his "bits" when he decided make himself at home on my sofa one day!
    Debt 30k in 2008. Cleared all my debt in 2013 and loving being debt free
    Mortgage free since 2014
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