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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern-ish Minnesota
How to stop bar chewing?
So, as I posted before, Smudge had figured out how to jump the gate to his closet. I just bought him a pen on CL, and I detatched 3 panels from it that I'm using as a gate now. I thought Smudge would like it, since it goes around the entrance to his closet instead of right up against it, so he has a little more room now at night.
Well, now he has decided he will obcessively chew on and dig at the bars of the gate! In his 8 years, Smudge has NEVER been a bar chewer. I'm kind of frustrated with him right now, because it feels like as soon as I fix one problem he starts another one. And chewing on the bars can't be good for his teeth either.
He was so loud and annoying last night that I took his new gate off and put the old one on, and he has no interest in chewing the old one what-so-ever.
My mom suggested I put lemon juice on the bars, so that it won't taste good to him. Are there any better ways to get him to stop chewing/digging? My only other idea was to put NIC panels around the bottom of it, since he isn't too interested in chewing those.
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