If you have a beautiful garden that you are proud of then you probably spend a lot of time in that garden. You probably spend most of the weekends and afternoons pruning and planting away. That is until a cat ruins it! One mentions deterrent is lion poo. But does lion poo really keep cats away?
Lion poo may keep cats away but it’s never proven to be 100% effective. Like most cat deterrents, lion poo is one you’ll have to try to see if it works for the particular cat you’re trying to deter.
But let’s dive a little deeper into lion poo (not literally!) and see if we can determine whether lion poo is worth trying to keep cats away:
What You Need To Know About Lion Poo
The first thing that you need to know is that lion dung is sold online in pellets. And, there are a number of individuals that have boasted about this product and everything that it has to offer.
Well, the first thing that you need to know is that lion dung is by no means a fertilizer, so it should not be used as such. Another thing that you need to know is that lion dung may or may not work.
It really just depends on the situation. Another thing to consider is that since these repellents come available in pellets it means that they can easily be washed away with heavy rains.
Why Lion Poo Might Work?
Here is the real theory behind lion dung and why it may work. Lions are cats, right? They are cats just much bigger. People have for years been using dogs and male cats to deter other cats from getting into their gardens.
Well, since lions are literally on top of the cat family chart when it comes to size and strength they can easily scare away an unsuspecting cat.
If a cat smells lion dung and fears that a lion is near it is entirely possible that the cat will be too scared to enter the garden. This is a proven method that has been known and proven to work with dogs and male cats, so why wouldn’t it work with lions since they are more powerful and bigger than any neighbourhood car or dog?
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Why Lion Poo Might Not Work?
There is simply no denying that lions are ranked at the top of the cat family. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it will deter all species of cats. Some cats are just persistent, curious, and courageous.
It doesn’t matter what you put in your yard there are some cats that just won’t be deterred.
Not only this, but you have to consider how bad the cat has to go. If you have to use the restroom so bad would you really care where you went? Probably not and some cats might not either, so don’t be all too surprised if lion dung doesn’t deter all species of cats.
Unfortunately, they can be good in some cases. In other cases, the cat will simply ignore the pellets. What works to deter one cat will be ignored by another so you’ll have to use trial-and-error to determine if lion dung pellets are any good for the particular cat you’re dealing with.
Where To Buy Lion Poo?
As was already mentioned in this article, you can simply purchase lion poop online. It comes available in pellet form and can easily be spread throughout your garden. However, you have to be careful when shopping online.
Not only are there tons of scammers out there just waiting to take your money while stealing your financial information, but you never really know what you are buying. Are you an expert on lion dung? Would you really be able to tell the difference between lion dung and cheetah dung or even dog dung?
Probably not and this is why you always want to make sure that you are shopping with reliable sources. Only make sure that you are shopping from reputable vendors with excellent customer reviews.
That being said, if you want to bypass all the dangers of shopping online you do have several other options available to you. First, you can probably visit the local zoo and speak with one of the managers and ask about buying their dung.
If they give you a weird look just simply explain what you are going to do with the dung. Of course, another option if you live in an area where mountain lions are prevalent, you can always go out and get your own, right?
It’s safe to assume that tiger poo would deter some cats. However, tiger poo is far harder to get hold of – even in pellet form! Lion poo seems to be the go-to option when dealing with cats.
The real truth of the matter is that there are a number of cat and animal deterrents available to you.
Some of these come in the form of home remedies, some of these come in the form of commercially bought products, and some even come in the form of scat and plants.
However, the truth is that none of these methods is effective 100% of the time. This is because cats have become used to certain smells and odours. What once deterred them may no longer if they are exposed to it long enough.
If you want to be truly effective in your battle of keeping your garden pest-free, you will need to switch up your tactics.
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Ryan is a keen gardener from the UK who’s spent years dealing with countless, common pests over the years so knows the ins and outs of how to deal with pests in the garden