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When it comes to holiday decor, those of us with cats know the struggle of keeping everything looking nice -and intact- the whole season. Cats are notorious for attacking ornaments, chomping on garlands, and climbing up into the Christmas tree. Many a cat has toppled the family tree in the great ascent to reach the top! However, there are a few things you can do to minimize this kind of thing- although they aren’t nearly as pretty as a “regular” tree.

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Cats can’t help being so curious and they love to play with baubles and string- which makes Christmas decorations seem like toys to most cats. YouTube channel, Cole and Marmalade, made a humorous video highlighting some interesting ways to keep your tree safe. Ideas range from having a digital picture of a Christmas tree to constructing a Christmas tree of snow outside to placing a vacuum cleaner in front of the tree as a “scare tactic”.

One of the best ideas from their video is to build a “tree” shape from wrapped boxes- complete with tunnels and cubbies for cats! That sure is one way to avoid the usual trouble, but it does leave a little bit to be desired in the looks department. Another genius idea is to put the tree inside a dog crate or cage. At least then no cat will be able to knock the whole thing down.

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Watch the hilarious video below for more inspired ideas on Christmas trees your cat (probably) won’t destroy.