When the holiday season comes around, cats can suddenly become wild and unstoppable destroyers. Especially if owners haven’t put some work into protecting their Christmas trees. Scroll down to see the funniest examples of cat battles with Christmas trees (spoiler: the trees always lose)!
Why do cats love to destroy Christmas trees? They’re definitely very interested in them. Cats naturally seek out high places to rest and observe. It’s almost too good to be true (for a cat) because it’s something to climb, and they have all of these dangling things, so it’s something to play with too. They’ll climb to the top, they’ll play with an ornament and knock it off, or their weight will knock the tree over. So cats actually don’t hate Christmas trees (as the title of this post suggests) – on the contrary – they love them so much that they accidentally destroy them in the process.
5 thoughts on “Mortal Enemies: Cats vs. Christmas Trees”
YEP! Own a cat and abandon all hope of having a Christmas tree make it through the season unscathed.
Being small enough to climb into a Xmas tree and play with the lights and baubles would be fun! A real tree would smell marvelous. I took care of a couple of rats for a friend during break and seeing their furry little faces with their explosion of whiskers peeking out and all different colors was adorable. So why wouldn’t any intelligent critter explore one? Heck, I’ll bet your goldfish wishes he could.
We have been lucky so far. Our duo have only taken to batting the (PLASTIC) bulbs off the lower branches. In the middle of the night, we’ll hear them rolling across the hardwood floors then bounce down the basement stairs. They seem to be leaving the tree alone. Then again, we put a LOT of old packing paper around the living room, and that is keeping them busy.
Cats hate fake trees. It’s only natural they attack them.
we had a cactus last year, so the cats would’t destroy it…the plan failed….