My cat chews on my books
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One of them did decide that a certain shelf of books made a good scratching post - that shelf no longer has any books on it.
It might also frighten off paper mites, etc.
You could try wiping the shelves with the oil, every 6 or 12 months, if you then give it a good polish with a dry cloth, it might put off the cats enough to have them lose interest in approaching the books, at all.
You could also try peppermint oil, tho' I find that hard to live with, whereas eucalypus oil makes me sniff the air like a randy tom, smelling half a dozen females... Perhaps I should liken it to a cat smelling catmint. Makes me repeatedly fill my lungs and wish I knew how to purr.
My main paper problem here, is the utter bliss my cats have, disembowelling full rolls of kitchen paper or loo rolls. So many rolls are just shreds, and the cat has a wild look of excitement and seems to think I have come to wrench it from them, to finish it off, myself.
Ears back, clutching it with forelegs, they rip back a few more layers, then look at me in great annoyance and tear off to hide.
I am left looking at a roll only suitable for soaking up a spill, then being tossed in the compost.
The other option for waylaying a cat; luring them away, rather than guarding precious items, is to ask the local petshop for some old wood or paper shavings from mouse, rat or guinea pig shavings, put them in a big box with shredded paper, so they can climb in and look for victims, or put used wood or paper shavings in a little box, with air holes, so they can smell something exciting, then securely sticky tape all the flaps.
Very good toy for indoor and enclosure cats. You can get shavings from different little animals. A very cheap entertainment.