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Old 11-28-2007, 06:26 AM   #31
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well, you`de be murdering one and saving another, so it`s like only 50% as bad as last year
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:34 AM   #32
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Well that is a point.
I would be saving one of them from dying in somebody elses overheated house.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:26 AM   #33
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Thanks Auntdot
That might be what I am doing wrong. I think I will try putting it outside at the end of January instead of March. I know it will still be in the house for longer than a week, but I like to have it in the house until Chirstmas is well and truely over.

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Please listen to Auntdot.

I guarentee you, if you leave your live tree in the house, even taking extreme care to temper it and have it as cold as possible, for more than 7 to 10 days, it will not survive the transplant.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:30 AM   #34
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We have an artificial one with fibreoptic lights, but I am not sure how I can keep it alive this year as we got a 7months old hyperactive kitten who already weighs 5kg (11lb)... I have a nasty feeling he will take it as his new toy...
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:31 AM   #35
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Please listen to Auntdot.
Indeed, Auntdot seems very wise.

Urmaniac, I have a child. Children, pets and Christmas trees.............
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:39 AM   #36
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We have an artificial one with fibreoptic lights, but I am not sure how I can keep it alive this year as we got a 7months old hyperactive kitten who already weighs 5kg (11lb)... I have a nasty feeling he will take it as his new toy...
When I had four little kittens running around the house, I had to move the tree into the bathroom whenever I went out - I had several glass ornaments which would have done them more harm than the loss of the ornament. On top of which, until I moved the tree away, I would come home and find the tree had fallen down or the branches were bent, or ornaments had turned into good footballs...

Always unplug the tree when it isn't in use cos they will bite through a live electrical wire if you aren't careful. Tinsel is also very dangerous for them, esp those long icicle strands.

Have you got a child proof barrier? That can help but ideally, just try to keep kitten and tree separate.
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:54 AM   #37
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She is 7 now Bilby so I dont need the child barrier.
The main problem now is me and her dont have the same taste in Christmas tree decorations.

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Tree??

What kind of tree is it? Is it a tree that will grow in your agricultural area? I agree, get that tree outside!
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:44 AM   #39
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Sorry Carolily. Looks like I will be killing the tree because I want to have it in the house for a couple of months.
But I wont get a turkey so I can feel somewhat like a smug do gooder.

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Old 12-04-2007, 05:21 AM   #40
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The only live trees that I've seen planted successfully are those that are especially sold with the roots wrapped in burlap and are meant to be planted after the holiday. I think you would have to leave it outdoors until you can plant it.
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