Cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets and similar pets see household wires as chew toys and playthings. When animals chew wiring it not only causes damage to appliances but also puts them at risk of being shocked or strangled.
We were really pleased when our customers started telling us about the innovative ways that they have used our cable covers to protect both domestic and wild animals. Here are two of the examples where wire loom and braided sleeving came in handy to keep pets and outdoor animals safe from wires.
Cheryl Page of Houston, Texas contacted us about her two cats, Daniel and Tater. Both felines loved chewing on electrical cords. After each of them ruined a few appliances from gnawing on the wires, Cheryl found CableOrganizer.com online. She said she ordered 100 feet of split wire loom, a durable polyethylene cable cover. She bundled her various cords into the loom and says it not only prevents her cats from biting them but also gives the wires a neat, organized appearance.
SeeMore Wildlife Systems, Inc. of Homer, Alaska makes camera equipment to monitor wildlife behavior. In doing so, the company has found a lot of their cable gets exposed to the elements. They needed a way to protect this costly investment and decided to conduct an experiment. They put carrots inside a length of metal braided sleeving (a mesh-like wire loom), leaving the sleeving accessible to four ravenous rabbits. The rabbits tried hard but the sleeving passed the "tooth test" with flying colors. The company took the next step afterward, installing it over cables at a wildlife monitoring project in Yellowstone National Park. It is there where the sleeving is still at work, deterring gnawing animals like rodents and porcupines. It even withstood trampling bison. Company president Daniel Zatz says, "I plan to use the metal braided sleeving on new wildlife installations this spring, such as harbor seal and sea lion sites in Alaska."
Cable covers are inexpensive, easy-to-install products that can protect animals from harming — and being harmed by — electrical wires at home, on the farm, and in the wild. Shop at CableOrganizer® for an array of solutions including Flexo® Rodent Resistant sleeving. It was designed to keep wires and cables safe from hungry rodents but helped to keep a range of chewers away from wiring.