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A slight conflict with Cats and Teslas

Zorak03

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Nov 27, 2018
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A stray cat decided to make our home her home a few months ago. I find I have to be real careful because, since the Tesla makes no noise, she has no fear of the car. She has no issues with running under it while its moving, will not move when she is sitting in its parking spot and will even chase it down the driveway. Cat owners use caution.
 

OPRCE

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A stray cat decided to make our home her home a few months ago. I find I have to be real careful because, since the Tesla makes no noise, she has no fear of the car. She has no issues with running under it while its moving, will not move when she is sitting in its parking spot and will even chase it down the driveway. Cat owners use caution.

Did you check if a small tweety-bird hasn't died in the frunk?
 

SageBrush

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A stray cat decided to make our home her home a few months ago. I find I have to be real careful because, since the Tesla makes no noise, she has no fear of the car. She has no issues with running under it while its moving, will not move when she is sitting in its parking spot and will even chase it down the driveway. Cat owners use caution.
We have developed a habit of *always* looking under the car at home before getting in the car, and even so I honk my horn before I drive off.
 

zhu-

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Check to see if any leaves or anything might be under the car. The cat might be chasing after something it's seeing underneath.
 

SMAlset

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Hopefully she won't want to sit on your hood and she's declawed. A neighborhood cat some years ago liked to hop up on our Avalon hood and then jump up on the roof I guess. Cat pawprints in the dust on the car gave it away.
 

NeverFollow

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We have developed a habit of *always* looking under the car at home before getting in the car, and even so I honk my horn before I drive off.
I wonder if the battery might be a little bit warm when you come back and park the car?
If so your cat might took the habit to stay under your car?
 

kbecks13

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Dec 27, 2017
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Check to see if any leaves or anything might be under the car. The cat might be chasing after something it's seeing underneath.

It's probably just going for the warm battery, i've heard of many types of animals sitting under a charging Tesla because it's warm.
 

SMAlset

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Mar 4, 2017
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SF Bay Area
Time to have all your finger-nails yanked.

All of my cats were house cats and had been declawed when I got them. However I have had neighborhood cats come into our yard and tear up patio chair covers. Scratching the paint on a car hood is a real possibility and based on clawing through our thick patio covers don't see a car cover providing enough protection. Tough when you have to park your car outside. BTW I don't claw my car so no need. ;):p
 

Matt L

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Jul 20, 2018
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A stray cat decided to make our home her home a few months ago. I find I have to be real careful because, since the Tesla makes no noise, she has no fear of the car. She has no issues with running under it while its moving, will not move when she is sitting in its parking spot and will even chase it down the driveway. Cat owners use caution.
Seems like this is a self fixing issue. (Outsource the clean up)
 
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timk225

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Mar 24, 2016
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I disapprove of anyone who declaws a cat. Get your fingertips cut off at the first knuckle, which is the equivalent, and see how you like it.
 
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jerry33

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No problem. Cat proof furniture.
new_chairs.jpg
 
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