One of my cats is a special kind. He chews things for attention only when I am there and explicitly wants something from me. So now he’s taken to chewing my fish tank wires. Does anyone have a wire cover they recommend? Has anyone had cats chew their fish wires before?
For the wires, thread them through a length of PVC. You could also line the outside with double-sided tape. For kitty, redirection and positive reinforcement for desirable behavior. Interactive toys, treat balls, new things to climb and explore near the tank that will be more interesting than the wires. Please do not use yelling, hitting, hot sauce (it can cause burns to the mouth, nose, and eyes) etc. These methods are not effective, can be physically harmful, and in some cases, will increase anxiety which can make the behavior worse.