Post # 1
My fiance and I have a year old cat that we adopted from the humane society in August. She’s a very active cat and gets into everything. Recently she’s started to jump into the garbage can and drag things out. As a result, she ends up making a huge mess and not smelling very good.
Any ideas on how to keep our fur baby out of the trash can and anything better than commerical cat shampoo to clean her up with? Because of everything she gets into she has to get a shower almost every week.
Post # 3
Get a can with a lid Or child safe lock.
Post # 4
Does your trash can have a lid? We had to get new lidded trash cans for our entire house (really just the kitchen & bathrooms) because our cat did the same thing. Also, cats hate sticky surfaces, so you could cover the rims of the trash cans with double sided tape or something else tacky until she learns to stop jumping in them.
Post # 5
@chrissyb464: What kind of lidded trash cans have you used? She gets into out lidded trash cans if there is something in there that she wants bad enough.
Post # 6
@alwaysmsh: We just bought a new garbage and ours came with a |pet-safe” lock on it!
Post # 7
Get a wooden garbage can! They have a nice heavy lid!
Post # 8
We dont have that problem, but I have to jump in because I love my trash can. My DH flipped out when he saw the price ($160, but with BBB 20% coupon only $128). But now that we’ve had it for several years, he admits it was totally worth the price. Cats will not be able to get into that!
Post # 9
We have a simplehuman lidded can for exactly this reason. Our cats try, but can’t get it open.
Post # 10
@alwaysmsh: We have this one for the kitchen – It would be hard to a cat to open it since the lip of the lid doesn’t hang over and it’s more flush with the surface of the top. Plus it’s tall (not sure how a cat would reach it unless there’s a chair or something next to it), and it’s a motion-sensor lid, so there some resistance if you try to open it manually.
For our bathrooms, we have just regular foot pedal mini-cans. Our cat isn’t smart enough to get into those 😉 But then again, there isn’t any food or anything that necessarily smells in there to attract her. She used to just go for the toilet paper, tissues, or anything shred-able when the top was wide open.