(Closed) Cat scratching posts in the bedroom?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We just have the one in the living room. It’s hard with kittens because they’re so bad when they’re little ๐Ÿ˜€ and she’s likely to scratch all over for a while. If you don’t want her to do it in the bedroom, you can teach her not to — yell at her for it (we make a loud “Psst” sound at ours, which means, “Hey cat you are doing bad!”) and maybe a squirt bottle to spray some water at her in case the sound isn’t enough. Eventually she’ll get the idea. Or at least she’ll learn to do it when you’re not in the room to bother her. ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I bought my cat a scratch pad and put it in the living room out of the way.  He took to it right away.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@littlemisst08:  Ooh, I didn’t realize that.  I’d probably put one in the bedroom, too, then.  Kittens are so crazy – how old is she?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@littlemisst08:  

Haha. Give it another year. They’re just crazy bad until they’re about 3. Maybe put some furniture over the place she likes to scratch, since they usually go back to the same spots. Or maybe when she scratches, shut her out of the room for the rest of the night.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used to shut my kitty out of the room for the night when she would scratch. Of course the little genius figured out how to open the door and come back in but at least I got a little peace lol. She used to fall asleep in the bed with me and then wake up and go crazy and run around the room like crazy, or scratch at the carpet or oftentimes I would wake up with her on my head or on my chest. When I woke up like that I loved it though lol. She eventually outgrew it.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada โ™ฅ EDD- April 2016

We have scratching posts in the living room and thankfully our cat loves them. She never found the carpet ones satisfying though. We saw a big difference when we got her a scratching post covered in twine.

Sorry I don’t have any helpful advice ๐Ÿ™ haha at least she’ll grow out of it!

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We have some in our bedroom.  If it bugs me when she is doing it, I toss something in that direction to make her go away.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our cat is about 2.5 and she scratches the carpet in our bedroom when she wants us to get up.  She’s learned that we’ll ignore her nudging us or licking us or knocking things off the dresser (all her previous tricks to wake us up), but we respond to the scratching..

Not sure how to train her out of this – we rent, so we really can’t let her tear up the carpet. I can sympathize, though!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Spray bottle!

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