Post # 1
Ok weird question, bees!
My cat is a spoiled ass princess that gets free roam of my home. Her favorite spot is in the bedroom, where she lays for hours in the warm sun. She is also very attached to me and often follows me around for cuddles (she’s only 1 year).
The problem is…I like being alone with my Fiance in the bedroom. Many times I want to shut the cat out and have some nice time together.
The problem is….the cat cries at the door and tears up my carpet if we don’t let her in!
How do I get her to play by herself while we have some romantic time?
Post # 2
My cat was being a pest at night so I trained him to sleep in a crate (XXL dog crate FYI) he loves his little den and it means I get sleep and my doors and carpet dont’ get ruined!
Post # 3
Ignore her and don’t give in. I have two cats. They’re rescues and they’re about 3 and a half years old now, and I’ve not had them for long. The boy follows me everywhere. He cries at doors when he’s shut out. He was neglected a lot in the early stages of life and was confined to a cupboard. So he does have the run of the house now, bar the bedrooms. We used to allow them in and out of the bedrooms but now they’re shut out completely and they’ve had to get used to it. He cries at the door initially and I find it upsetting but he always settles, and I think he’s getting to understand that he isn’t going to be abandoned again and he’s learning to trust us all the time.
Anyway. Shut your cat out. When she cries ignore her. She will eventually setttle.
Post # 4
This. Teach her. Put her out, close the door, and don’t open it or say a word until she stops fussing. Cats are clever, she’ll soon learn she’s wasting her time.
Post # 5
Just shut her out. She’ll take the hint and give up eventually. Our cats were allowed to sleep on the bed until I was pregnant and couldn’t bear losing any more bed space. Now the baby is in our room, so still not cats. They protested a few nights and still try to sneak in, but they’ve figured it out.
They also bang on the door to be fed in the morning. But only if my husband is home because they know I don’t respond. They’re smart little creatures!
We used to just kick them out and shut the door and then let them back in haha
Post # 6
We have to lock our cat in the basement at night. He actually likes it now- we have a whole routine involving treats and “tucking in”. Before that he would bug us all night long.
Post # 7
Lol. When you figure it out, let me know. My cat is old and stubborn. We cannot let the cat cry because of neighbors (we live in an apartment).
Post # 8
give her some cat nip as far away from the bedroom as possible… while she’s occupied with that you do your thing.
Also get a spray bottle (like the ones to spritz plants) and everytime she does something she shouldn’t you spritz her.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
My cats (ages 14 and 4) are creepy weirdos who love to watch. At first this was uncomfortable for Darling Husband and I….but then we realised they never interfere…so we just learned to ignore them.
Post # 10
My cat was the same. He’s super needy. But my Fiance is allergic so we keep him out of the bedroom. It takes some time but eventually he learned and if he does meow at the door Fiance gets up and chases him away from the door. I totally make Fiance the “bad guy” ha ha but it doesn’t seem to matter because he still begs for attention from both of us in the rest of the apartment.
Post # 11
Scat mat- place infront of your closed bedroom door. If the door is open she can just jump over the mat. You can see these on Youtube too to see how they have worked for others.
Spray bottles sometimes don’t work because your cat will see you as attached to the spray bottle – she will know you carry the bottle.
Post # 12
Stop everything you are doing and go order this:
I placed this in front of my door, it lightly emits a swoosh of air to deter kitty away. It works like a charm. I don’t even have it in front of our door anymore and the cat still stays away.
Another thing, you cannot let the cat in the room at all anymore. Training a cat is an all or nothing deal.
Post # 13
My cats are afraid of the ceiling fan- so if I want to get them out I just turn it on and they leave without objection. (my parents cats are afraid of the vacuum cleaner- so it just “stands guard” if they need the cats to stay away from an area)