(Closed) Question for cat owners…

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yep. Their favorites are water glasses and plants. The worst part is when they look me in the eye and do it. UGH! I swear, they plot against us! When we spray, they look at us like we’re stupid, so I hope someone else has some insight!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This happens at my house too.  My bedroom is the only room that our cat isn’t allowed in. That being said, all other rooms in my apartment are “cat proofed”  We have a large bookcase with four large shelves, and she can’t quite get to the top shelf, all breakables are there.  There are picture frames on the other shelves that she knocks down but she’s never broken them.  She did knock down a ceramic cup off the bathroom counter and broke it though.

Like you, she isn’t too phased by the water. she doesn’t like it, and if you point it at her she will get down, but when we aren’t around or we haven’t pointed it at her she still does things she’s not supposed to.  The water hasn’t taught her not to do it at all.

I’d like to see the responses you get, sorry I wasn’t much help.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Luckily, our cats don’t typically knock stuff over.

My cat katie (who I’ve had forever) has never been much of a jumper or climber. She is happy to hang out on the floor or couch.

My husbands cat is a lot younger. He ALWAYS has to be sitting on anything that is not the floor. It drives me insane because I’m not used to hyper cats.

I really think it’s part of the cat’s personality… I have a friend who’s cat is just a mischief-maker, and is always getting into something. Her other 2 cats are perfect little angels. It all depends on the cat.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Nope. They haven’t potty’d in one! Thank goodness. My Aloe vera would hate me! That’s also why we currently use a fake-o x-mas tree. Though, I do miss the real ones!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

my cats are the same way.  they once knocked over my burberry perfume that i bought in London and it broke.  I was so pissed.  Cats will be cats! 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My friend gave me a great suggestion for this that actually works.

Use double sided packing tape and put it on the areas that they are supposed to jump- they’ll quickly get the hint that they shouldn’t be there and furthermore, they don’t associate the water spray with you vs. location.

Works so far for us… now if only I can get one of them to stop pee-ing on my leather chair.  🙁  any tips for that?  As you can tell, I inherited two step-cats with my fiance.  lol, but I love ’em.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We recently adopted the most mischievious cat I’ve ever had in my life!  (He is so cute, though!)  Every morning, something’s out of place.  This morning: “Honey, why is there a cherry tomato on the living room floor?”  Not even joking.

We use double sided tape on the surfaces we don’t want him to scratch (the couch), and Petco sells some glorified double-stick tape specifically for that.  As for the bigger surfaces (counters, tables, etc.) we’ve tried aluminum foil.  It’s not 100% fool proof, but it’s the best thing we’ve found so far.  He doesn’t like the sound it makes when he jumps on it.  According to the cat book we have, you have to be diligent with it, so that if every time he jumps up, he doesn’t like it, after a while he just won’t try it anymore.  So far, it’s better than the blank stare he gives me when I try to spray him with water!

Hope this helps someone; I’m anxious to see if anyone comes up with some better ideas!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My one cat used to sit on my dresser and knock off my nail polish just to watch it fall. She would shove it over with her paw and then stare at it on the floor.

You can also put contact paper down to keep them from jumping on things. Really, anything that’s sticky. I heard of one lady that poured syrup all over her counters, but that’s pretty gross.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Eek!

It makes sense that the sticky tape, tin foil and pepper would work, but wouldn’t that be doing a huge disservice to the appearance of your house?! I can’t imagine trying to relax on the couch in the evening and putting my arm on sticky tape lol.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Yes, they won’t stop doing it unless there is something physical and immediate bugging them when they try. We just catproofed the house for the most part so we don’t have to deal with it – neither of us likes knick knacks. But the few things that are out get batted down all the time! Even food in the pantry, shelves, etc.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Haha. my Brother-In-Law suggested Honey…um. NO!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

my cat does it at night when she wants food or to be let out. She knows it annoys me and she def does it on purpose! she also prints/ copies things since she found the button so now we have to unplug the printer at night or she wastes all the ink!

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