(Closed) What To Do About Our Cat

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Get a can with a lid Or child safe lock.

Post # 4
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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 # 6
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@alwaysmsh:  We just bought a new garbage and ours came with a |pet-safe” lock on it!

Post # 7
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Get a wooden garbage can! They have a nice heavy lid!

Post # 8
5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We dont have that problem, but I have to jump in because I love my trash can. My Darling Husband 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
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have a simplehuman lidded can for exactly this reason. Our cats try, but can’t get it open.

Post # 10
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@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.


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