How do you "kitten-proof" your apartment?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by JerseySlore, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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  2. sk8pics

    sk8pics Well-Known Member

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    This. When I got Leo he was about 3 months old and totally crazy.:lol: This did not please my older cat, Callie. And now almost 5 years later he is showing very little sign of any maturity. Fortunately neither of them has ever bothered the toilet paper.

    The most annoying habit of Leo, though, is that he likes to play with water. So, if he is not pleased with his dinner choice, he is likely to carry a piece of it over to his water bowl and drop the piece in and then "go fishing." :lol: For awhile I had one of those water cooler type bowls, so the big reservoir of water was upside down in one section and then there was another section that the cats would drink out of. The only problem was, Leo would start splashing in the water and then dragging the bowl(s) across the floor. Well, that would splash water onto the floor but it would keep refilling from the reservoir. So Leo thought that was great fun because he had basically an infinite supply of water. :rolleyes: I finally had to get rid of the reservoir part because I would come home to find giant puddles on the floor. Sigh. He still plays with water but gets majorly affronted if any water drips on his head, like if I'm doing dishes and he happens to be under my feet.
  3. Erica Lee

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    • My cats often play with wadded up balls of paper; however, I'd always thought that tin foil was a no-no???? (Not sure where I got that idea, so no idea how accurate it is.)
  4. Kruss

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    Wow, that's my KC to a T! She loves playing in the water. I had to get a ceramic water bowl, which she still spilled water out of. I put it into a small washtub, she'd push the bowl to splash the water out of it and then drink it from the bottom of the tub. Now her water bowl has to stay in the bathtub so that she doesn't ruin the floor or carpeting.

    She likes to watch the water go down the drain, and loves to slop her big paws in the water. It's so funny how much she hates a water spray bottle, but otherwise loves being wet. As she jumps out of the bathtub, she literally leaves huge sopping wet kitty footprints on the rug. :rolleyes: :lol:
  5. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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  6. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the cat. Our kitten never ate the string or toys she played with no matter how small they were. But yeah, to be safest, assume that they will eat it. :p

    OMG yes I forgot! We've given up on reinstalling the mesh in our sliding screen door because the kitten would bash right through it and end up outside. :rofl: One time she escaped and I came home to see the TOP HALF of the screen door flapping in the wind. I found her shortly just outside the backyard and when she saw me, she slinked guiltily back into the yard and started to climb up the mutilated screen door...which answered my question as to how the top half came to be loose. What was hilarious was that I tried to pluck her off the screen door so I could bring her in myself, and she meowed and hung on as if to say, "I can do it myself! I got out this way, I can get back in this way!"

    Oh, cats. :rofl:
  7. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

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    Never heard that - we always wad them up quite tightly, and they become almost smooth with play so no bits to break off and swallow. I can't remember ever seeing them attempt to chew them or even carry them in their mouths - they just bat them around.
  8. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Get a puppy ;), that's how! :dog:

    Dogz Rule!!!! :kickass:
  9. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    ^ Yeah, because there are no issues whatsover with puppies chewing, peeing, chewing, klutzing, and chewing. :lol:
  10. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

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    Don't forget the drooling!
  11. Beefcake

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    :p But, the house is totally kitten-proof, no? My work here is done.

    Besides, klutzing is adorable. :swoon:

    and Whippets don't drool ... how dare she?!
  12. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'll give you that one. Esp. with the breeds where the puppies are born with adult-dog-sized paws -- oh so cute!
  13. JerseySlore

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    Trust me, that's what I've been telling her. :shuffle:
    She said "but doggies drop massive turd everywhere" :rofl::confused:
  14. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    That's one thing I'll give cats. Give a kitten a litter box and she'll know what to do with it. Takes a lot more work to train a puppy. :p
  15. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    And smelling like a wet dog...