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Cat with toilet paper fetish.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Indiana hens, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Any proven technique for stopping the cat from shredding the toilet paper? Please no hot pepper suggestions.
     
  2. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    I kept the bathroom door shut for several weeks and my bad boy didn't do it anymore...kinda like he forgot about it. I will add though that he traded one naughty habit for another...now he "digs" in his water bowl and the floor stays soaked! UGH!
     
  3. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Our new kitten plays in the toilet all the time! Its gross, really bad when you forget to look and get a wet butt! I think I would shut the door or move the tp to the counter for a while.
     
  4. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    He already knocks eggs off the counter, but he was raised on raw eggs. I got him that way. We don't have a hen that lays toilet paper rolls though. We tried keeping him out. He didn't forget.
     
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Is he shredding it on the roll or unrolling it to shred it? If he is unrolling it, how about trying, putting the t-paper on so it unrolls the opposite way?
     
  6. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    Missouri
    I have several indoor/outdoor kitties, but one in particular took a liking to the toilet paper rolls. I shut the door for a while, but got tired of bumping into the door in the dark, so I just gave in and took the paper off the roller and it now sits on the counter. He doesn't have any desire to get it there. He has since grown up a bit, but it is now just habit to put it on the counter. Spoiled darn cats anyway!

    Unrelated, farmer kitty...I see you have a st. bernard...we do too! Aren't they the most lovable dogs ever? male or female?
     
  7. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    He bites chunks out of it until it is all shreded.
     
  8. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one once that was a little monster also..he soon outgrew it but it was a nightmare having shredded TP all over the house daily. Here's a wonderful little training tool for cats..or perhaps 2 options. Both of these work great with dogs also.

    Anywhere you don't want the cat to be..ie..the kitchen counter..place a few mousetraps ther..when he jumps up and hits one it will scaree the daylights out of him without doing him any harm. He will soon learn that the counters are not fun places..lol.
    Another good training tool is to fill a squirt gun with cider vinegar. They absolutely HATE the smell n their fur and because vinegar is a natural substance it will not harm them in any way. It may sting a bit if you get them in the eyes, but it will do no real damage. The only thing here is that you have to catch them in the act.

    Good Luck!!
     
  9. texasreb

    texasreb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Place the mousetraps upside down--it takes a careful hand--or you risk snapping kitty's paw, tail or nose with it.

    Another aversion therapy item that works well for counters, couches and other flat surfaces is a plastic chair mat for office chairs on carpet. Turn it upside down so that all of the plastic prongs are facing up. All those pokey little "needles" are unfortable to walk on. You can cut it into manageable sized pieces with a utility knife, but it's not like cutting butter or anything that easy.
     
  10. PitterPaws

    PitterPaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try rigging up a partial cover out of a plastic water bottle or some thing similar, so TP could still be used but kitty can't get to it.
    Place double sided masking tape on the counter, cat's hate it when their paws stick to it, and soon avoid the counter.
    Good Luck!
     

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