I'm having a bit of trouble with my siamese. he is obsessed with the couch, not that I'm all that obsessed with the couch. It's a real piece of junk and I would rather the cat scratch the sofa as opposed to the carpet which will make me lose the security deposit in the apartment, but every time I discourage him from scratching on the sofa, he starts scratching the carpet! He completely ignors the scratching posts on the kitty condo we bought him! Both our cats love to play on the kitty condo, but have no interest in scratching it. our calico loves catnip, but the siamese could care less, so putting catnip on the condo only words for the calico. she's older and was declawed we we got her, so we don't mind her pawing at the furniture. we find it funny "Tabby, stop tearing up the furniture!" lol, then she'll look at us like we're stupid. I think she understands too much english... Anyway, I got to thinking, maybe if I could convince her to use the condo, maybe the siamese will follow her example. anyone with further advise, please help.
And by the way, the siamese loves tape and I eve tried putting plastic rug mats on the sofa with the bristled side out to discourage scratching. Well, the siamese just found other places to scratch the sofa, played with the tape, and chewed on the plastic.