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Carpet scratcher

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Our 4 month old kitten scratches the carpet. He has a scratch post, and sisal mats, but he still scratches the carpet.

Is there anything we can put on the carpet, that wont ruin the carpet, but will repel him from scratching it?

We live in an apartment and he is an indoor cat, so I don't want to use anything that is too pervasive and will go through the whole house, as he usually scratches in the one same place.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received!

post #2 of 5
Hi Naomi,

Kitties have scent pads on their feet and when they scratch they are leaving their scent behind. You can get a throw rug and put it over the spot in the carpet, or simply buy one of those $7.99 cardboard scratch flats (WalMart has them) and put it where the kitty is scratching.
post #3 of 5
I've never had this problem, but I've read a few posts about them on the site. I heard that if you put something sticky like duct tape or double sided tape on the area, they won't scratch at it. They don't like their little paws getting stuck on the tape. I don't remember much else about it...but I'm sure the experts will share their wisdom with you! Good luck!
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
We're trying out the rug idea at the moment. I can't find the cardboard scratch things - maybe they aren't sold in Australia?

I just wanted to say thanks for the ideas.

post #5 of 5
Buy some catnip and rub it into the scratching post, your cat will go to it and reach to to sniff it. Once her scent is on there she'll use that more. As for the carpet, a gentle squirt with water from a childs gun will teach her not to do it. Make sure the cat can't see you do it, otherwise she'll mistrust you.
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