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Keeping the kitten out of the blinds?

post #1 of 8
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I live in an apartment that has blinds on the windows. The blinds belong to the complex. The problem is my 6 month old kitten Gizmo has taken a fancy to playing with the blinds on the back door. It's a single door that opens onto a patio (I live on the second floor). He doesn't bother any of the blinds on the windows, but there's one on the back door he likes to jump on. I've even caught him going through them once. He's already bent some of the individual vanes. The blinds on the door are attached at the bottom and not made to be raised. I shoo him off of them when I'm there, but I know he's doing it while I'm gone too. Anything I can do to keep the little imp away from them?
post #2 of 8
Bitter Apple spray maybe?

Good luck! Cats can ruin a blind faster than it takes to talk about it.
post #3 of 8
Most of those blinds that are attached at the bottom can be disconnected and raised. Look closely and see if you can find a clip to undo. We raised the blinds on our doors for this same reason.
post #4 of 8
Aww I used to have cat named Gizmo! But he was like 7 years old and huge and had so much hair and coughed up furballs ALL the time and sneezed all over everything.
post #5 of 8
Pull up the blinds a little for curious minds to watch some real tv. I took the blinds completely off one big window purely because we own a cat. The rest are belong to me, oh, except the blinds on the backdoor, we keep it two up from the bottom for curious eyes. I figure if she is going to be a house cat, and she wants to look out the window, that makes sense to me. I got lucky she is okay with our arrangement and leaves the rest of them alone. You can put up a barrier, like a baby gate or big water jugs to keep kitty away from the blinds. Curtains would probably just be more attractive.
post #6 of 8
If the property damage is the main concern, I would remove the blinds and put a curtain. Also installing a perch in a window does wonders for an indoor kitty! A carpeted shelf that is designated for them in a window that they have a nature view is therapeutic!
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Actually, I have the blinds on the windows set so the cats can look outside. The windowsill is wide enough so that they can sit on them, but I also have a window perch on one of the windows where they can stretch out and watch a bird feeder I have hanging from the balcony. So it's not like there's lack of entertainment from outside, and he never bothers the ones on the windows. I think he just likes the sound of jumping on the one on the door. I'll take a closer look at it to see if there's any way it can be raised.
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Originally Posted by Hesster View Post
Actually, I have the blinds on the windows set so the cats can look outside. The windowsill is wide enough so that they can sit on them, but I also have a window perch on one of the windows where they can stretch out and watch a bird feeder I have hanging from the balcony. So it's not like there's lack of entertainment from outside, and he never bothers the ones on the windows. I think he just likes the sound of jumping on the one on the door. I'll take a closer look at it to see if there's any way it can be raised.
Yes it does sound like you have all the entertainment factors covered! I would try to remove them for safety and damage reasons.....
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