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TP and Paper towel fetish

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My cat all of the sudden developed a toilet paper fetish whenever I have it out he destroys it he goes into cupboards finds it destroys entire packs of six or 12 I don't know what to do I tried telling him no but it's hard to catch him in the act. I generally wake up and find my place a mess with hundreds of little shredded pieces of toilet paper is also gone after the paper towels in my kitchen which was no fun cleaning up as well. I've got them several different scratching posts and scratching walls but he doesn't seem to like though she doesn't go for them he does like to scratch up my leather bed and couch which also wasn't fun I tried getting the spray and spray it but I don't blessed day or two and I can't get on the toilet paper. The furnature has always been an issue and I think he understands not to do it and doesn't do it very much but the TP he doesn't care if I disapprove. Right now I have to hide my toilet paper I can't even keep it on the role but sometimes I leave the cupboard slightly open after using it still gets to it and shreds it up

I'm also noticed he does it more after I clip his nails you think the clip his nails so he doesn't ruin the furniture and then he starts I guess "sharpening" them back up on the toilet paper and paper towels.

Please help!
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Here's an example and it's not the worse case of it.
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(1) Urinate on or near the boxes of kleenex or toilet paper. That's what I did.   It marks your territory and keeps him away....I'm joking :) 

 

(2) Get some child proof cupboard locks.  Any home improvement store should have them.  You have to use your fingers at the top of the cupboard to press down and unlatch the plastic tab. 

 

(3) Squirt kitty with a water bottle if/when you catch him in the act. 

 

(4) Motion detector alarm - lol, sort of joking.  I had one years ago that if an object is moved (i.e. the door) it sets off a high pitched alarm.  It was very inexpensive and I used to attach it to my backpack when I went travelling overseas and staying in questionable areas. 

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Haha thanks for the tips Marc. I tried the first step after drinking a few beers. My cat seemed to lap it up and got a little drink himself wink.gif JK
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(1) Urinate on or near the boxes of kleenex or toilet paper. That's what I did.   It marks your territory and keeps him away....I'm joking smile.gif 

(2) Get some child proof cupboard locks.  Any home improvement store should have them.  You have to use your fingers at the top of the cupboard to press down and unlatch the plastic tab. 

(3) Squirt kitty with a water bottle if/when you catch him in the act. 

(4) Motion detector alarm - lol, sort of joking.  I had one years ago that if an object is moved (i.e. the door) it sets off a high pitched alarm.  It was very inexpensive and I used to attach it to my backpack when I went travelling overseas and staying in questionable areas. 
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One trick that worked for me to curb this habit: place something noisy on top of the toilet paper (I used an aluminum bowl filled with coins). When kitty knocks it over, the sound will startle them and deter the behavior.
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