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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
OK...any ideas on how to keep kitties from messing around with the toilet paper?
I did`nt mind when Toby would do it once in awhile...cause you could always still use it....but not so with Tedy! When he gets a roll started he unrolls the whole thing and there are not 2 pieces left big enough to put together to use to to even blot an eye with...let alone anything else!
He only did this occassionally up until last week...we`ve lost 6 rolls since then...and I do know it`s Tedy and not Toby, even though I don`t actually catch him in the act...(they shred differently.)
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by stampit3d
OK...any ideas on how to keep kitties from messing around with the toilet paper?
I did`nt mind when Toby would do it once in awhile...cause you could always still use it....but not so with Tedy! When he gets a roll started he unrolls the whole thing and there are not 2 pieces left big enough to put together to use to to even blot an eye with...let alone anything else!
He only did this occassionally up until last week...we`ve lost 6 rolls since then...and I do know it`s Tedy and not Toby, even though I don`t actually catch him in the act...(they shred differently.)
I wish I knew!
post #3 of 17
You could shut the bathroom door, get one of those dispensers which cats can't access the toilet paper-
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
Dispensers that cats can get at????Where do I get one???? (Can`t shut the bathroom door...their litter is in there!!!!)
post #5 of 17
you can try balancing a small container filled with a water on top of the roll. When the cat attacks the roll, she is doused with water. Do this often enough and she will stopp playing with the toilet paper.

I find it easiest to just leave the roll of paper inside the cabinet and then just pull it out when I need to go.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by lotsocats
you can try balancing a small container filled with a water on top of the roll. When the cat attacks the roll, she is doused with water. Do this often enough and she will stopp playing with the toilet paper.

I find it easiest to just leave the roll of paper inside the cabinet and then just pull it out when I need to go.
VERY good ideas! My hat's off to ya!

Our solution was just to close the bathroom (as we also noticed Hobbes desire to pull the hair out of the bathtub drain and play with/eat it...BLECH), but I saw what you wrote about not being able to becz the litterbox is in there.
post #7 of 17
I prefer the toilet paper hanging forward, but have started hanging it so it comes down in the back. This results in far less wasted toilet paper.
post #8 of 17
I would close the bathroom door, but make sure the cats aren't hiding in the bathroom first. My cat never played with toilet paper. My sister's cat used to, but stopped awhile ago.
post #9 of 17
I'm not sure where you would get one of these dispensers from but you're from the USA right, they have everything!

I'm lucky I have Persians & Exotics - they are too lazy to attack the toilet paper!
post #10 of 17
Dushka shreds toilet paper. There are dispensers with a metal flap that covers the roll so the cats can't reach it. It's the only thing!
post #11 of 17
My friend just hides hers in the closet until she needs it. . You might try putting a dish of water beneath the roll. I know mine would be a lot less likely to go near something if they have to get wet to get to it.
post #12 of 17
Would they have an issue if you move their litterboxes out from the bathroom? Mine are the "whatever" cats, they don't really care where their litterbox is, what's in it or what it looks like (doesn't mean I don't clean it out everyday hehe). If your cats are less fussy, could try moving the boxes.

Not too sure bout dousing them with water though. Maybe I'm paranoid, but I'm terrified of doing anything which might cause them to catch a chill. If you're not around at dry off a wet kitty, they may get sick if your house is drafty.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by evnshawn
I prefer the toilet paper hanging forward, but have started hanging it so it comes down in the back. This results in far less wasted toilet paper.

It worked for me!
post #14 of 17
My two havent played that game yet?!
post #15 of 17
I keep the bathroom door shut, I'm way too paranoid about the pills and potions contained therein!

Both kitties follow me into the bathroom in the morning though, and Alfie will attack the toilet paper whenever he's able. Not found a cure yet!
post #16 of 17
I wound up buying one of those toilet paper holders, the tubular ones that people store toilet paper in and keep the toilet paper there. I still lose a roll occasionally because I have a friend that has a mind block against leaving the toilet paper off the roll. But it has cut down on the loss and mess a lot.
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
Since I first posted and read some of your responses I decided to try putting the roll on backwards as someone suggested (plus i`m giving the roll a squeeze so that it is not as round and won`t roll so easy).....Tedy is still attacking the paper, but now that it does`nt "free-roll" he`s only shredding a bit and then gets bored. This might just be the answer for us.......THANKS! (Wonder why I did`nt think of that???)
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