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Trout was bad last night...help!!!

post #1 of 14
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Well, it turns out Kitties have different habits in different apartments.

She was shut out of my room last night by Ken because I guess she was annoying him..(this won't happen once he moves out because she doesn't annoy me).

Well, she scratched at the bedroom door all night while scratching paint off of it! I'm worried she will keep doing this until Ken moves out because I'm sure he will boot her out every night, he has since we moved here.

So, I need help figuring out how to make her stop scratching the paint off the door at night. I don't want to use foil because I don't want the landlord to see that she has damaged the door. Its not a huge amount of damage, but if she keeps doing it, I'm sure it will be.

Any suggestions?

Thanks Guys
post #2 of 14
Hi!
Sounds like someone needs to move out faster! (Just kidding!) Anyway, I would try to keep her nails as short as possible, even if you clip them daily atleast it will not do as much damage. There is also a product out there called Soft Paws, they are just a plastic cap that you place over Trout's clipped nails and they have a dull point to them, but then she would not be able to scratch the doorway for sure. Trust me I understand about the landlord thing, we too live in an apartment and are only supposed to have 1 kitty let alone 6! But who honestly in their right mind could ever own just one-well I guess you do so that makes me the worlds biggest sucker I guess, oh well. Anyway try giving those a try and let us know what works for you! Take care. You may also want to try some of the sprays that are meant to deter kitties from scratching, as well as maybe some double sided sticky tape-that worked well with mine for a while.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by kittycorner
Hi!
Sounds like someone needs to move out faster!
My thought's as well i'm afraid only i'm not kidding If he doesn't like it, well

Your place, you call the shots IMO because it would annoy me if my partner was booting my girls out the room never mind my ex
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
My thought's as well i'm afraid only i'm not kidding If he doesn't like it, well

Your place, you call the shots IMO because it would annoy me if my partner was booting my girls out the room never mind my ex

Well, he'll be out August 1st, so thats good. Then Trout will have free roam of my bedroom, which I won't mind because I actually LOVE her.

Maybe I'll try the softpaws things, although I can't imagine her letting me get them on her. She is very crafty in eluding me .

Do you guys think that bitter apple will work or something like that?
post #5 of 14
It probably would Natalie but how long it would last is another question?.

If Trouts been so used to having free reign of the house like my girls do it's hard to lock them out. I closed my livingroom door one night while the girls were sleeping upstairs in their room, but Sophie came down and really let me know that she wanted in!!!!
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
It probably would Natalie but how long it would last is another question?.

If Trouts been so used to having free reign of the house like my girls do it's hard to lock them out. I closed my livingroom door one night while the girls were sleeping upstairs in their room, but Sophie came down and really let me know that she wanted in!!!!
Well, she actually isn't used to being in the bedroom, she often got booted out in the old apartment too, but she didn't really mind it there. I think she doesn't like it in this apartment because outside of our bedroom is the kitchen and its not very comfortable in there for a kitty, and the livingroom is on the other side of the place, so she probably just feels lonely.
post #7 of 14
Poor Trout!, it will be really nice when you have that place all to yourself.

I have used a product called "Shoo away" in the past (it's pretty much the same as bitter apple)

You could spray it on the door everynight until Ken leaves?
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom
the livingroom is on the other side of the place, so she probably just feels lonely.
I'd seriously be telling my ex to mind his own even though he only has a few more weeks there.

My cats welfare is more important than an ex partners.
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
I'd seriously be telling my ex to mind his own even though he only has a few more weeks there.

My cats welfare is more important than an ex partners.

I totally agree with you, but I also don't want to live in misery and be fighting all the time until he leaves. Also, its his bed I sleep in, so if he gets really mad, he can boot me out of the bed too
post #10 of 14
When my cat was doing the to someone recommened leaving the vaccuum outside the bedroom door and running the cord to the vaccuum under the door and leaving it in the on position and when she is bad plug it in for 2 seconds and then unplug it again. I couldn't use this as the cord wouldn't fit under the door. We resorted to sleeping with the door open. Good luck!
post #11 of 14
The vacuum outside the door works great. I suggest plugging it into a power bar and leave it on the bedside table and then just flick the switch (it sure beats trying to find the electrical outlet in the middle of the night ) Atleast that will get you through the month and then kittie wont have to worry about the big mean vacuum cleaner after that.
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Actually she is deathly afraid of the vacuum already, so that would work for sure
post #13 of 14
One thought: could she also be responding to the general stress level in the household?

My hugs to you both...how rough.
post #14 of 14
What about setting up a place that's super comfy so she will want to sleep there instead of in the bedroom?
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