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How to get a cat to stop clawing walls...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, May 2, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    ANIMAL PROBLEMS LATELY...
    this has been a long time problem, but now it's getting worst...since we are selling out house, it has to look good. In the bathroom on the left hand side of the wall by the sink, there is an area of claw marks....it wasn't so bad...but lately either cats seem to be trying to kill it...strips are coming off and everything.
    One cat is 3 or 4, and the other is 2 or 3... so it's going to be hard to get them to stop...especially since I don't know what one did what!

    Anything I can do to prevent it? Right now we just pull out the droors (sp?) of the cabinet so the cat can't reach that area...but it looks messy...so we push them back in for house showing...then we forget to open them or else for whatever reason the cat claws again (oh yeah, unlike my uncles cat who clawed the wall everywhere...we just have 2 or 3 spots on the wall, and one on the stairs)

    heeeelp!
     
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    could try fine wire mesh. Put it up against the wall in the spots. Again like the dog, if they don't find it a pleasureable feeling they won't do it. Close the door to the bathroom? Lie in wait and spring on the cat, shooting it with a mist from a waterbottle as it commits the heinous act.
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

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    I could close the bathroom door. It's the other 2 humans in this house that wouldn't or "forget" :dunno: :surepal:
     
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    Make a scratching post, use a board with carpet tacked to it - easy and cheap to make. Put it in the areas they are clawing.
     
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    water gun.... great training tool
     
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    Cats HATE water
     
  8. 84gmcjimmy

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    I don't know what one is doing the clawing...I know that both of the cats need claws here...we live out of town, so there are more dogs, more things to be protected against...plus I think it's kind of mean!

    The scratching post is a good idea...but I don't know if they would use it...especially since they have just used carpet or whatever for the last 3 years...and now a pole?

    I'll try it.
     
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    my cat still has her claws, but my sister's cats dont. i agree its mean, but it takes care of the problem. ours are all inside cats.
     
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    Just take the claws out... We got our cat declawed and neutered at the same time :frown1:... Now he just hangs out and sleeps a lot... Tries to get outside sometimes, but usually he isn't interested in anything more than looking out the window...
     
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    Whell, if they were clinging to the ceiling, i might be able to help you,,,,IE= put velcro on the ceiling. :D
     
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    ya know, the more i think about it, the more cruel it is. capman, i dont like the way you bite your fingernails. i'm taking you to the vet and having your fingers cut off at the first knuckle. how does that sound? that's exactly what they do when they declaw a cat.
     
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    Scratching post !!!! When you catch the cat scratching anything, pick it up and take it too the scratching post. Teach it that's what it's for.
     
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    not necasarily,, we had a cat that used to tear up our brand new couches,,, we got the post,, but he wouldnt stop :dunno:
     
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    Gotta teach them too use the scratching post. Our Ragdoll cat is very good about using the scratching post. Only had too show him one time, hasn't clawed up anything and he'll be 2 in July.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Mabey our cat was a dumb dumb :grin:
     
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    Our cats love a post I wrapped 1/2" rope around. That is by far their favorite thing to claw up.

    BTW, declawing is wrong.
     
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    Yes, it sounds cruel... But an inside cat really doesn't even need claws except to tear up furniture and scratch the hell out of you when it sits on your lap to start purring like a speed boat... Now if the cat hangs out outside it will probably want to have those claws so it can get fight with other cats and kill mice and stuff.

    But an 8 year old cat who sleeps all day? No need.
     
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    You do not need your finger nails either, but do you want to lose the first joint on each digit?
     
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    Not really...... But since when are cats on the same level as human beings?
     

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