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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Keeping cats out of windowsills

Has anyone ever had a problem with their cat getting into the window? Our cat thinks that the outside is his TV and he's constantly in a window. I wouldn't be a huge deal but he tries to get into windows that he can't get into. Also he breaks up our blinds really bad and they're not cheap to replace. The biggest one is the bathroom blind that has been replaced a few times already because he's broken it up so bad. Last night I put some bottles and toilet paper in it but I don't want to have to put junk in my windowsills just to keep him out.

Has anyone had this problem before?

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my old cat Gaby destroyed all of our blinds...se we got the built in wood blinds lol...but in the living room we would open one set and open the window for her, seemed to make her happy to just have one to go to

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you can have one that you don't mind her going to and then put double sided tape on plastic wrap or something taped to the window sill and he will hate the feeling on his toes and go to the one you let him in.

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Are you kidding? We have adjusted what kind of shades we have in our house so the cats can sit in all of the windows! When we picked out our new house, we even were thrilled that there were enough windows for all of our cats! I guess I am just one step closer to that "crazy cat lady!"


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i wouldn't want my cat on all the windows, like the kitchen ones above the kitchen counter its gross finding cat litter on the counter and worse in food

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we tried to keep our cats out of the windows then gave up on it and just took the blinds out and put up curtains.

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Are you kidding? We have adjusted what kind of shades we have in our house so the cats can sit in all of the windows! When we picked out our new house, we even were thrilled that there were enough windows for all of our cats! I guess I am just one step closer to that "crazy cat lady!"

I'm already there, but I own it! lol

We put up the roman shades for the cats in the morning, and close them in the evening! Boy, are we trained! Ours don't get in all the windows. The windows we really like them to be at, we make extra inviting. They have cat towers in front of, or kitty beds, and there's really cool stuff outside of those windows (birdhouses, etc.). The ones we don't like them being in are just way less fun, or we keep those rooms closed, and they rarely bother them. They make the double-sided tape stuff specifically for cats although mine were undeterred by the stuff when we tried it on the bannister

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I had some friends who had a cat (or cats) who kept getting in their basement windows. They would scratch the wood on the sides. It was an ugly fix but they hung hardware cloth up. Cats never went near it again.

The double-sided tape idea sounds good. A spray bottle to spray them when they are in the wrong windows might help, but you got to catch them at it and be consistent... Good luck.

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I guess I'll have to suggest the double sided tape thing. I'm not paying for new blinds or curtains because this isn't my house and he isn't my cat. I'm tired of doing stuff and not even being thanked for it. Right now the cat has fleas so I'll probably be the only one to take care of that.

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