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Blcooper32 January 5th, 2013 02:51 PM

new cat
for those of you with cats how do i keep the cat off the babies. every time they move he tries to jump in bed with them. this is a time it would be nice if they had their own room but we just dont have room for that.

Dhartanya January 5th, 2013 02:58 PM

Re: new cat
Spray bottle. Or pop can with some rocks. Or even a hiss and clapping hands.
My crazy Kallie cat learned on day on, she couldn't jump on Rilynn.

Blcooper32 January 5th, 2013 04:27 PM

Re: new cat
I will have to look for a spray bottle. I have been spanking him but he doesn't seem to care.

taatie10 January 5th, 2013 09:07 PM

Re: new cat
I wish I had a suggestion for you Bandit our cat doesnt care much about Samantha. She leaves the room if she cries too much. She has stayed away from her up till just a few days ago. Now she will come over and rub her face on Samantha's hand if she has it waving in the air.
Bandit used to love to sleep in the crib before she was born but ever since we brought her home bandit hasnt been in the crib again.

Hope you find something that works.

Gripstress January 6th, 2013 03:33 AM

Re: new cat
Cats don't much care if you swat them. Clapping and a stern no generally does the trick but if that doesn't work, water or even compressed air (like for computer keyboards) gets em going pretty quickly.

Dhartanya January 6th, 2013 09:52 AM

Re: new cat

Originally Posted by Gripstress (Post 26940403)
Cats don't much care if you swat them. Clapping and a stern no generally does the trick but if that doesn't work, water or even compressed air (like for computer keyboards) gets em going pretty quickly.

Ya my crazy cat loves to be swatted, or spanked or rough housed with. I mean she lets the dog chew on her head!
She's a weirdo.

Gripstress January 6th, 2013 11:39 AM

Re: new cat
lol Yeah depending on the cat they may do it more just to piss you off if you do swat them.

They don't respond too well to it if it does bother them because it seems like they cope with it and feel like they can't do right. Make sure you provide a good place where your kitty is welcome to go and can call his/her own. :)

Blcooper32 January 7th, 2013 04:40 PM

Re: new cat
he lives in our bed most of the time...he is getting better about leaving them alone. i guess he got used to them and decided they werent any fun. now he is attacking tommy lol but he brought the cat home so its his problem hehehe we are going to have him declawed as soon as we get the money since he keep scratching savannah pretty good

Gripstress January 7th, 2013 07:00 PM

Re: new cat
Oh please don't get him declawed. It's quite cruel and generally causes even more issues...for example, they often won't use the litterbox because it hurts their paws. Many vets won't perform them anymore. If he's scratching Savannah it might be better to get the nail tips put on? It is like a nail cover that you glue on that is dull. Just please check the facts on declawing first.

Dhartanya January 7th, 2013 07:16 PM

Re: new cat
I recommend against declawing too.
Although if you do go through with it, only do the fronts.

Through training, and regular nail clipping most issues with kitties can be avoided.

Cats can be very very trainable, it just takes some time and constancy (which I do realize is difficult with kiddos and infants).

Try a spay bottle and use a command. NO bite or NO scratch can be learned.

Blcooper32 January 7th, 2013 08:30 PM

Re: new cat
I always said i wouldn't get one done but our apartment place requires he be front declawed and fixed. We already are not supposed to have him at all because we don't live in a pet building and didn't pay a deposit but since tommy works here they are letting us keep him. We may just have to get rid of him as he loved the water and doesn't care if you yell...crazy cat will go from purring to slicing your hand off in two seconds.

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