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Last Post 08-08-2011 2:11 PM by  Nick11
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12-12-2010 4:56 AM

    hi all

    just wanted to pick your brians for ideas....i have had daisy our female cat for nearlly 6yrs, a couple of weeks back we replaced our leather (with birdie holes) settee for a lovely fabric one. Problem im having is everytime daisy comes in the room she is straight to the back of the chair to try use it as a scraching post.......she has a scraching post beside it for her, but no matter how much i shout or move her quickly she still tries it, at the moment there is no marks as am on the ball with her, but im desperate for ideas to stop her doing it......any ideas?

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    12-12-2010 8:02 AM

    Hi Kerry I've found a water pistol or a spray bottle filled with water helps. You need to keep it near you so if she heads towards chair just give her a quick spray so she doesnt realise who/what has done it. Or double sided sticky tape over the part of the chair she uses or you can buy some special spray which is apple based or lemon based from the pet shop but you would need to research if you can use it near birds.  Mind you one of my cats now 16yrs has always shredded carpets,  wallpaper and sharpened her claws on things so I failed completely with her!!!!  Good luck in succeeding.

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    12-12-2010 8:34 AM
    My mother in law tried the spray technique that Sheena suggests. However her cat was too stupid to associate scratching with getting squirted. All that happened was the carpet and sofa got drenched and the cat looked rather mystified as to why she was getting wet but carried on scrathching...LOL
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    12-12-2010 10:15 AM

     Im not sure but dont they do some sort of spray thing that you can spray on items you dont want them to scratch, or scent mark?

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    12-12-2010 10:20 AM
    ive heard of that mandy....but im scared incase it contains anything that could harm the birds......has anyone else used it before?
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    12-12-2010 10:40 AM

     Aaah birds are in the same room? That does make things awkward.  Is the back of the sofa in view? Was thinking along the lines of what my mom did and put strips of leather on the back of the sofa, so she was scratching the leather rather than the sofa?

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    12-12-2010 10:53 AM

    How about something like this? www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/cat_litter_litter_boxes/cat_repellants/53130

    It should be just compressed air, so no harmful chemicals for you birds.

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    12-12-2010 12:55 PM
    Try spraying her scratching post with cat nip ive used it on mine for my cat she only scratches there at the moment. She is trying to mark her territory by scratching
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    03-04-2011 11:11 AM
    white pepper in water, spray and leave to dry, they dont like it at all, safe for birdies too or their is an antiscratch spray in pets @ home just as good but not sure if ok round birds
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    03-04-2011 12:45 PM

    Is she still doing it Kerry?

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    03-04-2011 1:20 PM
    Our's is a bugger for the laundry basket as it's wicker, the cat scratching post is right next to it, what i do is pull him off and put him on the post and this has reduced attacks on the laundry basket lots. Another thing i do when i / we get up is get down on the floor with the cat and i scratch the post and he follows suit, the stuff you do for animals lmao
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    03-04-2011 9:07 PM
    Hi Kerry have you tried rather a large fleece drapped all the way down the back of the chair and you could use double sided velcro to make sure it sticks then they scratch the fleece instead of the chair ??? dunno but any thing is worth a try
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    10-04-2011 1:26 AM
    I've got visions of men in unifrom scratching posts LOL

    I eat manky veg to try and get my lot to eat it, flap my arms like a demeted loon to build up wing strength, chew toys, spray myself with water.......the list goes on but I think i've already shared too much LOL
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    08-08-2011 7:23 AM
    When my cat was young i used a lemon, just cut it in half and wiped it on the area...he didn't go near it again
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    08-08-2011 2:11 PM
    my cat started scratching our new wallpaper on the stairs, I bought from pets at home cats anti scratching sticky tape, it worked and it said you could put it on fabric like settees, it was really cheap bout £4.00 ish, if you get them just do a small tester sample, and it tells you how to safely remove it when you change or don't need anymore, they really hate the sticky ness of it. I have just removed my today so fingers crossed.
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