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Old 02-03-2009, 07:44 AM   #11
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what! No Photos?

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Old 02-03-2009, 10:19 AM   #12
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Most cats don't like aluminum foil; can you put some down under the curtains to keep them from that area? If they are going to be inside only cats you might consider getting them declawed. Discuss with your vet and see what he/she can suggest.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:30 PM   #13
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please please don't declaw. i had one that was big time scratcher.declawing seemed to throw off his balance. think if your fingers were cut off. try the noise, or water spray or what ever you decide. they usually quit as they get older. i have thomas, and never thought of declawing after the last experience.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:51 PM   #14
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I refuse to declaw, thanks for the suggestion though. Before I left for work today I tied the curtains along the rod so that they didn't hang.
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I refuse to declaw, thanks for the suggestion though. Before I left for work today I tied the curtains along the rod so that they didn't hang.
I've done that before too, with my living room curtains. Do they have plenty of little toys to chase around the house? In addition to some of their store-bought cat toys, some of our cats' favorite toys are thread spools, the ring pulled off of a gallon jug of milk, a little bottle with paper clips in it (child-proof cap), etc. It is possible that if the curtains are out of the way for awhile and they have something else to occupy their time and energy, they may just forget about climbing them and you will be able to put them down again.

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Old 02-03-2009, 09:30 PM   #16
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Yes, I do need to buy them more toys. They have two scratching posts, one upstairs and one on the main floor. I am thinking of buying a cat tree to climb instead of my curtains... lol

I have only had them for just over a week so their toys have yet to accumulate to the point where I step on them every 3 steps.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:40 PM   #17
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Our cats love their cat tree. Our only problem is there is really only one place we could put ours because of the slope of the living room ceiling (the only other place would have encouraged them to get on the breakfast bar and kitchen counters). Ours is right next to James's chair. Needless to say, he has been surprised a time or two by a cat leaping from the top!

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Old 02-03-2009, 09:42 PM   #18
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LOL Barbara.. I would probably put mine in the spare bedroom upstairs where I am keeping their litter box for now (empty room, moved everything out). I have my moms two cats in the basement and I think they are too young to be able to manage 3 floors of a house so far.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:57 PM   #19
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Try putting down on floor some news papers and paper bags they can rip and crawl in it will keep them busy they also might like crumbled up tin foil balls you make from cooking foil. Anything you can throw on floor they can bat around they will play with.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:22 AM   #20
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When I had cats, they loved empty boxes from the supermarket, they loved them so much that in one of them I made a little house, made a hole in the front. They used that as a hideout.
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