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Old 02-02-2009, 08:19 PM   #1
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Kittens climbing curtains...

How in the WORLD do I keep this from happening ?!?!?!?!?!

:( Now that they are both better, they are both absolutely INSANE !!!!!!!!!!

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Old 02-02-2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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There's some spray that you can buy at pet stores that will keep animals away from that area (usually) and so you could always try that. If that doesn't work, you might want to reconsider having cloth curtains... eek.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:24 PM   #3
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I have five cats currently, and have had 10 in my life time, and the truth is, they are going to do what they want to do. Eventually they will get bored. Usually once they hit about 2 years old they get fat and lazy. But until then, its like having an infant Never know what they are up to or capable of.

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Old 02-02-2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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We will be replacing our back door (sliding door) curtains as soon as I can get some made, but I will have to wait for ours to stop climbing them first. I think they are starting to slow down a little, but they are close to a year old and still run around the house like a herd of buffalo every night right after we go to bed. They are louder than the dog (German Shepherd) when they are chasing each other! Speaking of chasing, last night I was about to get after the dog for chasing one of the cats, but before I could say anything the cat chased him back into the living room! They chased each other back and forth three or four times!

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Old 02-02-2009, 08:44 PM   #5
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Buy a squirt gun and when you catch them in the act, give them a squirt. They'll learn quick that curtains are a no-no.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:53 PM   #6
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A squirt gun does work, as does a spray bottle, if you can catch them at it. You can also put paper clips or pennies in a plastic bottle (put the lid on tight) and shake it or throw it towards (not at) them. Our problem is that they like to do it while we are in bed. When I catch them on the counters, or climbing curtains, I always stop ours, but they love to take advantage of our being out of the way!

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Old 02-03-2009, 03:14 AM   #7
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I would just take the curtains down until the phase is over. Yes it could take a while.
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I would just take the curtains down until the phase is over. Yes it could take a while.
imho, only thing that will work. If they are determined, they WILL get them!
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:03 AM   #9
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Fortunately the curtains our cats are tearing up weren't too great to start (they were there when we bought the house). If we take them down and anyone was in our back yard they might get a show, since the sliding door opens into a little hall with the kitchen visible on one side and our bedroom visible on the other! I think the next curtains I put up will be made from chain mail!

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Old 02-03-2009, 07:16 AM   #10
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LOL! Well we have floor length curtains.. maybe I can just pin them up. However the back patio doors do get drafty at night.. I might just have to wait it out.
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