cammie
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cammie asked in PetsCats · 1 decade ago

How do I keep my 6-month old kittens off the kitchen counters?

I am away in the days at work, and sleeping at night, so I cannot always "shoo" them off 24/7. I saw something called the "Scat Mat" online, but they are like $50+ which is expensive. Does anyone know where I can find cheap Scat Mats or good alternative?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hi there...consider using double-sided sticky tape to prevent the counter-surfing habits. This works quite effectively and you only need to replace what the kittens pull off with their paws. Eventually, the kittens will learn that the countertops are no longer a pleasant place to go since they keep getting their tender paws stuck to the sticky substance. It's recommended to leave the tape up for a brief time as kittens are naturally inquisitive/curious as well as have short-term memory. Therefore after multiple attempts they will soon begin to remember where not to go.

    Source(s): Feline Trainer to domestic and exotic cats
  • 1 decade ago

    I used a scat mat ten years ago to keep my kitty away from the front door so I could come in without her getting out. It was $60 then.

    I would just relax about the situation and keep the counters clear of dangerous or breakable things. If there is nothing interesting there the cat will eventually stay off them. Scat mats aren't large enough to cover all your surfaces. You can put double-sided tape, aluminum foil etc. - about as much trouble as just keeping them cleared off.

  • loux
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Get a small squirt gun, fill it with water and when the kitten gets on the counter, say "No" or "Down" and give him a little squirt. After a few times, the kitten will get the message.

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  • 1 decade ago

    just keep taking her off the counter while you are home and saying no . don't squirt water at her and don't yellcats are NOT dogs maybe you should get a dog or maybe a bird . because you need to be realistic, if you are not home she or he will do what it wants ITS A CAT! HELLLLOOOO!!!

    it makes me so frustrated and angry ..people never think before they get pets and now if the cat won't stay off the dang counter you will probably "get rid of it" as if it were some "possession" and not a being with a soul and a heart. how sad. yo person with the sticky tape idea thats an AWESOME IDEA good show!

  • aussie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    go to the dollar store and get those cheap mouse traps. Set them up on the counter tops. They will startle the cat but will not harm it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I never had cats or kittens but my friend does and she use to swat them lightly with a fly swatter and they actually didn't jump up on the table or counters any more

  • grrl
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    This may sound mean but it doesn't hurt & teaches quickly. Get double sided tape & stick to the counter tops.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you can, try to keep the cat out of that specific room. Don't try an method if you don't feel comfortable with it.

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