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:thumbsdown: Hi i was just wondering if anyone had any ideas of how i can get my 18 week old kitten to STOP sleeping on my DS bed at night time??? I can't shut Jordys door cos he doesn't like it and i get up at least 3 times per night to check on him and everytime the kitten (Tinkerbell) is asleep on his bed near his pillow. I pick her up and take her out everytime but she just goes back in there when ive gone back to bed :banghead: . What can i do?????????
bllaaaaaah ((shivers up my spine!))
I can't stand animals on beds...why don't you put the cat in the laundry?
That way it can't get into bedrooms or anything else during the night....
O my gosh...I can't believe I'm giving a reply to a kitten question...the bleeding hearts would be so proud...:banghead:
I know what I would do with the kitten .......:laughing:
Haha mamaduke. I was going to say the same thing put it in the laundry or something cats and kids are not good together when sleeping. You probably already know that though!
how old is the child, smotering can be a problem with babies and cats but not so much with older children but if you are worried I would put the kitten in the laundry if you start when the cat is young they should get used to being in there, the longer you leave it the harder it will be. Good luck, I know how hard it can be to have a good balance with your animals and your children I am a vet nurse so have a house full of animals and a 7 week old baby and it can be very hard to keep everyone happy.
A girlfriend of mine faced the same issues. Her DS bedroom doesn't have a door (they are in an older style house) she used the water spray bottle for about a week everytime that cat tried to go into the room she said no and if it continued she sprayed it .. eventually the cat got the idea and doesn't even try to enter the room anymore..
I do have a cat myself and haven't tried it... but she swears by it... eho knows it may work.. if not... got the laundry hehe
the easiest and quickest way is to shut off access to that area by locking the kitten up somewhere at nighttime. If you have food, water, litter and somewhere comfy to sleep, the kitten will soon get the idea and it will be routine.
oooh I just thought of another idea that was suggested to me regarding my cat...
Find a second hand fly screen door and attach it to his door frame. This way he can see out and the cat can see in.
I thought this was a great idea when I heard it but Morgan sleeps with door closed and we have never had to use it...
You could aslo try sprinkling black pepper (the powdered stuff) in the doorway. Cats HATE it apparently. I havn't tried it, but my mum uses it in her garden(a bit diff, I know, but same concept) and she says she sees them go to that area and then just scatter as soon as they sniff it and never return, so probably worth giving a go. Also, if your not keen on putting kitten in the laundry, can you block jsut a part of the house instead?? When we came home with ds we were able to close one door which seperated bedrooms from lounge/kitchen. This way we didn't feel like we were locking the cat up iykwim. good luck, whatever you do!
Thanks for all your replys. Well last night i couldn't find her when i went to bed she must have been hiding but she wasn't in his room so i went to bed. When i got up at about 2am the cat was on the floor of my dd room and it was running a muck so i picked her up and took your advice and put her in the laundry with her food, litter tray and bed and didn't hear anything out of her for the rest of the night so she must of got the idea and just went to sleep. I might try some of the other suggestions tonight thanks again :yelclap:
If you find no success with locking her away I can vouch for the fly screen idea.
We actually had to have one made (a normal screen wouldn't fit our internal door) and when I rang for quotes they thought I was a little barmy. But the guy who actually came to fit it said he had done it at his place for both his kids. Have heard of quite a few since. I like it not just for night sleeps but it means we never have problems with cat hair in his room and there is no chance of nasty surprises from a jealous pussy cat.
I have always let my cats have run of the house even when bubs was a newborn as i didnt want a jealousy issue & havent had any dramas at all but then i have animals because i love them not just to say yeah im a pet owner.
They often were found asleep in bubs room on top of the wardrobe or tallboy & only once was my girl ever found asleep in the cot which was a very cold nite & she slept at his feet ( was kicked out of course ).
Cats dont actually like being around little babies as they make too much movement its very rare when they will even dream of smothering.
Anyways your son is older so the others have suggested some good ideas they also dont like citrus so a little lemon or orange juice in the water spray could help discourage but personally i wouldnt do it as i said first as stopping them from going somewhere or the likes creates more of an interest as they are highly curious as well as possibly feeding a jealousy issue.
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