Cat Knocks Everything Over. What To Do?
Kitten Climbing on Furniture
Fragiles In The House...With a Cat. Oh No!!
If you have just gotten a new cat, and you're afraid that the cat will knock over your fragile home decor items, there are a few possible solutions to try.
- Put away your fragile items, out of the reach of the cat. This probably isn't the first thing you want to try, because your fragile items are on display for a reason, but it is a sure-fire way to keep your fragile items in tact and in one piece.
- Train your cat not to jump on counters, tables, picture frames, etc. This one is more of a long-term solution, so isn't really feasible on day one. And some cats, even when trained, might break the rules every now and again if they see something of particular interest.
- Try museum tape or museum putty or other removable putty like Blu Tack.
Kitten Leaning on Things
My favorite option
My preference is the museum putty. The clear kind is great, because you can even put it between the bottom of a glass vase and a glass shelf. If you did this with colored putty, you would see the putty. But the clear adhesive works great!
When fostering cats and/or kittens, it's almost a sure thing that some of the kitties will climb on things when you don't want them to. This is how I learned about the museum putty. One woman I know who fosters uses it everywhere! She keeps her pictures on the wall in place with putty. She sticks down all her glassware on display with putty. Even non-breakables on display are tacked down with putty, to keep them in place when kitties decide to play hide-and-go-seek behind these items!
It's especially nice if you have a large vase or other fragile item sitting on your floor or fireplace. Cats will, of course, walk past and rub on the item, and would normally knock it over. But if the item is tacked down, viola! It stays standing up!
© 2011 Amber Killinger
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