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Old 04-17-2005, 04:18 PM
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Default Ceilling Prollen Kitty!!!!!!

i have a kitten, well shes over 6mnths now, her name is gracie and i have been trying to keep her out of my celling!!!! she keeps finding a way, she clims through parts in the basement and has a blast, but it drives me nuts and im worried about her!! ive just seen the spot shes been using, she was jumping on a box onto a fridge and walking over the poles to the other side!!! so i moved the box but she still can get on the fridge??? any suggestions?? please help my crazy kitten!!!!!
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Old 04-17-2005, 04:52 PM
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we had one fall through the ceiling at our old house, but that was a grown cat..the worry would be if she got stuck. Your gonna have to either block the entry or put something flush with the edge of what she is jumping on to keep her from getting a purchase when she trys to land. My mom used tangle foot to keep her cats out of her curtains..they didn't like the sticky feel of it and avoided walking on that surface. they did go ticky tacky walking across the floor the first time they experienced it and thus became the ticky tack cats..(their names)
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:50 AM
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My very first (and only pet growing up) was Butterscotch the Cat. He was a straight-up, outdoor Tom, who only got to come inside (thanks to an anal retentive mom) when it was like Zero outside.

Anyhow, we had a furnished basement with a suspended ceiling. Butterscotch would always find a way through the utility room up into the ceiling and walk around until he'd fall through one of the panels. One day after christmas when I was like 11, I was playing on the carpet with my new slot car track and the cat and ceiling panel fell right down on my head! It scared the crap out of me.

Cats are curious by nature and love to explore (<---that's not news.) Blocking off the access points will be the only way to kep Puss from wandering the nooks and crannies of your house. One little trick you can use is to put citrus rinds in the way of the access points. Cats hate citrus. Lemon, grapefruit, orange peels, etc. MAY make them think twice about entering therein. The only problem is that indoors, they'll get rotten so you have to rotate out the rinds unless rotting fruit scraps are less of a problem than falling cats from the sky!

That said...unless you live in a colliseum, I doubt an acidental fall from a standard 8' or 10' ceiling will hurt a cat. Their pretty freakin' smart about not getting stuck, too.

Look at it this last you know there aren't any mice in your ceiling!
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Old 04-18-2005, 10:05 AM
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For now, all I can think of is finding a big box that will fit between the top of the refrigerator and the ceiling. This way there is no room to jump on top of the refrig. I hope someone else may be able to give you a better idea.
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Old 04-18-2005, 11:29 AM
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You could always put a jelly roll pan with water in it right where she lands when she jumps. You'll have to mop up some water a couple of times, but it might very well cure her of wanting to jump up there.

My Mom's little strawberry-blond and white cat is named Gracie too.
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:08 AM
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your stories are too cute, gave me a chuckle! hmmm i know the water pan wont work, good idea but shes too darn smart, shell be abe to know when its not there, i should find something to go on the fridge tho thats what i was thinking!!! but it has to fit perfect so she has no rom at all.... now the friut idea..... eh im more scared of bugs then thinkng someones breaking in my house at 2 am when shes flippin around under us!!! she hasnt come crashing down, shes a pretty good size too, now ts caved a bit in some spots... and for the flush, help me out sounds interesting but i have no clue what it is, i might just have to get that stuff and put it all over LOL, shes jungle gyming off of everything, my curtains to my chairs.................. ticky tacky thats funny!!! thanks!!!
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