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Old May 9th 08, 05:33 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
jello73
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I would like to hear from anyone with the problem of a cat jumping up
on tables, counters and also being very fast in going in open closets,
doors, etc., I have had many cats over a long period of time but this
8 mo. old is driving me crazy. Is it the breed? This cat has long
silky-like hair and a tail that is very furry and wide. I have had
him neutered thinking this would settle him down a little but it did
not. I have tried lightly tapping him in the face with newspaper and
I have tried spraying water in his face also constantly picking him
off the table, etc., and saying a loud "NO" Help is appreciated
and thanks!
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Old May 9th 08, 10:52 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Cat Lover
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On May 9, 12:33*am, jello73 wrote:
I would like to hear from anyone with the problem of a cat jumping up
on tables, counters and also being very fast in going in open closets,
doors, etc., *I have had many cats over a long period of time but this
8 mo. old is driving me crazy. *Is it the breed? * This cat has long
silky-like hair and a tail that is very furry and wide. *I have had
him neutered thinking this would settle him down a little but it did
not. *I have tried lightly tapping him in the face with newspaper and
I have tried spraying water in his face also constantly picking him
off the table, etc., and saying a loud "NO" * * *Help is appreciated
and thanks!


My cats do it all the time, I am always yelling at them. Sorry Im not
much help but your not alone. Take care, peaceful cats
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Old May 9th 08, 11:23 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
---MIKE---
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If he is a Maine Coon, he will be a kitten for two years. My Tiger will
put his front paws on the table but that's as far as he will go. When I
tell him to get down he usually does after two or three times. Tiger is
ten years old and weighs 24 pounds.


---MIKE---
In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')


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Old May 16th 08, 09:53 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Rene S.
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He's at the age where he's discovered that he can jump up on things.
Please don't use a newspaper or spray bottle. It will either make him
scared of you, or just encourage him to do it when you're not
looking.

Try one of these non-direct methods, which will startle him but he
won't associate it with you. You can put sticky strips/tape on the
table or cookie sheets with some water in them (if he dislikes water)
to discourage him. You can also put a few pennies in empty soda cans
and line them up on the edge of the counter/table. When he jumps up,
they will fall and startle him.

Also, remove ALL tempting items, food, toys, etc, so it's not as
appealing to him. Make sure he has a tall cat tree that he can jump on
instead.
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Old May 16th 08, 10:03 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
cshenk
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"Rene S." wrote

Also, remove ALL tempting items, food, toys, etc, so it's not as
appealing to him. Make sure he has a tall cat tree that he can jump on
instead.


Personally we keep the cat off the bookshelf next to the fish tank, with a
1.5 ft tall Godzilla, but then thats me and fits well in our lack of decor
;-)


 




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