The sight of broken kitchenware and scratched upholstery can be frustrating. Sometimes, as commentators in your favourite cats’ magazine in Singapore would put it, it’s as if your feline friend is plotting against you.
We’re kidding. This seemingly destructive behaviour is natural, where your furry companion is simply acting on its instincts. However, instead of destroying anything they can get their claws on, there are alternative outlets you can provide your cat with to exude their natural behaviour on.
Also, by making the effort to understand cat behaviour, you can train your feline and prevent it from further destruction. Listed below are proven ways to handle unwanted cat behaviour for all pet owners.Provide a scratching post
You have probably noticed the consistency of your cat’s scratching behaviour, how it returns to scratch the same piece of furniture that also happens to be your favourite. How frustrating is that?
In understanding your kitty, know that cats do so in order to sharpen their claws and to leave their scent on the object to mark their territory. The latter reason explains why they have a ‘favourite’ piece of furniture that they treat as their personal scratching post.
To prevent your cat from damaging your furniture, prepare an alternative scratching post. A short pole made from cedar wood with sisal around will do the trick. The next step will be to prevent your cat from returning to said furniture by placing deterrents such as herbal sprays, to keep your feline at bay.Prepare a sticky landing
Having trouble with preventing your pet from jumping on the kitchen counter? Discourage this behaviour by placing a sticky paper on the forbidden surfaces. As cats detest having items stick to their paws, they will be sure to avoid the particular surface after a couple of sticky landings.
To prevent the cat from exploring forbidden rooms, opt for a simple motion sensitive alarms that would deter your pet from entering the room. Be sure to check out the listings in any cats magazine in Singapore for these devices.Neutralising your feline
Most non-neutralized adult male cats are often found tinkling on walls, drapes and furniture. Though an entirely instinctive behaviour that involves marking its territory, it is quite a destructive one.
One way to prevent this is to neutralise your pet. Alternative, use deterrence such as herbal sprays can be employed. A look through a good cats’ magazine can give you leads on where to get these sprays.
The bottom line is, your cat is not out to take over your home – it is merely following its instinct. So give the above methods a go!