Posted November 12, 2019 13:04:58 When you’ve got your cat inside your house, there’s a lot of pressure on the house to be quiet.
If it isn’t, it can make it difficult to keep the cat from getting bored and start eating food.
But is there a good way to keep your cat out of the house?
We asked some experts for their top tips on keeping your cat at bay.
The best cat cat-friendly cable system?
There are two different kinds of cable you need to consider, says Catwoman: One is for indoor cats and the other is for outdoor cats.
If you’re a cat owner with indoor cats, the cable system should be the least of your concerns.
The problem is, the outdoor cats don’t seem to like the idea of being confined indoors, and they also don’t like it when you try to make them comfortable.
“The outdoor cats are more likely to bite and chew if you’re trying to keep them indoors, so there’s always the possibility of that happening,” says Dr Andrew Brown, owner of the Catwoman cat-care clinic in Manchester.
So the first question you need in terms of a cat-safe cable system is how do you keep it from getting tangled up in your wiring?
If you have a cable system in your home that you use regularly, it might be worth getting an expert to install it.
“For indoor cats it’s better to have a long, strong wire with a metal backing for it to hang on to, because the cats won’t get too attached to it,” says Brown.
A cat-proof cable system with a removable cover is also ideal, because if you remove it, it could potentially get caught in the wires and start biting your house.
“It’s best to have something that is removable, so it can be pulled off the wall,” says Rob McEvoy, co-owner of the cat-free cat sanctuary Catcab.
“The idea is to have the cable itself so that if the cat bites the cable, you can take it off and replace it, or if it breaks, you could try to replace it with something else,” says McEvoys advice.
The Catwoman cable company says its cable system comes in two versions, but you’ll need to choose the one that suits your cat.
If your cat loves to eat cat food, the Catman cable will be ideal, as it’s long enough to keep it off the wires.
If your cat is more of a housecat, you’ll probably want to get a cable that’s wider than it’s tall, because that’s where it can easily slip and fall off.
And finally, if you have an indoor cat, you might want to consider a catproof cable, because cats are much more likely than dogs to bite wires.
“It’s a great idea to put a cat proof cable between the house and your cats,” says Green.
“You can make sure that it’s secure by putting it in a safe place so that you don’t have to worry about it falling off the house.”
And if you want to keep cat-friendliness up, you should get the Catwomen Cat-Safe cable system that comes with a battery, a cover and a quick-release button, says McAvoy.
With the Catfree cable, there are a few other things you can do to keep an outdoor cat at arm’s length.
You can keep the cable out of direct sunlight, and use a wire to catch a cat if it goes off the wire.
Or you can make a cat wall.
“If you have cat-resistant panels, you want them to be in a place where cats can’t get inside them,” says Smith.
“So you can use cat wall covers, which are also a great option.”
If you want a cat safe cable system for your home, you may also want to check out the Catbible cat-rescue cable system, which comes with an adjustable wire for cat safety.