The cat doesn't mind those mats with the nubs. The only other thing i could think of besides the scatmat is to actually sew trellis fabric around the bottom to create a barrier but would still allow chair to recline.If you’re trying to keep kitty from underneath, try one of the rubber welcome mats that has the pointy nubs. They don’t like to walk on it. If it’s a clawing issue, mist the recliner with Feliway spray every day for a week. If s/he starts in again after a few days, repeat! I have to regularly mist certain rugs in the house.
That’s a determined cat! If you have tools, you could build a wooden box that would slide under the recliner and fill the space. You could stain it so it looks better. It depends on how your chair works, obviously. It would work on mine if I had a similar problem because the height doesn’t change as it reclines.The cat doesn't mind those mats with the nubs. The only other thing i could think of besides the scatmat is to actually sew trellis fabric around the bottom to create a barrier but would still allow chair to recline.
Good plan, those recliners can be deadly.I was wanting to deter them from going under it while it is up. It's for a large 3 yo 9lb cat that likes to hide under. We want to train it to stay away.
The difficult thing about making a recliner safe is that the foot rest is attached with a hinged metal apparatus that accordions closed when you sit up straight. Frighteningly perfect for amputating tails and legs. We have one and I never put down the foot rest without checking to make sure no one is underneath. If I’d realized the potential for disaster, I never would have bought it!I've never actually seen a recliner in person, but I'm wondering if you couldn't nail heavy screening to most of the undercarriage to close it? As I said I'm going by what I think they might be underneath.
We had a rocking chair, which we secured by placing a pillow under the rockers. It was a gift.