New cat - locking out of bedroom

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I'd move those storage boxes out of the room and put a cat tree in. Or buy actual furniture to store the items in and attach the furniture to the wall with safety straps and there's still room for a small cat tree.

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Thanks for that article! I've been playing with him the last few nights before bed and then feeding him. I took out the two smaller boxes, but the others are full and heavy enough that I don't think he could knock them over - or am I deluded? :cool: I am going to invest in a cat tree.
 

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Maybe? My cats can push a 10 lb dumbbell around. To be safe, stack the boxes no more than 2 high.
 
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That is a great idea! I think he'd be able to jump over the baby gate. How did you make the cardboard extension?
I actually cut up the box, then ziptied the cardboard to make it taller. I'll try to find a pic on my camera later. The trickier part was finding all the little holes that she kept squeezing through. When I adopted her she was only 4.5 pounds and she turned into a little houdini.
 

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My husband and I had to put our cat in a room over night. We adopted her when she was 10 years old. I thought she'd be chiller than she is - but we have learned to love her energy. I loved the idea of cuddling with her at bedtime and she's such a great cuddler, but I was so stressed out because she would wake me up at 5 am. We tried the automatic feeder - having it go off at 5 am - she would then wake me up at 5:15 am. We tried all out ignoring her hoping she'd learn...You know what she learned to do?...Knock our water glasses off of our bed stands, super slowly so you'd jump up and grab the water glass before it landed on the floor and broke. If we closed the bedroom door - she'd howl all night. So, yah, we started locking her in the guest room overnight and it's the best choice we ever made. Don't know why it took us 2 years to do this. We have a bedtime routine. We play with her. We hide treats around the room and in treat toys. Then we say "goodnight." Only problem is, she is starts begging for her bedtime routine at 8 pm, so not binge watching TV for us.
 
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My husband and I had to put our cat in a room over night. We adopted her when she was 10 years old. I thought she'd be chiller than she is - but we have learned to love her energy. I loved the idea of cuddling with her at bedtime and she's such a great cuddler, but I was so stressed out because she would wake me up at 5 am. We tried the automatic feeder - having it go off at 5 am - she would then wake me up at 5:15 am. We tried all out ignoring her hoping she'd learn...You know what she learned to do?...Knock our water glasses off of our bed stands, super slowly so you'd jump up and grab the water glass before it landed on the floor and broke. If we closed the bedroom door - she'd howl all night. So, yah, we started locking her in the guest room overnight and it's the best choice we ever made. Don't know why it took us 2 years to do this. We have a bedtime routine. We play with her. We hide treats around the room and in treat toys. Then we say "goodnight." Only problem is, she is starts begging for her bedtime routine at 8 pm, so not binge watching TV for us.
Thanks for sharing your experience! I'm glad to hear this worked out for you.
 
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