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Old 12-13-2008, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Cat-proofing cupboards

For those of you who have had cats more than a year, what do you use to keep your cats out? Something that my landlord wouldn't object to my attaching to the cupboards would be great. Thanks!

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Re: Cat-proofing cupboards

I would assume most anything designed for baby proofing should work, in theory.

A simple trick that works fairly well is to take a rubber band (a hair band works best as its more durable) and wrap it a few times around two knobs that are next to each other. Not sure what to do about the single cabinets though.

You could just try leaving the cabients open. Since closed doors mean something super interesting and fun is hiding on the other side... keeping them open might just take away that "mystery" factor and be enough to keep those munchkins away I highly doubt it though!

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Re: Cat-proofing cupboards

It's not a cheap, solution, but there are child-proofing gadgets in the baby department. I use magnetic latches on the ones I need to keep the cats out of. They're screw-in, but leave very small holes that can easily be filled with plastic wood. Or you could just leave them as an "improvement" when you go.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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My cabinets all have the magnetic latches. My cats can open them.

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Re: Cat-proofing cupboards

buy child proof latches at home depo or target - it's cheap.
I found 7 latch sets per box for like $3 bucks last Month.
I'd not worry about your landlord, but do get someone handy
to help you... aligning these properly are a pain in the butt.

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I do worry about my landlord, I'd like some of my deposit back. I'm not likely to put screws into her cabinets.

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For those of you who have had cats more than a year,
Hoping to hear from someone who has tried and tested a good method that their cats haven't figured out after a while. Cali already knows the tape doesn't hold. Darn those smart kitties!

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What about negotiating with the Twin Terrors?
Just kitting, Marie. The idea of using the same screw holes as the existing magnet latches sounds like a good one.
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I refuse to negotiate with Twin Terrors.

Cali is so funny. She'll get the cupboard open, right in front of me. I'll speak sternly to her, she knows she's being naughty. She'll look at me and then turn around and start knocking things out. Or crawl inside the other cupboard. The only thing they respond to is when I stand up. Then they'll run right over to me. **sigh** They know I won't be mean to them.

Smart, cute kitties. The worst combination.

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I've had cats all my life and I've never had any that felt a need to get in the cupboards. Great. Now I bet I've jinxed myself.

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