Cat won't stop climbing onto TV
I've got a 42" LCD TV that my cat wouldn't stop jumping on top of. I had it sitting on a TV stand, and he'd climb onto it and balance himself on the narrow TV. Every time I saw it, I'd yell, or grab him and put him down onto the ground, and he'd get the idea... for about a week. The big problem was that if he didn't make it up there perfect, or if he was losing his balance, his hind legs would push on the screen itself to get him up to the top.
I figured I'd solve the problem the easy way and just wall-mount the TV. The top of the TV is now about six feet from the ground. Great, right? Nope. Now, he jumps all the way from the floor to the top of the TV. He can't make it up all the way, so he uses his hind legs -- and his claws -- to push him the rest of the way up to the top.
This happens about once a week, and he meows loudly before he does it, so I've usually got a chance to make a loud noise to distract him or to walk over there quickly, but who knows how often it happens when I'm not home. LCD TVs don't have glass fronts on them, and I'm very worried he's just going to split the screen itself one of these times.
Any suggestions here? It's not like I can spray him with water, he's on top of the TV. I thought about putting something on top of the TV so that he couldn't grab it (aluminum foil, a strip of felt, etc), but I think that'd end up doing more damage as he struggled to not fall.
Mounting the TV higher is not an option.