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Old 04-10-2014, 03:10 AM   #1
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Angry Help! They Won't Stay Away!

I NEED HELP!
I have 3 cats! and specifically 1 of them likes to be naughty and will NOT stay away from my hamster cages!
They don't really tend to disturb the hamsters but they will put their paws up to the cages and I really don't want the cats near them!
I'm having to shut them out of my bedroom, even when i'm in there and this makes the cats scratch the door and annoy the rest of my family because they're most of the time fed by me and they like to sleep in my room
Oh and also my naughty cat likes to run off with hamster food
Basically does anyone have any advice for me and my mischievous cats??
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:31 AM   #2
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My cats were night mares when I first got my hamsters I asked the vet for advise and he told me to put Vicks vapour rub near the door of the room the hamster were in as cats don't like the smell of it and avoid it at all cost I did this for a week and the cats stayed out the room took the Vick away and one of my cats still doesn't go in the room my other cat does but doesn't go near the hamster as we spent a week doing positive reinforcement meaning if she went near the tank we would say no loudly then move her after a bit she never bothered even trying now she gets a treat for staying away the Vick worked for one of the cats but a wee bit extra work was needed for the other.

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Old 04-10-2014, 03:33 AM   #3
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Cats will be cats I`m afraid and all I can advise is to keep the cats out of the room and make sure anyone else in the household does the same. Placing a signs on the door will help to remind them.

As for the cats scratching at the door, well they know what`s in the room so thy need to be kept an eye on. It`s never really a good thing to have rodents and cats in the same household, but if it happens, the cats will be the problem. But they are only following instinct, so the human(s) need to be very, VERY aware that the hamsters lives can be in danger.

Hopefully some other members who keep both cats and hamsters can give you more advice, but the best advice is don`t have cats (which you already do so nothing can be done about that!), or keep the cats locked out of the room and feed them in a separate area. x
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:49 AM   #4
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My cats were night mares when I first got my hamsters I asked the vet for advise and he told me to put Vicks vapour rub near the door of the room the hamster were in as cats don't like the smell of it and avoid it at all cost I did this for a week and the cats stayed out the room took the Vick away and one of my cats still doesn't go in the room my other cat does but doesn't go near the hamster as we spent a week doing positive reinforcement meaning if she went near the tank we would say no loudly then move her after a bit she never bothered even trying now she gets a treat for staying away the Vick worked for one of the cats but a wee bit extra work was needed for the other.
oh really? thats quite interesting! I dont think i could try something like that because its only 1 cat that likes to walk around the cages whereas the other 2 arent bothered by it and they like to sleep in my room during the day :/
This one cat just doesnt listen either!

(since i posted this ive had my bedroom door open and the cats havent come in, typical haha)
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:53 AM   #5
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Cats will be cats I`m afraid and all I can advise is to keep the cats out of the room and make sure anyone else in the household does the same. Placing a signs on the door will help to remind them.

As for the cats scratching at the door, well they know what`s in the room so thy need to be kept an eye on. It`s never really a good thing to have rodents and cats in the same household, but if it happens, the cats will be the problem. But they are only following instinct, so the human(s) need to be very, VERY aware that the hamsters lives can be in danger.

Hopefully some other members who keep both cats and hamsters can give you more advice, but the best advice is don`t have cats (which you already do so nothing can be done about that!), or keep the cats locked out of the room and feed them in a separate area. x

My cats do stay out of my room when i'm not in it and during the night so they aren't near the cages unsupervised!
And i'm very very aware of the hamsters lives don't worry!

I know what you mean but unfortunately the cats have to stay haha and like i said they are shut out when im not there, theyre also fed downstairs so i dont have that problem.
Thanks
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:09 AM   #6
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I love the idea of Vicks! Going to have to try that!

That being said, I used to have Guinea Pigs and my cat would stick her paw through the cage. She could have easily stuck her claws out and latched onto them, so she got the boot from thr room. Imagine how easy it would be for a cat to catch a hamster with its claws? Anyway, I have two cats and my hamsters are in a room that is just for them and no cats allowed. They will get very predatory in the room and jump onto the tank lid and stare as close as they can get to the hamsters. My cats don't have claws now so it increases the paw safety aspect. Cats should stay separated from hamsters. I hate to say it, but it's good to have a safe room plan before getting them. Hope you find something that works for all!

Playing with your cats (burning their energy) before going in the room to spend time with the hamsters may help, as well as having some climbing trees against windows in other parts of the house to divert their attention.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:48 AM   #7
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I love the idea of Vicks! Going to have to try that!

That being said, I used to have Guinea Pigs and my cat would stick her paw through the cage. She could have easily stuck her claws out and latched onto them, so she got the boot from thr room. Imagine how easy it would be for a cat to catch a hamster with its claws? Anyway, I have two cats and my hamsters are in a room that is just for them and no cats allowed. They will get very predatory in the room and jump onto the tank lid and stare as close as they can get to the hamsters. My cats don't have claws now so it increases the paw safety aspect. Cats should stay separated from hamsters. I hate to say it, but it's good to have a safe room plan before getting them. Hope you find something that works for all!

Playing with your cats (burning their energy) before going in the room to spend time with the hamsters may help, as well as having some climbing trees against windows in other parts of the house to divert their attention.
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I think I'll just have to find a way!
don't worry im not silly, im not putting the hamsters in danger, the cats are shut out!
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:04 AM   #8
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I figured but I know it can be difficult to find a balance if your cats have always called that room their room. Do you have another room they can sleep, hide and hang out in?
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:02 PM   #9
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I figured but I know it can be difficult to find a balance if your cats have always called that room their room. Do you have another room they can sleep, hide and hang out in?
yeah i mean they have the whole house to themselves, i think they just feel that my bedroom is the best room in the house haha
and theyre not really interested in toys even though theyre all around 2-4 years old sooooo idk
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