How do i stop her from trying to breakout via the chimney?

(14 Posts)
EachandEveryone Thu 13-Oct-16 16:15:09

Its blocked off but its like prison break. Everytime she gets in the spare room she drags another bit of rubble down. Its not abig fireplace any tips?

cozietoesie Thu 13-Oct-16 16:51:03

How old is she - and does she go outside?

BertrandRussell Thu 13-Oct-16 16:52:16

Get a cat flap.

Weedsnseeds1 Thu 13-Oct-16 16:53:43

Lock the spare room?

EachandEveryone Thu 13-Oct-16 17:08:23

She doesn't go outside she's five months. How does she know it's the way out? It's been blocked off for years. It is locked but this week the cleaner came and the cat saw an opportunity.

cozietoesie Thu 13-Oct-16 17:20:39

It sounds as if she's smelling outside - do you have any lusty toms around out there? (Well any old tom, really. grin)

Has she been booked in for neutering if she hasn't been already? (You can neuter at 4 months, health and weight being fine.)

FuzzyWizard Thu 13-Oct-16 17:25:19

She'all be able to hear and smell the outside. I think it's curiosity that makes them go up the chimney rather than a serious desire to escape. Cats like to know every nook and cranny of their territory, mine is obsessed with trying to get into my wardrobes. I've blocked the bottom of my chimney off with chicken wire but sometimes pigeons coo down the chimney and she goes wild trying to get up there. All you can really do is try to block her from getting up there and/or keep her out of the room entirely. They are odd creatures!

EachandEveryone Thu 13-Oct-16 17:43:33

Yes maybe a spikey plant. The Tom next door has been neuteured he hangs outside the flat door. The vet said its best to wait until i cone back off holiday in three weeks to do it.

cozietoesie Thu 13-Oct-16 18:26:32

Keep everything shut tight until then and warn the cleaner to watch out for her. It sounds as if she has partying on her mind. wink

EachandEveryone Thu 13-Oct-16 18:46:10

Oh god, I'm new to this. He has kissed her on the lips. The neighbour said we should start introducing them in the hall as she'll be using his catflap does that sound ok? He's very okd

Emochild Thu 13-Oct-16 18:50:06

I've got an old air of pyjama bottoms shoved up my chimney -just a thought

cozietoesie Thu 13-Oct-16 19:14:42

Just because you have a neutered tom living next door doesn't mean someone else isn't out there, strutting his stuff. grin

RubbishMantra Thu 13-Oct-16 22:35:20

Plaster board the chimney entrance?

WyfOfBathe Thu 13-Oct-16 22:40:15

When I had cats as a child we always had a fire guard around the fireplace to stop the cat getting up the chimney and me playing with the coal

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