I have a 9 week old kitten and a 3 week old sofa!! Not a great combination I know!! I previously had a cat and he was never interested in scratching the sofas I'm hoping this kitten will be the same. Do any of you have any tips to try and safe guard against this???
plenty of alternatives to sharpen his claws on as in scratching posts what i did when i bought a leather suite was put some lemon juice and oil into a spray bottle and sprayed the sofas and polished it with this mixture as cats dont like lemon, or if material suite you can mix lemon juice with water and spritz the suite with this mixture
also keep a spary bottle near you with just plain water in it and if the little dear goes to scratch the sofa a quick spray of the kitten soon gives them the message that its not a good activity to indulge in,
Ah great seems like I'm on the right track then, he has a scratching activity thing which he uses, also a few toys and he is played with for a couple of hours a day by me and my dc! I do spray him with a little water when he try's to jump up . Does lemon water damage the leather on the sofas at all??