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Preventing cats doing Daft / dangerous things!

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DollyParsnip Wed 08-Mar-17 12:07:42

We live in a bog Standard Victorian terrace and adopted 2 cats in October. They have totally moved in and seem very happy but young BoyCat (9 months old approx) has taken a liking to walking along the upstairs bannister rail, which terrifies me!

It's a small-ish drop on the landing side but a much bigger drop onto the stairs and he's had a few scrabbly near misses already, so does anyone have any tips on how to gently prevent him getting up there or should I just keep closing my eyes when he does it? shock

Here he is, in all his mischevious glory!

ZilphasHatpin Wed 08-Mar-17 12:10:03

Leave him to it. He's developing his balancing skills which if he goes outside could save his life.

ZilphasHatpin Wed 08-Mar-17 12:10:43

He looks like an imp btw! grin

ExplodedCloud Wed 08-Mar-17 12:11:01

Mine do that. Terrifies me as one bit is over the bottom of the staircase. I just pretend it's not happening. One of mine is a bit dim and has already failed to land on the fence when trying to get down from next door's garage roof.

crazycatgal Wed 08-Mar-17 12:19:40

One of my cats walks along the bannister rail too, she scares me to death but luckily hasn't fallen yet. I don't think there's anything you can do to stop them, cats are annoying little buggers when they want to be.

GinAndTunic Wed 08-Mar-17 12:24:36

I had a cat who did this. There's nothing for it but to allow the imp to be an imp. smile

Bluebell9 Wed 08-Mar-17 12:33:13

Mine used to do the same on the top bannister rail which was 3 floors up! Scared the life out of me but he never came to any harm.

MrsDoylesladder Wed 08-Mar-17 12:47:16

Leave him to it. Our cat is a bit rubbish at being a cat and is a bit wobbly at this. But she clearly gets a kick out of it and can't come to much harm - fall on carpeted stairs. She hasn't fallen yet although some impressive scrambling to hold on.

DollyParsnip Wed 08-Mar-17 13:20:33

Thank you so much for your posts, it's so reassuring to hear it's obviously a "thing" and not just BoyCat dicing with Death grin.

I think he knows I don't like him doing it, there is a defiant glint in his eyes when he see me smile.

SecretNutellaFix Wed 08-Mar-17 13:30:16

My girl used to sleep on the bloody thing!

And her and her brother would fight whilst sitting on them. So we put double sided foam tape across the top to stop them from getting up there.

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