All in a sudden I experienced in my life a change that I never even considered possible. It was only a few months ago that I got my first cat, and now here I am – the proud owner of two! While I absolutely love my furry friends, there are certain challenges that come along with living with cats – one of which is keeping them off of my flat screen TV.
So, if you’re just like my position and and looking something exceptional guide for the same, you are in right place. In this guide, I’ll show you some simple but very effective ways to keep your cats off of your flat screen TV. Let’s get started!
Understand why cats like to climb on TV’s
I know just like me you are googling for the answer to this question. I am going give some deep research based points which will help you to figure out the reason behind your cat’s actions.
1. Cats like to climb (It’s in their nature)
I once read that cats have a natural instinct to climb. It’s in their genes – they’re hardwired to want to be up high. In the wild, climbing helps cats stay away from predators and gives them a good vantage point to spot prey.
2. Cats like shiny things (It’s like a cat magnet)
Your TV is probably the shiniest object in your home, and that’s something that cats just can’t resist. The reflection of light on the screen is like a giant cat magnet, tempting them to jump up and take a closer look.
3. Cats are curious creatures (It’s all about exploration)
I hope everyone knows that cats are very curious creatures. They like to explore everything in their environment, and that includes your TV. When they see something new, they just can’t help but investigate it.
Cats are social creatures, and they like to be around people. So if you’re sitting in front of the TV, chances are your cat will want to be there too. They just can’t resist the urge to be close to their favorite people.
5. Cats like to sleep in warm places (It’s cozy)
The warm glow of the TV is inviting for cats, and it’s a great place to take a nap. It’s like a giant cat bed, and they just can’t resist the temptation to curl up in front of it.
12 Ways to Keep Cats Off Flat Screen TV
People of the most cat-loving countries in the world (USA, UK, and Australia) have reported that they use different ways to keep their cats away from the TV. Here are some of the methods that have worked for them:
1. Use a deterrent (It’s a cat repellent)
There are many commercial products available that are designed to keep cats away from areas of your home. These products usually contain ingredients that have a strong smell or taste that cats don’t like. You can find these products at your local pet store or online.
2. Place the TV in a high traffic area (They don’t like being watched)
Cats usually don’t like being in areas where they feel like they’re being watched. So, if you place your TV in a high traffic area of your home, chances are your cat will avoid it.
3. Get a new TV stand (Something they can’t climb)
If you have a TV stand that your cat can easily climb, it’s time to get a new one. Look for a stand that has a smooth surface that cats can’t grip onto. You can find these types of stands at your local furniture store or online.
4. Train your cat with positive reinforcement (They respond to rewards)
One of the best ways to train your cat is with positive reinforcement. Every time they stay away from the TV, give them a treat or praise them. They’ll quickly learn that staying away from the TV is a good thing.
5. Close off access to the TV room (They like their privacy)
If you have a room in your home that’s dedicated to the TV, make sure to close the door when you’re not using it. This will give your cat some privacy and keep them away from the TV.
6. Move the TV to another room (They’ll get bored eventually)
If you find that your cat just can’t stay away from the TV, you may need to move it to another room. This will give them a chance to explore other parts of your home and they’ll eventually get bored with the TV.
7. Get a bigger TV (They like a challenge)
If you have a small TV, your cat may be drawn to it because it’s a challenge. They may think that they can fit through the small spaces and get to the other side. If you have a bigger TV, they’ll be less likely to try and climb it.
8. Get a cat tree (It’s their natural habitat)
Its no secret that cats love to climb. If you have a cat tree in your home, they’ll be more likely to use it instead of the TV. Cat trees provide them with a safe place to climb and explore, and they’ll be less likely to bother the TV.
9. Use double-sided tape (They don’t like sticky things)
One of the simplest ways to keep cats off your TV is to use double-sided tape. Place the tape around the edges of the TV, and they’ll quickly learn that it’s not a place they want to be. The sticky feeling on their paws will be enough to deter them from climbing on the TV.
10. Keep the TV off (They’re not interested in it)
If you find that your cat is constantly trying to get on the TV, chances are they’re just curious about it. If you keep the TV off, they’ll eventually lose interest and leave it alone.
11. Get a cover for the TV (It’s like a blanket for the TV)
If you’re really struggling to keep your cat off the TV, you can get a cover for it. This will make it harder for them to access the TV, and they’ll eventually give up. You can find TV covers at your local hardware store or online.
12. Give them their own space (They need their own territory)
If you have a lot of cats, it’s important to give each of them their own space. This will help reduce the amount of fighting and territorial disputes. One way to do this is to get a cat tree for each cat. This will give them a place to call their own and they’ll be less likely to bother the TV.
I hope I share all the possible ways to keep cats off your flat screen TV. Besides you know your cat better than anyone, so use your best judgement to figure out what will work for your feline friend.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. I am always happy to help!