Post by Majin Tomato on Jul 12, 2019 7:41:20 GMT -6
So my roommate recently got a new cat. Unlike the last cat, who was 14 and didn't care about anything higher than a couch, new kitty is a climber... And specifically likes the top of the shelves where I keep Dragonball stuff.
I have been looking into spray on deterrents, but I also saw something about tacky pads for surfaces being a deterrent to cats as well. Such a pad would be helpful in keeping some figures standing, but I've been reluctant to do that because I know they'll magnetise dust.
Does anyone here have experience with these issues and/or have any advice?
Post by Majin Tomato on Jul 12, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -6
Not my call, roommate's cat.
The thing is, I can probably deter jumping cat by moving the shelves back to their original places. I had 3 large bookshelves on one wall, with a smaller shelf for my crafting supplies on an adjacent wall. However, when cat gets"the zoomies" as we call it, because the wall was at the end of a long stretch of tile, cat was running into shelves. We're renting, so I'm afraid to secure the shelves to the wall with anything drastic, so those collisions were jostling figures on the upper shelf.
As such, I rearranged the shelves so two of the bigger shelves were on the adjacent wall. However that caused me to move smaller shelf to the main wall, which has now given cat a staircase.
I'm almost certain to move everything back tonight, but I'm still thinking about adding "sticky paws" if for no other reason than to give figures more stability from cat headbutts.
I used to have cats back in the day. They didn't jump on my collection shelves because they had better places to jump and lie down (like my bed, shelves in the closet with clothes on them, their own cardboard box with padding (cushion wrap) and a pet blanket covering it, by the window). You could always provide the kitty a place of its own to jump and stand high up without anything on it, so it leaves your shelves alone. My cats preferred jumping onto things that had plenty of room for them to stand on, so they avoided my cluttered shelves back when I was using book shelves and didn't use a cabinet.
I'd recommend buying furniture (like a cabinet or display case). I know it's expensive (though a detolf probably isn't THAT much more expensive than cat deterrents and whatnot if you like glass display cases), but not having to dust your figures is a major benefit. I got two cabinets from an estate sale a couple months ago and I think I spent $100 or $200 on them. It was a good value and it's cabinets from the '70s so they aren't stinky particle board like the stuff you can buy from Target and Ikea. The cabinets have wood veneers over I assume plywood, but they are so old, the formaldehyde has already outgassed from the wood so there's no headache or cough-inducing chemical vapors like the brand new stuff. I hate new build-it-yourself wood furniture because it gives me headaches to be around it.
Majin Tomato I don’t know if it helps but maybe try getting a glass case to display your Dragon Ball stuff. I don’t own one but it would Probably help from the cat knocking over any of your Dragon Ball stuff. Also, Maybe try putting your Dragon Ball stuff where the cat can’t reach it.! I have a pet fish tank where I display my S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Stuff and I’m always worried about a S.H Figuarts Dragon Ball Falling in the tank like my Dragon Ball Manga or Boxes so I have it back far away On The Shelf so it doesn’t Fall in the tank.
Last Edit: Jul 12, 2019 10:30:03 GMT -6 by friezku