Cats are so adorable, even when they trash your bathroom by unraveling the toilet paper and making it look like a fraternity hazing prank. Yup, given the chance, your kitty will line your bathroom floor with mounds of toilet paper just for the fun of it. Then they’ll give you that puss in boots, glassy-eyed look—as if they don’t know any better and can’t be held accountable for their actions. Well, after a while, adorable loses it’s charm and turns into an irritation. So, in the efforts to keep you calm and collected, here’s a few easy DIY tips that can show you how to protect your toilet paper from mischievous cats. Let’s get started by following the instructions below.
What You’ll Need:
• Scissors (Amazon)
• 2 Liter Soda Bottle
Tip 1: Reverse The Position Of The Toilet Paper
Hang your toilet paper so that it dispenses from behind the spool and not from the front of the spool. This way when your cat comes in to play, the toilet paper will spin, but the paper will stay on the spool.
Tip 2: Use A Two Liter Soda Bottle To Create A Protective Guard
1. Cut the middle section of the soda bottle out. Make It the size of the toilet paper roll. (Amazon)
2. Cut the section open on one side.
3. Wrap the cylinder around your toilet paper.
4. Make sure to tuck in the end that usually hangs down, then put your toilet paper back on the dispenser. That’s it. Now your kitty has to find something else to get into, because your toilet paper is now mischief proof.
If you’re looking for a more esthetic solution, consider the stylish alternatives below.
Handwoven Toilet Paper Roll Cover (Amazon)
Stainless Steel Toilet Paper Roll Holder and Cover (Amazon)
Oak Cap Toilet Paper Holder/Dispenser (Amazon)
Bonus Tips: Keeping Your Cat Out Of Trouble
Spinning your toilet paper off the spool is not the only way your cat can get into mischief; So as a bonus, here are a few tips that will help you with other issues you may be having with your cat.
Hide Your Cords—Cats are known for chewing through electrical cords. By hiding your cords, you’re taking away the temptation for them to chew on them. In fact you may have to cat proof your home by hiding the things you don’t want them to play with.
Make Sure Your Cat Eats—Make sure your cat is eating regularly and is not hungry. It seems like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people’s cats eat less because the wrong cat food was chosen. Make sure your cat approves of the diet you pick for him/her and they won’t go trying to eat other things.
Schedule Playtime—Give your cat regular play times where you interact with them. If your cat is getting into mischief, it’s most likely because your not playing with them enough.
Cuddle With Your Cat—Everyone wants love and affection and when it’s not given or received, strange things happen…lol. Cats are no different. So take time to give your cat a little cuddle time. The upside is that you both are getting love out of the deal.
I’m sure that if you apply these tips, it will significantly improve your cats behavior. If you have tips you’d like to add, please don’t hesitate to mention them in the comments section. Thanks for reading, as a bonus, here is a link to an offer for a chance to win a Petco Pet Store Gift Card: Get a $100 Petco Gift Card!
By Mike Norman