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Q: How do you keep a kitten out of the trash can???

August 3, 2008 | By alicia s. | 8 answers | Expired: 2070 days ago

How do you keep a kitten out of the trash can???

My cat is great, he doesn't chew or scratch (yet) or anything but he does have a bad habit of jumping in the trash and a sharp no, or tappin him doesn't seem to do anything. Are their any sprays or something that might help that are safe to use?

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Michele Z.
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Aug 03, 2008

My gut reaction was also to "get a trash can with a lid" (like Nikki B. wrote). Chetzer is my only "dumpster diver" and will take things out of the garbage cans that don't have lids on. There usually isn't anything in these uncovered cans that should interest him, but I'm more careful now that I know he will take plastic wrappers from DVD covers, etc.

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Nikki B.
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Aug 03, 2008

Get a trash can with a lid.

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Cherries33
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Aug 03, 2008

I agree with Nikki B. that's what worked for me.

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Jessica H.
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Aug 03, 2008

My suggestions are to either get a covered trashcan or try storing the trash can in a cabinet or pantry.

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Kate H.
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Aug 03, 2008

I too have a dumpster diver the easiest thing is to put it away, even with a lid on she still managed to tip it over.

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Christine
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Aug 04, 2008

There might be sprays, but I have yet to hear of one that actually works? My first reaction is that of the others here.... get a trash can with a lid or like I do, put it in a cupboard. It definitely works! ;)

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MaxxieBrown
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Aug 03, 2008

My trash is in a long cupboard.

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Maddy N.
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Aug 04, 2008

Put pepper or something with a bad or strong smell cats dont like experiment with different stuff

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