Cat-proofing speakers?

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  1. Wolvermass

    Wolvermass Auditioning

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    My girlfriend and I will be moving in together soon and she has two cats. We're both concerned by the fabric covers of my home theater's speakers. Does anyone have any recommendations (short of buying new speakers!) about how I could cat proof them?
     
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    4" wide masking tape. Cut into 2 ft strips, sticky side up to create a barrer around the speakers. It also helps to put a strip or two on top of the speakers to discourage kitty from perching on top of the towers.

    You could always take the fabric covers off as well. [​IMG]

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Kick the cats out.




    Oh wait, [​IMG]
     
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    De-Claw Them
     
  5. Wolvermass

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    All helpful suggestions! Thank you.
     
  6. Claude Brault

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    There are also a variety of sprays out there that you may be able to use on your speakers that would discourage the cats from using them as scratching posts. Check with your vet.
     
  7. Don Ing

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    If you give the cats something to claw they will leave the speakers alone. I have a scratching post right next to my very expensive speakers, and none of my 7 cats bothers the speakers at all. Personally I feel declawing is wrong, and so will you girlfriend, if they aren't declawed already. Seriously, my scratching post is literally inches from my speakers, and they never, repeat, NEVER claw my speakers. Good Kitty.
     
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    Well, that all depends. Cats (particularly young kittens) like to claw on just about everything that they're not allowed to, in my experience. I'd go with the spray idea personally.

    De-clawing cats is evil. It takes away their natural defenses, especially if they go outdoors.
     
  9. Adam Gregorich

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    The problem with my cats and speakers was they wouldn't claw them, just "run up them" to get to the top of the TV. This did damage over time, so i just removed the grills.
     
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    Speakers have claws?
     
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    No, he meant the cats and girlfriend. [​IMG]
     
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    The really good ones do! They also bite! [​IMG]
     
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    Contrary to popular belief, most cats are very smart and can be quickly trained. We trained our cat not to claw the rug by clapping very loudly and yelling a firm NO! About three times and she never does it anymore. We got her a post for hr to claw. She has never clawed anything else since. We have trained her in other areas as well. It's not hard. Be firm and they learn. Do not de-claw. It's just not a good thing.

    Good luck. Try sticky tape and dicipline first. They learn very fast.
     
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    Just carefully explain that the big speaker is called a "woofer"


    Hey, it might work.....
     

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