A cat meowing outside your bedroom door at dawn is one of the most annoying sounds in the world. In our house, we have dealt with this problem...
A cat meowing outside your bedroom door at dawn is one of the most annoying sounds in the world.
In our house, we have dealt with this problem by cutting a cat door into the door between our kitchen and basement. During the day, the door is open so our cat can go down there for food, water, his bed, his scratching post and his litter. In the evening, when the last person retires to bed, the cat is corralled into the basement and the door is shut so in the morning, we don’t have a vocal visitor disturbing our slumber.
Here are some other ideas:
• Set up a fan outside your bedroom door pointed at the lower part of the door. Cats hate having air blown on their face, so they might give up coming in.
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• Keep a spray bottle of water handy, and when he begins meowing, spray your cat’s paws under the door (if the crack is wide enough) or open the door quickly and spray his body with a little water. If he doesn’t sneak past you inside the bedroom, you’ve at least gotten a small victory.
• If your cat scratches your door instead of meowing at it, try putting up bubble paper, or some double-sided tape on the lower part of the door where his claws are scratching. Cats usually don’t like the feel of either.