Best Cat Proof Window Blind Tips and Tricks
The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes at cat. So what are the best blinds for cats?
Cat owners love their cats, those aloof little hell raisers that purr their way into your heart. But cat owners do not love what their cats do to their window treatments, especially blinds. Cats and blinds have a long history of just not getting along. What’s a cat lover to do?
To you, your window treatments are a decorative source of energy efficiency, privacy, and light control. To your cats, your blinds and shades are nothing more than a nuisance, an obstacle keeping them away from their view of the outside world. So your cats bit, claw, and craw their way through your window treatments to reach the window. Unfortunately, your window treatments cannot do their job if they have been mangled by your cats. So it is up to you to put an end to this blind brutality, this senseless shade violence.
Keeping Your Blinds & Shades Out of Harm’s Way
As a homeowner, you are not powerless against your furry, four-legged friend.
- Keep Cords Away: Cats sometimes mistake cords for cat toys. So, you can simply keep the cords out of the way. Try hanging a hook on the wall and wrapping the cord around it to keep it out of the way and out of your cat’s reach. Out of sight, out of mind.
- Carpet Strips: Try placing a small strip of carpet upside down on the window sill. The texture is unpleasant to cats and may discourage them from climbing in your windows. Double-sided tape can have a similar effect.
- Special Place: If there is a window out of the way that doesn’t need to be covered, consider leaving it open as a special place for your cat to enjoy. This will help eliminate the temptation to look out other windows.
- Citrus Spray: Citrus-scented sprays have been known to deter cats, who dislike the smell.
- Cordless Window Treatments: One way to prevent damage to your blinds or shades is to choose the right window treatments. Cordless options are an excellent option for cats. Next Day Blinds offers an array of cordless products and products with anchored lift systems.
- The Right Window Treatments: While cats tend to get stuck in, and break the slats on horizontal blinds, there are a few options that are a bit more cat proof. Vertical blinds allow your cat to easily slip in and out without damaging the window treatments. Roller shades, meanwhile, are another durable option. Plus, they do not easily collect dust and cat hair. Finally, shutters are rigid and capable of standing up to your curious cats.