Mary asked in PetsCats · 1 month ago

Neighbours cat comes in!?

Hi there,

The neighbours cat comes into the house. We have 2 cats of our own and we have an electronic cat flap. The neighbours cat comes in as it chases our cat through the flap before the flap has time to close. Because the neighbours cat obviously is not linked to our cat flap the cat cannot get out once it is in the house. 

We have found cat wee and poo on the spare room bed several times now as it waits to be let out and it’s getting annoying as you can imagine. I have tried squirting the cat with water and now I have tried squirting the cat with dilute citronella but the cat keeps coming in.

Any help!?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    Don't squirt it. Use something like a broom and pretend to hit it and of course do not actually hit the cat. Hit the ground next to it with the broom hard, and chase it around with the broom and keep on hitting the ground next to it, and it will get the idea that it is not wanted. It will scare the rascal bad enough that it may not come back.

  • 1 month ago

    Get rid of the cat flap and stop letting your cats out.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You have no control over someone elses pet, but you do with your own pets.......... so first off are your cats both nuetered? If not get them done as it is likely chasing to fight ( with a male) or mate ( with a female)  and keep your cats inside then their cat doesn't have the opportunity to get it and if you can't or won't then close off the house so it can't get upstairs and pee everywhere

  • Robert
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Well if it's following your cat in the answer is to not allow your cat out when you are not there to monitor it.  There isn't much reasoning with a cat.  So you either restrict your cat's outdoor time, your neighbor restricts their cat, or you compromise on a schedule.  Yours goes out on even days and theirs on odd days   If they are unwilling to compromise on that, simply cage and bring their animal to the shelter each time you find it inside your home.  

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