How to Keep Cats Off of a Window Screen


Scratching is important to cats for a number of reasons, including establishing their territory, relieving tension, and getting exercise. It is an essential component of their life and makes a positive contribution to their mental health. They often prey on window screens because the metal in them helps sharpen their nails, and they can climb them while seeing the outside world. As a result, they are a common target for these creatures. Cats, and particularly kittens, have a disposition quite similar to that of children in that they are very curious. Your feisty little feline buddy has the potential to do damage to the screens or to tumble off and harm themselves if they are allowed to climb on them, therefore it is in everyone’s best interest to educate them to refrain from doing so.

  1. During the next several days, keep an eye on your cat and watch for any instances in which it scratches or climbs on the displays. Take note of whether or whether this behaviour occurs after feeding, when there is another animal or person in the yard, or after a stressful event. Finding out why the cat is clawing and climbing is necessary in order to choose the most appropriate remedy.

  2. If there does not seem to be any discernible reason for the behaviour, you should instruct the cat to scratch in a different location. It’s conceivable that the cat simply likes to scratch on vertical surfaces for no particular reason. In such situation, position a scratching post so that it is right below the window where the cat does the most of its scratching. According to Cat World’s advice, if at first the cat does not scratch the post, massage it with catnip or oil made from catnip.

    The vast majority of cats will want to be around the catnip because of the inherent attraction it inspires in them. However, before you use this method, you need first determine how your cat reacts when exposed to the plant. Some cats have unfavourable responses, and the objective here is not to make the problem worse but rather to find a solution. It doesn’t matter how the cat reacts when it takes a whiff of catnip since the substance is completely safe for it to consume.

  3. Put a plant with catnip inside of a birdcage so the cat can reach it, but they won’t be able to knock it over. Position the crate in the room of your house in which you would want the cat to spend the most of its time. Through this training, the cat will learn to identify positive feelings with the surrounding surroundings, and it will be less inclined to seek solace in the window screens of your home.

  4. The recommendation made by Cat Lovers Only is to use double-sided tape to cover the screen in order to educate the cat that the screen is something to avoid. Sticky paws are something cats want to avoid at all costs, and they will soon figure out that the screen is not a place they want to be. Your air flow will be restricted as a result of this, but you won’t have to keep the tape in place for very long until the cat decides it no longer wants to use the screen.

  5. In the event that you are unable to cover them, use a spray designed to repel cats on the screen. The residue left behind by these sprays has an odour that is normally undetectable to humans but irritating to cats. The most significant drawback associated with the use of the sprays is the possibility that the cat will no longer sit at the window to take in the fresh air.

    Things You Will Need

    • Scratching post

    • Catnip

    • Bird cage

    • Double-sided sticky tape

    • Cat repellant spray


    Scratching posts aren’t the only option, however; a scratching board or cat tree would work just as well.