Help us protect our scaly friends from our furry friends.
December 13, 2010 6:51 AM Subscribe
How can we keep our lizards safe from our cats?
posted by infinitywaltz to pets & animals (7 answers total)
We have lizards (Simon
) as well as cats (Billie
We'd prefer that our furry friends not devour our scaly friends, but the cats have shown a definite interest in the lizards, particularly Rusty, who is able to scale his terrarium and taunt the cats from the underside of his wire mesh ceiling. Options we've already thought of include cage clips, squirting the cats with water when they climb up on top of the lizards' terrariums, and keeping the bedroom door closed when we're not in there (both lizards' terrariums are in our master bedroom).
Are there additional precautions we can or should be taking? We can keep the bedroom door closed when we're not at home, but we'd rather be able to keep it open, if possible, while we are at home, for convenience's sake and because we spend a lot of time in there and would like the cats to be able to spend some of that time with us. Our main concerns are the possibility of the cats jumping up on one of the lizard cages and then falling through (or, in Simon's case, knocking his heat lamp over and setting our home on fire). Is there something we can do to reinforce the terrariums? We can't be the first people to keep cats and cat-snacks as pets in the same household.