Reflections and the single-minded kitten
October 7, 2011 6:29 PM Subscribe
How do I distract my kitten when she refuses to stop trying to catch the reflections of light off of computer screens and ipads?
posted by ChuraChura to pets & animals (9 answers total)
My really awesome kitten Triceratops
(now slightly bigger, but even more endearing) loves playing
with pretty much everything. Especially the reflections of light off computer screens, television screens, ipads, passing cars, etc. Once she notices that there is a reflection somewhere, she MUST attack it. If it's on the ceiling, she attempts to climb the wall, launches herself from bookcases, etc. If it happens to be reflecting on somebody's body, they get a similar treatment. Nothing will distract or dissuade her from the staring/mournful meow combination - not toys, not food, not launching the adult cat in her direction - and she works herself up into a frenzy of wall attacking and sad noises for a good half-hour to an hour.
I'm afraid it's become like a laser pointer
, but there's no way to get rid of the reflections and leave a pile of kitty treats in its place. How do I go about distracting her and keeping her from developing kitty OCD?