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Baby gate ineffectiveness.

Discussion in 'Non-Savannah Photos and Videos' started by Nitro, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Nitro

    Nitro and his servant, Paul

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    I got a pair of 36" baby gates to allow smells and looks to go around while I am unable to monitor the interaction between my Bengals and my new Savannah kitten.

    Apparently it's not quite as bulletproof as I thought. Here's my male Bengal, six feet in the air, after having decided that he doesn't want to interact with the Savannah kitty any more.

    http://imgur.com/mKS33
     
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  2. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    LOL! I am not surprised!!!
     
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  3. Pam Flachs

    Pam Flachs Savannah Super Cat

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    Hmm....well, that's not gonna work! lol

    How about trying a screen door? Home Depot has some wooden ones for around $20 in different sizes...you would have to reinforce it with pet proof screen or plastic mesh fencing...easy enough to staple onto one side. You might not even have to remove the existing door.
     
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  4. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

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    admin Paige Staff Member

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    Great idea, Pam!
     
  6. Marissa

    Marissa Savannah Super Cat

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    Mine ALL think baby gates are just a joke, they just see it as a place to have fun. Lol
     
  7. Nitro

    Nitro and his servant, Paul

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    Haha, well this particular Bengal thinks they're loads of fun. He even climbed over the top (which is 5'4", not 6' - whoops) this morning to remind me that he was hungry.

    Since I'm in a rental, I don't think it's a good idea to affix something like a screen door, but I had no idea that screen doors were so cheap! Lol, I spent more than that on each 32" gate. My parent's place desperately needs a new screen door; perhaps I should just get one for them the next time I visit.

    As for the gates, I think the relations are at least good enough now that I only need to worry about the Bengals declaring eminent domain on my SV's food dish and litter box.
     
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  8. Brigitte Cowell

    Brigitte Cowell Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe you can attach something to the top of that upper baby gate so the BG cannot jump up there and perch like that? I would have expected mine to do exactly what your kitty did...

    I use baby gates here, but the clear plastic ones... and not to keep cats in or out. I used them on doors of rooms I might be keeping kittens in to SLOW their dash out the door when it is opened. That way I can just push them back as I am scaling the baby gate into the room. The clear plastic ones are harder for the babies to scale too...they just slip back down until they are old enough to jump straight to the top!

    http://www.amazon.com/The-First-Years-Everywhere-Security/dp/B002HQKM1M is like the one I have, the one I have is permanently fixed but I couldn't find it on the internet...maybe they don't make it anymore...
     
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  9. WitchyWoman

    WitchyWoman Admin Staff Member

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    Ah yes, I remember back before I had my husband fully trained that he had the notion the cats shouldn't sleep with us:rolleyes: Knowing the outcome, I bought two baby gates and put them up on the bedroom door. First night, we're in bed less than 15 seconds when we hear scratching on the door and there was one of the cats wedged into the 1/2" space between the door and the gate. Training complete. Cats have slept with us ever since.
     
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  10. Laura W

    Laura W Savannah Super Cat

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    My Bengal is the same way.......everything is a perch and there is no keeping out if she wants to go in.
     
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