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toilet paper keeperOne of our four cats seems to love to play with the toilet paper. I've had this problem before but they usually grow out of it. I have been throwing away shredded toilet paper or re-rolling half of a roll more frequently lately so it was time to figure out a way to stop it.

I know that one solution is to not put the toilet paper on the dispenser. But that simply is not an option for me. I'm even compulsive about which way the roll is put on the spindle.

Just use a long rubber band and wrap it around the ends of the holder. A few weeks of that and most cats should lose interest and move on to play with other things that they shouldn't. (Perhaps you'll need a tip on keeping your cat out of houseplant dirt.)


  • Joanne Rawson

    Do you have a way to keep them out of houseplant dirt?

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  • Ryan McFarland

    Sure do. It is linked in the post.
    http://www.diylife.com/2008/01/15/how-to-keep-cats-out-of-potted-plant-soil/
    But the basic idea is to find things that interlock and will let water through. Rocks on top of the soil will work but seashells, coral, pine cones or even kids toys have worked well for me.


  • Sue Bonner

    I bought a couple bags of those shiny, medium sized stones at the craft store and put them on top of the dirt. No more digging kitty.


  • Tim

    Many cats like to eat rubber bands when given the opportunity. they can pass through the digestive system without any harm, however, this is not always the case. rubber bands when ingested can cause life threatening internal bleeding and other related problems.

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  • Craash420

    The direction you put the roll on the spindle also affects the entertainment factor for cats and toddlers. As shown in the photo, with the loose end hanging in front of the roll, a quick spin unrolls a good portion. Putting the loose end in back prevents it from unrolling when your little one gives it a spin, and may make it less interesting for your feline.

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