The research was published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Flair your question after you've submitted it. He has a crazy habit of scratching the wall right under the window in the bedroom which is not a sound you want to hear when you're trying to sleep, and one of cats and aluminum foil things I tried to keep him away from there was plaster tin foil all over the place. So you may come up with another hypothesis that the cat didn't like the surprise of the reflection or variable of surprise. Cats are known to hear sounds at ultrasonic frequencies and so cats and aluminum foil be more sensitive to high —pitched noise.
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I don't know that all cats hate aluminum foil; in fact, I would imagine that for some, it would mean LEFTOVER TIME! (Not recommended, as some people food. But — and I really hate to be a downer here — aluminum foil is just not safe for cats. Cats may easily tear pieces off, swallow them and then. Even deaf cats can end up unconscious after hearing the sound of crinkling tin foil, say vets.
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One of my cat friggin loves tinfoil. I think we have to cover your floors with aluminum foil and see how long the cats stay on the counter tops and dressers.
Even deaf cats can end up unconscious after hearing the sound of crinkling tin foil, say vets
Can somebody explain this phenomenon to me? About the Author Leslie Darling has been a writer since , writing regularly for "Mississippi Magazine" and "South Mississippi Living," specializing in food and wine, animals and pets, and all things Southern. I have no idea why a cat would not like it. More from the web. The aluminum foil really isn't this special outlier the question makes it out to be. To be fair in that video the cat seemed hesitant to climb on tin foil, then had a giant piece of tape engulf it's arm.
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They also like to be in high places, such as your countertops. Experts at University College London and Davies Veterinary Specialists posted a questionnaire on cat forums, Facebook and veterinary websites. As his human companion, it is up to you to devise ways to teach him what is off limits.
Instead, cover the counters with textures cats hate — aluminum foil is one example; cardboard covered with double-faced masking tape or shelf. They will walk on tin foil. Mythbusters actually did this myth a while ago. The cats are hesitant because it's weird and different, but eventually. They will walk on tin foil. Mythbusters actually did this myth a while ago. The cats are hesitant because it's weird and different, but eventually.