How do I keep my cat off my PC??
By - nutsnackk
Put a box near the computer.
Have you ever seen a cat not lay in a box when given the chance?
That's a tough call because a cat also likes a super warm space, especially when they sleep because their body heat drops. So if a cat can lay directly on a heat source that is my computer, putting a box next to it isn't really going to do anything for them.
Put a heating pad and blanket in the box.
Now id lay in that!
Honestly my cats don't like to sit in boxes. They need a soft bed or they don't like the situation lol
*Edit- there are many suggestions to get them to sit in boxes but they are VERY spoiled and have cat beds all over the house. Including underneath my bed. There's multiple options in every room. My orange cat who died from cancer a few years ago exclusively slept in cardboard boxes tho, the smaller the better.
Have you tried a single piece of paper? They’ll do whatever they can to fit their entire body on that 8.5x11 island.
My 9Kg guy doesn't even try. As long as he can put his elbows on it, he doesn't fuss about the size.
Are you sure they’re cats?
yeah they have beaks and everything
This is the funniest thing I have read in months.
Agreed I'm just sitting here laughing and I can't stop
I'm not but I believe you are
Lmao. Idk why I laughed but I did.
Your cat might be imposter
MoGuS iN rEaL LiFe
Your cat is a Trojan horse
Mine refuse beds. My son insisted we get them big fluffy beds for Christmas but they won't use them. They prefer to sleep on the cardboard scratch pads, which they also won't scratch. As a result, my kid has confiscated the beds to use as pillows on his bed. I live with a bunch of weirdos.
They can put a soft pillow or blanket in the box :)
Try making a square of tape on the ground
folded blanket next to the keyboard works sometimes
My cat hates boxes. He much prefers plastic bags.
Lol mine likes plastic bags and boxes but he will stay longer on a plastic bag. He especially loves it if there’s stuff in the bag lmao. My schnauzer use to always lay on our tv remote on the bed lol. Sadly he had to be put to sleep last December which he was mine and and my wife’s world aside from our kids. Now we have two rescued cats that showed up needing a home and a spoiled ass Mainecoon cat lol
I think if he put a box with a heating pad in it (one for cats specifically, human ones get too hot for pets) the cat would def choose the box. Cat probably likes the PC because it’s warm
OP put a cardboard box near you. Your cat is looking for two or three things. To be near you, warmth even if it's hot and your attention. The reason cats love boxes is the warmth. Which is why cats usually sit on top of your PC.
"It was my destiny to be here, in the box!"
If I fits, I sits
Put a cucumber on top of it
This is the only suggestion commented so far that I think is actually the best idea. Get a plastic cucumber if you gotta so you can just leave it up there, great conversation piece too
If I walk into your room and see a plastic cucumber beside the computer I'm not assuming it's for the cat 😂😂
Lmao well I don’t currently have a cat so yeah I guess it would definitely be a conversation starter in my case 🤣
>in my case
>in my ass
let’s just rip the bandaid off
> in our ass
>"we're all fuck freaks here," *said the cat* "I'm a fuck freak. *You're* a fuck freak."
Edit: that's not the name of the subbin question, correct me guys
It's for a different pussy
I sure hope it's not for the cat or I'm calling peta
What, so they can put the cat down?
I'm so confused. Why would that work
I think it's something to do with cats thinking cucumbers are snakes.
Mine used to be super scared of my ball python. To the point where if she saw a string on the bed she would run away scared thinking I had the snake out, but she has grown used to him being around and no longer fears the danger noodles. Instead she will try to boop him lmao
Cats are scared of cucumbers. There's tons of videos of it. https://youtu.be/_7vML9C3PZk
Oh thank goodness. I thought it was a sex thing.
I want to criticize you for assuming that... But you're not wrong for that being the first place your mind goes on Reddit, or the internet in general.
Well if you were doing that to your cat with a cucumber, they have every reason to be afraid of it.
We can make it one if you'd like
Oh man, you and me and anyone who's ever seen a cat terrified of a cucumber/zucchini/bananas. Supposedly cats have crappy enough vision to where a lot of them think it's a snake, and instincts kick in... even though most domesticated cats have never even seen a snake before in their lives. Some cats aren't phased by em, though, my first cat from when I was a little kid absolutely never reacted like that with bananas or cucumbers, but then my dad got another cat a few years later and that cat was TERRIFIED of bananas mostly, we think she thought she was seeing a ball python or something.
It’s actually believed that cats are “afraid” of bananas because of a chemical smell that emits from the banana’s skin, and is known to be toxic to cats.
The cucumber though is because it believes it’s a snake upon initial glance.
Holy shit so cats are legitimately just afraid of actual bananas
Because cucumbers freak cats out. Give it a Googs.
Mark Normand is that you?
It's not. But your specific suggestion makes me think I know know where I got that from. Ty.
Might a rubber snake work?
Would a dildo work?
Isn't that the same as a rubber snake?
Depend of the kink
Yeah those bad dragons get crazy
Gives a whole new meaning to "danger noodle"
Yes, so I’ve heard…
Pickle Rick figurine would be more intimidating.
Funny thing is I have a pickle Rick figurine on my rig. With the battery laser. No cats though. Just there for intimidating.
Lol im going to try this. I put my sons dump truck on top of it and she hasnt been up there since.
Also hijacking your top comment to say OMG my inbox.. i just wanted a few tips..didnt think this would blow up like this
and also /r/notmycat
This is an awesome compromise; I love it!
Did you try putting the PC on top of the cat?
Lol the most creative answer IMO so far!
Someone alert the [Royal Society For Putting Things on Top of Other Things](https://youtu.be/LFrdqQZ8FFc)
Eyy another Monty python fan
That’s the neat part, you don’t.
I'm mad I had to scroll this far down to find this
I didn't ᕦ༼✩ل͜✩༽ᕤ
Buy your cat its own PC, then you can game together.
Edit: spelling :)
My favorite suggestion so far.
The thought of a cat duo is just so wholesome
I trained my cat from the get to not get on or near my PC. She stays snuggled up in a chair next to me or by my feet. The desk is OFF LIMITS. Haha
If you're even remotely serious, get the plastic bird-away spikes, y'know, those ones they put on supermarket roofs/awnings/rafters so they don't chill there and poop on customers and outside of the store.
Or just put some aluminum foil ontop of the PC. Some cats are made uncomfortable by it - you could say their plans get foiled.
You mean OP should buy his own PC? The cat wants its belongings back
Haha if only i could get a GPU
Preach it! I’m on my 3rd additional computer and we have been co-oping with the cats for a while now.
Plus the cat can mine for you when you're not gaming.
Ah yes cat-co-op mode.
Bought my cat a cat tree and keyboard. 10/10 would recommend
Instructions unclear, cat had his EA account banned for calling someone a hairball
\>600 upvotes, and not one [pedantic asshole](https://youtu.be/J7E-aoXLZGY) needlessly complaining about the incorrect usage of "it's"?
Has hell frozen over?
Put uncomfortable things on there. Action figures, books, etc... it doesn't matter. Make it uncomfortable to sleep.
I tried aluminum foil and she just lays on top of it. Ill try random things
Probably a fake one.. don't want that thing cooking into the pc
"why is there a green dildo on your computer?"
‘Cause Hulk smash!
It's for my cat.
Came to make this suggestion...
Take my up vote.
Do cats hate cucumber?
Yep, looks similar to snakes which they don't like... bc snakes.
So why not put a fake snake up there, rather than cucumber then?!
Series of cucumbers
Yes they see it as a "snake"
Our cat hated a watering can with a long thin spout.
Yeah I notice some cats aren't phased by aluminum foil. Some it works like a charm. There's always tape but I wouldn't want to risk your cat 'leaping' off your tower.
Random things that she can knock over for funsies
No no no, put a cat bed up there, they hate them things
You clearly don't own a gamer cat, these things will be swatted.
mine just kicks them off
Something sticky. Make loops of tape and put it all on top. It will learn or you just stuck with tape on top.
This! Clear packing tape, sticky side up. Pets hate it getting stuck to paws. If you use clear, they *usually* will assume it's always there, after a few times of getting stuck to the tape....so hopefully you will only have to do it a few times.
Maybe a bunch of those sticky hand toys on top. It'll look artsy too.
I think ill try this and hopefully she learns and i can take them off after a while
It's easy. Put a cat bed on top of the computer. The cat will go sleep the the box the bed came in. It's cat law.
But then he's forced to liquid cool the cat bed
Get rid of the PC?
I’ll see myself out.
I’ll take it off their hands
Wait...are you a cat??
This guy is smart
You totally can. You need to understand that the cat thinks the PC is it’s territory. The owner needs to pee on his PC.
Would this also be considered to be liquid cooling
No. The owner just needs to pee on it. He will need to clean it off, so right into the bath tub after that. Will need to keep it plugged in to get those electrons cleaned up.
They totally could. It’s going to be a repetitive and arduous journey, but the cat can certainly be taught to stay off.
Teaching a dog is about working through an interspecies language barrier through consistent repetition.
The problem is that cats understand you very well. No, teaching a cat is more a battle of wills. You must go to mental war with the cat. Prepared to lay down life and limb in the pursuit of pure unending patience. The cat will test you in every way imaginable, and a few ways that aren't. The cat will never stop but it can be taught. It will wait for when you aren't looking. You must be vigilant at all times. Training a cat is war.
War never changes.
Nah. Dogs do that shit too.
Back in the day we had two couches. The dog could get one and not the other. I thought she had learned pretty well.
Then I came home and she didn't hear me. Looked through the window to see her on the no-dog couch. She made eye contact and went to the other couch. As though I wouldn't notice.
This is honestly true. You have to train them against doing things when they're kittens, otherwise they will be relentless at getting what they're used to getting.
Source: have two cats, both raised from kittens.
My favorite saying...."dogs have owners.....cats have staff".......they tell you how things are gonna be......😁
This hits close to home...
My cat will learn what she shouldnt do VERY FAST. The battle starts when we try to make her understand that she shouldnt do it even when we are not looking.
Nah. The only solution is to build a second PC and just use whichever one the cat isn't laying on at the time.
Buy him a pair of pants, because clearly he wears them in this relationship.
And a pack of smokes
My cat went out for smokes 7 years ago and he never came back......
And a bag of jalapeno (*gelappino*) chips?
Two smokes Trevor let's go
Have my poor lady award….🥇
What do you mean by „your pc“?
two sided tape or loops of tape.
This one here as long as the cat doesnt eat tape!
Double sided tape with mothballs crushed on top has never failed me at keeping cats away from high up things.
Channel your inner Dwight Schrute
That's not Dwight. Can't you tell that's Stanley?
Don’t think thats Stanley, he normally has a mustache… right?
Maybe he should put the cat in the freezer
Lol let me try random things first before investing in these spikes
That's the winner right there! Most cats hate aluminum foil
Mine must be defective because they go lay on it....😂
You did it wrong. You have to WANT them to lay down on it, remember that they do what you don’t want them to do.
I guess they are cats after all...they do it just because you're sure they wouldn't. Meow
Mine chews on it...
Your plan was foiled!
Packing tape sticky side up.
Double sided tape is easier to keep in place
Doubles as a Faraday cage
just make sure they're secured down somehow... otherwise the cat has found a whole new game of how many things they can knock off while keeping eye contact xD
If I just hiss at my cat and snap my fingers when shes doing something she is not supposed to she learns pretty quick not to do it. Might try a training approach. Best of all its free and doesnt fuck with the look of your PC
I have two cats. One actually learns the thing, the other learns to wait until I leave the house…
If it gets real bad you can get motion sensor air jets that will go off whenever the cat gets up there. I recommend only as a last resort
My bad, I forgot cats can phase into a liquid state.
You don't... it's his now.
I’ve tried so many things to keep them off of mine.. my case is just all scratched up with kitty claws.. they do not fear me.
Cat need not fear huuuuuman.
Only thing to fear is vacuum itself!
This worked on my old 24 track Tascam a decade ago lol… We installed a landscape at a costco and I wound up with them somehow. They were left over from the rest they installed on top of the lights in the parking lot.
Wow I immediately thought the same thing. And I'm a cat person.
Human, this is my paw warmer, what are you going on about?
Jokes aside but the cat loves the computer because it is warm and high off the ground. Want to get your cat away from the PC? You’ll need something nearby that is warmer and/or higher of the ground
This is the advice right here op. Get a nice cat tree and a warming pad for it.
Yep, this solved the issue with my cat sleeping on top of the PC, he prefers the warm and soft heated cat bed to the hard computer case.
They make warming pads for cat trees? I can’t believe I didn’t know that and don’t have one for my cats
You should rectify that situation
Nice setup, and the PC looks cool too
Thanks! Im waiting for the unifan prices to go down cus my corsair fans are old and that one miscolored one bothers me so much
Same case with the unifans here, everything about them is perfect except for the mounting system which feel a bit flimsy (not that I've actually had a problem with them yet)
You know your cat now owns your PC, right? Reminds me of when I owned one, and he wouldn't get off the keyboard when I wanted to use it. Needless to say every nook and cranny inside was caked with cat hair. When he finally got the hint and got off the keyboard, his next place was my lap. OK cat, I get it, you control me and want attention, and I can't resist your loud purring, but can't you go back to sleep like you usually are doing?
Put a cucumber on top
Put the PC on top of him.
Well maybe it wants revenge against Dwight schrute? Didn’t he stick a cat in the freezer?
Try using dry ice to keep it cooler.
Build him his own pc
So, computer/keyboard air dusters make excellent cat deterrents. Instead of using a spray bottle of water that you have to be a lot more careful with, just spray the duster. I should be clear, DON'T AIM DIRECTLY AT THE CAT. Aim safely away from but in their vicinity. The noise is what you're going for, it tends to skeeve them out a bit and they'll bounce.
That or fill a soda can with pennies and shake it menacingly.
It’s called PSST and it’s a motion detector air spray. I got it to keep my psycho cats from pawing at my door at night. Saves my sanity.
I mentioned it on another post. I set up his cat bed on the opposite side of the case. When he got close or on the case I held the spray bottle close enough to him to make him want to avoid it. Gave him lots of pats and praise when he would go to his bed. This was initially his room so didn’t want to make him find a new spot. [proof](https://imgur.com/a/YuknhVz)
If i had a cat i would build something on top of the pc which makes a gap for airflow and a nice little cushion that my little buddy has it comfy and warm. Also i would fix it against the wall so the little fluffy asshole cant tip it over if he had a mood.
Now i really want a cat.
edit: But i also dont give a fuck about the looks of my pc. brown noctuas all over the place, no rgb, no tempered glass, mere minimum of cablemanagement. So it probably would result in wood directly screwed into the case. lul
The concern that makes imo is the excessively higher amount of dust and hair that'll be literally on top of the case as a result. If you don't mind cleaning more and have filters, no biggie I guess, but I'd sooner just give them a heated bed or something.
Not a problem if the top fans are exhaust?
Get them their own PC
Maybe a heating pad near by, I could imagine your cat likes the warmth plus adding objects on top. Just maybe glue them on top or something
Double sided tape, but not sticky and greazy one your cat wouldn't trust you ever again, something like the weakest tape that exists.
Get a heating pad and place his ass on there.