Cat scratching reflective surfaces
(St. Louis MO)
cat scratches mirror
Cat scratching reflective surfaces. My cat will constantly jump up on his hind legs and proceed to scratch vigorously at the mirror in my bedroom. Sometimes he will also climb onto the vanity in the bathroom and paw at the vanity mirror.
He will also scratch at other reflective surfaces such as the glass framed picture in the living room and at windows when it is dark on one side of the glass. We wonder if he knows he is looking at himself or maybe he thinks it is another cat?
Has anyone seen this before and do you have any idea what causes it. We would like to learn how to stop it. It gets tiresome after a couple of hours of constant scratching. We are also concerned that it may eventually damage some of the things he scratches at.
Note about the top 2 comments. First Anonymous asks is there a way to stop it? They point out that although it was fun reading through the comments that nobody really had a solution to the scratching at mirror problem. Then the Cat Expert left an insightful comment about how they solved the issue. It's titled a "Solution that worked amazing for me".
As you can see from the method the cat expert used it took a long time to turn this behavior around. I think in a world of instant gratification we forget that our feline pets have been stubborn for thousands of years. Patience is what owning a cat is all about.
They provide unconditional love. Unfortunately, this sometimes includes an annoying habit or two. Put in the time and reinforce with kindness and your pet will come around eventually. As the cat hanging from a branch poster say's "Hang in there"