I have kind of a curious question:
First words: I love my cats.
There are moments when love is put to the test. For example, when one of the cats decides at 5 a.m. that it’s time for the royal breakfast.
We then lock the cats out of the bedroom. But before long they start meowing.
I’m now looking for a device that I can control via remote control/HomeAssistant to either spray a little water or air or play a sound.
Do you have an idea for this?
Last word: I love my cats, still
PS. This solution seems to harsh for my situation.
And an automatic feeder doesn’t help because the stroner cat would eat everything else.
High VERY HIGH amount of recognition or is it
Ours just tries anything…if service is not fast enough then claws are put where the furnitue likes it least. For us a non-HA controlled feeder is fine, just to make sure food is there all day long and we have no neigbouring cats so ‘lucky’
Thinking about possible solutions, I am not sure if spraying water or music would help, either ending up with a wet floor or music being played avery few minutes or so.
Clearly I am not much of a help, I will follow this thread though
From a fellow West Aussie on YouTube:
EDIT: I just realised the linked thread has the same video. Sorry!
There are various ultrasonic cat repellers available on sites like Amazon which are mostly aimed at keeping cats out of gardens (presumably to prevent then burying their sh*t).
Maybe you could download or record a short ultrasonic clip to see whether this would play over a speaker via Home Assistant. Of course it would depend on the frequency response of the speaker but I am sure a speaker could play a high frequency that humans cannot hear but cats can.
When my cat used to wake me up at 5 am, I put it in a bathroom, and went back to sleep.
After a few times, it stopped waking me up. If some random day it did it again: one trip to the bathroom as a reminder.