Like all cats, Siamese cats hate getting wet. However, the sight of moving fish can make them forget about the discomfort of getting wetting. When your Siamese cat sees fish in the aquarium or bowl, she can get her paws in trying to catch them. In turn, the fish will become stressed and can even be injured.
To avoid both your Siamese cat and fish getting into contact, you need a plan. You should make sure the Siamese cat does not have access to the water with your fish. For this plan, there are a number of things you will need:
- Towel or sheet
- Tape, plastic or aluminum foil
- Aquarium hood
These steps below have been adapted from AquariumFanatics.com, the leading online aquarium guide website.
Here are the steps to follow to keep your Siamese cat away from the fish bowl of aquarium.
Cover the aquarium with a hood. Covering the aquarium will ensure your Siamese cat will not get her paws into the water. Apart from this, you will keep the aquatic inhabitants such as snails and frogs inside their habitat.
However, not just any glass hood will work. You should look for glass hoods that have been specifically made for your tank. If you just use any glass, it may not properly fit in the aquarium and your Siamese cat can decide to make it its perch.
Prevent your cat from accessing the aquarium by blocking her path. If you notice the Siamese cat usually jumps to a lower fixture and then into the tank, block her way with things such as books and stuffed animals. With these items on the way, the cat will not attempt the jump.
Take the masking tape and place its sticky side up on the fixture that the cat usually jumps over and the hood.…