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What surfaces do cats not like to walk on

There are surfaces cats don’t like to walk on, for different reasons. If you don’t want your cat to go in the kitchen, for instance, you can put material cats won’t walk on to keep them out. Or if you want them out of your bedroom when you sleep.

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What material do cats not like to walk on?

What won’t cats walk on? Let’s break it down to sound, texture, and smell.


Aluminum foil makes too much noise for the cat’s sensitive ears, and cats are famous for their noise phobia. Cats hate walking on aluminum foil and may run when they see it.


Cats hate walking on sticky paper or anything else that’s sticky for obvious reasons. Plastic and aluminum are annoying for their paws. Cats don’t wear shoes, and their bare paws are sensitive.

Cats also hate walking on any material that can be painful, like wood with splinters.

Ice is another thing cats hate walking on. It’s too cold on their bare paws. It hurts.


What do cats hate walking on? Anything smelly! Cats hate citrus smell, as much as we humans love it. Cats also avoid surfaces that smell like hot pepper, banana, tobacco, dirty litter box, vinegar, lavender, and citronella.

Another things cats hate walking on is plastic, because it make them slide.

Fear of new things

Some cats hate walking on new material. My Amiga refused to walk on a blanket that I put on the floor. She stared at it suspiciously and then ran around it.

If you replace the floor in your house, or if you move to a new house with a different kind of floor, like linoleum instead of wood, your cat may have a problem with that.

To solve this problem, you can place your cat’s favorite toy or cat treat a few inches away from your cat, and then, after the cat have walked this short distance and ate the treat or played with the toy, put another treat just a bit farther, and then a bit more…

What surfaces do cats not like to sleep on?

Pretty much the same as the material cats don’t like to walk on. Cats won’t like sleeping on a surface that smells, makes a noise, or is sticky or pricks its skin.

Cats also don’t like sleeping on a cold surface, or in a place that’s cold or exposed to rain or wind.

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4 thoughts on “What surfaces do cats not like to walk on

  1. Kitties do what kitties do. We need to know what they like and don’t like and what’s good for them and what’s not.

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