The struggle between cat owners and their toilet paper destroying cats is a battle that’s raged for as long as toilet rolls have been hung in the homes of domestic cats.
It’s just so hard for most cats to resist. Yet, it’s incredibly annoying to find shredded toilet paper on the bathroom floor.
Or worse, running out of toilet paper at the worst moment – because your cat has used it as a toy.
There are a few solutions to this problem. None more effective than a cat proof toilet paper holder.
It’s not as bad as it sounds. There are some modern, stylish, sleek designs as you’ll see below.
You simply attach a toilet paper holder to the wall. Encase the toilet roll, dispensing it as you need, while keeping cats perplexed as to where the roll has gone.
It sounds like a simple answer, and it is. Here are 5 awesome kitty resistant toilet roll covers:
- 5 Effective Cat Proof Toilet Paper Holder
- Why Do Cats like Toilet Paper?
- How to Stop a Cat from Unrolling Toilet Paper
- Your Turn
5 Effective Cat Proof Toilet Paper Holder
uxcell Stainless Steel Patterned Pet Safe Toilet Paper Holder
This is very similar to the toilet roll holder I have. It completely covers the paper, with a slit at the bottom so you can pull it out and tear sheets.
In my experience, it’s enough to keep even the craftiest of cats at bay. So your toilet paper is on hand in perfect condition when you need it most.
Don’t sweat over fixing these paper covers up. It’s simple, even for the most clumsy of people. Alternatively, just ask someone else to do it for you.
There are some pretty cool cover designs to choose between. Rose gold, black, blue and white… take a browse via the link below and see if any take your fancy.
KES Toilet Paper Cover – Stainless Steel and Cat Proof
This stainless steel toilet roll holder from KES is like a mini Fort Knox to cats with a penchant for destroying toilet rolls on sight.
The stainless steel finish is important. Bathrooms are wet rooms and a lower grade or unfinished metal will rust over time. Which is very unsightly.
It fits the bill of being hard for cats to get into. While being easy for humans to get into. This is about as cat-proof as it gets, so if you like the look I’d take the plunge.
It’s easy to mount on your wall. All the screws are concealed, and you get a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Paws-Free Cat Proof Toilet Paper Holder
If you’re going to put a cat-proof cover over your toilet roll holder, you may as well rub it in their face by using a cat print cover!
On a more serious note, this is a popular cover among cat owners with cats that are obsessed with shredding (and sometimes eating) their toilet rolls.
It just simply fits over your existing toilet roll holder with some velcro straps and leaves cats with a perplexed look on their face when looking for the roll of paper.
A couple of tips; check the measurements on your holder are compatible before ordering, and look through all the available patterns if the cat print in the image isn’t your style.
Wall Mounted Waterproof Cat Proof Toilet Paper Holder
It’s fixed with two screws included in the pack and is spring-loaded to return back to its resting position. This provides decent protection against water splashing and so on.
Admittedly, it’s not going to keep crafty cats at bay for long. It’s intended more so keep curious cats away, or those who can’t help themselves when the toilet roll is completely unprotected.
KES Aluminum Cat Proof Toilet Roll Holder
If you have brushed nickel fittings in your bathroom, or just like the look and feel of nickel then this might be your pick based on style.
Everything you need to attach it to the wall is included, and even the most DIY-challenged people can get this securely fixed to the wall so don’t panic.
It has a nice smooth, modern finish, and all the fittings are out of sight. So top marks for looks in my book.
On the important side, it’s very cat proof. The lid flap keeps your toilet tissue hidden from your cat, with only a small gap to keep even the most persistent cat guessing.
Why Do Cats like Toilet Paper?
To stop your cat from attacking and shredding your toilet paper, it helps to better understand why they like toilet paper.
Each cat has their own motivations, but generally speaking, your cat is going to be attracted to your rolls for one or more of the following reasons:
It’s fun – I can see the fun factor myself, to be honest. Let’s face it, ‘TP-ing’ is a thing. People have enjoyed throwing toilet paper around for as long as it has existed.
For cats, rolling around shredding the paper into little bits and chasing it around as it moves is about as fun as it gets.
Hunting practice – Much as chasing and rolling around with the paper is fun. For some cat’s it’s sharpening their hunting skills.
Obviously, they don’t need those skills. They are lazy domestic kitties, but it’s in their DNA to hunt and kill things.
Gnawing material – Kittens can find relief from the pain of teething by gnawing on soft materials – such as your toilet roll.
If your kitten or even older cat is mostly chewing on the paper then they are finding some relief in doing so.
How to Stop a Cat from Unrolling Toilet Paper
Understanding why your cat keeps unrolling your toilet paper, then shredding, chewing, chasing, and doing whatever else they do with it is all well and good.
But you want to know how to stop your cat from unrolling and attacking your toilet rolls, don’t you?
There are three things that will almost certainly put a stop to your problems:
Use a Cat Proof Toilet Paper Guard
This is the reason why I put this post together and is the best answer in my opinion.
Just look at the top of the post, you’ll see 5 awesome cat proof toilet paper holders to choose from that’ll lock your kitty out of the toilet paper.
Keep the Bathroom Door Closed
This is a pretty simple solution, so I’m going to assume you’ve thought of it but for some reason, it’s not working.
Are other people leaving the door open? Put up a polite notice telling people why it needs to stay closed, they’ll understand.
Provide More Stimulation and Temptations
If your cat plays with toilet roll because they are bored or can’t find anything better to destroy – give them something else to destroy.
Play with them more to burn off that energy they’d otherwise use in the bathroom.
Is a cat proof toilet paper holder the answer to your destructive kitty?
Is this an issue you’ve dealt with already, or trying to find a solution for now?
Do you have any unique or interesting ways to make a kitten proof toilet paper guard?
I’d love to hear any feedback, comments, or questions about anything to do with this topic – as would plenty of readers! Thanks.