I just sequester the cats away when I'm not home. I have all fish tanks in one room (living room) along with the rat tank and the beardie tank. Since I don't like my cats pawing at the beardie tank or jumping on it (beardies can be very stress prone, esp. juveniles like mine) and I don't like them bothering the twenty long or the betta ten, or pestering the rats, I just close them up in the bedroom when I'm gone. I keep the litterboxes and food/water in there, of course. If you can't keep a half an eye out, just put em away. Works great for me. If anything, I do this will all free-roam pets-- they don't need the run of the entire house twenty four seven. One of my cats is easygoing and knows better than to bug the pets in glass houses, but one is extremely bad and made of pure evil, and therefore often gets some priviledges curtailed. Still, I don't think my cats suffer because they only get HALF of the apartment for about eight hours a day. My apartment is one bed, one bath, and very small, so they actually do have about half of the house to run around in when no one's home.
Last edited by Virux; 12-30-2011 at 10:45 PM.