I know its whats cats do but I am extremely upset with mine.
We have saved hard for a descent stair carpet which was laid last week. The fitter had not left 5 mins and Dora was gaily pulling at it. Upset is an understatement. I really told her off but this not has detoured her from doing it.
She does not use a scratch post. I am not nimble enough to squirt her with water. Please don't tell me I have to live with it! I cannot always get to her to put her out either.
You could try a spray called citronella it has an unplesant odour to it that they dont like, or my best advice Double sided sticky tape on the carpet on the area where your cat scratches and her paws will get a bit sticky if they touch it and they dont like it. so give the sticky tape a go. hopefully your carpet will get left alone.
Scratching is a normal part of cat behavior. Give your kitten lots of attention. If she don't use scratch post, provide her a scratching post and train her but don't allow your cat to play roughly if you want to discourage her scratching habit. You should try diverting her attention by providing cat toys that keep her amused. Toys like ping pong balls, a ball of silver paper, a feather, a toy mouse can keep her amused for hours.