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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:23 pm 
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As you all no doubt have discovered, especially those with bengals which are from the larger side of the median average (5kg and over and just pure muscle!) They require a lot of play and activity options. Cat wheels are perfor this, as has been repeatedly shown, lol, trouble is I have been unable to find anyone in Australia who manufacturers them or anything! And the shipping etc charges from direct uk purchase are very inhibiting, especially on top of the price of the wheel itself.
Self building is also out of the option as lack the needed transport etc to get the materials and tools necessary.

So any suggestions on trees, indoor cat 'climbing things/ adventure playgrounds ' cat wheels and what have you that are available in Australia, that utilise floor to ceiling space more than floor space greatly appreciated!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:24 pm 
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You are truly in a pickle. My Google search resulted in not finding much of anything unless you go with something that you find under "classifieds." Hard to believe there are no retailers down there selling cat trees or cat wheels. We do have some Aussies that post, so maybe they can point you in the right direction. Even your Amazon has nothing.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:28 am 
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http://www.bengalsaustralia.com.au/cat-wheels/

It looks like Bengals Australia has cat wheels - not too badly priced at $380.
Trees you can get at most large pet stores. I got a cheap one on-line which is 6 foot tall and was sturdy enough for the boys when they were younger. They're both >6kg now, but still haven't had any trouble. I suspect it won't last too long, but we've had it for over 6 months and it's still going strong. I figured I could buy 5 of these cheaper ones for the price of one normal priced one and still come out in front.
It's similar to this one, but with a sturdier base and a second perch instead of the top hammock.

https://www.mydeal.com.au/soft-plush-ca ... gJKLPD_BwE


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:24 am 
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TraceyChops wrote:
http://www.bengalsaustralia.com.au/cat-wheels/

It looks like Bengals Australia has cat wheels - not too badly priced at $380.
Trees you can get at most large pet stores. I got a cheap one on-line which is 6 foot tall and was sturdy enough for the boys when they were younger. They're both >6kg now, but still haven't had any trouble. I suspect it won't last too long, but we've had it for over 6 months and it's still going strong. I figured I could buy 5 of these cheaper ones for the price of one normal priced one and still come out in front.
It's similar to this one, but with a sturdier base and a second perch instead of the top hammock.

https://www.mydeal.com.au/soft-plush-ca ... gJKLPD_BwE



My most active girl is 11 months old, still growing, and is just over 5kg. She takes after her father who is about 6.5kg. She has already broken 3 of the cheaper type of cat trees!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:28 am 
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This may be something to consider:

https://www.hicat.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:30 am 
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brianj12 wrote:
This may be something to consider:

https://www.hicat.co.uk/


Thankyou! Currently shipping too expensive, but they did say they are in the process of trying to work out an Australian manufacturer, so...soon fingers crossed! Heh


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:35 pm 
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All you can do is keep searching. New things come online daily. Things are much cheaper is made in Australia and not imported over all that water that surrounds you. :biggrin:


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