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 Post subject: Cat trees/scratchers
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:09 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

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Does anyone have any recommendations as to what cat trees are the best and longest lasting? Mine has given up on me and I can't for the life of me remember where we got it from!

I don't want a very big one as its to be used at the moment by a 6 month old kitten and an old cat, but I want one that will last and also be very stable!

If anyone has any recommendations on scratchers please let me know, Thanks

Katy :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:49 pm 
We are just in the process of taking our cat tree to the local recycling centre as our two boys have demolished it completely - not sure we'll get another one unless anyone knows of an indestructable type :-)

Happy new year everyone!

Teresa, Bert & Ernie


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:26 pm 
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make one !
my friend made mine and it is brilliant. :D
i find the argos and pets at home ones always always snap so wouldn't get one if they were giving them away.
plans available on application !! LOL :D :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:46 pm 
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I don't know what brand this one is, but I love to beat the heck out of it with my back paws and pretty much take flying leaps onto it at full speed. It's a couple years old now and although a little worn it's still going strong. I think it came from Wal-Mart. $30 bucks if I remember correctly.......

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:38 pm 
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Built this one at the weekend -
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Sorry for the poor photo - its made from some scraps of ply, some offcuts of underground drainage pipe and some fur fabric

We dont get our bengal kitten for another week - but the other cats have had a sniff around it already - I am sure he will use it :D


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:15 am 
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I'm going to make a cat condo this week, I've found some nice plans that should work well. I read that carpet isnt good for the cats since they will tear it apart and eat it. Does anyone have a recommendation for a carpet alternative, preferably found in a chain store (home depot etc)?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:28 pm 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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on the one above that I built I used sisal rope on the lower platform, then doormats on the other two platforms - the doormats seem much scratchier than carpet and should hopefully last longer :D


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:34 am 
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Cool, thanks for the advice oscar.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:03 pm 
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http://armarkat.com/


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:09 pm 
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This is the start of our new scratch post . We live in a house with 3 floors so we are building one from the ground floor up to the top floor and although its not finished yet, they love it already.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:20 pm 
Wow! Will the platforms be close enough that they can climb from bottom to top without using the stairs?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:10 pm 
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That looks fantastic :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:37 pm 
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Tracey that looks awesome......they're gonna love it when its finished!

I see from the pics that Molly and Jake have already shown their approval.

I'll dig out the website that sells the sisal rope for you later on when I get home from work......it's about £30-35 for a spool of about 100m.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:39 pm 
We got some rope cheap off ebay for our cat run I seem to remember - can't remember how much, but it was very reasonable...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:54 am 
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You're gonna need pure amounts of the stuff to cover a post of that size for sure! :shock:

Ebay is great if your just doing a small one-off project style tree, but trust me 10m of sisal goes nowhere when you start winding it around. We bought 30m off ebay to do a 3 foot post in our stud pen.....it was only just enough to complete it!

Anyways here's the link for bulk buys of sisal, Not sure what gauge would work best for you....probably 8mm or 10mm should be thick enough for what you need.

http://www.ropesandtwines.com/products.asp?cat=15

I'd start off with a 220m coil and see how far that goes, remember don't think of the expense or the sweat pouring off Gary.....think of the fun the little buggers will have when its done! :wink:


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