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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:21 am 
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That's great news. Our two have the exact same cat tree and they love it. They are now too big to share the hammock at the side - so we are putting up two larger hammocks for them. And the toy at the very top is long gone. Oh well, that was fun! They still love to hang out there, and scratch away for ages.

A note of caution on the little bell like thing at the bottom. My two kept flipping the round plywood piece over to the side, exposing the string ends which you tighten to supposedly keep it in place. I saw them play with it and get get caught up within it. I thought it was a strangulation risk, so we cut the string and pulled it out. Once they got to about 4 months old, they stopped bothering with things at the bottom of the tree anyway. Highest is best!

Glad to hear this is helping to save your furniture. She is lovely!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:44 am 
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Nice tree. I'm sure that will get a ton of use. I have a bunch of trees for mine, but none of them have a hammock. It looks comfortable. One thing I wonder about that design is how a cat is supposed to get down from that high triangular perch. There doesn't seem to be an obvious way to jump down from there. You might need to do some creative room-re-arranging to accommodate that.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:09 am 
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Thanks :mrgreen: , Yeah i might have to actually! at the moment, she seems to old the back scratching pole and flip down to the other level. But i need to do something a little safer i think :redface:

I also may pull it out and make sure the little hammock is stable enough. I might get another little post for in the lounge room at a later date :cool:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:12 am 
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Thanks bobcat! I have also taken it off as well, and removed the bottom looking hammock area. she doesn't like it.

Yeah no dramas with the furniture i just love to over think, and do the best for me and my cat lol :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:38 am 
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Just looking at these pictures I am in love with your kitten, omg it is so cute and precious. :smile:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:32 am 
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EdithandBandit wrote:
Just looking at these pictures I am in love with your kitten, omg it is so cute and precious. :smile:


Thanks :biggrin: she loves to play


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:01 am 
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brianj12 wrote:
Nice tree. I'm sure that will get a ton of use. I have a bunch of trees for mine, but none of them have a hammock. It looks comfortable. One thing I wonder about that design is how a cat is supposed to get down from that high triangular perch. There doesn't seem to be an obvious way to jump down from there. You might need to do some creative room-re-arranging to accommodate that.


When they were little (like 3-4 months) mine just went down from the top triabular piece to the scratching pole beside the very top triangle and bum-shuffled down. Now, they are agile enough to step down to the next shelf with their front paws, then flip their bottom half down. No dramas at all. Well, a little crashing and banging when they first started getting their weekly claw trim, but now they don't even do that.

I would, however, advise fixing it in some way either to the floor or to the wall. We are about to move ours and will then do this. When both of them are charging around it, it is wobbling a bit. They are 5 months old now so bigger and really active on it, and I will be happier when I know they can't possibly pull it down. It only wobbles when they play chase/tag on it - so like at least twice a day :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:32 pm 
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Bobkat wrote:
brianj12 wrote:
Nice tree. I'm sure that will get a ton of use. I have a bunch of trees for mine, but none of them have a hammock. It looks comfortable. One thing I wonder about that design is how a cat is supposed to get down from that high triangular perch. There doesn't seem to be an obvious way to jump down from there. You might need to do some creative room-re-arranging to accommodate that.


When they were little (like 3-4 months) mine just went down from the top triabular piece to the scratching pole beside the very top triangle and bum-shuffled down. Now, they are agile enough to step down to the next shelf with their front paws, then flip their bottom half down. No dramas at all. Well, a little crashing and banging when they first started getting their weekly claw trim, but now they don't even do that.

I would, however, advise fixing it in some way either to the floor or to the wall. We are about to move ours and will then do this. When both of them are charging around it, it is wobbling a bit. They are 5 months old now so bigger and really active on it, and I will be happier when I know they can't possibly pull it down. It only wobbles when they play chase/tag on it - so like at least twice a day :)


Whats the best way to do this? im in a rental and cant drill any holes into the walls? maybe some bricks down the bottom part?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:18 pm 
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zoemads wrote:
Ohhh I have a new tip...


I was watching a video about the uses of vinegar.. (I know I need help)

But it mentioned spray vinegar on your carpet to stop scratching.

Well it worked... she has stopped scratching my stair carpet.


Awesome thanks for sharing! :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:56 pm 
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Like everyone has said, direct them toward acceptable items to scratch. I tell mine no and then take them over to the scratching post. I find if I scratch on it myself they are all over it in no time.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:53 pm 
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Awe, what kind of harm could that little angel cause?? The first month I had my kittens was a shock. They clawed everything including me as they climbed up my body continuously. They have settled down considerably, but I take them to the vet once a month to have their nails trimmed and filed smooth. They allow the vet to do it no problem, but not me. That's okay, it takes a few minutes and costs $20 for the two of them. It's well worth it and they can still run and climb like nothing I have ever seen.

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