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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:15 pm 
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WOW! I would LOVE to be invited over to your house to play with your kitties!!!! Good job!

You and Matt would make an awesome team!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:31 pm 
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Finally installed the climbing pole to link with corner perch and shelves.

Just exhausted them using a laser pointer tempting them up the pole then down the shelves a few times, proved very amusing.

Sofa may be replaced with a relaxing chair one day which would give them the full-length to climb up, but it's staying for the time being as they have a bed behind it in a cosy dark corner should they need it.

The shelves were spare stuff in the garage I knocked up with carpet stapled on - I expect to upgrade them for something wider and cantilevered to avoid ugly brackets


Brilliant job Fen. Is there a way for them to get down from that lower perch that looks like it's above a heater?

Yea I hear people all the time here that they have trouble tiring out their bengal. The secret weapon is definitely a climbing pole like that. By bengals last 5 min tops roaring up and down the hicat or climbing pole before being sprawled out on the carpet like roadkill, happy as clams having caught their prey with no energy left :lol:
Good for you for going the extra mile!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:16 pm 
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Hi MWB, great trees! My husband is a carpenter and he has been promising to build a tree for Charlie for two years! We did make him a small tree and for the posts we went to our local carpet shop and got the solid cardboard inner roll for this. It is very sturdy and lightweight, easy to fix the sisal to and we just plugged the ends with a round of wood, glued in.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:38 pm 
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Brian, they have the option to reverse back in the other direction to a shelf I screwed to the window board (as we call it in the UK) also covered in carpet, so there is a third shelf effectively formed by the window opening.

Having said that...they quite happily jump off onto the sofa for a cushioned landing.

Surprisingly they have already learnt a cunning strategy to follow their brother half way up the pole and acrobatically twist and turn to jump off the pole to the window shelf, to then bound up the shelves to meet in the corner at the top for a wrestling match - impressive for 8 month olds

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:41 pm 
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I'll add that there have been three or four 'dangling' incidents but neither has fallen off yet!

I need to get a photo of them with their numerous limbs hanging over various ledges!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:47 am 
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Brian, they have the option to reverse back in the other direction to a shelf I screwed to the window board (as we call it in the UK) also covered in carpet, so there is a third shelf effectively formed by the window opening.

Having said that...they quite happily jump off onto the sofa for a cushioned landing.

Surprisingly they have already learnt a cunning strategy to follow their brother half way up the pole and acrobatically twist and turn to jump off the pole to the window shelf, to then bound up the shelves to meet in the corner at the top for a wrestling match - impressive for 8 month olds


I think this will become a problem at some point. When I've had things like this, inevitably one cat will get "stuck". The other one will block the way down, or will chase the other one up there and trap him etc. I think this is why Jackson Galaxy always talks about the "cat superhighway", in terms of being a way up, over, and down the other side.

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