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#1 drom

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

We are always on the look out for indoor play things to keep Moni occupied while we are at work each day. As she spends a lot of time by herself.

So, I stumbled across these really cool "Catty Stacks" last weekend for her. biggrin.gif

They are basically big cardboard cubes that stack on top of or next to each others and she can climb on, in or around them to play. You can also put cushions on top or inside so they can sleep inside. They are really versatile. smile.gif

So ours arrived yesterday and Moo is still getting used to them. Here's a couple of pics of how we have set them up.

So what things do you have for your fur babies?

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And turned into madam's "day bed" tongue.gif
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:54 PM

Two kids! By the time they're done 'entertaining' her she's practically begging to go in the garage!
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Seriously though, I'm home all day but, like you, hate leaving puss alone and bored all that time when we do go out. We did have two cats for that purpose but one of our beauties died. It was awful but we will be getting a second cat again as soon as we've all had time to process the loss.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:36 PM

Flowerrose I'm sorry to hear that you lost your furbaby. sad.gif

We tried another friend for Moni but it backfired big time. We ended up having to separate them as Moni wanted to kill him. I'm sure time would have healed their differences but tragically we lost her friend when he was 17 weeks old to some very rare liver condition. It was so sad..

So we aren't going to bother trying to get another feline friend for her. More's the pity, as I'd love another one. smile.gif





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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

Oh that's so sad.

Our two were from the sane litter so were great together. We're waiting for a kitten from the same mother, hoping that will make the difference. Ours is a little Burmese though - totally built for company. My last cats were moggies and it took a while for them to embrace newbies.



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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

Whoopie-cat has her 'cat mahal' scratching post. I'd love her to have a playmate, but it took three years to get permission to get one cat, and I'm not game to push the relationship by asking for a second (not that we've had an inspection in three years). Am giving serious thought to getting her one of these . She already has a donkey tail teaser that she plays with whenever we're home.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:13 PM

Flowerrose I'm so sorry you lost one of your furbabies sad.gif
We also have Burmese and I agree that they are made for feline company. We got our second furbaby from the same breeder that our first came from, but different parents. We introduced her when he was just over 1yo and it went so much better than we had hoped. They are inseparable and love each other to bits wub.gif

Having a playmate (and snuggle buddy as they do like to spend three quarters of their day sleeping) makes a big difference, but we find they still can get bored, so there are a lot of cat toys around the place. One thing we found they both LOVE are cat tunnels. Longer ones with peek holes in the top are the best. We also have a Catit Senses Speed Circuit. It's like a little roller coaster track with a ball in it that the cats push around with their paws. We got two and joined them together into a bigger circuit and we often hear the little ball rattling round the track as we're getting into bed laugh.gif

Cardboard boxes and the reusable cotton shopping bags are also a favourite with ours...alfoil balls, and little stuffed toys like mice are also popular with ours. Especially the stuffed mice from Ikea in the kids toys section! They love to play fetch with us throwing them, but they also play with them on their own too. Best cat toy we've found and they are $2.99 each biggrin.gif

I love the look of the Catty Stacks drom! I think our two would love those. Off to google now!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:54 PM

Flowerrose I love that you are getting another furbaby from the same mum. That is gorgeous. smile.gif I hope that your other furbaby is coping ok with the loss of his/her friend.

I would so love to get Moni a friend - if she wasn't so damn inhospitable! Her friend "Fidel" was from a Birman breeder so was really well socialised and such a cruise. He used to look at Moni going ape at him with this "What IS your problem" look on his face. It was priceless. tongue.gif

The Weapon I love the solar cat toy that looks kinda cool! biggrin.gif Might have to suss it out. We found a leopard print cat scratch pole ages ago for Moni that was so out there I just had to have it. Moo wouldn't have a bar of it ..... so we ended up giving it to my sisters cat. Who loves it. rolleyes.gif

Bluebug ... we have those long cat tunnels - it is one of Moni's favourite toys. She loves hiding, sleeping and playing in it. Every now and then she charges through it and kinda gets stuck in the middle and flings out the other end. tongue.gif I can highly recommend the catty stacks - I got them from here (I think you are also in Melbourne??) Catty Stacks

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:02 AM

Our burmese has a scratching post and heaps of toys.

We are building a house at the moment and most of our possessions are boxed up and living in the spare room, Toby has located the box of cat toys that I packed away and randomly retrieves toys from the box and brings them out (despite having a tonne of toys out already!)
It makes me laugh when he emerges with a new toy.

I'd love to get him a giant cat tree.

When we're home we use a laser pointer for play time, he goes crazy for that.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

A bed. Chicko has no interest in toys. Have tried numerous times but to no avail and I wind up giving them away. He is happy as long as he has a pace to sleep. In winter this is usually as close to the heater as he can get and in summer it is stretched out under a cooling vent
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