General Discussion: The "What pets are you rocking at the moment thread!"


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wayward sole
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178 posts since 23/8/11

22 Feb 2021 11:57
My pair
Hanto
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3116 posts since 30/11/09

22 Feb 2021 12:30
Rez wrote: Got a british blue shorthair kitten coming in two months time - would appreciate any recommendations for decent litter trays/toys/etc. that don't look like crap!

I'll be honest, cats are not the type to go for toys, because you have bought them one. For example, you may get a scratching post or sleeping tower type thing, they'll scratch the sofa instead and use the tower as a leg up to the window! Laughing out loud

Anything that dangles down like a fishing rod is usually good, catnip too but they can go mad after. I would be wary of anything that could be ripped apart, especially with ribbon. Our cat ate a piece of christmas wrapping ribbon and ended up needing £3ks worth of surgery. On that note, get insurance!
Heath
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2546 posts since 26/7/06

22 Feb 2021 16:44
My cat's the rare exception to the rule. Uses her scratching posts religiously (did do the end of the sofa until we put the post in front of it) and actually uses the tower we bought her. It's this one from Made - https://www.made.com/kyali-cat-climber-walnut-navy - spicy but worth the price as it's not ugly.

Don't waste money on any toys that aren't the fishing rods like Hanto said. A bit of string is basically all you need. Also, never pretend your feet are mice under the duvet. It creates a shit habit they don't grow out of - the cat claw alarm clock.
crutch
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491 posts since 22/11/12

22 Feb 2021 20:29
Laser pen is pretty funny, our cat loved it
morning mist
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3506 posts since 29/5/05

22 Feb 2021 20:51
don't use laser, it's not good for cats

they need to be able to catch whatever it is you are using to play with it at some point
Seventyfour
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9373 posts since 6/10/05

22 Feb 2021 21:20
When we sit down to eat our cat sits next to the wall waiting for the reflections off the cutlery Laughing out loud
Seventyfour
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9373 posts since 6/10/05

posted 22 Feb 2021 21:29, edited 22 Feb 2021 21:29
Ours uses its cat tree / straching post, it used to use the end of the sofa until we got it, took a few weeks to get used to it though, she still sometimes scrats the carpet on the top step Evil
They do like scratching posts to be quite tall so they stretch out reaching up to them.

This is exactly the same as the one we got, it was £75 from local pet shop, then Aldi got them in for £40 Roll Eyes sold out at the moment but might be worth a look in store
https://www.aldi.co.uk/rosewood-large-cat-scratcher/p/708915420133700
swede
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9827 posts since 21/3/09

22 Feb 2021 21:34
litter tray you want something like this to mimise litter getting out of the box - https://www.petplanet.co.uk/p31150/round_cat_litter_box_top_open_white.aspx?ptm_source=google&ptm;_medium=shopping&ptm;_campaign=under10_70485&campaign;=9791169979&adgroup;=100170520215&keyword;=&gclid;=CjwKCAiAyc2BBhAaEiwA44-wW597kcWv1kfO3jp3EPvDp0QwPBf1fD5USFITYPVi4_LS9JwhS2aNMhoCYHUQAvD_BwE

defo get a scratch post/makeshift one on dining table. toys just get a mixed bag off amazon… ones with like a wand and a dangling fish/feather and bell they love. i also got a stuffed fish which moves when you touch it (usb rechargable). cat loves it
Rez
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8678 posts since 5/4/09

23 Feb 2021 09:24
thanks for the advice all, fuk always delivers Cool
roophees
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1798 posts since 18/12/10

5 Mar 2021 15:13
Rez you got a hookup for the breeders? Looking to get an indoor cat (main priority was rescue cat but all need outdoors space),and feel breeders online are a minefield. Would greatly appreciate it!
mtthrvy2
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1962 posts since 8/11/10

5 Mar 2021 15:29
roophees wrote: Rez you got a hookup for the breeders? Looking to get an indoor cat (main priority was rescue cat but all need outdoors space),and feel breeders online are a minefield. Would greatly appreciate it!

Could get a cat with FIV. They need to stay inside, can live perfectly healthy lives and you're doing a good thing with a rescue. Do think rescue places can be far too strict, had a friend who wanted to rescue a blind deaf cat but they wouldnt let her because she had no outdoor space Laughing out loud
roophees
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1798 posts since 18/12/10

5 Mar 2021 15:41
Yeah that's my experience of it so far. Been told no rescue places would even consider me if I didn't cat net up all my windows (I do agree), but so far all cats I've seen on the big sites require garden space.
R
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13294 posts since 17/5/03

5 Mar 2021 16:27
mtthrvy2 wrote:
roophees wrote: Rez you got a hookup for the breeders? Looking to get an indoor cat (main priority was rescue cat but all need outdoors space),and feel breeders online are a minefield. Would greatly appreciate it!

Could get a cat with FIV. They need to stay inside, can live perfectly healthy lives and you're doing a good thing with a rescue. Do think rescue places can be far too strict, had a friend who wanted to rescue a blind deaf cat but they wouldnt let her because she had no outdoor space Laughing out loud

sounds a pretty fun cat tbh
Gaz
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2659 posts since 20/10/05

5 Mar 2021 16:54
Rirawin wrote: We buy Kong toys, as anything else, our dog seems to easily destroy them within seconds, though probably not too much of an issue with cats. They also have the benefit of not looking too much like you've left your sex toys strewn across the living room floor.

We BuY KoNg ToYs…

smug prick.
Rez
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8678 posts since 5/4/09

5 Mar 2021 21:03
Yo roophees just hung about on pets 4 homes for a bit until something came up. Spend a while on there, work out the right price and chat with the breeders to find a legit one with decent experience.
FrIEND
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13670 posts since 27/11/03

posted 5 Mar 2021 21:05, edited 5 Mar 2021 21:05
Gaz wrote:
Rirawin wrote: We buy Kong toys, as anything else, our dog seems to easily destroy them within seconds, though probably not too much of an issue with cats. They also have the benefit of not looking too much like you've left your sex toys strewn across the living room floor.

We BuY KoNg ToYs…

smug prick.

Laughing out loud - yeah bastard. Rubbing his nice dog in all our faces
Dee
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12019 posts since 22/11/07

posted 5 Mar 2021 21:34, edited 5 Mar 2021 21:34
Rez wrote: thanks for the advice all, fuk always delivers Cool

open the back door and let it roam, enjoy the presents it brings back.

Wayward Cool
a
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352 posts since 14/12/05

6 Mar 2021 11:47
roophees wrote: Yeah that's my experience of it so far. Been told no rescue places would even consider me if I didn't cat net up all my windows (I do agree), but so far all cats I've seen on the big sites require garden space.

We got our British Shorthair from these guys toward the end of last year and they were great, I think they’ve just had a litter:
https://sites.google.com/animal-arc.com/bsh/home?authuser=2

Some of the breeders my wife contacted before we decided on these guys were real oddballs / knobs.



Came litter trained, vaccinated, chipped etc and is a very chilled cat even with two mental kids bothering him.
roophees
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1798 posts since 18/12/10

6 Mar 2021 16:47
Cheers A, Rez, and Matt.

All very useful and sounds like I just need to be patient and double down on efforts
Meatease
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366 posts since 22/7/11

posted 13 Mar 2021 17:14, edited 13 Mar 2021 17:14

The pooch at just over 4 months now!!