Best cat beds & furniture according to redditors

We found 1,508 Reddit comments discussing the best cat beds & furniture. We ranked the 488 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Cat Beds & Furniture:

u/Aetheos- · 140 pointsr/funny

My cat was starting to get more fat than fluffy, I bought a puzzle feeder and she has lost about a pound and a half in the past year or so. In addition she isn't throwing up near as much from eating to fast because she has to pull what she wants to eat out of the feeder. I used to feed her about a cup of food a day, now with two cats I throw food in whenever it's empty, maybe once a day? They just bat some out when they're hungry, I never have to worry that they're starving.

u/Neebat · 94 pointsr/pics

PM the OP. i'm sure that's how other people are getting the address.

Is this a tree?

u/CDanger · 71 pointsr/dataisbeautiful

Did you think we forgot you? Merry Christmas!

u/zealeus · 57 pointsr/cats

They also have heating pads made specifically for pets. Lower wattage / heat to prevent issues. I'd imagine something with the wiring, too. I personally don't have one as I'm too paranoid to leave anything like that on unsupervised.

u/salire · 53 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Your questions aren't silly! It's great that you're thinking about how you can make you both comfortable before you dive into a new situation. Always set yourself up for success! :)

> do I buy a litter box/food/scratch-post before I plan to bring a cat home?

That's generally a good idea, yes. Means less stress for both of you as you're scrambling to get everything ready for him. You might ask the shelter what food the cat has been eating, as cats can get an upset tummy when switching brands/types. Not a big deal, but he will have poops that are a bit stinkier/liquidier than normal poops. That should alleviate within the week. You can lessen the tummy troubles by doing a more gradual change, mixing the food he is currently on with the food he will be on more and more, until he is eating what you want him on. But you can honestly just do the change, too, and just deal with the sadpoops for a little while.

I suggest a couple of different scratching posts, if you have the space! Cats like having options, like a horizontal post and a vertical one. Cats also like being high up, so if you can swing a tall post with platforms, he will probably like that.

Get two litter boxes! A lot of people don't realize it, but the rule of thumb for number of litters you should have is NumberOfCats + 1. So, 1 cat + 1 = 2 boxes. Clean them often. Cats are very clean creatures (especially compared to dogs) and are MUCH more likely to have accidents when they feel they do not have a better option than peeing in your bed. That's not their fault. You wouldn't want to step on your own pee/poop either! If you have problems with litter getting kicked out of the box, a litter mat can be helpful.

> Do I need to buy a carrier for the cat?

Yep. You'll eventually need to take him to a vet in all likelihood, and a carrier will make that so much easier, as most cats despise the car. I recommend a hard carrier. The softer ones seem nicer in general, but the hard carriers are easier to clean out, and you never know how a cat will be in the car until... well. They're in it. One of our cats poops and pees every. single. time. So he always gets the hard carrier.

> Should I contact a vet before I get the cat?

The shelter might require you to have a vet already, so I'd probably at least pick one out from google search. They might require you to go get a checkup, but probably not. That's more of a rescue thing, I think. Most shelters have their own in-house vet, so it's not really necessary. Don't be afraid to contact the shelter if he seems to be coughing and wheezing. Upper respiratory infections are very common in shelter environments due to the crowded nature of them, but they are also very treatable, and the shelter will be able to give you medication for him.

> How do I train a cat?

Someone mentioned Jackson Galaxy, who I generally agree is pretty good for training if you have some problems. But most of the time, cats are pretty out-of-the-box ready pets. That is to say, if you have an environment that is good for cats (where you let them have some space, where you don't make a huge amount of loud noise, where they aren't prodded and poked at constantly), they generally don't need training. We've fostered tiny kittens that automatically knew how to use the litter box. We also have boy cats who were not fixed until well into adulthood and have never had problems spraying.
It's instinct to go in the box, especially once they're fixed and don't need to mark territory really.

> For those of you who own a cat/cats, any advice for this first-timer?

Give both of you time to get to know each other. Don't force it. He will come to you, given time and space, and you'll be able to cultivate a better relationship built on trust and mutual respect if he knows that you won't force him to do things that he doesn't want to do (especially at first--think about it like building a friendship with a person; you would trust your friends to do things that you would never trust a stranger to do, and it's the same for him).

Cooing and gentle words are generally pretty good for coaxing, as is letting him smell your hand/something that smells like you before you approach for pets. Think about it like introducing yourself. You wouldn't go up to someone you didn't know well and just touch them without at least saying hi.

Every cat I have ever known, male or female, fixed or not, will pee in a pile of anything if it is left long enough. They see it as 'trash,' and I think it just registers as litter. So, if you are the type to leave clothes on the floor... I would try to stop that.

Keep nails trimmed. Scratching posts are for sharpening nails, which is an instinct that they have to fulfill, and you're giving them an outlet for. Some people think it's for 'filing' the nails down, but it's not. It's for keeping them sharp enough to get prey. You'll have to trim them.

And this is just my own personal opinion, but... young--but not kitten--boy cats are best for first timers. I have one girl, and I absolutely adore her, but she is very high maintenance/prissy/touchy, whereas my three boys are all pretty chill. Each cat is different though, so obviously your mileage may vary! It's just something I've noticed in general in my time of owning and fostering cats, that boys are more laid back/forgiving than girls (and thus I think a little easier for a first timer). Young adults are also great for first timers because you have less accidents (though that's generally not a big concern anyway) and they're more able to be on their own for longer periods of time. Older adults/seniors are great too if you want a really, really chill, more stand-offish cat, or if you want a cat that you'll have for <10 years, but if you want a little more energy and time, a cat that's about 1-2 years old is a GREAT way to go.

Some toys that are great for cats include the classic laser pointer, the feather toy, catnip toys, and crinkle balls.

Cats prefer to drink away from where they eat, so place his food bowl and his water bowl apart from one another! Some cats also prefer running water to still water, so if you notice your cat likes drinking out of the faucet (or if you just want to spoil your cat like I spoil mine...) you can get a water fountain for him!

Finally, if it's not working out for some reason, like your personalities just don't mesh well... take him back. I know it sounds hard, but it's best for him if he is in an environment where he is understood and his needs are met. There's no sense in forcing both of you to be miserable. Some shelters let you do a foster-to-adopt sort of thing, where you sort of try each other out for a bit. I like this option, because you hope for the best, but it feels a little bit easier to tap out if you need to. Either way, there's no shame in tapping out. Sometimes things just don't work the way you thought they would.

Sorry for the novel, but I wanted to be as thorough as I could. My parents recently got their first cat, and it's been... an ordeal for them, getting used to it.
It's great that you have some experience with cats though, so I think you'll be fine! Seriously, cats are sort of the next level up from a goldfish as far as easiness. Should be fine.

I hope you and your new furbaby are super, super happy together! :)

u/soprettyvacant · 51 pointsr/cats

Not OP but I bought mine from Amazon

My cat loves hers . It did take about a month before she worked up the nerve to try it though. But now she only leaves it for food and bathroom breaks.

u/[deleted] · 43 pointsr/gifs

I purchased the Kitty Cot. I personally would say it's overpriced for what it is (PVC piping and plastic mesh), but it's held up to my kitty's weight and I'm too lazy to build my own.

u/Whatamensch · 39 pointsr/HumansBeingBros

Might be this?
Catit Style Scratcher with Catnip - Jungle-Stripe Lounge

u/MyTinyVenus · 31 pointsr/CatSmiles

I got a heated cat bed off Amazon that only heats up when they lay down on it. My cats love it! If you got one, he could turn the heat on without your help!

Idk if this is allowed buuuut: bed

u/wisker_biscuit · 23 pointsr/instant_regret

I put the sticky tape things on the edges of my new couch and my cat's have not touched it once.These They are clear so you really cannot seem them.

u/K8ers · 23 pointsr/aww

Here ya go!

The Original Elevated Pet Bed By Coolaroo

Just a heads up, my dog is spoiled and didn't like just the bed by itself and requires a blanket or in my case another fluffy dog bed on top. Worth it though!

u/sleepykitten12 · 20 pointsr/brushybrushy

I got it off Amazon! It had the best reviews and seems super sturdy. Apparently each suction cup is rated to hold 15lbs! It’s called Original Kitty Cot “World’s BEST Cat Perch” .

u/moonrocks415 · 20 pointsr/MEOW_IRL

I have a cat that is a larger breed had the same problem with free feeding from a bowl. She was getting a few pounds overweight, losing energy to play or do anything and vomiting all over the carpet on a near daily basis after speed-eating (gross!)

I bought one of these bad boys about a year ago and ever since my cat eats slower and has drastically cut back 95% of the vomiting. Not only that, she has dropped a few pounds and is wayyyy more active around the house. Plus I think they enjoy playing with it lol. You might here little clinks throughout the day as the kibbles hit the next level, but overall a great stress-reducing investment for me.

u/FosterKittenMama · 20 pointsr/bulletjournal

Oh! Oh! If you can't tell by my username, I can help here!

First of all, based on the $85 fee I'm assuming you're adopting adult cats? Thank you so much! Adult cats take forever to find their furever homes. If they're kittens THANK YOU for adopting them in pairs! It's more important than most people think! But no matter what, the one time fee means that you're choosing to adopt instead of supporting a breeder. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this! I foster kittens that are constantly coming and going, so I've gotten a pretty good list of cheap things that work well. Sorry in advance for the wall of text. If you need ANY help at all when it comes to anything cat related, please ask!

  • Food - Make sure you give them whatever the shelter gives them even if you plan on transitioning. It's important that you do it slowly. Here is a good article about how to do it. I highly recommend not going cheap here. If you spend money on one thing, a good diet is where to spend it on! I recommend grain free and/or limited ingredient diets, but I'm not a vet so I'd talk to yours about specifics.
    • Food bowl: You wouldn't think a little bowl would be so damn expensive, but it is. I have a dozen or so of these bowls for the kittens since I use many at a time, but I'd recommend starting out with 4 and see how you do there. Basically have 4 bowls (two to give to each cat for food, and an extra 2 for when the dirty bowls are in the wash). Almost any bowl will work, including the ones you have, but if you were thinking of buying one of those $73.12 bowls because you think your cat needs it and it has a silicone bottom, don't. They're a huge waste of money.
  • Litter/box: Skip all the weird stuff/scents to put in your litter box to get rid of the smell. Just get unscented litter and baking soda. Sprinkle the baking soda on the bottom of the box, fill half your litter, sprinkle some more, fill the rest of your litter. You will also want 2 litter boxes at a minimum. The general rule of thumb is a box per cat + an extra one. As for litter box, I love this one, and here looks like a cheaper and similar version. As for litter, I HIGHLY recommend clumping because non clumping is a nightmare (we need to use it for very small kittens since they can ingest the clumping and it can hurt them). I use petco's bulk litter and love it. If you have one near you, you can pick up a big bin and refill it as needed for a lower price. Here is the big bag of it, but I think a refill on a 30lb thing is 10 dollars?
  • Scratcher: Cats need to scratch, and they'll do it if you provide them with a scratcher or if you provide them with your own furniture. I would recommend at least one of these for each cat, plus maybe a couple extra depending on how big your home is. I have these everywhere because of of my kitties loves using them as beds. Soft fluffy stuff? Not a chance. Hard cardboard? Now we're talking! He's weird, and one of your beauties may be too. This is the best value one I could find, but really any of them would work. I also like this one because it's bed shaped-ish so they can also lay in it.
  • Vet care: Every year you'll need to get vaccines and preferably a checkup for each one of your cats. I know petco recently started doing a clinic day where they JUST the vaccines for something like 40 bucks or something, but that doesn't come with a checkup which I would recommend. I would ask your shelter about low cost vet clinics in your area, I'm sure they would know! I can't find a link where you can put in your zip code and get a list or I would link it :(
  • Toys: This is probably the easiest category to overspend in so don't. There's a lot of fancy looking toys that are great, but your cat gets bored of them quickly and even the best ones will get destroyed. I highly recommend buying a few kinds of cheap toys and seeing what your cat likes. Then regularly replacing them so it's new and shiny! For toys that'll fit in a bag, I like to have a catnip bag that I put some catnip in with the toys. Every so often I'll take toys out of the bag and the cats lose their minds. If after they get bored they're still in good condition - back in the bag they go!
    • Sparkle balls: These become choking hazards really quick, but cats LOVE THEM. I just bought these and they seem to be holding up well. Just like the food, I wouldn't recommend going cheap on them. The good news though is that even the good ones are still pretty cheap! Your local pet store will usually have good quality ones of these as well. Just don't get those "100 sparkle balls for 2 dollars!" off amazon.
    • Multipack: I LOVE this pack because it has a little bit of everything to see what kitty likes. The only downside is that the tunnel is pretty small. That's perfect for my foster kittens, but not so much for an adult cat. If you get it and the tunnel is too small, donate it to your shelter! Something like this also gives you a cheap way to stock up on a variety of toys.
    • Cat Dancer: I buy these in bulk they're so amazing. The link I'm giving you currently has the price of $4.20, but on November 2nd another seller will have them back at stock for 2 bucks each. I wouldn't buy them at 4 dollars, but at 2 they're a steal. The company also has a thing where you can hook them onto your wall and cats will play with it while you're gone. I bought it but haven't set it up yet. Another thing I LOVE about this is that you can wrap them around something.
    • Fishing pole toy: I call all of these kinds of toys a fishing pole toy. It's essentially a stick with something dangling from it. Cats go CRAZY for them and this is a good and cheap one. I also stick the pole part in couch cushions or between the bed and box spring so it's dangling.
  • Cat tower: Honestly, some cats love them, some cats don't. I would eventually get a cat tower (at least one), but don't let it stop you from adopting! Your local pet store will have tons, but I've seen some very happy people who got a massive crazy one for cheap off amazon. I have 4 (3 for my cats, one for the kitten room) that all get very loved but I honestly have no idea where I got them from or I'd link it to you!
u/JasterMereel42 · 17 pointsr/cats

If you want something else that your cat will love, get a heated cat mat. There are now 4 of those in my house for my 3 cats and they're pretty much on them 80% of the day.

u/fkaxtwigs · 14 pointsr/CatsAreAssholes

That tower is really nice, I have the same one for my cat!

u/yuneeq · 14 pointsr/FulfillmentByAmazon

Didn't notice this before, but this seller is a real tool.

Check out his return policy on his rug:

"For sanitary reasons we cannot except a used return. Every buyer deserves a first time use, scent-free, brand new experience. If you wish to return your Ripple Rug for a refund it must be in new condition, untouched by pet and scent free. Used returns with hair, excrement or any matter will not be refunded; No Exceptions. We know you love your cat, as we love ours, you have our 100% guarantee that all shipped items are Brand New, never used, never touched by pet, and scent free. We hope you can appreciate our dedication to the safety of your pet. If you return a used product we will NOT grant a refund. Abuse the Amazon return policy will not be tolerated. If our 'Always New, Always Sanitary' policy offends you; do not buy our products."

Dude, you sell on Amazon. If you don't like their return policy, tough luck. Sell somewhere else.

You can't make up your own return policies. Good luck on the barrage of A-Z claims that will eventually get you suspended.

u/lostcognizance · 14 pointsr/gifs
u/slimsag · 13 pointsr/CatSlaps

The cat tree is this one: amazon link

I have one, and honestly they are not very good. The sitting areas at the top are super wobbly / don't really feel stable, even a lightweight cat will cause them to wobble. The wood is a low quality particle board like a thick cardboard. The carpet is a thin felt that provides almost no cushion.

I have two of these other ones and love them, though: link. I'd highly recommend those.

u/gutterboy · 13 pointsr/audiophile

I have that same cat bed. The rest of your equipment is better than mine, but on cat beds we are equals.

u/whateverpieces · 13 pointsr/cats

It's a Ripple Rug! My cat loves hers.

OP, how do you keep your cats from clawing/climbing the screens?

u/akspalmer · 12 pointsr/WhatsWrongWithYourCat

Oster Sunny Seat Window-Mounted...

She loves it! It’s her favorite spot in the apartment.

u/jrrhea · 12 pointsr/cats

It's still $81, at least in the US. I bought this exact tree too, my purchase history says in 2014. Still have it but it is in the spare room, they only use the top deck now to see it out of a high window. They never used the ladders, I took them off in the first week. I bought a newer and smaller tree for my living room area.

u/ArsenicGerbil · 11 pointsr/Pets

ask the roommate about opening the window for the cat during the day. Alternately, you could buy the cat something like this

u/imdethisforyou · 11 pointsr/HumansBeingBros

This is the one I use that looks the same. Cat loves it and lasts about a year.
[PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher] (

u/Homomojojojo · 11 pointsr/chicago

Yep. Get some soft claws. Declawing cats is inhumane. Would you like the tips of your fingers cut off so you didn't scratch anything?

Some vets in Chicago will even put them on the cat for you.

It's just like having a nippy dog. Do you want the dog to nip your child? Of course not, but you wouldn't pull it's teeth out to prevent an accident. You'd train it to either not do it, or do it appropriately... As Vultras said, get scratching posts... or soft paws at least.

My brother was bitten by our dog when we were younger, because he also wasn't trained to not mistreat the dog. He pulled on the dogs ears a bit too much and the dog nipped him. Unfortunate, but he was okay, and it never happened again.

My cat seriously loves this thing, both for sleeping and scratching:

If your cat is scratching "anything and everything" it hasn't been trained well. Pets are a responsibility, and it's your responsibility to train them to correct behavior.

Don't cut off your cats fingers to fix a problem that was caused by you.

u/djs758 · 10 pointsr/funny

These have saved my furniture....I go through a few per year.


u/yodasmiles · 10 pointsr/aww

Cats freakin' love using these scratch boxes. Punishing your cat for doing something, like sharpening their claws which comes naturally to them, isn't going to have the effect you desire unless you give them an alternative. As for "punishment," it has to immediately follow the bad behavior and be short-lived for an animal to associate a bad consequence with their actions. Furthermore, a sharp "No," and a loud clap are enough. Physical punishment is unnecessary.

u/neonshizzy · 10 pointsr/cats

Just so ya'll are aware that this awesome kitty tower (I have the same one) Amazon sells these for a whopping $81!

You're welcome crazy cat people <3

u/desertsidewalks · 9 pointsr/aww

She should really invest in an elevated dog bed - you can just hose them off or wipe them down. Dog beds do get awfully gross otherwise.

u/TheBureau · 9 pointsr/Delightfullychubby

Yes. My cat did that with heating pads and heated blankets. She eventually started sleeping on the PS4. It was blocking the fan with hair so we had to figure something else out.

BAM! She loves the hell out it. She hasn't been on the PS4 in months. It doesn't get too warm to hurt her and it's very very light on electricity use so it's purrfect. :3 I wish I got her this years ago. The customer reviews of this are very very accurate. It's a cat magnet!

u/boswellsboswell · 9 pointsr/blogsnark

I find it very difficult to locate non-hideous cat paraphernalia, so I was delighted to get a somewhat mod-looking cat scratcher to entice our cats away from destroying our couch. I have this one in white

I set up their new scratcher, which they are now using as a couch. They refuse to scratch it. Instead they continue to use our new couch for all their scratching needs. Cats!

u/definitewhitegirl · 9 pointsr/brushybrushy

Hi! I have two of these.
They’re only $15 and hold up to 50lbs. They’re super sturdy! My boys are around 12-13lbs each and every frequently I’ll find them both cuddled up on one. See? :)

u/Watchingpornwithcas · 9 pointsr/fatlogic
u/Odow · 8 pointsr/SiberianCats

congratz !! :D

Our siberian favorite toy is this one

He absolutely LOVES it, he hides, he plays, he plots against us in there, the wrinkly sound make it super fun for him, and it's extremely robust couldn't find a single tear even with him putting is claw through it.

for a cat tree, it's better that you invest more money in a basic one, than paying for a cheap huge tree, siberian are BIG cats that LOVES to climb and jump and he will throw himself on it and you don't want an accident happening. Molyy and friends does amazing tree, we bought this one

It think he would have love one that his higher than this one but they get pricier, He's spending 80% of his time on it. the top bunk is his bed, he love to run and jump through the loop, playing pick a boo in there, and it comes with the scratching post that is high enough for him to stretch plainly.

this brush is a must have, not a choice YOU NEED IT, Siberian need good brushing often to avoid painful matted fur, get him use to being brush EVERYWHERE very young (especially the butt, and under his "armpits")

Best laser toy ever. you don't have to keep your finger on the button for it to work, it's super bright, and the cat will recognized the toy when he sees it before of it's bright color. we just need to say " Gaspachio wanna play ?" and show him the paws and he starts puring and getting ready to hunt. Make sure to train him to play with laser when he's young by rewarding it at the end of a session with a treat and making him stop on toy (so he has the feeling for catching something) after a few month he will have understand that the red dot CANNOT be catch, it's just fun to run after, and you won't have any mental issue with the cat.

This window bed is super strong, at first we though he didn't like it because we didn't saw him on it, then we realized he's always on it during the day when we're not home. And when we start pulling the curtain over it he starts going even more often since it's an "hidden place"

Absolutely NEVER feed you cat with crap cheap brand, if you can afford a 1k cat you can afford good food and treat for it. and brush his teeth regularly.

Also, plenty of soft hugs <3

u/A_perfect_sonnet · 8 pointsr/cats

Amazon! This is the one I got but there are several on the market

Catit Senses 2.0 Food Tree

u/littlewootiewoo · 8 pointsr/BabyBumps

Okay, first of all, if you genuinely think she'll make you more miserable and stressed when baby arrives, you won't be a horrible person if you can find someone else to take her. Any pet is a lot of work... and an infant is even more.

That said, I want to offer my 2 cents because I feel really bad for you and I've worked with a lot of problem cats (both mine and others')!

I'd say priority one is discouraging the sleep attacks. Try keeping a can of compressed air by the bedside and spraying it when she attacks you. It's pretty effective with our cats as an immediate "no way" reaction for very bad behaviors.

You can also adopt some cat body language if you're not afraid of looking silly. Just like dogs, cats have communication behaviors that you can take advantage of with a little patience. Jackson Galaxy (the cat whisperer) has a ton of resources on this if you're interested; my husband and I have used a lot of his techniques with positive results! There are several, but one example is the "slow blink." Next time she's just staring at you, stare back and then slowly blink your eyes. This is a way of communicating you're not a threat and it tends to calm really wild/anxious felines.

It definitely sounds like she has some pent up energy, too. She's still pretty young and kittens can be pretty wild (all of my cats have mellowed out considerably as they've gotten older). Different cats like different toys, but some that I've noticed have been favorites of all have been those little fuzzy mice that come in multipacks, feather teasers, and this turbo scratcher cat toy. The last one is nice because they can play with it without any help from humans.

Finally, if there's ever a time and place where she's sweet (even if those moments are few and far between), keep a few treats handy around the house and try to just reward her occasionally when she's chill, nicely sitting in your lap, etc. Just like dogs (and people!), it's often more effective to train them by positively rewarding good behavior than just punishing bad behavior.

Sorry for writing a book! I really hope you can work things out with your psycho little fluffball.

u/dmcindc · 8 pointsr/AskVet

He was in the shelter in a cage or a small enclosure, yes? And now he is in a BIG NEW WORLD and it is most likely scary and stressful to him, and he feels no sense of his own space and territory. Try moving him to a bathroom for a week or two. Put in a litter box and a small bed and some toys (interactive ones if you can, like the ball track). Try a bed that is enclosed, like a cube bed or similar. Then when you bring food and water in to him, or when you use the bathroom, spend some time talking to him and petting him. It seems weird and all, but cats usually have to acclimate to new spaces, and starting out small is best. Even a small bedroom might be too big for some cats. You'll know when the cat is ready to leave the bathroom, as he will start to be curious when you open the door and try to see what else is out there and try to get out. When that happens, leave all his things in the bathroom and just leave the door open for him to explore as he feels he can. He will go out for a bit and explore, probably mostly when you are asleep, and eventually he will start making the outside rooms his new home and feel safe.

u/postc88 · 7 pointsr/SiberianCats

Congratulations! Our siberian is about 1.5 years old now and has been an incredible cat and great experience for us. Here's a couple points from my perspective and experience:

  1. Establish a consistent feeding schedule and plan for how you'll approach food with your kitten. Your breeder should be able to help with this - understand what food to start them on initially, how frequently and when to give them food, and then in the next 6-9 months where you're trying to take them food wise (off kitten food, to what kind of feeding plan). Changes in diet can impact their stomachs and behavior so it's good to have a plan here.

  2. Change their litter box daily. Having this clean will help ensure the kitten uses it. I've never had any issues with our kitten on this which is a great breed trait.

  3. Get a good combing comb for grooming. You'll want one that is specific for dematting, they tend to get matts in their fur due to their long coats. Something like this one: You'll also likely want to find a local cat groomer as their matting may require an occasional grooming and this will avoid any issues with their litter box and long fur as well. We have ours groomed on a 3x per year cadence and have found a groomer that will come to our house which is nice.

  4. Early on, if you're bringing just one kitten home, give them a ton of attention. Siberians are very social and will look to be around you all the time and to ensure the kitten develops to be social and friendly i'd recommend adhering to this. Between my wife and i and our 2 roommates, for the first 3 months or so we tried to have someone with the kitten at all times more or less. Get some good toys - a mix of bird like toys (with feathers on a string) and balls they can chase are likely best. They all love this thing too:

  5. After 1-2 weeks at home, gradually begin to increase their interaction with
    strangers and introduce them to people. This worked well with our kitten to make him very social and unafraid of visitors at our home.

    Those are my thoughts! Feel free to post any specific questions as they arise.
u/littlestray · 7 pointsr/Pets

Lil Bub doesn't have teeth either! So she has a celebrity to look up to.

In every case I've experienced of transitioning a cat to indoor-only life after being allowed outdoors, there were verbal protests. They did subside. Cats don't naturally vocalize to communicate with one another after the mother-kitten rearing period (they rely more heavily on scent and body language) and tend to become vocal because humans react to it. Failing to react can discourage meowing, but that's not always true when the cat is really trying to say something and isn't getting what they want, so you'll probably have to suffer it out until she adjusts and the indoor atmosphere becomes habit/normal. I definitely sympathize with how taxing it can be when you're trying to sleep.

You might find some success with something like a Turbo scratcher for play, and if she doesn't find it engaging at least it can double as a bed and scratching board. My family's older female cats love those things, even the generally non-playful ones.

Also, when do we get adorable pictures?

u/dontcryferguson · 7 pointsr/dogs

I second u/i_illustrate_stuff 's suggestion on the cot beds. The Kuranda dog beds are pretty much indestructible and I believe have a warranty on them. They are pricey, but you will indeed have it forevermore. Amazon has less expensive options such as this one that you might want to try first. I'm sure you can locate one that will fit inside her crate.

I would absolutely not recommend having her uncrated yet if she's still that unreliable. This should be worked up over time at a gradual pace (leaving for short periods, gradually increasing the duration). I'd try to always leave something fun for her to chew when left to keep her busy/hopefully less likely to focus on the bedding, but some will chew regardless.

in any case, we have this self-warming cot-style bed, and my greyhound (obviously the boniest of boney dogs) does really seem to enjoy it. He's not crated all the time, though he does have to wear his basket muzzle when left unsupervised as even at 10 years old, he still can find himself getting into trouble!

u/Stereo_Panic · 7 pointsr/aww

You can buy weight activated heated cat beds or mats for $30-50 at Amazon. I got this one for my GF's cat. It warms up maybe 10-15 degrees but only when the cat lays on it.

u/HGainRN · 7 pointsr/cats

I have it too and love it!

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 50W x 26L x 72H, Beige

u/llamacolypse · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

Victorinox 8 Inch Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife which I got for my husband, we needed a better kitchen knife and this one was rated pretty well by america's test kitchen

Chooka rain boots I have thick calves and these rain boots are fantastic, they're a bit wide too so I can wear wooly socks with them.

My Asus laptop

This cat lounger my cats love, especially my chunky one

And my air purifier

u/kciuq1 · 7 pointsr/cats

We have a couple at our house, and they work really well even with our less than skinny cats.

u/QDKeck · 7 pointsr/cats

Try this Catit Senses 2.0 Food Tree

Makes the kitty work for the food, drops small amounts at a time, making feeding time longer - might help. Good luck!

u/alkaliphiles · 7 pointsr/cats

My girlfriend's two cats go ballistic if there isn't food available at all times.

My cat eats til she pukes, too. To try and prevent that, we bought two puzzle feeders. My cat also tends to harass us until we go with her to monitor her eating.

Since we got the puzzle feeders, our cats eat a lot less food overall. But mine still needs a chaperone.

u/Killerzeit · 7 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

It's this one!

He loves it and it's funny. He likes the teeth.

u/AndIMustFollowIfICan · 7 pointsr/malelivingspace

I got this one. It looks pretty decent, too bad my cat won't even touch it.

u/buffalolsx · 6 pointsr/malelivingspace

It's a cat lounge.

u/genomecop · 6 pointsr/bengalcats

Buy a cat wheel, it's a must with a Bengal, lots of scratching things, a running water source, lots of toys.

My Bengals love this scratching bed.

u/melini · 6 pointsr/AskVet

Hey! Vet student/cat owner here. /u/ads215 has already answered a lot of your questions, but hopefully I can provide a bit more info on others!

Regarding vomiting: it's true that some cats vomit regularly (though usually not as much as 1-2x per week) BUT there could be an underlying cause, too. Is there always heaving with the vomiting? How digested is the food? It could be because of eating too fast (you can get dishes that help with that, or try something like this), or it could be a sign of disease.

My cat poops 1-2x per day. Again, your cat having a bowel movement only every few days might be normal for her, or it could be disease-related.

As for separation anxiety, it is seen much more often in dogs. Cats are really good at entertaining themselves. Like the other poster said, toys, windows, even little twist ties are great ways to keep your cat busy and active during the day. (Side note: to keep it fun, have "sets" of toys that you switch out periodically. Makes it seem like brand new toys every few weeks!)

I have a Sunny Seat for my cat in the window which he LOVES, he's either there or on top of his scratching post most of the time. Which leads me to another thing - do you have a scratching post for her? It's a behavioural need for cats to scratch, and if they don't have something appropriate to do it on, you can expect other things to get shredded.

Also, her breath - normal cat breath definitely exists, but it can also be a sign of dental disease.

Overall, most of my points go to the same conclusion: I think it would be of great benefit for both of you to visit a veterinarian for a wellness check. You can bring all of these issues forward to the vet, and they can check out the cat physically and figure out if they're normal or concerning. Not only that, but you can also talk to them about looking into pet insurance, which, in my experience with bengals, every owner should have. They tend to need a little extra veterinary care.

It was really awesome of you to take in this cat! I hope that she's with you for a long time, I can see that you're having fun with her!

u/theyear1200 · 6 pointsr/Pets

Your best bet is to feed him his meals in some sort of food puzzle.

I alternate my scarfing stray between these:

Food Tree

Fun Board

Treat Ball

And then sometimes I feed him pellet by pellet by literally just throwing his food down the hall for him to chase. He loves this, it gets him some exercise, and it forces him to eat much more slowly.

u/banana_kat · 6 pointsr/Pets

If you get a second cat you've got to name it Tomato.


No advice on whether or not to get a second cat, but on entertaining your cat when they're home alone:

-Leave the TV on Animal Planet

-Get some treat balls or puzzles to hide in different places around the house every day

-Rotate which toys are out instead of having them all out at once. That way they stay new and exciting.

-Get your kitty some nice window perches so she can look out the window.

u/cfstephens · 6 pointsr/aww

Though for the record, our cats are scared of them. Probably because our 2 year old chased them with the sharks yelling, "Aaaaahhhhh! I'm going to eat you!! Nom nom nom!"

u/davidddavidson · 6 pointsr/aww
u/limonhead · 6 pointsr/Pets

If your cat is into vertical scratching then I recommend the Smartcat Ultimate Scratching Post. I bought one 3 years ago when I adopted my cat and it still looks good. Yes, it is pricy but I looked at it as an investment. It's the only cat scratching post that I've bought in 3 years except for a toy, the Bergan Turbo Toy, that came with a cardboard scratch pad. The cardboard insert was long ago destroyed but I haven't bothered replacing it because my cat prefers the Smartcat post anyway. The post looks good and is really sturdy. My cat has only managed to tip it over once when she went crazy and performed a wall (post) jump off of it.

u/LukeSwolewalker · 6 pointsr/Weakpots

Do they have plenty of other toys to chew? Also, were the beds in crates or just laying around?

Getting an elevated dog bed might help prevent them from chewing on the beds. We've got something like this.

u/tentacular · 6 pointsr/DIY

FYI, they sell dog beds made out of the stuff. Coolaroo dog bed. We have a couple in the yard.

u/shadowflit · 6 pointsr/aww

Need a thermobed!

u/EntropicTempest · 6 pointsr/needadvice

Please don't declaw your cat. If you decide that you cannot have a cat unless it's declawed, then don't get a cat. Even if you plan to keep it indoors, you're pretty much cutting off part of their finger. I have two adult cats in a 750 square foot apartment. Just get a cat tower and a scratching post like this, and your cat won't scratch up your furniture as long as you train them what's OK to scratch and whats not. Don't. Declaw.

Cats are pretty low maintenance and inexpensive. I would recommend avoiding clay based litters, as those tend to kick up a lot of dust when pouring and when the cat is scratching around in it, and it's bad to breathe in for both you and the cat. Food can be pricey if you want to get what's best, but it's still pretty cheap when compared to a dog. I spend $30 on a big bag of blue diamond that lasts for about 6 weeks for two adult cats. I get a pellet based litter that also uses a pad for urine and it costs about another $20 every 6 weeks.

So other than the upfront costs of getting the cat its shots and buying those toys/scratch posts, cats are pretty cheap.

As for gender, it does not matter so much. Cats each have their own personality and it really just depends. Males sometimes have issues with spraying, but if you get them fixed early on it's almost always not a problem. I would do some research on different cat breeds, as they each have their own traits that tend to run through the breed that affect their personality.

u/dare_dick · 6 pointsr/gifs

I bought 5 different scratching posts. 3 next to my couch and in front of places she used to scratch, 2 next to where she sits in the living room. She even likes to scratch one my suitcase in the bedroom, which I'm perfectly fine with it. I even brought it to the living room next to the couch.

She doesn't like any of that. Catnip doesn't have any effects on her either. I tried to pursue her with laser to shift her attention to other posts. She would scratch them for a bit then she walks away. :D

I love my cat and I'm not complaining in a bad way. I'm just trying to figure her out. That's all.

Edit: those are the posts I bought from Amazon

Edit: those are the posts I bought from Amazon:

u/benjals_480 · 6 pointsr/cats

I actually just bought this one off amazon a few days ago, scheduled to get here friday, it appears to be the same one OP has.

$87 dollars right now so not cheap but not ~$200, hang around reddit long enough and you'll learn to never trust anything /u/Epiccyndaquil says

u/PrettyPunctuality · 5 pointsr/cats

All of the cats I've ever had were like this, including the 3 we have now. I buy them so many toys, especially when I feel bad for buying the dog a new toy and not them (even though they won't play with it). They prefer playing with bottle caps, pens, the milk rings off of milk jugs, balls of aluminum foil (but not the premade crinkly balls you can buy), basically all of the non-toy things they can get their paws on. I can't even leave nail polish bottles on a table because they'll jump up, knock them off the table, and start batting them around on the floor.

The only actual cat toy they'll use are those round scratching pads that you put on the floor that have the ball that goes around the outside, or regular scratching posts.

u/randomuser43 · 5 pointsr/Unexpected
u/animaladvocate · 5 pointsr/Pets

2 months old? And you are wondering how to "tame" him?! I rescue cats, mostly kittens and there is only one way to "tame" a rambunctious kitten-PLAY WITH HIM! Wear him out. He is a little body with all of this energy that he needs to get out...he is doing what every kitten does if someone doesn't play with them...he knocks over plants, he tears stuff up, he is a terror. Find some toys that are interactive for when you are not there but play with him twice a day for 15-20 minutes or more. I recommend a laser pointer for playtime with him. That wears a kitten out more than anything.

Use a spray bottle, squirt him when he does something you don't want him to do-BE CONSISTENT and don't let him see it come from you. You want him to think...gee, everytime I step on this table, water comes from somewhere and I don't like it. If he knows it comes from you, when you aren't there he will do it.

Here are some toys I like to use for these little guys.
Only use this one under your supervision since he's so small...I have had a kitten get their head stuck and it took a vet to get her out after putting her under anesthetic and using a saw to cut her out.

Also, do you realize that he will be this way for a few more months? Don't play with him using your hands (he will think they are toys and might bite you) and get him a scratching post. He is at the point, if he is two months old, that he can be neutered as well.

Good luck

u/mariethebee · 5 pointsr/aww

Not the OP, but I believe it's one of these types:

u/bloodypython · 5 pointsr/Pets

I worked at a kennel for a number of years and have had stuffing lovin pups in the past. The best thing to do and still have then be comfortable would be a hammock style bed. Heres how to make one:

Heres the style to order:

Hope this helps!

u/gooberfaced · 5 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Cats love heat- get him a pet safe heated pad to lie on. My cats hardly ever leave theirs.

u/Liz4tin · 5 pointsr/aww
u/hailhalehail · 5 pointsr/aww

It's actually not a good idea to use a human heating pad for animals because the temperature can get too high and there are no safety measures (bite/nail proof, waterproof, etc).

Get two of these:

Our cats love them.

u/MainPFT · 5 pointsr/Chihuahua
u/petrifiedcattle · 5 pointsr/funny
u/alex_moose · 5 pointsr/kittens

Regular heating pads don't work that well for a variety of reasons. But Google heated cat beds and you'll get lots of results.

My cats love these:
K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Heated Pet Bed, Mocha, 4W

u/crcarpen · 5 pointsr/jellybeantoes

For some reason I think it said up to 25 pounds, and it was labelled for small dogs as well, so you might be good.
Edit: I was wrong, it up to 50 pounds!

u/NYCmusician · 5 pointsr/torties

It’s called Kitty Cot and runs about $45. Holds both of my cats at once (20+ lbs) and they love it. All suction, but it’s sturdy.

Kitty Cot Original World's BEST Cat Perch (Large)

u/juicejohnson · 4 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks

PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge. [Superior Cardboard & Construction].

My cat loves it and doesn’t scratch anything else

u/bbdoll · 4 pointsr/Pets

7 isn't really a senior as /u/antigoneelectra pointed out, but that's the age when some health ramifications from previous care start showing up. most owners neglect their cat's teeth and it really starts to become a problem when they're 4+ years old. another issue is UTIs (especially in males) which often pop-up again from a neglectful diet (or simply genetics). both are potentially expensive medical bills.
with that in mind, be financially prepared for a thorough vet check-up as well as a possible additional bill of a few hundred dollars.

don't find what i said discouraging, i think it's very responsible of you and also very insightful of you to get an older cat in your situation! i just wanted to give you a little heads-up on initial costs :)

anyway, adult cats love to lounge around so get them a window seat, a cat tree, a vertical scratching post (cats have muscles that need to be exercised vertically), and a regular scratching post.

consider a wet food diet too. either way, don't free feed as cats are prone to getting bored and grazing all day.

u/googlefeelinglucky · 4 pointsr/Catswithjobs

They have them on Amazon for anyone interested.

I have to say, I wish the base was plastic instead on cardboard. One of my cats likes shredding cardboard so that thing would be toast within a week or two in my house :(

u/MacTaker · 4 pointsr/cats

But we spent a lot on toys for him! Cool toys and all, like this turntable but he likes to steal, I need to face it, he just has the eeeeevils...

u/toastypoptart · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

One thing I did to "spruce up" my place was to get a cat tower that wasn't covered in carpet... having a wooden one makes it look more like furniture and a little classier, plus it stays cleaner!
this is the one I have.

u/DIY_Cosmetics · 4 pointsr/thecatdimension

Have you heard of a Ripple Rug?

I got one for my four cats about 2yrs ago and it’s still their absolute favorite thing. Many epic battles and sneaky ambushes and hours of entertainment (for both my cats & my family) have been made possible thanks to that thing. 10/10 would buy again!

u/Nostalien · 4 pointsr/aww
u/anthrogeek · 4 pointsr/ragdolls

This toy? My little guy looooves it. Best toy ever. I got the ball that lights up for it (mostly so I can see it in the dark). I now gift them to all of my friends with new kittens because they are amazing.

My guy loves catnip mice and leaves them everywhere; like the bathtub, my bed ala godfather style under the covers, in purses and shoes mine and visitors.

u/narf865 · 4 pointsr/WhatsWrongWithYourDog

Have several Coolaroo elevated beds (all medium rated for 75lbs) for various dogs 20-60lbs both inside and outside in sun and they seem to hold up. Had them for about 2 years now and none have needed to be replaced

u/RazzBeryllium · 4 pointsr/hamsters

What I would do is get a plain old heating pad (something like this) and stick it under the tank (not in it!) so that the heat radiates up through the bottom. HOWEVER, don't have it extend the full length of the bottom of the tank -- maybe only half or a third. If the pad heats up more than it should, you don't want to overheat your hamster.

The ones made for pets tend to be gentler, so you could also try something like this.

For warmer bedding, you can try Kapok shell fluff (like this, but can also be bought at PetCo). It has shorter fibers than the cotton fluff that causes controversy, so is safer for your ham.

Also get a space heater and put your ham near it (but not too close, because you don't want to go overboard and overheat them).

u/selfobstructs · 4 pointsr/sphynx

An addendum (in thought) to /u/Spikekuji's post - a heated pet bed (here's an example of one on amazon; and here's an example of just a heated mat - you could put this anywhere) is awesome for when you aren't around during the day. I have two, and both of my sphynxes are big fans of them.
Also, what a cutey! Congrats on the big ball of love. :]

u/cricketthehorsecat · 4 pointsr/funny

You can get her a bed that only heats:

u/shesaidgoodbye · 4 pointsr/sphynx

It’s this one! My sister got one for her dog as well, no complaints.

u/NeptuNeo · 4 pointsr/aww

Adorable, she also like the heat. You should get her one of this, on Amazon 'K&H Thermo-Kitty Fashion Splash Heated Cat Mat'

u/Sylvene · 3 pointsr/Pets

Try a tower with sisal rope instead of carpet. I generally don't recommend carpet as that often makes them think clawing the carpet is okay - same material.

As for furniture, get double-sided sticky tape and put it on the furniture. Works a treat on fabric furniture.

Keep his claws clipped regularly and if he likes flat upright surfaces like walls, get one of those flat planks that are covered in sisal. :)

u/aquanautic · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

My kitty loves this thing. I got her the "starchaser" one, which basically means that the ball lights up when it's moving.

She's suuuuuper playful for a 7 year old cat. She's got her claws and previously had a regular cardboard scratcher that she loved. This thing takes the cake, though. She plays with it at night when I'm sleeping (and leaves me be!) and I can play with her with it too, by cover it with things (tissue paper is a favorite) or spinning the ball. She tears up the cardboard and loves the ball. It's like kitty crack.

Luna with her toy after about 2 months of play.

u/higgs-boson · 3 pointsr/aww

It's called a Turbo Scratcher! Amazon link (no referral code):

u/WeFosterKittens · 3 pointsr/TheCatTrapIsWorking

Good catch!

Just wanna add: it's a great trap AND a great toy! We've fostered hundreds of kittens through the years and that toy Bergen Turbo Track with Scratcher has consistently been the most popular toy in the house and it cannot be broken. It's solid and well made and the kittens go crazy for it. Only about $10-12 and you can buy replacement scratcher pads too. Pro tip: buy an extra couple of twinkly ballsat the same time. They light up and twinkle when in motion so pop one into the track and now it went from a good toy to a great toy. They're cheap (<$3) but are only sold as "add on" items.

u/MattieShoes · 3 pointsr/holdmycatnip

That (or variants) is the best cat toy I've found.

u/theRacistEuphemism · 3 pointsr/Pets

I second a more elaborate tower or tree!

I replied to a post similar to this so I'm just gonna yank that answer because these products might be handy for you to consider too, especially if you don't have the time, space, or funds to get a second cat (it's also not a guarantee they'll get along):

What about toys you can hang off door knobs or the tops of doors that mimic you on the other end?

Then there are some good play toys that can be enjoyed solo or with you. Our cats love these Sproket straws because they're woven and bouncy, so the weave can catch in their claws as they bat at it, which lets them toss it around in the air and chase after it on their own, which is like a step up from normal straws (which can also be a good time):

Tracks like these can be a lot of fun for cats even on their own:

If weight/diet isn't an issue and he is food motivated, you can get a treat ball:

We got the purple Kong one with one hole from Petsmart for $6. I "reinforced" mine with tape so it takes longer and more rolling to get the kibble out, but a palm full (0.5 oz) of kibble keeps my younger cat busy for half an hour, and then she stops and goes back to it occasionally throughout the night for short bursts. Definitely keeps her busy.

Our cats really like hanging out and chasing toys in and out of this too:

u/lazespud2 · 3 pointsr/depression

You're not a bad pet owner; as the former director of the world's largest cat-only adoption organization and sanctury, I hereby absolve you of your concerns about being a bad pet guardian.

If you need some alone time and he's driving you nuts temporarily, puting him in his own little playroom (your bathrooom) is totally appropriate; especially if you leave a few fun things in there for him to play with.

Toys like this:

and this:

are great options to keep him entertained.

As they get older, cats tend to spend the vast majority of their time sleeping; he'll get there. Enjoy him as much as you can; and when you need a break, let him have a few hours recess in his playroom.

It's all good...

u/contradictionchild · 3 pointsr/sexover30

Oh man...! Interactive toys? Until she got older and lazy, my cat loved her [scratcher ] ( And those little plastic [jingle balls] ( She likes those hartz ones, I guess because they are easier for her to pick up and carry. We used to find them in bed with us all the time!

Anyway, those two things really helped us get through those kitten crazies. Now we just have to deal with her stealing our pillows and kicking us in the head while we try to sleep!

u/slkwont · 3 pointsr/aww

I've had many cats over the years. Before I knew better I would get them declawed, but haven't done that in well over 15 years. Once you know better, you do better.

We have three clawed kitties and we had trouble getting them to scratch at cat scratchers until we got this one. It even comes with catnip that you can sprinkle in and the cardboard insert is replaceable. Plus the cats love the toy.

u/PutYourDickInTheBox · 3 pointsr/Thisismylifemeow

Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy, Colors may vary

I bought one for my cat. She did not play with it. But she prefers to play with leaves and dryer sheets. She liked the box it came in though

u/LoverlyRails · 3 pointsr/Pets

First of all, let me say that you're doing a good thing. So many people abandon pets when they just don't fit into their ideal lifestyle anymore. It's easy to get jaded when you constantly see that. (So ignore downvotes- What's important is that you recognize the issue and are working to resolve it.) You're clarification does help.

Trying a different type of scratching post may work. For example, my current cat adores one made by Kong that has little rubber bristles like this, but he doesn't care for any other scratcher.

Another thought would be a cardboard ball chaser like this. Every cat (other than my current one) always loved to scratch these... plus, ball to chase. And, quite frankly, I've found babies/toddlers to be fascinated by the balls, too.

Plus, as you know, once they find a place they like to scratch- it can be very hard to break that habit. You can also try putting a sheet of tinfoil over the couch (where she likes to sharpen her claws) when you can't be there to monitor it.

The cat quiet space is a great idea! I'm sure she'll appreciate places that she can go to be alone with her kitty thoughts. (I've even used an upper cabinet above the refrigerator to give my cat a break from the children. He could reach it and survey the land, but the kids' couldn't touch him.) High spots are always good. Cats feel safe there and can see (and enjoy being with the family) without having to endure unwanted attention.

u/lazer_potato · 3 pointsr/catproblems

The first thing to resolve is playtime. It's possible she just loves plastic, but the fact that she doesn't want to play with you at all suggests either a picky cat, or one that doesn't yet trust you. You're the food provider, but playtime is also quality bonding time for a cat. She's already fully grown, so maybe it's a learned thing, but it's something that you should be able to correct to some extent.

There are some motion cat toys that you could try using to get her playing more on her own.

like this



or this

It's also possible that you aren't playing with her the way she wants to be played with, cats can be very fickle about this. My own cat is very picky about how my SO and I play with her, and she picks one of us based on how she wants to play. She'll pick me when she wants to chase a stick toy, and my SO when she wants to wrestle, that kind of thing.

Have you tried using the straws to play with her? Maybe try hiding a straw under a blanket where she can see it move from wiggling it. You could also try new tactics with the stick toys like this, hide them under things and move them. My cat only likes the stick toys if I alternate between moving them very slowly while in her line of sight, slowly moving out of her line of sight, and then moving it quickly to get her to chase it when she tries to pounce it.

I'd also suggest looking up different playtime techniques for cats online, like on YouTube or what have you, especially related to more wild/feral cats, as they also don't really like playing with humans. I'm not saying she's wild of course, but because she's more standoffish from you it may be along the same lines.

If you can get her to play with you consistently, then you can very easily tire her out and get her on the schedule YOU want her on. The idea is that cats hunt/play and then eat the reward of the hunt, and then sleep.

My own cat used to be very similar with waking us up very early for food, usually by making lots of noise and biting if that didn't work. Once we were able to get her on the hunt/eat/sleep schedule with her timed meals, we basically stopped the bad morning behavior entirely.

Sorry for the long post, hope this helps!

u/ksjayhawk · 3 pointsr/videos
u/StrawberryBlondeHaze · 3 pointsr/dogs

I looove this pet bed for your exact struggle.

My rescue boy STILL randomly marks our house (it’s been four years since adopting him).

That bed is so easy to wash and durable. I vacuum mine or hose it if it’s truly dirty (it’s meant to be hosed off).

I don’t think you will be retraining that poor abused boy at this point, I commend you on doing your best.

You might modify a sherpa pillow cover to snugly fit over the top. Maybe a fitted covering would be less appealing to bunch up and pee on.

Regardless, it may be easier to surrender to daily blanket washes and use that as his bed. I was so fed up with how most pet beds are not washer-friendly. The Coolaroo is great for allergies since I can clean it easily and wash blankies. Best of luck.

u/Synaxis · 3 pointsr/dogs

The ice pack won't stay cool.

Thank me later.

u/greenwitchy · 3 pointsr/sewing

i have a heating pad and a blanket on the corner of my table for my three little helpers to gather on while i'm at the table! if you don't have one of these heating pads, i highly recommend it.

u/Grape_leaves · 3 pointsr/Pets

There are thermal beds that only heat fully when the cat is on it. Or, if you have a heating pad just wrap a towel around it and that should do the trick. I'd have to say that as cats get older, they like to be warmer much like elderly people. I don't know if it's a circulation thing in cats or not, but all my cats are like heat seeking missiles as they get older.

u/chiselplow · 3 pointsr/aww

My cat has 2 of these and is on them daily. OP's kitty needs one!

u/kickshaw · 3 pointsr/tuckedinkitties

They make heated pet beds! Your cat will never leave bed again!

u/BabblingBunny · 3 pointsr/cats

It looks like your kitty might benefit from one of these. Every other cat bed I bought for my cat was ignored. This heated one on the other hand, she adores it.

u/Malted_Shark · 3 pointsr/cats

Off amazon! I actually received it as a wedding gift. XD To be fair, it was on the registry.

Specifically it was this one:

It doesn't heat up too much, and have never felt it to be a fire hazard(some can become that way tho) and she loves it.

u/MrsSmartyPants · 3 pointsr/ShitMomGroupsSay

I’ve been watching a lot of “my cat from hell” on YouTube for tips - so? Anyway, I bought him these exact 3 things 🙂 he really REALLY likes the scratcher lounge so that’s why I bought the 2nd cheaper one to place on the other side of the room.

FEANDREA Cat Tree, Cat Tower,...

isYoung Cat Scratcher Lounge...

Catit Style Scratcher with Catnip...

u/CannonballAdderley · 3 pointsr/RandomKindness

My girlfriend and I have three kittens. We are unemployed, disabled, and neither of our financial aid disbursements have arrived. Our cats are destroying all of our furniture for we have been unable to replace their scratching box for months. Thanks for the offer, I hope this might apply.

u/smoking-soup · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 50W x 26L x 72H, Beige

I literally just bought this and put it up a few days ago. 100% worth the money and I love it. My two cats sleep at the top and my 7 month lab/shepherd lost interest in them!

u/cutekick · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you just need a new cat scratcher than a 2x4 and some sisal rope will do you. I can second GoPetClub trees though. I got this crazy monstrosity for $75. Way more than my two cats needed but it was a preemptive apology for me getting a dog.

u/mostoriginalusername · 3 pointsr/NonZeroDay

Dude, THIS

100% this. This is the absolute most loved thing by every cat that we've had in our house, and my mom had to get one for her kitties too.

u/Kk183461 · 3 pointsr/curledfeetsies

I have this one

For cats who may like it more open and has more room for big cats. Mine loves it. I just had to clean the window and cups with alcohol.

u/zize2k · 3 pointsr/aww

Ehm, I'm just thinking out loud here now, wouldn't it be amazing
if the programs that let you surf the world wide web would include
some feature to save links to pages you want to review later?
Like for this instance, the part is quite easy.
but is not an easy string of characters to remember,

Like if it were a book, you have a strip of paper you put between the pages so you know where to open, only for the internet.
hmm, maybe a list feature where you can save internet addresses for easy access, we could call it pagesaves, pagemarks or maybe bookmarks!
/s ;]

u/mvaughn81 · 3 pointsr/funny
u/Nistune · 3 pointsr/StartledCats

I also have this cat tree and ours love it. But we do have small cats.

Our tripod cat absolutely loves the basket thingy, and it's her main sleeping place, however our other cat who is slightly bigger doesn't like it. They both enjoy perching on the middle level, and our bigger cat loves the very top perch.

I would say it's good if you have medium/small cats but if you have huge boys parts will be a squeeze.

Here it is for anyone looking for it.

u/wpm · 3 pointsr/fatlogic

Not sure how well it would work for your kitties, but my roommate's cat got super chunky last year until my roommate bought one of those feeder tree things that forces the cat to knock food down from inside. Once he had to work for his food he stopped eating so goddamn much all the time.

u/jollyoctopus · 3 pointsr/guineapigs
u/MoonpawX · 3 pointsr/AskVet

Until you can get her to a vet, consider getting some hiding places for her (, so at least she isn't so stressed. If she pees on the carpet in the same spot, you can try putting something down in that area (towel or wee-wee pad) to protect the carpet for now, until you can figure something out. You might also want to consider a consult with a veterinary behaviorist.

u/Velehk_Sain · 3 pointsr/cats

I got mine from Amazon (this one to be specific). It took several weeks to arrive (it came from China), but for $12 it was well worth the money. There's other sellers as well (I think one had prime shipping, but for $39 or so), though I don't know how good they are.

Sadly mine did not come with the little cushion that was supposed to be inside. I suppose it's okay since my cat likes the hard surface of a floor/carpet compared to a bed, but just something to keep in mind.

u/b0302 · 3 pointsr/pokemon

Haha, sure thing ;) Here's the Amazon link.

u/iheartryo · 3 pointsr/Pets

We just got this one. There are a few different styles and come in a couple colors. We haven't had it long, but I don't have any complaints so far.

Vesper Cat Furniture, Walnut, V-High Base

u/strobo-lights · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Thanks, its a Vesper cat tree, specifically:

Goes on sale very frequently

u/AlexTakeTwo · 3 pointsr/cats

A bored kitty is a destructive kitty! Figuring out her preferred type of toys (tracks, balls, crinkle, wands, etc) can take a little time, but giving her lots of toys and scratching targets can make a big difference keeping her from destroying your things instead.

Teach her what "no" means, just a stern voice and then redirecting to something good (such as, when she scratches the couch, say no, then put her on the scratching post and praise her there) makes life a lot easier later. "Get down" can be helpful, too, but some cats ignore that one even when they know what it means (looking at you, my fluffy girl!)

Hands are not toys. If she tries to bite or claw your hands, say no, remove them from reach, and replace with a toy. If she, like one of mine, thinks this means hands are an EXTENSION of toys, then you have to say no, remove hands, and walk away or otherwise remove attention. Then give kitty a toy from a distance.

Here are some of my favorite toy options, none are too expensive and they cover some variety so you can learn what kind she likes:

  • toy pack
  • jingle balls
  • and most especially CatIt track (or basically any other CatIt product.)

    Also a slightly more expensive one, but the Ripple Rug is hugely popular with all my kitties, they like to burrow in and attack stuff, I can hide toys in there, they pop out the holes and attack each other or wand toys.
u/jewatt · 3 pointsr/Floof

Here you go! This is the link for this exact model:
Cat Hammock
Cat Hammock

u/megangigilyn · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My highest priority item on my apartment list is this couch because I'm moving into my own place soon and don't currently have a place to yeah....thats....thats an issue.

My highest priority item on my painting list is this book because I really enjoy oil painting and want to learn how to get better at it!

My highest priority item on my hobbies list is Skyrim because my boyfriend really loves The Elder Scrolls and I think he would really love this as a moving in gift.

My higest priority item on my cats list is this cat scratcher because my current one is falling apart and I feel awful about it D:

My highest priority item on my college list is this MCAT review set because I'm hoping to get into medical school and really could use this to study!

My highest priority item on my Owls list is this set of salt and pepper shakers because like I said earlier, I have literally nothing for the apartment, plus owls are my favorite and I really love this!

My highest priority item on my Makeup list is this palette because I really love the colors and everyone keeps gushing over how amazing it is!

Finally, my higest priority item on my Add-On list is cat odor eliminator because let's face it, my cats stink.

Thanks for this fun 'discussion'

u/PinkyandzeBrain · 2 pointsr/news

I've read it's an emotional/physical stress release for cats to scratch objects. I have a large cardboard scratcher (PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge for two brothers, plus scratching posts with carpet and sisal rope, treated with catnip. We have leather and fabric furniture and the cats never touch them because they have comfort objects they can scratch on, and are encouraged to do so. Plus this scratching helps to naturally shorten their claws somewhat. We adopted these brothers at five and gave them plenty of things to scratch. I can't imagine anyone declawing their cat. Vets should be the advocate for education, and explain cat behavior in this regard, and how it's not an option.

u/Gtownbadass · 2 pointsr/lifehacks

Buy this and only this one. Not the cheap version ( I learned the hard way).
PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge (Walnut Brown)
I have three cats and they like it so much they don't scratch anything else. Also cut it in half for two scratchers.

u/moorspede · 2 pointsr/cats

All my cats have loved this:


u/heatsensitive · 2 pointsr/aww

It's THIS magical lounger.

u/catnipfarts · 2 pointsr/CatAdvice

It really depends on what your cat likes scratching on. Some cats prefer cardboard, some sisal rope, some other surfaces. Some cats prefer horizontal scratching, some prefer angled scratching, and some like to stretch as high as possible.

If you're looking for a "buy it for life" kind of purchase, I recommend this one:

I've had that one for four years with three cats and it looks the same as it did out of the box.

When it comes to my cats favorite scratchers in the world, their absolute favorite is this one, but it doesn't last as long as the plastic ones because it's corrugated cardboard. You have to replace it about every nine months.

If you want to test out whether they are cardboard scratchers before investing you can get a $7 flat cardboard scratcher here. These will last about 3-4 months.

u/laicnani · 2 pointsr/gardening

Only the best thing ever. It's helped save the corners of my sofa
PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge. [Superior Cardboard an...

u/NetJnkie · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

And an FYI...

We have a new adopted cat and got her one of these.

Best damn scratching thing ever. She LOVES it. For some reason cats prefer to scratch things that are flat instead of vertical. She sleeps on it...scratches it..loves it.

u/ann_nonymous · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

[This as seen on TV item] ( because it makes me look like a crazy cat lady. But my cat loves to sit in the window. Surprises are fun!

u/Utahman8 · 2 pointsr/cats

If you have the space, I recommend a cat tower with the sisal scratching posts. It'll function as a climbing playhouse for the kitten as well as a place to sleep. My cat also loves to sleep on these

For when the kitten is a little older, I think indoor cats should have collars too. The bell helps locate where the cat is and if the cat gets out of the house (knock on wood), people are more inclined to report cats with a collar because they'll know it's not a stray.

u/kitteninabox2 · 2 pointsr/cats

Something like [this] ( is a good option. We have two of them.

u/Humm1ng131rd · 2 pointsr/CatsAndPlants


If you are referring to this one I highly recommend!!

My cat is 12 lbs. This thing holds up to 50lbs and is sturdy. Only thing was initially when he went on it he heard the velcro and got a little scared. The material moved a little but still stays in place. My cat loves it!! So great to add this to the window and easy assembly. It's also very reasonably priced. I added a little bit of catnip on it to entice him to rub against it to leave his scent.

Hope this helps! I was also skeptical so hope you enjoy it if you choose to purchase one.

u/rebelschosen · 2 pointsr/aww

I bought my guy a Sunny Seat. Actually got it from Bed, Bath, & Beyond for the same price. Works wonders in a loft apartment. haha

u/the_skyis_falling · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Something Grey. Manatees love tea too.

  2. Something reminiscent of rain. I have have a 6 hour thunderstorm on my iPod that I listen too almost every night to help me relax and go to sleep. But, my pillow finally gave up the ghost, so I use ear buds...not as comfy.

  3. Food related, yet unusual. May seem tame to most, but my brain can't wrap around how these will/would taste.

  4. On my list for someone else. Slightly NSFW! For my wife who has sensitive...well, you'll understand when you look at the link. She needs this stuff to be more comfortable. I only have to look at them funny and it's too much for her.

  5. A book you should read. The Red Tent, is a book based on the fictional life of Dinah from the old Testament. She is is mentioned only once I think in the bible, but the author of this book weaves a life story based on how women where treated and lived back then. Dinah lives in a harsh world but learns from the women around her and see the workings of this mysterious entity called God in her world. It is a wonderful read and having to tell you about it reminded me I want it again to reread. Really a great book.

  6. Item that is less than a dollar. This awesome awesome fantastic song!

  7. Something for my kitty Cassie May. I've always wanted one of these for my kitty and this was the perfect opportunity to finally add it to my WL.

  8. Something that is not useful, but so beautiful I must have it. Isn't it a beautiful ring?

  9. A movie everyone should watch once in their life. Because it is so imaginative and awesomely made with the puppets and sets. And David Freaking Bowie and his cod piece and hair are sexy yet so evil. remind me of the babe

  10. Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Keep my shankin' knives sharp yo!

  11. Something that would have a profound impact on my life and help me to achieve my current goals. Currently I have no real space to do my painting and in a month and a half I'm moving and will have even less space to myself and my painting. This would enable me to paint at any table. For without being able to take a breather and paint, I can not be myself and have those moments to detach and relax so I can later go out and be the best adult I can be.

  12. Pesky add-on. To make your hair o'so happy.

  13. The most expensive thing on my list. My phone is currently my only camera. I've always dreamed of owning a "professional" camera to go take pictures of all the things!

  14. Something bigger than a bread box. Vroom Vroom

  15. Something smaller than a golf ball. Tee Tiny!

  16. Something that smells wonderful. Romance by Ralph Lauren. Has been my go to perfume since highschool.

  17. SFW Toy. She's evil but she's suitable for any setting!

  18. Something that would be helpful for going back to school. Everyone needs to look stylish and stay cool for school!

  19. Something related to my current obsession. I've become crazy about all things tea!

  20. Something SO AMAZING! BEHOLD the splendor It's adorable, handmade, and I have seriously become so enamored with it! Thought you might like to see it's awesomeness.

    fear cuts deeper than swords

    Thanks for the fun contest
u/Krstnzz · 2 pointsr/cats

It's this one! And I absolutely love it. I've had it for a couple years now with no issues! Sometimes all three of my kitties squish into ir. :)

u/bigmak40 · 2 pointsr/cats
u/x-cessive_dreamer · 2 pointsr/cats

I haven't had any trouble with it at all! It's still in the same exact spot as the day I put it up which was 3 months ago. I have another cat that's much bigger, 16 pounds, and he sits up there just fine. They love the heck out of it. This is the one I have.

u/dennycee · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Lasers! My cats (and dog) go crazy for lasers! They are relatively cheap and provide hours of fun. My absolute favorite item for cats has to be this because I find it hilarious: Any cardboard scratcher will work though. My cats love theirs and it keeps them from scratching on the couch.

u/capslion · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I grabbed a bunch of things off my various wishlists that were added for being neat and/or kinda weird. Some are silly things to just look at, and others are things I might actually get one day.

Coolest decoration: Senior Woman with Asthma Inhaler Peel and Stick Wall Decal

Coolest Clothing: Surrender Sweater

Coolest Skincare Item: Milky Piggy Bubble Mask or Twoosong Proplis Sparkeling Ampoule

Coolest Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill (it's $30.30, sue me)

Coolest Pet Toy: Cat DJ Deck

Coolest Book: The Morbid Anatomy Anthology

Coolest Shoes: Floral Pumps ($30 after shipping oops)

Coolest Food: Gjetost Goat Cheese

u/sketti_time · 2 pointsr/funny
u/MsDemacia · 2 pointsr/catpictures

Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo Furniture Beige Color

They don't use the little house, hammock, tube, or bowl because they're a little too big. But they love it otherwise!

u/DevilishlyDetermined · 2 pointsr/bengalcats

Amazon has tons and tons of great cat trees.

I purchased this one: Go Pet Club 62-Inch Cat Tree

Pretty reliable and relatively easy to construct. My 10/11month old bengals both go nuts on it daily.

u/hloa12 · 2 pointsr/MildlyStartledCats

Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo Furniture Beige Color

It's really great but the little house and basket are too small for Oliver (13 lbs). He fits on the top and the middle platform and loves it. My kitten uses the rest.

u/BendersMom · 2 pointsr/RandomKindness

Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo Furniture Beige Color

This one might work and it's a little more than half the one you were looking at 😉

Edit: Your Kitty's eyes are beautiful!

u/MobiusTech · 2 pointsr/hometheater

Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo Furniture Beige Color

u/LollyHutzenklutz · 2 pointsr/StartledCats

If you’re still checking this post, here’s the link! It’s $65 (plus shipping if you don’t have Prime - thankfully I do), which is pretty good for the size and quality. My cats don’t use the hammock or tiny cubby holes, but otherwise really love it.

u/sweep_27 · 2 pointsr/cats

You know what? I hear ya. But kitty cot stays put, for real.

You do have to clean the cups and the window before you put them up. The only time it has fallen is when I ignored that advice. It does not require frequent re-sticks.

u/clumsyotter · 2 pointsr/cats

I recommend this to make him more comfortable: Original KITTY COT "World's BEST Cat Perch"
I have two in my front window that I put blankets on for my princesses. They love sunning on them.

u/Hab1b1 · 2 pointsr/aww

Oh boy, this might be a little late for you considering you just screwed in 3 shelves into your wall, but look at this product. i have two and i can personally vouch for how kickass they are

u/Celany · 2 pointsr/keto

We already have 2, and two others that we tried and she figured out really quickly.

The problem with most of them is that she is capable of figuring out the "human" way of opening them/disassembling them, and somehow does it. Like, she's figured out how to operate latches and twist things that are twist-drop-locked into place.

These two, she just flips:

This one, she can remove the lid, and she can also slide the shelves around inside so the pop off and slide all the food out.

I really wish we had stupider cats.

ps: sorry for the cat hijack, y'all!

u/catscraftsanddnd · 2 pointsr/cats

It's not uncommon for cats to not chew their food, but crushing it could help.

Another cause of the vomiting might be that she is eating her food too fast. Scarfing food too fast or scarfing/then drinking water can cause cats to vomit (drinking after eating causes the food to absorb the water and swell in size).

Observe how fast she is eating, and if that's the case look into getting her an enrichment feeder. It forces the cat to slow down on their eating.

You can also make DIY feeders.

u/margalicious · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well I just LOVE cats. :D I'm so excited you get to bring your furballs home!! This is my monster, Loki. <3

Some things you can buy:

u/mvartan · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Vesper Cat Furniture, Walnut,...

It’s cute but the cats haven’t taken to it yet. I’ve had it for maybe 2 weeks

u/Osiris360 · 2 pointsr/gifs
u/SweetLittleLatte · 2 pointsr/bengalcats

I got it off amazon:)
It’s overpriced for what it is but he really likes it ¯_(ツ)_/¯

SnugglyCat The Ripple Rug - Made in USA - Cat Activity Play Mat - Thermal Base -Fun Interactive Play - Training - Scratching - Bed Mat

u/kragzazet · 2 pointsr/Rabbits

Could work as a digging substitute for sure! Depends highly on your rabbit’s tastes. My bunny prefers a very specific pillow for digging, for instance.

For foraging I use this rug . It’s expensive but I enjoy it and so does my bun when I hide his veggies in there

u/lawdlc1962 · 2 pointsr/bengalcats

Not trying to advertise...I have no interest in or connection to this product, but....we bought two and our Bengals LOVE them...especially in the summer...they soak up the heat/sun through the window and love watching critters outdoors...suction cups keep it firmly mounted to window (doesn't work well on windows with small individual panes). We mounted high on a sunroom window above a cat tree so they can escape to a high perch.

u/iownakeytar · 2 pointsr/DIY

I think Sticky Paws might work, or any large roll of double sided tape. Put it on top of the cupboards.

u/mst3k_42 · 2 pointsr/raleigh

This is another cheap option. You can get it at Walmart or petsmart and such. It gives them a place to scratch and a ball they can paw at.
Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy, Colors may vary

u/jai151 · 2 pointsr/cats
u/eravyn · 2 pointsr/Pets

There are some automatic toys you could try, like Cat's Meow

That's their TV ad, but it's in a bunch of stores around me, too. Growing up, my cat's favorite toy was just a ball stuck in a plastic ring that he could bat around. It would spin around the ring, so he'd catch it and bat it the other way. It was kind of loud, so we just kept it away from the bedrooms. My cats now just love anything red and fluffy that they can toss around.

If you google interactive cat toys, there's a few things that could work, depending on whether or not you want something that takes batteries. Something he could climb on with different things to bat at might be good for your cat. And don't underestimate their love for boxes and paper bags (no handles!).

u/ediblesprysky · 2 pointsr/aww

Ooh, my cat is obsessed with carpet (because at first when I got her I had a trash rug that I didn't mind her scratching), but she doesn't love scratching posts for some reason. But I got her this scratch pad and she's OBSESSED. I just had to change out the cardboard for like the fifth time because she just DESTROYS it. Which is fine, because she does that instead of the carpet now.


u/imalittlepiggy · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

YAY! I love cats, and am commonly described as "a cat lady" if that helps you take my suggestions a little seriously... hehe.

First I recommend figuring out the species of the cat, and look up personality traits of them. Sometimes cats are super attention whorey and some keep to themselves mostly. Just be prepared for whatever yours is, and don't try to force it to be otherwise. Not that you would, of course, but yeah.

My cats loooooooove to play with balls. More so than cat-nip mice and stuff. They like the little tennis balls and basketballs (those are made out of the stress-ball type material) and they like them because they can use their claws to throw it around! Also any wand, but they looove feathers. My cat will eat rubber bands so she's not allowed to play with them. Make sure to keep an eye on what she eats/plays with! Also they love the sit n spin it seriously is their favorite. Our cats also love bags of all types, and boxes of course, but I think they just like small spaces. We usually keep a few of these tent like things around, the ones we get at walmart are less than five dollars and usually last a few months before being destroyed.

Some cats really like to climb or be up high. You just gotta let them. Usually if you have a few spots they can get at, they'll keep away from the no-no zones. Try not to punish the cat for doing cat-things. It's sad when I see friends who I thought were great with animals yell at their cats for just doing their thing. I also recommend getting a specific scratchy thingy for her, whether it's just the cheapo cardboard ones (as low as $3 at walmart) or a fancy pants tree thingy. But usually if they have a designated space they won't scratch much else. If they do instead of spraying them with a waterbottle, pick them up and place them in front of/on their designated scratcher. That's the best way they learn that.

Also cats don't respond well to being punished like dogs do. They don't understand that their actions correlate with what you're upset about. They just think you get scary is all. The best way to "punish" a cat or "train" it to not scratch/swipe/bite is to blow in their face. It's not super threatening but will establish you as Alpha (they do have a "pecking order") and it won't scare them like yelling does. My cat was abused and a little shit to people, but in less than a year she shaped up with the blowing on her face thing. She responds well to it now still, and she's warmed up to people. I recommend you make sure everyone who visits your house knows your rules on how to treat the cats- I've yelled at people before for fucking with my kitties too much, that's how cats get mean!!

Also the cat will probably take some time to get used to you. Don't push it. That's the best way to become besties really fast! Let her come to you, let her decide when she's done being pet or sitting in your lap. It'll build trust between you too. :) And also be careful with picking her up, some cats hate it (my bf's cat haaaates it, when he was a kitten my bf's friends wouldn't let him escape so now he freaks out every time someone grabs him. Definitely should not do that haha).

Also be wary that cats are suuuper allergic to garlic. Therefore people food is extremely dangerous to them. Chocolate doesn't really bother them, but most cats won't eat it. Also lots and lots of cats don't actually like fish or tuna flavors! My kitty only eats chicken flavor treats, but she'll drink the water from a tuna can (not the meat, she's weird) so just be watchful when you start buying her food. They won't eat if they don't like it. Little shits (hehehhehe) Also along that topic, they have super super sensitive tummies and often puke just from eating too fast! So be careful of that too hehe. But treats and nip will make the kitty know you're someone to warm up to really fast, hehe. Even if it doesn't seem like it at first and is shy from you. Also try and get it in the same room as you when you feed it for the first bit, they'll realize you control food then too.

Only other thing I can think of is to "cat-proof" your house. My kitty tears up anything paper, including my ex roommates homework if left out, toilet paper, newspapers, posters, etc. Bf's cat just lays on paper but they both have eaten through plastic bags and attempt to open cupboards and doors, we had to get child locks for our pantry. Consider those things and remember a cat is ornery and mischievous so don't get too mad at it for it's nature. (once again, not that you will, but sometimes people forget!) just blow on it and get it away from the area it's been naughty in if it does get into something. Also if it's a boy and it sprays, ask your vet what you can do to help that. Some cats are hopeless once they start, but some only react when upset/nervous/sad/scared/angry. Also, clean the litterbox as much as possible. even with one cat everyday is best, but every other day or every three days can be enough. cats will poop on the floor only as a last resort, but will as opposed to a messy litterbox. maybe consider even getting two boxes if you have the space! to cut back on smell use extra baking soda in the litter, clean often, and get the tall box covers for the litter boxes. my cats won't poop without them too, they like the privacy as well hehe.

Really cats that young adjust well, and once you build trust they should be pretty great little friends. You should like you're totally set for this, I'm sure you'll be a great kitty mommy!! And holy WOW, Sorry that this is like a hundred years long.... I just really fucking love cats. Also watch "my cat from hell" because it's funny and usually you can learn a thing or two. Also doing any other research on cats/your cat is good. Of course. :) YAY HAPPY NEW KITTY BABY DAY FOR YOU!!!

u/jonilholt32 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Baby Josie is beautiful! I had a Maincoon named Tiki. He lived to be 16! BEST CAT EVAH!!!!

She would love this:

A Mini me for her to snuggle with:

A Kitteh tunnel!!!:




And more toys:

Maincoons LOVE to play and have that kitten play aspect to them for YEARS!!!Mine loved balls, and a good old laser pointer was the best thing ever. He would get running after that red dot, and couldn't stop well on our hardwood floors and would slide in walls....

Oh and a cat bed on top of the Fridge would be great for your girl. Tiki always slept on top of the fridge :)

u/zangelbertbingledack · 2 pointsr/SiberianCats

I've bought a ton of toys for our kitten in the last few months, but these are his absolute favorites: Bergan Turbo Scratcher, a crinkle tube like this one, Cat Dancer, and the Go Cat mouse on a string toy. With the Go Cat mouse toy especially, he definitely lets you know he loves that toy. It's the only one he never ignores and the only one he will pick up in his mouth and carry to his "den" like it's real prey.

We also got him a fluffy mouse puppet that he loves to wrestle with. I might just be projecting, but it seems like it kind of makes up for the lack of another furry companion to play with. Bonus points: it lets you play hands-on without getting your hands scratched up.

The bitter apple spray doesn't seem to deter our cat much, but liberal application of Sticky Paws (double sided tape) and taping loose cords to the wall helps keep him away from scratching and biting things he shouldn't be messing with.

Also, if you have house plants, look them up to make sure they aren't toxic to cats. The kitten's interest in chewing on plants may vary, of course, but ours loves chewing and climbing on plants. The ASPCA has the most comprehensive list of plants that are toxic to pets.

u/Ki11erPancakes · 2 pointsr/BeardedDragons

Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy, Colors May Vary

Yup. Right here

u/NeedALittleSweetness · 2 pointsr/Pets

My cats enjoy something like this:

I also have a puzzle feeder so they can work for their food.

u/onlymostlyinsane · 2 pointsr/cats

Your only option is to order silly things from Amazon so the package man will come and bring more boxes. Our UPS driver is incredibly hot, so this is now my go-to approach.

This product helped us out a lot. If it doesn't work, at least it came in a box???

u/bmaniac · 2 pointsr/dogs

Get them a raised dog bed. I have one of these for each of my german shepherds.

u/poovey-farms · 2 pointsr/camping

I also love this one, we bring it apple picking and camping. Coolaroo Pet Bed

u/Cogsknit · 2 pointsr/knitting

Aw ^-^

You may want to consider just knitting her some pillows or blankets, and then getting a regular pet bed. I know, I know they're expensive, but there are some cheaper options; For example, my golden doodle loves her although sometimes she prefers it with a blanket on top. Just something to consider!

u/optimavi · 2 pointsr/dogs

While not an overall solution, these beds are awesome for dogs who like to chew up beds. We have three dogs who arent crated anymore, but occasionally feel the need to eat their nice beds. Coolaroos are hard to chew, easy on the joints, and easy to clean/replace the mesh bit. I agree with the high-energy-ness of border collies statements in here but throwing in my two sense for the bed aspect at least

u/faeriechyld · 2 pointsr/corgi

We just moved to Dallas with our corgi Winston, but last summer got really hot for KY. Winston has a coolaroo bed that keeps him elevated so he can get some air under him. We just made sure that he has lots of water in the summer and would only walk him before 10 or after dusk so he wasn't out in the heat. Just furminate regularly and give Belle a bath when she gets really hot and I think it'll be fine.

u/furgenhurgen · 2 pointsr/Mastiff

I got one of these beds for my older dog that has arthritis and my pugs and chin loved it so much they all tried to pile onto the bed with the older dog or just flat out hog it. I ordered them a 2nd one and put a pad on top and there's no more issues with pugs getting on couches where they don't belong. I can't recommend this bed enough. Green is the cheapest for a large bed, but it's sturdy and cleaner than a floor bed.

u/xampl9 · 2 pointsr/cats

Want to reclaim your blankie? Get her her own heated pad:

u/xplodingpeep · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

He is one of the most spoiled cats out there. He is my baby, and he knows it! I actually had to go onto disability for depression/anxiety/PTSD, and having him around was one of the things that helped me the most. I didn't even mean to get a cat, he just showed up one November day, cold, wet and hungry. Of course, once you feed a cat, you have a cat. At this point I'm getting help to get off of disability, which I would have done regardless of whether or not I had a cat, but he did make getting to this point easier. Once I've gotten a job and hits some of my major goals I'll be getting him one of these.

u/jurisprugus · 2 pointsr/cats

If you are thinking about an electric blanket, make sure it's approved by a nationally recognized testing agency, has a thermostat with adjustable heat settings, and has an internal temperature control to shut off the blanket if it gets too hot. I use an electric blanket on low heat sometimes when I am at home and my cats love it, but I don't feel comfortable leaving it on when I am not home. When I am not home, they have a heated kitty bed a self-warming kitty bed and a polar fleece blanket I made by sewing thinsulate fabric between 2 layers of polar fleece. The polar fleece blanket is the favorite of 2 of my cats. While my other cat prefers the heated bed.

u/angeliqu · 2 pointsr/aww

Invest in a heated cat bed. We've recently been noticing our cat laying on the living room heat vent whenever the furnace kicks in. Bought one of these beds last night. Hopefully it'll be his new favourite spot to lie.

u/Lcatg · 2 pointsr/CatsInSinks

This brokered the peace in my house (I ended up getting two). They have a larger one that I have too that the rival cats now occasionally share. It was hard to watch the one cat purposely steal the older cats fav spot. Now they have one. Good luck!

u/Draco_Dormiens · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Winter is coming D:

I already love you because of your username, which I always read as accio-corinne (hp related is my assumption but i could be wrong) and then I went and looked at your wishlist and I'm enamored with you. Rittersport??? and cat toys???? and all this other awesome stuff? Yes please.

Anyways, I think your wishlist was definitely lacking is this awesome cat scratcher I know my kitty likes to scratch furniture and I think every cat owner needs one :)

Thanks for the contest!

u/JTK89 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

How about Bobby?

The guy who voices baby Bambi was named Bobby Stewart. And "Bobby and Bambi" has a cute ring to it.

I also really like Eddie because of Fraiser's Dad's Dog Eddie

Ten dollar item! Sorry it's just above 10.

just above five dollar kitty item!Again, sorry it's a little over!

u/littlemisslexi · 2 pointsr/catpictures

You can get it off of Amazon!

KONG Naturals Incline Scratcher Cat Toy

u/aimeenew · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh wow. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful way to look at it. A celebration that you two had each other in your lives. Pets are the best things ever.

My cat Weasley would love this scratch board


u/hannaHananaB · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Either this or this would be great for my kitty. I really need to break him of his scratching our furniture.

u/atllauren · 2 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

You got some good responses already, but let me add in that going younger (but not necessarily a kitten) will be better if you're worried about leaving the cat home all day. An older cat might be more set in its ways and more difficult to acclimate to that lifestyle, meaning it may be more likely to scratch, pee outside of the litter box, or otherwise revolt.

A younger cat you'll be able to raise around your schedule so it can get used to that without any major headaches.

If you get the cat used to being home alone and free eating (as in, you fill the food bowl and it manages to eat when hungry and not eat the entire bowl because it is there) you'll have some flexibility should you need to go out of town. I feel comfortable leaving my cat alone for 3-4 nights because she'll have plenty of food and is pretty chill by herself.

Before you spend the money (and they are expensive) on a carpet cat tower, try the cardboard scratchers. My cat goes apeshit for these things, and she never touched ONE of the expensive scratching posts I bought her. She used to scratch my furniture -- taking one sofa down to the wooden frame. I found this scratcher
at TJ Maxx for $6.99 and later cheaper on Amazon. They take up a lot less room than the towers, and has been the only thing that saved my furniture.

Also, if scratching becomes an issue on your furniture, Soft Claws are one of the greatest inventions ever. They are little silicone caps that fit over the cat's nails and don't interfere with anything they do. Before I got the cardboard thing, those would prevent damage to my furniture even though cat still went through the motions of scratching. Also, they have fun colors and I get to make her nails red & black during football season. :)

u/SnowyHawaii · 2 pointsr/cats

or get the cardboard-type cat scratcher... which you can also hanging on the door

u/Falldog · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

Alligator clips on a stick you mean? Yeah.

All the paint station is just corrugated cardboard. Should just get one of these instead.

u/futurexcity · 2 pointsr/catcare

My first cat has been a journey and a great learning experience.

My most important piece of advice is to be consistently patient. Young cats are wild af. Stay calm. Don't cuddle or put your hands on your cat too often. Practice this for YEARS. Seriously... Patience.

Giving the cat space, a scratch pad, and some time outside sniffing around in the grass, chasing birds, talking shit to squirrels... This and plenty of patience, time and being gentle with the cat—I used to pet her more like a dog but kitties are fragile!—has turned our Kitty into the sweetest little cat.

Kitties are magical. Treat your cat with respect, listen to what he has to say, and take your time!


u/tortiesrock · 2 pointsr/cats

I got a cat tree in Amazon a year ago it has aged well and my cats love it, I got this one from a different seller at my country:

u/EatYourPills · 2 pointsr/evilbuildings

I don't know about this particular one, but I got a really nice one on amazon for $90 and free delivery to my house, which was nice because it weighs a lot. Mine has little rooms with openings like this one but it also has open platforms that they like a lot better. My three cats love it. Here's the one I got Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 50W x 26L x 72H, Beige

u/UnifiedAwakening · 2 pointsr/Frugal

I have one of these which I've owned for almost 3 years now(the one I bought is a different company and not Go Pet Club.

I just bought this massive thing about 2 months ago. Both trees are connected by a board bridge.

My youngest one loves the things and I placed a wooden board across from one to another for a bridge. If pics are wanted I can post some. They both get used and the first one has held up really well.

u/movingcenter · 2 pointsr/cats

Bought mine at Amazon for $78, 😭

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 50W x 26L x 72H, Beige

u/anbeav · 2 pointsr/cats

If you have construction skills they are likely easy to make but are far from flimsy, they are expensive but need to be of solid construction at least in my house where leaping from floor to the top is a thing and anything not sturdy would tumble.

This is the 2nd tower I bought him

The first was slightly smaller, fewer levels and maybe $70 if I remember correctly

u/alienz67 · 2 pointsr/RandomKindness

I don't have anything on hand that will help, but I do have an elderly arthritic cat myself. Might I suggest you make an amazon wish list? I highly recommend adding this to it, our cat practically lives in it.

u/angrycat · 2 pointsr/Delightfullychubby

I have this one

My cat lives on this thing during winter. And in summer I just unplug it and it becomes a normal pet bed.

u/clario6372 · 2 pointsr/Pets

This is the one I have! My cats LOVE it. The bed itself is not that great, but my spoiled lil furballs love to be warm.

PS: I use amazon smile to donate to a charity, and so the link looks weird...but I couldn't figure out how to give you the regular link. I think it should go away when you open it. Either way, not an affiliate link. I promise! I am just failing at being tech savvy right now.

u/PieceOfKaek · 2 pointsr/Pets

Tunnels and cat beds that are covered are nice because they can snuggle up in them. Also, instead of a heated blanket, maybe look into heated cat beds? The ones I have are cool because the heating pad only turns on when it senses pressure from the cat. My cats each have one and they love them :). This is the one I bought and it’s really soft, too :)

u/xooxanthellae · 1 pointr/BeforeNAfterAdoption

Sorry to be judgey... I just can't fathom getting rid of my cats. To me that's like saying "My son messed up the furniture so I'm putting him up for adoption."

Here are some options for [kitty caps] (

Also, you have a [scratching post] ( for them, right? Cats need to scratch, so if they don't have a scratching post they will scratch the furniture.

Another option is to put this [double-sided tape stuff] ( on the furniture where they scratch. They hate sticky stuff so they'll avoid it. After a while they learn and I think you can take it off.

u/IFoundTheF · 1 pointr/cats

Adult cats (1yr+) should be totally fine with that schedule, so I would encourage you to adopt adults rather than kittens.

Something like these could be effective for your radiator problem, though I've never used them myself.

u/dooflotchie · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Take a cushion cover from the couch with you to a fabric store and find a piece of upholstery fabric that is a similar texture and thickness, then use that to cover a scratching post. Cats choose their favorite scratching surface by what feels the best on their claws and it seems your couch is perfect. Make sure the scratching post is secure enough so they can rip on it with all their strength and it won't move. It also needs to be tall enough so they can get in a good stretch while they scratch too. Once you get the post set up (AWAY from the couch!) find a scented spray that is agreeable to you but not the cats. For me, lavender works best but not all cats hate it as much as mine so you might need something else. Spray the couch with it so it becomes less appealing than the post. Then put catnip on the post and show them that this is their new, human approved scratching place. With a little patience and training they should now use the post and not your couch. If that does not do the trick, double sided tape or Sticky Paws can help reinforce the idea that the couch is off limits, as can a spray bottle when you catch them in the act.

They don't deliberately pick the most expensive piece of furniture in the house to claw on and destroy, it's just that our comfy, thickly upholstered couches are often the perfect scratching surface that cats love the best and for some reason the pet furniture makers of the world think that all cats love scratching on carpet.

u/Bearnadette · 1 pointr/cats

There's this. I would apply it to a piece of thick cardboard or something, and then place that on top of (and around) the router.

u/RockChicken · 1 pointr/cats

You know, I'm not sure; I personally haven't tried it on leather. I would probably stay away from anything like packaging tape and try something gentler. There is special furniture tape that is packaging tape-sized but less harsh, though it is more expensive than other tape. It would probably be a good idea to google a good method to clean sticky residue off leather just in case.

Edit: Link

u/TheUnorthodox · 1 pointr/cats

Whatever you do, don't declaw him. Soft nail caps do work and are not expensive. You can also try kinds of double-sided tape on favorite scratching areas to dissuade scratching (
Cats do need to scratch something though. Make sure you are providing the cat with a place that he/she can scratch appropriately (scratching post, cat tree, etc.) and clip his/her claws regularly. Sometimes, just spending some time playing with the cat on top of or near a scratching post will be enough to encourage him/her to use it.

u/cavalier_queen · 1 pointr/cats

Cardboard boxes are definitely the greatest thing ever according to many cats. You can get some of those plastic jingle balls as well - unless your cat is a compulsive chewer, they are more than sturdy enough.

My cats are huge fans of the Turbo Cat Scratcher toy. The round scratching pad can be flipped over and replaced easily.

A good scratching post or cat tree is a must, if you have the space.

Stay away from toys that involve long strings, or cloth that can fray into threads she can swallow; cats don't really have the ability to spit things out the way humans can (wrong muscles and mouth shape), so if she gets a thread in her mouth and swallows it, it can lead to really serious problems for her and expensive vet bills for you. Of course, fishing pole toys while she's supervised are great!

If you want cloth toys or blankets, microfleece works well - it's strong and stretchy, and doesn't fray easily. You can even make your own catnip pillows out of small scraps of fleece!

u/Carelinus · 1 pointr/cats

My kitten loves this. We flip it over at night so she doesn't disturb us, but then as soon as we turn it back, she will come sprinting over and will immediately pounce on it.

u/squirrelgirl18 · 1 pointr/cats

If you don't already have one of these, I know a lot of cats really enjoy them, my own included.

u/hazel919 · 1 pointr/cats

I buy my food from Costco and get the 40lb bags it last him about 6 months minimum. I get dollar store toys and cat trees from online. mine also like any catnip toys.
I would recommend getting one of these ( )
Also I keep extra Sissel rope on hand always to repair the trees if needed. Mine only has a couple bed but other then that he just sleep on the furniture or floor. For blankets we just buy small pet ones from any place we can find.

u/BeckyDaTechie · 1 pointr/cats

The Bergen Turbo Scratcher.

One of the cats here likes these itty bitty tennis balls meant for dogs I found at Walmart (3/$1). He's also very into glittery pom-poms he can carry around in his mouth like prey. I usually don't buy a lot in terms of cat toys, though. They tend to find their own stuff whether I want them to or not! My little boy cat likes plastic drinking straws and my pony tail elastics. My girl cat brings me the big twist ties from bundles of lettuce if I put them in the garbage so I can hold them while she bats at them. They'll always hop right into any cardboard box or plastic bin I bring home, that kind of thing.

u/PenguinsGoMeow · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Share The Love

On my pets wish list there is this:

Turbo Scratcher

My cats love this thing and we haven't been able to find one anywhere else!

Thank you for the contest!

u/P-Delta · 1 pointr/bengalcats

For the cat wheel, check craigslist, letgo, offerup, etc. Buy it second hand and get it for under $100 (list price is $200). I introduced my Bengal at about 18-20 weeks.

My kitten also LOVES these dollar toys:
They have a little jingly piece in there. They are without a doubt his favorite. He's destroyed 3 of them so far, but thankfully they're so cheap I can afford to replace them at will. is a great scratcher/toy combo

u/ETL4nubs · 1 pointr/kittens

Thank you for this thorough reply!

"Are you able to sleep in the room she currently is comfortable in? Maybe put a sleeping mat or cot in there?"

Yep I can actually. Currently there is a futon bed on the floor that I lay on when I'm in there with her. I could sleep on that one night or take a long nap on the weekend. I do agree with getting her used to me, it makes sense because she will be more trustworthy in the other rooms.

Great point with the food too as I was a bit iffy on that. Currently I put the food in her bowl and swirl it around so she hears it and her bowl isn't always filled.

It's been exciting. Those 2am spazz wake up calls when playing with this are reallllllll.

u/valiantdistraction · 1 pointr/ragdolls

I got stuff to set up a cat agility course for my kitten. He loves the tunnel and the hurdles, but isn't so keen on the weaving. He screams at me multiple times a day for me to let him into the room where it's at and take him through the course. I bought orange cones for the weaving, a cheap tunnel, and these hurdles:

I have a feather toy I keep in that room to lead him through the course. It's the only feather toy I have in the house and he only gets to play with it when he's successfully done what I'm trying to get him to do. So it adds a mental challenge as well, and by not letting him use the toy unless he does things right it keeps the toy more special.

If I forget to take him through the course on my schedule, he screams at me until I do. He loves the hurdles most. We just started this around two weeks ago but he's already learned pretty well (again, not the weaving, lol). I just have the hurdles at about six inches but will eventually raise some of them up. I have a dedicated room for this but I think keeping the stuff in a closet and pulling it out twice a day would be fine.

For toys they can play with by themselves, both of my cats like sparkle balls and the captive ball on track toy. I can hear my older cat playing with the latter right now. He's lazy so he likes that he can just lay down and play. He recently had a leg injury so I haven't tried the agility course with him yet but will when the vet says it's ok.

u/lsabo129 · 1 pointr/CatTaps

Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy, Colors may vary

u/ski3 · 1 pointr/dogs

I have a Golden Retriever puppy, Summit (8 months old tomorrow, he came home at 8 weeks old) and an indoor-only cat, Sprocket (1 year old). The big thing is to be patient and monitor all interactions.

Our cat is very tolerant and go-with-the-flow. He has never hissed or clawed at the dog. Thee was one time the dog did get too rough with him, and the cat meowed loudly for help, but never fought back (which in a way, makes things harder for our situation). Our dog is extremely playful and although he doesn't mean to harm that cat and just wants to play, he doesn't understand that the cat is too little, is not a dog, and cannot be a wrestling buddy.


  • Start by sequestering them in separate parts of the house/apartment. Let them get used to each other's smells. Since we live in a small apartment, we couldn't exactly close them completely out of certain rooms, but if you can, this can be a good step.
  • Invest in an exercise pen for the dog. Let them sniff each other through the pen. This allows them to see and smell each other without physically interacting with each other. (It's also extremely useful for keeping the dog and your home safe when you can't 100% of your attention to the dog).
  • Until you begin to trust the dog, make sure she is leashed for all interactions. We still only let them interact when Summit is leashed because he still doesn't understand that he's bigger than the cat and could potentially hurt him. Reward both animals for reacting calm around each other. Initially, reward the dog of nicely investigating the cat as well. Be ready to separate them if one of the animals gets overexcited, or if the interaction is becoming dangerous for one of the pets.
  • Create a safe space for your cat. Shelves and high-up places for her to go to escape the dog. Maybe even invest in a baby gate similar to this one so that the cat can access a room that the dog can't (note that the dog will have to grow a bit before the size of the door will prevent her from entering the room).

    Additional Tips for living with a puppy and a cat

  • Contain the cat's supplies. Find a way to cover the litter box or place it in a room that the dog can't get to. Move the food to a place where the dog can't get it as well (we put Sprocket's food bowls on some shelves that the dog can't reach).
  • Many Golden puppies will eat anything that can fit in their mouths. This can cause fatal bowel obstructions. Put away all small cat toys and keep them in a place where the dog can't get it. Also, if your cat enjoys toys, invest in some larger ones that the dog cannot easily swallow such as the [Kong Kickeroo](,, and the ball-track type toys.
u/thehostilehobo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So, I've always been a dog person. But about a year ago, my boyfriend convinced me that we should get a kitty. Although she destroys everything, I still love her!

Here is Taarna (Bonus points if you know where that name is from!)

I honestly still don't know much about kitties, but I think she would like this or this. If anyone knows something their cat loves, please share! :p

u/bookworm326 · 1 pointr/cats

On the note of eating things. Definitely spray or get kitten proof wires or various charges. My Ganon was a kitten managed to chew through my phone charger. I replaced it and sprayed it with a bitter apple. Also be sure to play with them quite a bit to help tire them out. Also maybe look into scratching posts and something like this should help too.

u/pixis-4950 · 1 pointr/doublespeakgutter

mistanddry wrote:

cat nip your cat areas, and give the cat a place that you respect as hers and not yours (for me this meant blocking up under my bed with a small cat-sized entrance for the cat to hide in, so she can go somewhere she knows I won't annoy her at.) The cat nip will help steer her towards the areas you want her in, and giving her her own space will curb her resentment towards you and your things ;)

Also put a scratching post or plank or whatever in every major room your cat hangs out in. I use the cheap cardboard ones and my cat loves them.

u/derpinWhileWorkin · 1 pointr/Pets

We have resolved to play with jack more. He's a machine though. He has a metric shit ton of energy. Right now we mostly use this thing to play with him because he absolutely loves it. We also have one of these but he is hit or miss on it. Do you have any suggestions for interesting fun toys?

u/PurePerfection_ · 1 pointr/Pets

This approach may take some time, but my cat eventually learned that if I am in the bedroom with the light off and fan on (its an oscillating one that makes a fairly strong humming sound), I am down for the night and it'll be at least a few hours before I come back. After a few weeks of this routine, he gave up on screaming outside my door. The bedroom is off-limits to him at all times, as well. If I'm in there with the light on, he will meow at me, because he knows I'm likely to come back soon.

Mine's a door-rattler, too - he can fit his paw in the crack under the bedroom door and wrap it around the door. To protect the bottom of the door from his claws, I put some rubber weatherstripping on it. For the floor, consider getting a protective film to put down where she usually scratches. Hardware stores sell them to use during painting / construction, and many of them are affordable and tear-resistant.

It may be inconvenient, but do your best to cat-proof the house so you can ignore her acting out with minimal collateral damage. Keep anything fragile in drawers or cabinets unless you're actively using it. Consider making the bedroom a no-cat zone and putting as many valuables as possible in there. Don't leave food or drinks unattended - if you have to step away, stick them in the fridge or a cabinet while you're gone.

Also consider an electronic toy that moves around or something more interactive that will keep her engaged at night or while you're busy without the need for a human to facilitate playtime. Here are a few ideas::

Also, if she ignores the scratching post but loves to tear the crap out of your floor, she may prefer a horizontal scratcher. One wasted $30 scratching post later, I figured that out about my cat. Something like these would be worth a try: - doubles as a toy - this one is nice because you can lay it flat on the floor, prop it up at an angle with the cardboard flap, or hang it from a doorknob to see which works best. Also comes with catnip to sprinkle inside it. These have corrugated cardboard surfaces and don't last as long as carpet or sisal rope, but my cat seems more satisfied with something he can actually destroy. He'll jump on it, attack it with his claws, then roll around in the bits he tore off. You will vacuum a lot of cardboard flakes off the floor as it starts to wear out, but for me it's worth the trouble. If you don't like the mess, you can buy this one to test whether horizontal, inclined, or hung against the wall works best, then invest in a similar style of scratcher made from more durable material. That was my plan, but he just loves this stuff so much I order one as an add-on every month when I buy litter.

u/M0nyz · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Honestly? the boxes the stuff comes in lol My boy will go into any box he can fit in. But hmm, cats seem to like this a lot especially if they're kittens/playful. A pet water fountain is also nice esp if they only eat dry food, I wanted to link the one I got in 2012 that's still going today but it isn't available anymore. Definitely get a cat tree of some sort so they have somewhere to claw and climb. A nail trimmer. If they have long hair a cat brush. And of course some sort of string toy, my cat went nuts for this one and it's so simple: but any kind should do it.

u/betacatenin · 1 pointr/cats

You'll want this, trust me. It's good for him to play with and entertain himself when you're away. Both our cats love this and come running when they hear the noise of the ball rolling around the track.

u/Meow217 · 1 pointr/cats

I have two scratching posts .. both can be sit on. One is upstairs and one is downstairs, and she rarely scratches on either. She prefers to just kind of lounge on them. But I have one of these and she loves that one! Not sure why, since it's nothing fancy. The way I found out was because I got her this: and she is OBSESSED lol.

u/skyblueandblack · 1 pointr/cats

Cats bury their waste by instinct, so they're technically born litter-trained. ;) You'll want to have two boxes available (if you have the room in your flat, of course). Open boxes are supposed to be way better than ones with covers, but mine actually much prefer the enclosed ones. *shrug* There's a bunch of different litter box designs, too... take a look at the selection on Amazon, if you get a chance (I recommend this one).

Some cats are much messier than others with the litter; one of mine flings pawfulls of litter out of the box. Another one of mine finishes, and races out, tracking little grains of sand as far as she can. We have litter mats in front of all the boxes, which helps a lot, but you might want to invest in a dedicated little hand-held vacuum to keep nearby.

And you'll need something for claw maintenance -- a scratching post or pad. Don't go for expensive, fancy things, because it'll need replacing periodically. I tried a bunch of different ones, but ultimately, mine prefer the cardboard ones (specifically, this one). Well, that, and one of the living room chairs. *sigh*

An adult won't be as hyper and needy as a kitten, but play is still important. A laser pointer does wonders. If you're crafty, you can make some little catnip-stuffed toys (I crocheted some little mice and things that mine love, although they usually bat them up and down the hallway around 4am).

Another thing I noticed, and others have similar stories, was that a couple of my cats would bump the water dish before drinking. Another would dip her paw in. I'm pretty sure they couldn't tell where the surface was when the water wasn't moving. I got a drinking fountain for them, which solved that, and has the added benefit of filtering the water, keeping it fresher -- and cooler (so important, here in California).

u/hipatrothfuss · 1 pointr/catcare

Definitely ask the cat sitter to hang out for at least half an hour - even if they're just watching TV it's good for the babies ot have them there (but if you're paying them they should be happy to actually play with the cats). In terms of interactive toys, my cats LOVE this. Even my grumpiest cat goes wild for that guy.

u/jwallwalrus26 · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

I actually just wrote a post on my new shiba facebook page on my top 5 shiba toys that offer great exercise and stimulation.

  1. Flirt Pole - my go to and my shiba's favorite toy, don't know where I would be without it.

  2. Kong Wobbler - great way to help them if they are fat too.

  3. Hide a treat puzzle toys - so many different types of puzzle toys to choose from!

  4. Cat toy with ball thingy - my girl loves cat toys

  5. Kong - which is pretty much universal to all dogs.
u/ladyllana · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Here is my baby Cashew, and baby Loki. I don't have any puppy pics of our chocolate lab, because we got her when she was three from my mom. But here is some of her cuteness, because I can't just leave her out!

You won't need them for bad breath right away, but we give our girls these treats. They are supposed to be really good for them! I don't know if your pup will be outside much, but this is the cot my mom has for her dogs, and it seems to be really high quality. (:

u/BwabbitV3S · 1 pointr/puppy101

You could try those mesh elevated beds that are made for outdoors or in warm climates. They are supposed to be cool and breath well.

u/oreosprinkles · 1 pointr/dogs

I think you may just need to stop giving her plush toys like u/alf3311 said. As for beds, you may just want to invest in a Kuranda bed ( for your pup, which is a common dog bed people use if their dog destroys standard beds.

u/thedirtybeagle · 1 pointr/beagle

I have three beagles. They have gotten better, but I still can't get a dog pillow to last more than a month or so. I bought [one of these beds ](The Original Elevated Pet Bed By Coolaroo - Large Brunswick Green about a month ago and not so much as a scratch on it. I think they really liked pulling the stuffing out of pillows and since there is no stuffing on this one, they aren't overly motivated to chew.

Edit: I'm on mobile. Worried the link did not post properly. Here you go, just in case

The Original Elevated Pet Bed By Coolaroo - Large Brunswick Green

u/ScullyPuppy · 1 pointr/reactivedogs

Thanks! It was very encouraging. Our discussion made me realize that there IS help out there, and that she doesn't have several of the behavior problems that would probably make me cry on a daily basis!

A few things he suggested (most of which was more obedience based):

  • Toys: I normally keep all of Scully's toys out, and she seems to get a bit bored of them. He suggested only introducing one at a time so she doesn't get too desensitized.
  • "Look at me" is going to be the biggest thing we focus on in our training. Maintaining this eye contact is going to help us in a plethora of scenarios; if she is looking at me and keeping that attention, she isn't reacting to whatever is bothering her.
  • "Place" and "Release" are also something we are going to go heavy on. I expressed how I can't be in my bedroom with the cat while she is out of the crate - he suggested we work with one of these in the house, ONLY during training. I love this idea, because she isn't going to be allowed unsupervised, out of the crate for quite some time.
  • Slip leash vs. Harness: This was a bit of a tough sell for me. We have had great success with the Easy Walk - but he only uses a 6ft slip leash in training. I actually already had, which we tried out recently - the pulling was insane. His take is that harnesses actually increase the pulling; we'll see how that goes.

    Overall, I like the approach and I'm considering hiring him. He can help us get the obedience basics down first, so she is better set up for success once we see the behaviorist. I'm scheduling her evaluation with the behaviorist in about 4 weeks.
u/svtblackie · 1 pointr/dogs

Not sure if you mean one of these

If that is it, I have that model and my dog loves it. Definitely recommend it

u/bw1870 · 1 pointr/dogs

Not sure you need anything special really. A removable cover is handy to wash it periodically. I got one from PetSmart for around $40, I think.
Mine also sleeps on a blanket, the floor, my bed, couch, etc. You should be able to give your pup a padded spot for well under a $100.
A lot of dogs like these elevated beds too. Here's one for under $30 -

u/440_Hz · 1 pointr/dogs

What about this sort of elevated dog bed?

u/Jeanlee03 · 1 pointr/service_dogs

We do not allow fake-spotting in our community as it allows in trolls. I understand your predicament in trying to get advice however. Can you tell me more about why you don't think the dog being in the kitchen is legal?

>(We live in no pet housing) I’m really struggling with my new roommate. This roommate has a “service dog”. It’s a lab. It pulls her wheelchair and pushed buttons and picks stuff up and she calls it her service dog.

If her dog is task trained, and these are tasks, and she is disabled, it is a service dog. If it's a service dog it doesn't matter if it's no pet housing. Her and her dog have a legal right to be there. Doesn't matter if you have allergies, fears, or just don't like dogs. Your own shortcomings don't take away from her rights; just as they still wouldn't if roles were reversed.

Your only options will be: (1) find a compromise you both agree on; (2) one of you concedes and let's the other have their way; (3) you move out early (don't do unless she and your landlord agree to that); (4) or, you offer cash for her keys. It's a legal way to encourage her to move out.

Everything she is doing sounds perfectly legal, even if it might annoy and disgust you. If you try to have her kicked out or throw her out it would be considered an illegal eviction and you could owe $$$$$ to her for breaking the law. Unless she's breaking the lease, which isn't the case here, unless there's more to the story, there's no other options here. It sounds like you all aren't compatible roommates.

Edit: I hope I don't come across as I'm attacking you. That's not my intention as I truly want to help. I did want to add that she's almost certainly entirely within her rights to have the dog close to her in case of emergency. The dog needs to be able to do its job, as it's the entire purpose it's there in the house with her.

I'm not sure if the hair is a problem, but that's what I'm assuming for now. I've taught my dog he can only shake on queue to avoid releasing a ton of hair into the air. We make sure to do it outside or away from anything you don't want hair in/on. Maybe you could split the cost of a cheap dog bed or mat to keep the hair off the floor. I'm case you aren't aware, they make Elevated Dog Beds that works technically even keep the dog off of the floor. If that's still not enough, there's even these dog-onesies to help keep the hair on the dog. The last one night be hard to convince her of, being as it wouldn't be fun to have to make the dog to put it on the dog to just make dinner, nor would it be fair to make the dog wear it all the time. I hope these suggestions help. If not, let me know what you are looking for to make the situation better.

u/manatee1010 · 1 pointr/dogs

I think it's okay if the bed is plush and warm. The main thing is that the dog goes cheerfully and stays there until they are released. If you do some googling, you'll find a lot of resource on this topic - how to teach it and the different ways you can use it to help manage problem behaviors.

I actually don't use a mat, I use a raised dog bed (the criteria of "stay on this thing" is a bit easier to teach on a raised bed).

For the lure vs. reward, "bribery vs. reward" probably would've been a better description for me to use. I unfortunately don't have time to type out a full response on the topic, but here's are a link that speak to what I'm referencing

Bribery vs Rewards

Setting up you're training so that you're consistently rewarding instead of bribing -- and practicing it in lots of places -- will get you much better training results, and will help break the "will only work if you show me food" habit.

u/transdermalcelebrity · 1 pointr/Pets

I couldn't tell you about heating lamps, but I have this pet heating pad for my elderly (18.5 yr old) kitty and she loves it. Spends about 95% of her day on it; she loved it immediately.

It's designed to only warm up when there's a kitty sitting on top of it. We love it.

u/renational · 1 pointr/Pets

what makes you think your cat needs a "perch" that's all in your own head. put a cup like (tall sides) warming pad bed on the floor so the cat does not get drafty, and leave her be.

mylar warmth reflector;

low watt electric;

u/auroralucero · 1 pointr/Pets

I got this one because of the amazon reviews:

It doesn't get too hot and turns off when the cat isn't sitting on it. Had it for 2 years and it still works.

u/atouchofyou · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So sorry you had to let her go. :( It's never easy, and my heart goes out to you. I will give Polly an extra cuddle for you. <3 I love that you are choosing to do something so selfless in her memory!

  1. Puppy all the way!
  2. This is my Polly-Wolly Big Bang Doodle Cat. She likes to climb on shoulders and perch there like a pirate, hence her name. I didn't post a picture of that, though, because I don't think the people in those photos would be okay with their picture on Reddit. I am also a fan of really stupid nicknames for animals. The more ridiculous it is, the more you clearly love your animal, right?
  3. My kitty would love an inclined scratching box. My furniture would also love it if she had one.

    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
u/Cassiemeow · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Reading this made me cry!! I am so sorry for your loss!!! :( :( hugs hugs hugs hugs!

I'd pick the first photo (so cute) & the trip to the groomer. Love the bows awe! ❤

These are the Pictures of my kitties.
We had to put down our family cat, Noiro last year on March 6th. It was very heartbreaking as we had him for almost 15yrs.

I lost my own first pet, Coco on April 10th 2010. Since he was the first I had of my own & first to pass away (I gotten him when I worked at the pet store and he was around 5yrs old and very aggressive but we bonded lol).

I still cry over them sometimes. =/

Kitties would love this because they love scratching ... a lot. I know they'll enjoy the cardboard feel too, it'd be different from their cat posts carpet. (:

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. This is so so so true...well for animals. I've never had a dog yet. I want to wait till I have my own place because it's way more difficult to move around in rentals that allows dogs and I refuse to ever give up a pet so it's easier to not get a dog till I can 100% know I can keep it for their whole life. (:

u/hmousley · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really really love the adorable puppy and favorite adventure day pictures!

This is my kitty, Akuma Prometheus Butters Caruso Zucati on the way back from the vet. I gave up on the carrier and just let him hang out on my shoulder (I wasn't driving!)

We are moving soon and Mr. Kitters would love a new scratcher

u/salziger · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Gimme S'More!

My favorite thing about summers in Arizona are the sunsets. Sad to say, but the smog and dust in the air makes for some pretty amazing evening skies. This would be a wonderful toy for the kittehs. Thanks very much for the contest!

u/PickanickBasket · 1 pointr/lifehacks

Double-sided sticky tape on the blinds where she can reach (temporary). Rub delicious foods or catnip on the scratching post, and scatter treats on and around them. You should have MULTIPLE posts out for them- tall ones, "loungers", wide ones. What kind of scratching posts do you have right now? We have a mixture of the cardboard ones and rope and one of these carpet ones and our cat prefers the rope and mostly ignores the cardboard, but other people swear by the other kinds, so I think some cats just have a preference. This cat house is my cat's FAVORITE thing to claw on, but she also likes her lounger which can be easily mounted to the wall instead of we wanted to switch things up.

u/acciocorinne · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ohhhh this cat scratcher would be amazing--my cat would just love it :) It's on my kitty wishlist. Glitter :)

u/DivisionBell_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

For your viewing pleasure, [a T-rex with Nifty Nabbers roaring victoriously in front of an erupting volcano, a la MS Paint] (

T-rexy would love a [scratching post] ( for rex-cat!

u/LadyOops · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

this is what i want for my kitties.

and this is so super cool

u/nerdalertdirt · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really need a cat scratching post. We just got a new leather couch that I'm worried my cat will scratch up. I want to give him plenty of other places to do that. :P

u/NoLockedThreadsBot · 1 pointr/NoLockedThreads

Original post: I was in tehran(capital of iran) and saw this in front of a coffee shop. The waiter explained: “ we tried to take him home with us but he would just escape and come back here so we made him a little bed and give him food and water daily and when it’s cold he’ll just sleep inside the shop”


Author: Kasia_Kalon Body: Awww they gave him a little scratching post too. He probably considers the coffee shop his home and that's why he always goes back. No place like home!

Author: gorcorps Body: We have the same scratcher (we call it the kitty couch) and they LOVE it. It gets teared to shreds, slept on, then replaced so it can start all over again.

Author: ReleaseTheKraken72 Body: We have the same one too! Out of all their scratching posts, this is by far their most favourite they have ever had!!

Author: RedcoatsWife Body: Can I have the name of said scratching post please? I need a good one so bad for my very weird, picky cat.

Author: Whatamensch Body: Might be this? Catit Style Scratcher with Catnip - Jungle-Stripe Lounge

Author: MaritMonkey Body: My cat's mostly grown out of scratching stuff, but at one point we were going through those things weekly so we started cutting ~2" strips of cardboard and gluing them together into a plank (like this). If I had it around I'd sprinkle catnip between the "boards." If you also suffer from an overabundance of spare cardboard in your life, this could be a budget solution. :D

Author: TrimiPejes Body: On a sidenote, how is Teheran? Always wanted to visit

Author: krkzrm Body: I was actually worried about visiting but it was actually pretty great. It’s really big and populated and it can be kinda confusing and the transportation system is not the best but it was a good experience overall

Author: TrimiPejes Body: Thx bro

Author: LlamaramaDingdong86 Body: Are foreign women required to wear a hijab or can I go bare haired?

Author: Seskapill Body: Women must cover their hair while outdoors, but it's not extreme like in SA, you can leave some hair out of the front (see these for example)

Author: LlamaramaDingdong86 Body: Thanks for the good answer with pictures.

Author: MM__21 Body: Actually those examples are not exactly accurate. You have a high chance of getting arrested if you show that much hair. Maybe like an inch or three. Either way, you should still go! Amazing food and places to see. Edit: Some people have pointed out it is fine, so wear it how you want I guess. But people I know usually cover most of their hair when they visit to avoid getting in trouble. Edit #2: Looks like things have changed from how I remember it, so you probably wont get arrested.

Author: LlamaramaDingdong86 Body: Based on travel shows like No Reservations, it seems we all have more in common than media and government leads us to think. The common people of any given country are more alike and peaceful towards each other than their political leaders. I have dreams of making enough money to travel to very far away places like Iran. One day.

Author: samdavi Body: They’re waaay more lenient on foreign women than Iranian women. The pictures are pretty accurate.

Author: Tark1nn Body: french but talks about women's role in Iran, definitely not what we think it is.

Author: alikh1010 Body: It’s crowdy, big and beautiful. I live in Tehran so ask me if you need any information.

Author: pedoreus Body: Salam azizam.

Author: Oirammario12345 Body: Azizam salam

Author: krkzrm Body: Doset darm asheqetam vasalam

Author: pedoreus Body: Man ye irani hastam vali to soed. Teheran Che khabar?


u/glass_tangerine · 1 pointr/cats

Omg she's beautiful. Never seen a kitty quite like that.

If you care about your furniture get scratching posts or cardboard cat scratchers.

That's a cheap one from amazon.

If she scratches something show her the scratcher and scratch it yourself a few times.

Also cats hate the feel of tin foil so tape it anywhere she starts scratching to break the habit.

A lot of cats respond well to high perches. It let's them feel safe because they see everything going on. If you sense agression or mistrust, make more perches.

u/do_you_realise · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

Thanks for the reply. For horizontal scratchers we've been trying to get her to use doormats that we've already got throughout the house. She seemed happy to scratch them, and we've already got them, so I figured let's try to convince her to use those rather than buy another piece of cat furniture which she might never look at (like the scratching post)

The issue just seems to be the differentiation; she just wants to scratch wherever she's currently standing, regardless of whether it's a "good" or "bad" place to scratch.

By cardboard ones do you mean something like this?

u/spencmm · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Screw it I'm going to try a couple of these cat scratching things. Less of a ball ache than cutting all that cardboard down to fit and even trying to glue it. The catnip comes in a separate baggie so I'll just toss that. I'll post something if it's any good

u/Tyzan · 1 pointr/DIY

My cats were doing the same thing but I got these cardboard cat scratchers and they don't scratch the carpet anymore, just these things. Otherwise even if you fix it the cat will just scratch again

u/flyingfresian · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

That one! It's a scratching toy :)

u/Threatlvlmidnight___ · 1 pointr/cats

Have you tried a cardboard scratching board, kind of like this ?

One of my girls refuses to use normal scratching posts but loves those and also uses a post that was handmade and has cardboard squares around it. Could be a texture thing for your kitty, too

u/watsoned · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

They got this one here! It's kind of big but my mom wanted to have room for everyone. And they LOVE it.

u/allworkbizness · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

We bought this monster castle from Amazon. It's $120 now but I think we paid $99 at the time. Well worth it at either price. 2 cats, and the both love it. Gets them high off the ground, out of dog range. Huge. You need a good 3x3 spot for it at least.

u/CourtingEvil · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

When I got my new job, I ended up having to leave my kittens with my parents. I had never left them for more than 48 hours at that point, so it's been really hard being without them. Every time I come home to visit them, I buy them a present to make it as happy an occasion as possible.

Last time I went home to visit them, I bought them this cat tree in blue (pics). The time before that, I bought them this bed.

Kitten appeasement

u/flyguysd · 1 pointr/funny

You got the wrong one. Got this thing a year ago and it's the best quality one I've ever seen.

u/Talon125 · 1 pointr/cats

Super cheap on amazon hey? $100 including shipping. The thing is massive.

Or if you like blue

u/vannah08510 · 1 pointr/cats

Let her into your room! She'll be much happier with more space. I highly recommend having a cat tree or two in your place. Give her a box to hide in. Or even try one of these out!

KOJIMA Shark Round House Puppy Bed with Pet Bed Mat, Small to Medium (Gray, Small)

Don't prevent her from hiding, but do challenge her once in a while to be comfortable in different rooms and open spaces.

Try the toy distraction on your 2 year old cat. That's what I meant. If she's showing aggression, it's one of the best ways to distract her from the cat who's more shy.

Make sure the new cat isn't doing anything to provoke your 2 year old cat. If she is, that behavior will need to be adjusted before the 2 year old cat can be comfortable with her.

100% agree on the tuna. If you'd like to learn about cat nutrition, I highly recommend for its active forums and articles on feline nutrition (they can also give great input on behaviors)

Here are two nutrition articles to get you started:

You'll find that grain free high protein wet/raw foods are best for your babies as unlike people and even dogs, cats are obligate carnivores. (Here is some of that science: )
My recommendation is making a small trip to an independent pet food store (not petco, petsmart, or even pet supplies plus) Take a look on yelp for good ones in your area. (Just search for pet food stores) If there are none, try They sell all sorts of pet foods (you can filter by grain free) The forums on thecatsite are very good in terms of discussion of different commercial and home-made food options. (As you might be able to tell, I've done a lot of my own research!)

But yes. You are correct. Plain tuna does not contain the amount of Taurine (that's just one or the major ones) cats need to thrive. Fish generally is something you should stray from due to high mercury content and addictiveness. (Dry food is also very addictive and contributes most to obesity, digestive issues, UTIs, urinary crystals, and more)

And good! Yes, be creative in your ways to distract her! If she's not enjoying her favorite toy, try a new one. (Cats love Da'Bird and similar long (~3 ft) fishing pole type toys. ) Check out these links.

GoCat Da Bird Rod and Feather Cat Toys, Assorted Colors

Cats really jump for these types of long fishing pole toys that use feathers or other fur like parts. I do recommend always having a handy supply of strong duct tape to fix minor issues and strengthen the parts of well-used toys. (I had to tightly reinforce the end of the rod that connects to the string so the end piece holding the string wouldn't come off)

Petmate Jackson Galaxy Cat Crawl Solid Tunnel, Green/Orange

Great space for stalking and hiding during play

Nature In Hand Cat Play House with Catnip and Scratcher (Cat Scratching House)

Triple function hide, stealth play, and cardboard scratcher. I have one that my cat loves! You can sometimes find seasonal looking ones on clearance at local pet stores (I have a gingerbread xmas themed one that I got on clearance for half the price on amazon) Cardboard scratchers, to me, are a must. Whether it's something like this or just by itself.

Nano Robotic Cat Toy (White/Blue)

This one is great if you have hard wood or tile floors. Otherwise, pass.

The idea here is to give them more enrichment, hide space, and ways to play.

That said, having more vertical space is also a really good idea.

You know how cat trees (especially the 6 ft ones) are like 200 dollars at pet stores?
Check this out:

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 50W x 26L x 72H, Beige

BestPet CT-9073 Cat Tree Scratcher Play House Condo Furniture Toy, 73-Inch, Beige

You can find more on amazon. Groupon or eBay are also good sources. Your cats will be more comfortable if they can observe their territory from a high place rather than hiding behind a toilet. I really do think it would help give them more confidence. You could even install cat shelves on your walls if you want to. But a cat tree(or two!) goes a long way!

Give them their own favorite places to occupy so that they are better able to share their space.

u/baethan · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

I'll link you the ones I've had that I can find...

The go pet 72" tree has been our longest lasting one, looks to be $77. It has the stupid ramps, but overall is a pretty good design imo. My cats have not been interested in the lower "condo", but one does use the upper condo.

This is our most recently bought tree, the armarkat 74", which I don't recommend. It's not sturdy: the base is very small, and the two posts in the top half are right on top of each other.

I'll hunt around and see if I can find the model one of our cats peed on found it! It was also an armarkat. If you look at the picture, see that platform on the lower right, with short post and mini platform on it? Yeah that cracked in half pretty fast, it's only supported on one side. One of my cats also peed in the hammock, but she really loved sleeping in it until then.

u/tuxzedo · 1 pointr/funny

FUCKKKK I have one on the way from amazon RN. But the reviews are pretty good I also read to put some wood glue under all the parts that you can and under the boxes to make it more durable.

u/the_dropout_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These are all super similar to cat trees I've made:

Window hammocks are also pretty swell. And you can buy grass patches online!! If you decided to do a cat tree (which will give you lots of options for height and hidey holes) make it yourself!! Store bought ones are generally crap. All you need is PVC pipe, nails, boards, and carpet scraps (which can often be gotten for supa cheap at carpet installation places)

u/HeroinChic1 · 1 pointr/funny

So is the downvoted guy right here or not? I happened to buy a cat tree from Amazon like 2 days ago lol. RUH ROH.

Edit: oh btw I got this one. Great reviews so surely it's fine. And my dad is a builder so that'll help lol. :)

u/MoriSummer · 1 pointr/AnimalsBeingJerks

They're pretty sturdy boards. Very heavy.

On my phone, don't know how to format that. But that's what I bought. It actually arrived in four days. Crazy.

u/rabidstoat · 1 pointr/cats

I'm a fan too. I and several friends have this big bad boy, but they have smaller ones too. Actually, I have a smaller one of theirs upstairs and the bigger one downstairs. They aren't the most stylish but they get the job done.

Mine have stood up pretty well. The smaller one is a bit less steady than the bigger one, probably because it has a smaller base compared to height. It also probably wasn't put together as well.

I wouldn't call them the sturdiest of cat trees, though. Mine have held up relatively fine, except that the sisal has come unwrapped on one of the posts. And though the mice-on-a-string on mine have held up surprisingly well despite getting beat up routinely, most everyone else I know have had their mice strings break from cat abuse.

Still, they're my favorite, they are relatively cheap for the size and my cats seem to love leaping about them. They are second only to window perches for things that my cats enjoy.

u/grewapair · 1 pointr/pics

This was quite possibly the best thing I ever bought my cat. It heats up when the cat lies on it, shuts off otherwise.

u/cyanpineapple · 1 pointr/mainecoons

PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge (Walnut Brown)

Our cats are just obsessed with it. One of them is very protective of it; this is like the one thing in the house that he's decided is HIS, so he lays on it when he wants to be left alone. Considering you never know if your cats will like something you buy, it's surprising when you get two of them to agree so much.

u/Shufflebuzz · 1 pointr/Pets

We adopted two kittens from a litter of seven, born to a barn cat, who had no human contact until about 8-weeks old.

The male came around quickly. The female, however, would just hiss and run away.

Here are a few things that have helped:

I got my tablet, sat on the floor with a "husband pillow" and played YouTube videos of cats meowing. She came over to investigate the sound and sat on my lap. It was like magic. I can't explain it. My hypothesis is that the sound reminded her of being with the rest of her litter and maybe she thought I was her momma?

Try to avoid making direct eye contact. I guess it's a sign of aggression. When you do reach out to pet her, bring your hand from the side or behind. Reaching toward her head from the front or above can be perceived as an act of aggression.

Next step: get her to sit on the couch with us.
We have a large cardboard lounger she likes to sit on. This one. So I bought a smaller one that would fit on the couch between us. Then we bribed her with treats to get her on there with us.

The couch/lounger thing has taken a while, but now she jumps up there on her own, waiting for us to join her on the couch for dinner and TV.

She still doesn't like to be picked up or held. Next on my to-do list is to get her to sit on my lap.

u/LadyVanya · 1 pointr/PetBehavior

The cat sounds like it's bored and has pent up energy. Pets are like little toddlers: If you dont entertain them, they will do it themselves and it can be destructive at times. Here are some things you can help redirect and expand say energy:


Perches/things to climb/scratch

These are just some ideas. Also go to your local pet store. If the cat doesn't like the new toy, usually they will let you return the toy for a full refund.

u/skyrocker_58 · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

I got one of these: PetFusion about 3 years ago and my cat hasn't lost interest in it yet. In fact we got a kitten about a year and a half ago and he started using it immediately. Well worth the money and seems like it will last at least another 3-4 years.

u/likewh0aa · 1 pointr/cats

My cat loves sisal posts but won't touch cardboard apparently! I bought her this fancy scratcher 2 months ago and she's only scratched it like twice lol


The reviews rave about how their cats love to scratch it and are laying on it all the time. My cat never does either. But she loves playing with toys in the holes so atleast its not a total waste :p

u/catnamedbasil · 1 pointr/IFseniorclass

My dogs love their bed by Bessie and Barnie. It's so damn expensive (think about 125) but it's got a washable cover and it's super luxe. [see website here] (

[Favorite treats] (

Also we got a [KitNipBox] ( and also the dogs love a [BarkBox] (

[Cats fave scratcher] ( This thing lasts around 6 months! Love it so much.

And if I may state, I do love our Roomba. It's pet related right?
*edit to add pure Roomba love ;)

u/auditory · 1 pointr/cats

In my experience, cats kind of do what they want but you can do some things to curb their behavior. If he likes catnip, you can put catnip in the places you want him to go. Also, you might find it beneficial to get him some more places that are "his" like a cat tree and a laydown scratcher. My cat is partial to this one and will lie in it all the time.

The key to getting him to know that you don't really want to hang out is to humanely give him signals that cats understand to say "hey don't get in my space." Yelling, setting him down somewhere else or scolding won't work because cats down understand that. You can try things like blowing air in his direction if he's on your lap, or get a squirt bottle to mist water at him if he's somewhere you don't like. Make sure it's a mist, and not a directed nozzle squirt.

As an aside, you should probably talk to your GF about this.

Hope this helps, good luck.

u/million_dollar_heist · 1 pointr/cats

Try getting one like this one, this one or this one

Using catnip or catnip oil will make it more attractive to her. I can't guarantee that she'll never scratch the furniture, but most cats prefer things like this that have a better texture for scratching.

Owning two cats is really in many ways easier than owning one. They become lower maintenance. Of course you have to spend slightly more time feeding, cleaning the litterbox, grooming etc, but the cats are happeir, better behaved, and much more pleasant to spend time with, which in my opinion is worth the small amount of extra effort.

u/jacob_the_snacob · 1 pointr/u_jacob_the_snacob


make sure to check out the pictures in the customer reviews section:

u/purebredginger · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi!!!! I'm PBG and not a lot of people know that I was supposed to be a twin! I guess there were two embryos, but the other one stopped developing after the first trimester. Thank God, right?

I love love love my cats and I think they would love this sunny seat window cat bed thing. Ezra loves to sit in the sun and I bet he would just love it =)

u/XxChompahxX · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I need a place for my pet Iguana to hang out!

I took a sip of something poison, but I'll hold on tight

thanks for the contest! :)

u/punchyourbuns · 1 pointr/cats


I bought it off but that's the model on the .com site.

u/Keryy · 1 pointr/cats

On amazon! Both my cats loves it! My other cat is 17lbs and the hammock is holding up great :)

Oster Sunny Seat Window Cat Bed

u/ghuhytg · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

If you're home all day, do you play with her much? My cats are always less irritating if I make them play for at least 15 minutes a day.

She probably just wants to inspect that room. Did she have regular access to it before the baby came? Does baby's room have a nice window?

If it's a window thing I would try making other windows in the house a more appealing place for her to hang. Add a suction bed or something.

u/MLM35 · 1 pointr/tuckedinkitties

Let me know if this link works!

u/rachelrad · 1 pointr/Wishlist

Yes, /u/drusual is a super swell guy!

Yes, isn't it awesome?! It is made very well and is super sturdy!

I bet your kitty loves it!

Ahhh, thank youuu!

u/bitchnumber24 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you have a place for it, this is pretty awesome. I have one and it's so adorable to me when I see my kitty laying on it the sun. Had to take it down for the winter though because the only spot we could put it doesnt get much sun this time of year ^^;

u/S4MPL3S · 1 pointr/aww

They are only $15 on amazon

u/MCubb · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here's a Removable, door-mounted climber!

And a Suction cup, window-mounted ledge. I've seen loads of pictures of cats who just love that one!

Thanks for the contest!

u/MeishkaD · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am so very sorry for your loss. He looks like such a sweetie, and a total Teddy Bear. It's amazing how some of the biggest dogs can be some of the sweetest. Here is an album of my beasties.

I know my kitties would love one of these. Thank you for the contest.

u/welt_schmerz16 · 1 pointr/bipolar

Glad you took your meds. I find a consistent dosing schedule really does help so I try to do mine with an alarm. Back when I was on BC pills I was religious about taking those on time, I kept them on my bedside table, lol.

My kitty is such a dork, he can't really do walks because he wants to eat all of the grass. If I let him he will eat himself sick. He got shut outside when we were bringing in groceries one night and I ran out about an hour later in a panic just KNOWING he would be gone or my a-hole neighbors dog would have hurt him, but no, he's eating grass ten feet from the door and purring.

I bought him a little contraption on Amazon this 'window mounted cat bed' and it helps him accept that he doesn't always get to go outside. It does come unstuck and dump him out sometimes, so I wouldn't set it up on a high window.

He loves our bed too. He's figured out that he can pull the corner of the fitted sheet off and lay directly on the gel mattress cover when he's hot.

I try to only open the doors if I have pants on, because my yard has 0 privacy (yay fences are expensive) and he bolts right for the garden beds that are like twenty five feet from the door. My neighbors front door is parallel to my back porch and he smokes outside a lot so it's kind of awkward anyway.

However I have gone out at one in the morning to loudly but fairly politely ask my other neighbors to quiet down because it was one in the fracking morning and their music was vibrating my brain. They were nice and turned it off and moved inside, proooobabbly because they thought I was a little crazy with my bed head skull pj pants. Oh well. :D

u/marmosetohmarmoset · 1 pointr/Pets

I really don't know about the door problem, but if you think a cat tree would help then I recommend getting something like this:

It gives your cat something to climb up and lie on but doesn't take up any floor space and isn't heavy. You could get a few of them for different heights.

u/stresseddonuts · 1 pointr/Calgary

I bought my cat tree on eBay for pretty cheap (I have a small cat though, so don’t have to worry as much about really good stability). I also recently bought a couple of things on amazon since I don’t have a lot of time to play with my cat. Window bed: and Door toy:

u/miriah15 · 1 pointr/SiberianCats

I got this one three years ago and it’s holds my 14lb Siberian no problem. Suction cups do a great job

u/tisaconundrum · 1 pointr/ofcoursethatsathing

X (in case you want it)

u/kyoukoku · 1 pointr/cats

Here's the product's Amazon US & UK pages.

There's plenty of reviews there so you should be able to decide from those. I suspect it's more form over function judging from the wide ranging opinions.

u/audionaught · 1 pointr/vinyl

Found it here! My cat would love one too!

u/eternalpancakes · 1 pointr/funny
u/moxiecontin714 · 1 pointr/BestOfAmazonPets

You're supposed to link to the Amazon listing and include the price with shipping.

Edit: $27.20

u/val319 · 1 pointr/Eyebleach

Actually many posts aren't even wood. I've had 15-25 lb cats end up with Eiffel towers because the posts are cardboard and plastic. I called to buy a replacement and was told it was $20. I ended up getting round wood posts (cutting and drilling holes) and untreated sisal rope and wrapped it. I like the velvet fabric. I hate sherpa. I upgraded to 2 nicer ones at Christmas. She loves the one and doesn't care much for the second one. There are reasonable ones on Amazon. This one was nice but you can't remove the ladder (it won't be stable). Go Pet Club 62-Inch Cat Tree the top post is plastic and cardboard and will have to be replaced if you have a big cat later. The basket was good to hold toys.

u/ownagebyte · 1 pointr/funny

I just got the same one for our little one and she LOVES it. When she sleeps in the little bed the cat in the main video jumps from, is the sweetest.

Obligatory picture of her

u/Legirion · 1 pointr/Blep

If you're curious, I own this one

Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo Furniture Beige Color

u/DiscoKittie · 1 pointr/childfree

This is honestly the best way to stop being CF! I have fur babies myself and they are great.

Make sure she has something to claw and climb on, or she will claw your furniture. I have one kind of like this, and one of these. They help a lot. If you can't afford them, there are alternatives. :) And lots of toys. Things they can bat around, ones that look like fishing poles, that kind of thing.

Good luck!! Post pictures!!

u/ColonelBewbs · 1 pointr/StartledCats

I got it on Amazon actually, the boyfriend and I had fun putting it together.

Bought it "used" for cheaper but got it looking like new.

P.s. sorry about the late response I logout of my account to change what might I see on the front page.

u/Thorikon · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here is my story. I have 12 cats, and they are the most awesome valentines because they us even when we are sick. I'd love to get them this:

I wanted to share the below product from with you

Also, here's a cool pic of our #1 dude, Elvis!


u/weffey · 1 pointr/blog

I do! They are kitty cots. Both my cats have wrestled on a single one and it stayed attached no problem. I think the beige things they are laying on are standing pads or something like that to make it a little less static-ee (not that that's really possible here, but I can try).

I should note that on a "fat" day Willow comes in at just over 7lbs, and Milo's usually around 10.5lbs. They're not exactly chubby kitties.

u/FunkyRutabaga · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

How about a Kitty Cot? Couldn't find them on the Australian site, though...

I think every cat should have a tunnel, because they're so cute when they take a running leap straight through them!

The kitties at my local shelter love this sort of thing, but UGH money. This one isn't as fancy, but it's cheaper!

Since you said rent friendly, I'm assuming these are a bit out of price range, but Funky Cat has some of the cutest scratching posts I've seen.

u/strangewoops · 1 pointr/blackcats

Yes of course! I got the window perch bed on amazon (here's a link!) and then put a soft cat bed-type pad on top. He spends hours in it every day. :)

u/OakTeach · 1 pointr/cats

Get her one of those cat feeder toy things. My friend with formerly bored/insane city cats swears by these kinds of things.

u/justanotherkatlady · 1 pointr/cats

Would a slow feeder toy be a possibility? I let my cats forage food out of one and it's legit just sit and use one paw to get the food out.

This is pretty much my cat arsenal. Not sure if these will work with your man but figured i'd put them out there. I also buy cat sticks for them to chew on but usually you have to supervise them because big chunks get chewed off.

Links: Slow Feeder Toy Springs. Cat Wand. Wand Attachments. Wand Attachments 2. String Wand. Tower Feeder

u/akiyineria · 1 pointr/cats

Is it this feeder? I've used it when my cats were kittens and we were free-feeding. This allowed both our cats to eat their fill. They've both mellowed out and learned to share both dry and wet food so we don't have to worry as much anymore, but maybe the feeder will help!

u/HungryErbertHS · 1 pointr/aww

Thanks! That's a cat tree for special treats. Here's the Amazon link:
Catit Senses 2.0 Food Tree

u/Jcmonnett · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

I had the same issue with my cat eating a lot and puking afterwards. My other cat never had this issue. I bought them a CatIT Food Tree and it really helped slow them down and also keeps them busy!



So far it has been working great for me with the occasional puking here or there from hairballs. Not so much from Food anymore.

u/socialpronk · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Little off topic, if your cat is throwing up regularly and not due to any specific medical issue it's often just from eating too fast. I scatter kibble across the floor, or put it in a food dispenser, to slow them down. The Petsafe Fishbowl, a cut open tennis ball, Busy Buddy Twist and Treat, or similar food toy. Or there are neat towers like this one that my cats love.

u/sluttylunalovegood · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

My cat loves this toy. He plays with it independently so he is much less needy when I get home from work. Cat towers also keep cats occupied because they love to climb. You can also keep him entertained with a feeding puzzle like this one. You seem to have a good play schedule, but maybe your cat just needs more mental stimulation! I understand you need to respect your roommates space, so hopefully adding some of these things into the cats life will help!

u/ichosethis · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sharks eat fish (when they're not befriending them) just like german penguins, though sharks are probably much messier about it! (they eat german penguins too, but I don't want to upset you)

Ich liebe Pinguine.

u/neonKow · 1 pointr/TrollXFunny

> I've been going back and forth over something like this

But...but..that's not shaped like a shark at all.

u/vonderporke · 1 pointr/cats

Grey Shark Bed for Small Cat Dog Cave Bed Removable Cushion,waterproof Bottom Most Lovely Pet House Gift for Pet

Hopefully the link above works. I bought it on Amazon for $12.55. My cats absolutely love it.

u/SkySeaSkySeaaaa · 1 pointr/Wishlist

They make beds in shark shape so it looks like your pet is being eaten. Kitties are the only thing keeping me cheered up lately.

I think it's time to go on another news fast. It always makes me feel guilty, like I'm shirking my duty to be an informed citizen. But I need to focus on other things, like finding a job and being able to sleep at night, and I'm just feeling buried in sadness and worry.

Let's news fast for a week. If the end times arrive we can go out looking surprised!

u/ntsp00 · 1 pointr/Pets

Luckily I just typed this out for someone in another thread! I have a strategy that has worked 3 times before. I had 2 cats already, acclimated a 3rd permanent and have since acclimated 2 fosters (one was here for 9 months, the other 5):

  1. Choose a bedroom that will be the 3 year old's (preferably the one you sleep in). This bedroom will be closed at all times, the 3 year old will be restricted to this bedroom at all times and the other cat is not allowed in. This is now the 3 year old's territory. As she spreads her scent around she will grow more confident (which is a necessity if you want her to get along with another cat). This room should obviously have its own litter box and food/water bowls.

  2. Put the 2 cats on the same feeding schedule. Do not change either diet at this time, continue feeding them the same food(s) they're used to. Feed both cats on either side of the door as much as you can. Food is a positive interaction, this is to start building positive associations with each other now that they each have a space of their own.

  3. After at least one week has passed (please don't bother trying to rush the cats, just let time do its thing) put up a pet gate. I have this one that's $10 at Walmart. Yes, the cats can jump over it but they typically won't because they both know the other side is another cat's space. And if they do jump over you should be immediately putting them back on their own side. The gate should be up 24/7, when you are home. If you leave for any reason take the gate down and close the door. Continue feeding them next to the doorway, the gate now allows them to see each other when they eat instead of just smelling. If you have treats you can also hand them out by the gate for another positive interaction.

  4. After another week has gone by you can test the waters by taking down the gate. Only under constant supervision, of course. One of the cats will probably start exploring the other space while the other watches. If there is any negative behavior be sure not to punish the cats. They will associate any negative behavior from you with the other cat. Positive talking and petting only. If things go well, great! You should still separate them into the appropriate rooms when you're not there until another week goes by without issue. Continue feeding them in the same place, remember no changes during this process. You want the 3 year old to still have her complete "safety room" whenever she wants. At night separate the cats as well into the appropriate rooms (3 year old = bedroom, other cat = rest of the apartment). If there were any negative behaviors beyond a little hissing, put the gate back up and just continue #3. Some cats take longer, some shorter. Doing this 3 times I know exactly how long it takes for my cats to warm-up to other cats, 2 of them just a week but the 3rd is very defensive and needs the full 3 weeks before she's on "speaking terms" with a new cat.

    Cats are very particular about their space and other cats entrenching on it. Cats going into new environments also need to build up their confidence by having a space of their own. Both cats will be very defensive at first because of this which is why such slow introductions are necessary.

    My 3rd permanent cat was adopted from a shelter at 2 years old, she spent her entire life there from when she was just 6 weeks. She is still fearful and skittish but getting better every day. Under the bed was her safety zone for the entire first 2 weeks. I just gave her the time she needed and all the affection I could. She eventually outgrew the "safety room" and now her favorite place is in the living room. The best tips I can probably give you for a skittish cat is to make sure they have access to everything in a comfortable space for them. Right now, it's the bedroom for your 3 year old. After this process is over she may pick a different place like what my cat did. It's a great idea to make sure she has a litter box and food/water nearby. My cat also has her own bed in the corner, she's the only one that likes beds so I think it has to do with feeling protected (it has sides like this one, I'm upgrading it so it has a roof too like this one.

    I hope this helps, if you have any questions feel free to ask!
u/gingysnap · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really want this cat bed off my house/pets wishlist! My cats don't currently have a cat bed, so I'm sure they would find it entertaining. AND LOOK AT IT, IT'S SO CUTE. (MRW) I have a super fat kitten that would look adorable being eaten by a shark hanging out in this cat bed. And it has free shipping and pretty good reviews, so that's cool!

Thanks for the contest opportunity :)

u/bluecarebear · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have 2 new kitties and I really want to get them a bed each. So the only thing I've been saving up for on my wishlist is this cute shark bed. It's only $10.28 right now, so I should be able to get them next paycheck...but to be gifted them would be even better. Here's my kitties!!!

u/kidabear0414 · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

Double sided tape is a great deterrent for scratching, they sell large strips at pet stores for this purpose. Tinfoil or orange scented cat safe deterrent may also work. My cat loves scratching her ripple rug which would be the closest in to a normal rug (its a bit pricey but it will last forever).

u/nut_conspiracy_nut · 1 pointr/Libertarian

> I haven't read the Entrepreneur Magazine article

You probably should have.

> hopefully you won't waste a bunch of money an idea someone else with better resources can make for cheaper.

No, the deal is this - the entrepreneur was selling his rugs for $40 a piece on Amazon while others were buying his rug and immediately re-selling it on ebay for $60.

> real entrepreneurship is not susceptible to arbitrage

No true Scotsman?

> some idiots cut some holes in old door rugs and had delusions of becoming the fulfilled prophecy of cat toys.

Yeah you should have read the article.

It is actually selling like hot cakes on Amazon. The price went up to $44 now.

"#1 Best Seller in Cat Bed Mats"

u/flhacnt311 · 1 pointr/bengalcats

Out Bengal has also taken a while to warm up. He was like you described for a good few months. He’s getting better and let’s me pick him up for a little while now and likes to snuggle us when we are sleeping and he knows it safe. I also reached out to this community in the beginning and got a lot of good advice. This breed just takes longer to warm up than most. They’re hyper vigilant. Lots of treats has helped ours to trust us more.

And a random thought on something we bought him that he LOVES. The ripple rug. He can play in it but it also has all these holes so he can hide in it and feel safe. Or when he’s tired he sleeps on it. He’s obsessed with it.

u/flightgirl1 · 1 pointr/cats

My cat also likes scratching the carpet. We also have many scratching pads/posts but he likes the rug. We gave him a small rug of his own that he plays under and likes to scratch.

I want to get him this:

Most of these are also good scratchers:

Oh and thanks for not considering declawing the cat!! Sorry if this doesn't really answer your question.

u/critterwool · 1 pointr/cats

Please do not yell at your cat or spray your cat with water it will not teach it a thing and it will only confuse it and teach it to be afraid of you.

Increase one on one play time with your cat to get some energy out. Use a variety of toys and rotate them. Some tried-and-true favorites...
This is such a simple toy and a very cheap so order several as they are an add-on item and they’re great to have around in every room because kitties seem to always enjoy them whether it’s dangled from the air or drug along the ground for chasing.
Cat Dancer 101 Cat Dancer Interactive Cat Toy

Order natural peacock feathers off of Amazon for a super fun game with your kitty. The first time my girl are saw one she literally stood up on her hind legs walking across the floor trying to get out it. When you want to get the feather away pull it straight back toward you and it will slip through their claws and teeth. Eventually the quill will break from play so it's good to get a pack of them, they are not very expensive.
ALL in ONE 20pcs Natural Peacock Tail Feather

SnugglyCat The Ripple Rug - Made in USA - Cat Activity Play Mat - Thermal Base -Fun Interactive Play - Training - Scratching - Bed Mat My girl goes crazy for this one every time. Dangle a peacock feather or anything else outside some of the holes when your kitty hides in the rug and you’ll see little arms reaching out of holes all over the place it is hilarious and loads of fun.

Your kitty is a lifelong companion so please take a little time to make the most of that relationship and read this book by Jackson Galaxy- The cat daddy himself.

Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

u/Kallistrate · 1 pointr/massage

If you can't afford a massage therapist, I strongly recommend looking up "prehab"/stretching videos from physical therapists on Instagram or YouTube to see what you're doing in your day-to-day life that might be aggravating or even creating the problems in your shoulder and back. The very best a massage chair is going to ever do is provide temporary relief, and possibly only while you're in the chair. If you don't want to spend your life with consistent or worsening discomfort, you need to invest either the time or the money or both into addressing it before it progresses or before bad habits become deeply ingrained.

I see so many clients who think they can "fix" a long-standing issue with a visit to a chiropractor or a fancy gadget, but I have yet to see one who had that work. Chiropractors can yank a bone into a different position, but it's the muscles that are pulling the bone into a painful place, and since those aren't getting addressed, it goes right back to where it was. Most massage/PT gadgets are designed for efficiency of treatment in addition to massage/PT, not stand-alone quick-fixes, so while they can provide a general sense of relief, it's rarely going to address a specific issue without educated use.

Almost every client I see that didn't have a direct cause of injury (car crash, bad landing in a sport, etc) has pain as a result of repeated bad body positioning during the day, whether that be extended sitting in a chair, holding a "light" iPad in the air to read, or driving for long periods of time. The fact of the matter is, your body is really good at adapting to whatever you do the most, so if you don't break up your day into a variety of activities, it shapes itself around the main activity until it isn't able to do anything else without discomfort. I would look at your behavior throughout the day and try to notice when you feel the discomfort the most, and then look at what you're doing when that happens. You can do that for free, and making changes there will help a lot more than any gadgets you can buy.

As for the cats, I've trained mine not to scratch the furniture, in part by offering them more satisfying scratching surfaces nearby (this gets a lot of use in my home), and I try to keep their claws trimmed, but with cats, eventually every fabric in the home is going to develop a hole or snag somewhere. I don't know of any covers that are specifically made for massage chairs, but I'm sure you could have one custom-made. The issue I would see is that if it's thick enough to protect what's below from cat claws, it's probably thick enough to muffle whatever benefit you get from the chair.

u/Realworld · 1 pointr/funny

K&H Manufacturing EZ Mount Window Bed

u/brbinatree · 1 pointr/torties

Lol Thank you! It's called a 'Window Bed' and I got it on Amazon! Here is the link!

u/mariambier · 1 pointr/cats

K&H Pet Products EZ Mount Window Bed Kitty Sill Green 27" x 11"

Yes it’s from Amazon- only 20.91! Looks nicer than the photo, has a gray wool-like pad inside. Tried a few cat beds but our kitten seems to love to spy on neighbors and sleep in here.

u/surfdad67 · 1 pointr/u_surfdad67

K&H Pet Products EZ Mount Window Bed Kitty Sill Green 27" x 11"

u/s8l · 0 pointsr/funny

Its on amazon

u/missmurrr · 0 pointsr/Pets
  1. not sure what to suggest, but maybe try picking her up and bringing her to bed for cuddles? i'm pretty lucky, and my cat just sleeps with me until i get up or does his own thing.

  2. sprinkle some catnip on her scratching posts! a water bottle to break her habit of scratching the couch. you can also get anti-kitty scratching furniture tape,