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Would you use this on your cat(s)?

post #1 of 20
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Would you use these on your cat?

Someone on another site I post on has a pet section and they asked if there was a device on the market to "page" your cat. He said his cat keeps getting in small areas like closets and such and goes crazy thinking the cat escaped only to find it curled up in some small spot after searching and worrying for hours.

So another poster posted this:http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/ca.../sku__SI676FUN

That seems kind of interesting. The device could be hooked on the color and you could page your cat

Do you think you would use this? What do you think the pros or cons would be?

I would think at first they might get scared but I think they may get used to it after awhile.

What do ya think? I mean this might really come in handy for cats that have gotten outside by accident or lost cats.

hmm I have eight cats and there are eight pagers...hmmm
post #2 of 20
I think cats like to be able to go hide and curl up in a ball somewhere. That's just their natural instinct to do. Why would we take this away from them?

The way I see it is: As long as you keep your doors and windows shut at all times, where are your cats going to go?
post #3 of 20
Probably not. It looks too big and clunky.

If it were smaller than yes..I would.
post #4 of 20
No- i never have that problem with my kitties though They are indoors only and i can always find them.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
No- i never have that problem with my kitties though They are indoors only and i can always find them.
Really? Mine are indoors, and I will have full on panic attacks when I can't find them. To this day I can not figure out where they hide when I can't find them. However all I have to do is open a can a food and they come running! That's the pager I use.
post #6 of 20
I don't think I would.
post #7 of 20
I would be afraid it would scare the "pee" out of mine if I used it..
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by catsRNmom View Post
I would be afraid it would scare the "pee" out of mine if I used it..
Trout is high stress enough
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Breal76 View Post
Really? Mine are indoors, and I will have full on panic attacks when I can't find them. To this day I can not figure out where they hide when I can't find them. However all I have to do is open a can a food and they come running! That's the pager I use.
no- everything's pretty kitten proof here (as i'm constantly fostering) so there are a limited amount of hiding spots and i've got their favorite ones memorized (especially isabella!). lol mine respond well to the "food pager" too
post #10 of 20
If it could be tiny and comfortable, it would be very reassuring to have it in an emergency situation... trying to round up kitties when a tornado is coming or if there's a fire...
post #11 of 20
Any sound that close to Seb would send him into hiding. He has delicate little eardrums
post #12 of 20
It might be convenient for me in my parents house that has at least 15 closets and a cat that LOVES closets. But I also think it would scare the crap out of Sibohan so I would have to say no. probably not useable
post #13 of 20
I don't see the point for indoor only cats with no chance of getting out, but these are really handy for indoor/outdoor cats, and they are gaining popularity here in the UK, where around 90% of cats are allowed outdoors.
post #14 of 20
Personally I like to try and find the cats. They always come up with new and interesting places to hide.
post #15 of 20
I agree it would be good on a lost cat or outside cat or one that wears collars. But none of our cats wear collars in the house (Ling did for awhile because she liked to try and get out the front door - doesn't do it anymore).

I do hate when they "hide" and you spend 15 mins looking for them and calling them and they are curled up somewhere in a box, etc. - then just "reappear" all of a sudden like they were there the entire time!
post #16 of 20
Probably not. My cats are indoor only so I don't think they could escape. Though it would offer peace of mind if they ever did get outside.
But when they are 'hiding" I know they want to be secluded for a while and I wouldn't go get them right away or anything. If I need to find them while they are hiding I call them and/or lure them with treats.
post #17 of 20
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I do hate when they "hide" and you spend 15 mins looking for them and calling them and they are curled up somewhere in a box, etc. - then just "reappear" all of a sudden like they were there the entire time!
I sometimes wonder if cats have the ability to slip into a different dimension - I'm sure we've all spent time searching for a cat only to have them stroll up from behind looking confused just as panic sets in - even though you KNOW that you looked everywhere
post #18 of 20
I'd be worried about how loud it is and if it might damage their hearing. Plus, as someone else mentioned I can ALWAYS get mine out of hiding w/ food or treats and sometimes the sound of a certain toy. If I get out treats or nip and the don't come running then I know someone is trapped somewhere or that heaven forbid one of them got out.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Breal76 View Post
Really? Mine are indoors, and I will have full on panic attacks when I can't find them. To this day I can not figure out where they hide when I can't find them. However all I have to do is open a can a food and they come running! That's the pager I use.


I'm so glad I'm not the only one who totally freaks when they can't find their kitties. Even though there is no way they could get outside I still have a fit when I can't find them!!!

If it was smaller I would totally get one, it would cut my worry time down a lot. I would put it on our blind kitty, she's always getting herself lost. I've pulled her out of the fridge, right after I shut it thank goodness, and closets many times. Actually just today she got shut in the closet and I asked Enzo why he was acting weird and had his paws under the closet door. I opened the door to see what he wanted and out ran Leya!!! At least I have Enzo around watching out for the poor dear.
post #20 of 20
I would love to use one! We have 3 cats. Mow and Rambo love to go outside. Unfortunately we have a very not so bright roomate that cannot grasp the idea to please make sure the door is closed all the way. Rambo is always at the door hoping for 2 seconds and he will be gone, but always comes back in a day or 2, Mow also loves to run off but always is easy to find ( he has a knee injury so never goes further than the yard) Kitterz thank goodness has only gotten out once. Mow and Rambo are my husbands cats but Kitterz is my baby, and has been my best bud for almost 3 years. When she did go out she only got as far as the porch before I grabbed her. But she does worry me because she hasn't ever been outside and if she did Im not so sure she's as big as nature fan as the other two. The others where born outside cats and stayed that way most of kitten hood but not mine I had her since she was 2 weeks and her mother was killed by a neighbor dog. She does love to hide in the weirdest of places and has almost accidentally gotten thrown away from her love of hiding in soda boxes. But the thing of hers is that she is always around. Especially me, if i am on the computer she is sitting on my lap or on my computer desk if i leave the room she follows and meows constantly if i go into the bathroom and close the door she waits outside until I come out, I come home from work she is the 1st one there, if I call her name she is there 0-60. But a few times she crawls into the weirdest places and falls asleep and ignores my calls which scares me half to death. Last time it was probably 2-3 months ago we have a whole underneath the couch that they had ripped out so they can crawl up underneath the couch and she was there for 6 hours. I panicked I called and called looked outside called her name out there, looked in all her normal sleeping spots,tore out closets everything, then started driving around the neighborhood, I no sooner got back and she crawled out and gave me the "whats the big fuss over" look. So I would love to use one of those little devices, This is the 1st I am hearing about them, to me sounds like a great idea though,especially if you have an outsdoor cat, you think it would scare them though, make them run further?
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