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Cat Playhouse..anyone have one?

post #1 of 22
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I've been thinking about ordering this 4 level cardboard playhouse for my kitties.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...id=14098&rel=1

I make cardboard playhouses for the cats all the time out of old boxes and they love them, but the ones I make are really ugly and are only one story.

Has anyone gotten one of these for their cats? If so, did they like it?
post #2 of 22
i dont have a cardboard playhouse but i have a playcenter that is like nylon cubes that i got from wal mart and squishy and smokey loooooove it!!!!!
post #3 of 22
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I just ordered the playhouse today. There were a lot of good reviews on the Fosters and Smith site. My two already have a couple of cat trees but they like cardboard boxes so hopefully this will keep them entertained for at least a few minutes each day.

I've also seen the nylon play centers. Those look like fun too.
post #4 of 22
That is really cool. My cat loves boxes, I think she would love that. Lucky kitties you have there
post #5 of 22
haha oh thats super cute!

Hey, who was the person on this site that makes the really good carpeted tree climbing ones?
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by save_adopt View Post
haha oh thats super cute!

Hey, who was the person on this site that makes the really good carpeted tree climbing ones?
Perhaps you were thinking of this thread:
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...highlight=tree

Yosemite's Husband made this carpeted tree. It's FANTASTIC.
post #7 of 22
Personally, I'd save the $40 and make one!
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Personally, I'd save the $40 and make one!
I've actually made quite a few activity centers but they are only single story and since they're out of old boxes they are not very attractive. The cats have loved the one's I've made myself that's why I thought I'd invest in this one.

This "cottage" is multiple stories and I think it looks kinda cute. I want something I don't have to "hide" when company is over.
post #9 of 22
that ones really good too! but the one im remembering was like a big branch as if it had just been pulled from outside, it looked really natural. Hmmm it was a loooong time ago that i saw it here

oh well
post #10 of 22
I have had some good "box houses." I doubt the cats care what's printed on the outside...
post #11 of 22
Can cats that are front declawed use these playhouses? I think I might get one for Tom so he can entertain himself rather than destroy my apartment...
post #12 of 22
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Can cats that are front declawed use these playhouses? I think I might get one for Tom so he can entertain himself rather than destroy my apartment...
I'm sure they could. A cat would not need claws to climb or jump from layer to layer on the inside.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Personally, I'd save the $40 and make one!
I agree. Besides, knowing my cats, that playhouse will not last 24 hours.
post #14 of 22
Don't get me wrong; I think mine would enjoy that playhouse. Unless, of course, I wanted them to.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by save_adopt View Post
that ones really good too! but the one im remembering was like a big branch as if it had just been pulled from outside, it looked really natural. Hmmm it was a loooong time ago that i saw it here

oh well
i know which one you mean - this one!
post #16 of 22
I have the nylon one from Walmart. Hennessy loves it... I keep think I should get the other kinds and see if I can hook them together somehow.
post #17 of 22
Knowing Kisa she may avoid it. I think she's content with her toybox bed and the multitude of her toys inside.
Looks like a fun thing for the shelter cats thou!
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
i know which one you mean - this one!
Thats the one!!! thanks!
post #19 of 22
I really like that--let us know how it works out for you.....I am just worried that Pan is such a destruct-o all the time that he would kill it in about a week....if it would hold up, I think I would get it!
post #20 of 22
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Delivery is scheduled for tomorrow.

I'm really sure they will absolutely love climbing up and down the 5 levels. Forrest likes to punch his teeth through cardboard sometimes, but he never chews pieces off. Lilly is always the perfect lady and certainly would not destroy it at all so hopefully the playhouse will last a while.

I'll give everyone an update to tell how they like it.
post #21 of 22
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The cats have been loving the playhouse! I'm glad I got it. They've been spending about an hour a day crawling around it and playing in it.

Since I work out of my house I always am trying to find as many "toys" for the cats at possible. Lilly stays mostly on my Husband's desk but Forrest is in my studio all day and can really stress me out if I'm under a deadline and he needs attention. With this playhouse, I can keep it next to my work chair so he can go from my lap to the house.

I've attached pictures so you can see the size. Forrest is almost a year old and about 10.5 lbs. Lilly's in the house but she didn't show up in the pictures. It's really heavy cardboard and Forrest has not had an interest in chewing it. It holds their weight well and is easy for me to more around. With the five levels to climb about it keeps their attention and they like to sleep in there too.

Here's the full house


Here is Forrest on the top so you can see the size
post #22 of 22
Looks like fun!
Kisa would flee from in in terror and it would'nt last a week or so in the shelter


I want one for myself...
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