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Old 01-25-2013, 11:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I didn't build this but hopefully it will help for ideas. A local retired guy makes these and my cats love it. He uses screws not nails and glues all the carpet down. As far as what my cats like best - it's 6' tall and right next to a window, so the top part it obviously a favorite perch and sleeping spot. All of it gets used for playing but the very top is the preferred napping spot. Hopefully this helps somewhat for ideas at least.
I was looking for a tree before identical to this. Wow. Same thing though... I knew a few people who had something like this and was made by local retired guys but they stopped making them.


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Old 01-27-2013, 02:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I was also looking for some cute ideas, I looked on pinterest and searched "DIY cat condo" or something similar. It gave me some food for thought!
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
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An update on my jungle gym...I've finally designed it and done all the measurements. So now to go out and find the stuff (and time).

Wish me luck!
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Mine just like to climb to the top and surveil all below. I have a few trees/condos but my cats' faves are the shelves I installed around the kitty room on the walls. They're stepped going up and I put their heated beds on the top ones. If I can't find someone, chances are they're napping up high in there. The shelves are not expensive, especially if you have an ikea near you, and you can add the rope and carpeting and toys where you see fit.


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I've always thought these things are really great, if you had the right place to put them.

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:31 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Here's a nice one!

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Tiliqua that is VERY nice!! My compliments to your neighbor. What does he charge for that?
He charges $230 CAD for that one, although he wanted to give me 15% off because it took him 5 days to make it from the time I ordered it. He has lots of other models and offers free delivery within the city. It's a great deal, I'm very happy with it and have ordered a second, smaller one (4ft tall instead of 6 ft).

Love the wall mounted ones, those are gorgeous!
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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How is the construction coming along?
We made our own cat tree. It cost us around 50 euros and it didn't take us long either. It's nothing fancy , but it works. It's tall so he can climb all the way up.
We used sisal ropes for the two posts;now I just have to find the fabric to cover the platforms.
The ones I was looking at were expensive and didn't seem that steady either. So we decided to build our own.
Tree branches also work. We pruned some trees and we kept a large branch for him which he has been using as well. It's an easy, natural and inexpensive solution for someone who can't afford cat trees.
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Cool! Hope to see pictures sometime
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:32 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Hey, erm, progress has been holted at the moment. Been very busy at work etc. But it's still very much in the pipelines. I only really get to go to the hardware store on a sunday, so I have to take it week by week. Here in South Africa, the cat trees/condos are quite expensive. Ranging from R700 - R1800 (That's South African Rands) which is like +- US$ 70-170. So building should be much cheaper!
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