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Tonight I let Special-K out of the wire kennel to run in the kitchen/livingroom for 2hrs. There were no crashes and only a few hisses because the Big Cats mostly stayed up on the furniture and watched her run around w/ Skippyjon Jones.

I need to get-to-work finding a collar for her. I've been looking for a collar that would vibrate to let her know I'm looking for her and/or want her attention and has a locating beeper so I can find her when I need to do a head count.

Any opinions on these?

http://www.petstrends.com/2007/12/25/pet-tracking-locator/

http://www.herbal-treatments.net/alternative-cat-treatments/deaf-cat.html

http://thecatcaller.com/pet-tracking-device/index.html

http://www.thecatlocator.com/store/tx_store.html
^^^ this one's on the *expensive* side. Yikes!

http://www.deafdogs.org/resources/vibracollar.php
 

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I have already received emails from two products;
TheCatCaller
KeyRinger

Both beep and both light up. Neither vibrates. It is looking more and more like I may have to settle for a device that alerts me, and not my deaf kitty, but I'll keep looking for a bit longer.
 

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I wonder if maybe you could do this: get a regular collar, and then something that vibrates and just attach it to the collar. Not sure what would be small enough, though... maybe get the parts to a cell phone that make them vibrate, and somehow package it up to clip on the collar?
 

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The only ones I found that actually vibrated were $100+! That last link had instructions to make a homemade vibrating collar... do you think you or hubby are up to the challenge? They said put it in a film canister, but I think that might be a little big for a cat.
 

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Would you mind linking me the $100 one that you found?

I did find a product information page at Deaf Dog, but the device they listed (that could also fit Chihuahuas) with a beep and vibrate, NO shock, was discontinued. I called and left that company a message in hopes they would have a product I could use. I'd like to find a product with a very light vibration because I don't want to startle her when I activate it.

I've sort of resigned myself to possibly having to put two devices on her collar. I really like The Cat Caller and if I cannot find one product that has all I'm looking for, I'll most likely purchase that one and try to find a light-vibration device elsewhere.
I'm trying, but my searches seem to fizzle out. If anything, I am persistent, so I'm sure I'll find something.

Thanks for any help you can give me!
h =^..^=

Pics of Special-K eating at the grown-up-table like a Big Kitty:

 

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Thanks for the link. I found one similar (last link in my 1st post) but my concern is bulky size. However, your r/c mouse idea may allow us to build something more kitty-sized ... I'll email that link to my Husband to check out. He's pretty handy, though I don't think he's worked with tiny electronics before. Maybe a co-worker at the Power Plant may have some mad skillz we could utilize?
Thanks for finding that link for me, it is appreciated.
 

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:)

Yeah, the link I posted referenced the last link on your list; I just thought they did a very good job giving step by step instructions with photographs and extra arrows. I hope you & the hubby can figure something out!
 

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No offense here! I loves me a good belly-laugh! ...and Special-K is so young, the reference just flew right over her little kitten head. *grin*


The MightyPets company called me today. It was the OWNER, and he called me on a Sunday! I *wish* he'd had a product I could use, I was so impressed that he called me personally and talked with me about Special-K's needs as a deaf kitten. He was very helpful and pointed me towards several products to check out.
AMAZING customer service!
 

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Quick reply...

I've been watching a TV program, and watching S-K playing during commercials but she's sleeping now. I *did* order a product called a KeyRinger. It lights up and beeps. I'm looking for something that vibrates, but for now, the KR will do what we need it to do, which is locate S-K when she isn't visible.

The links the MightyPets owner gave me have been very helpful.
 
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