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« on: October 17, 2017, 04:48:29 PM »

I've always wondered... is there a certain timing for getting a new cat tree?  I know a worn one has their smells and that's a good thing, but the sisal rope is so shredded that it goes everywhere and I wonder how much goes into their tummies.

Or is that nothing to worry about?
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 05:28:02 PM »

We had a 3 foot tall kitty tree with one leg of sisal rope.  Kozy decided he liked to eat the sisal.  He puked one time with pink-tinged fluid and sisal rope pieces.  I spent an hour removing the sisal from the tree down to bare wood.  He doesn't spend much time on it anymore.   Roll Eyes

It's really difficult to find cat trees without sisal.  Maybe I need to grow a real tree indoors!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 09:43:36 PM »

I would say get a new one. Stormy also likes to eat sisal bits and gets an upset tummy.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 01:12:29 AM »

Ah yeah.  Gonna do some internet shopping.  Thanks.   Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 10:17:14 AM »

May want to try something like this, instead -
https://www.sisalrugs.com/sisal-remnants.html
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 03:04:16 PM »

I loved the photos on the site with the walks and various ways to use the sisal rug.  Yes, that sisal looks a lot sturdier than what is on cat trees.

I actually was able to find a cat tree "for seniors" lol that uses a "silky" type of sisal.  We've actually used them before as scratcher poles but I'd never seen it used for a tree.  Fingers crossed that I made a good choice!  I got two - they should arrive in a few days!
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 06:08:24 AM »

Silky sisal!  wow, I want that web address!

I hope your kitties like it.  I've never been too concerned with the sisal, except for how to replace it.  I always figured its a natural fiber, will break down and digest (or throw up like grass), and its what my cats love to use to exercise their claws.  But I too have an old tree with shredded sisal, so i will be on the look out, now.
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