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Author Topic: great home for outdoor/feral cats  (Read 4217 times)
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catmom5
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« on: March 21, 2012, 05:23:14 AM »

I have just found a great product - The Kitty Tube. It's a neat outdoor home for any cats who need it. Since I already have 2 wooden houses plus a wooden feeding station, I won't be ordering it, but wanted to let anyone else know. If I had seen this first, this would have been my choice!

http://thekittytube.com/content/new-and-improved-kitty-tube-custom-cat-pillow

It's actually less expensive here than it is on Amazon.com.

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sigh . . . still no sign of Lucy  Cry
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 07:34:48 AM »

It looks good, but I wonder about rain/snow and that unprotected opening.  I certainly hope people are not keeping the pillow in there over the winter!  I did blankets for my ferals this year (instead of straw) and it can be done IF you are very diligent about checking them every day and changing when needed (some days, I had to change them every day because they were damp from wet kitty feets).

The kittytube would work in a very protected/sheltered area, I think, but the pillow has to go...

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 07:46:35 AM »

Agree about the pillow, too.
I need to cover the openings in my wooden houses - any ideas how to attach a flap? or even what the flap could be made of?
Right now I'm attempting to trap Tommy (clever name for a male, huh?) so I can get him vetted and neutered. I got a good look at him and he looks like an intact tom (and saunters around like he owns the place). Hopefully, that will mellow him out a bit and he will learn to share with Lucy.
Off topic - sort of - with the sun just right this morning, I could see the scratch marks on the wall where Lucy worked so hard to free herself. Right now my goal is to get her comfortable here again and to establish some kind of "long distance" relationship with her so I can at least monitor her condition.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 03:46:26 PM »

Any heavy plastic works for a trap door. An old floor mat from the car cut to the right size for instance & you can use a heavy duty staple gun to attach it across the top. The plastic does tend to dry rot from changes in temperature , but they usually last a couple of years before cracking.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 04:46:32 PM »

I like that, but I wonder what the rating is on the insulation? Here it needs to be R10 for the winters. If I can find them, I like to cut up old fur coats and use that overtop of the straw in the shelters. Extra warm and the leather dries out nicely.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 06:42:40 PM »

Not sure - but it would be worth checking on.
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