Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - living - pets - kitten Sun, 5 Jul 2015 12:54:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 Proper Cat Ownership, Care, Training, Tips, and Tricks
Proper Cat Ownership, Care, Training, Tips, and Tricks - More DIY How To Projects]]> aartcritique Hello Everyone! Anyone who shares a house with a loving (or maybe not so loving?) feline companion knows that you don't own cats, they own you! We will begin with the moment you decide that you just have to have a cat. This 'ible is packed with facts, tips, and even some neat tricks that you can tea...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:46:20 PDT
Cat Toy Massager
Cat Toy Massager - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cheapdiyproject This cat toy removes shedding fur, massages, and provides cheap entertainment for your favorite cat. The dangling cat toy is fun for playtime. The stiff bristles massage your cat as she goes under or beside the arch. The bristles also snag loose pet fur. Intended primarily for cats, the toy could al...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:46:34 PDT
Caring for orphaned kittens
Caring for orphaned kittens - More DIY How To Projects]]> Crafting_Cats I'm sure some of you are familiar with my first instructable, How to Help your Cat When Giving Birth. My second is about when young kittens are abandoned, and have no mother to help them. My family fosters, so we have all sorts of experience with this. First time foster families may not have, and ne...
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 06:48:07 PDT
DIY Cat Toilet / Potty Trainer Sturdy and Re-usable!
DIY Cat Toilet / Potty Trainer Sturdy and Re-usable! - More DIY How To Projects]]> musiq021 I have two cats, I hate doing the litter box, and I have a spare toilet in the basement that no one uses. I tried the CitiKitty a few months back (it was gifted to me) and it didn't work out because at the time I was sharing the litter covered bathroom with the cats and lost patience. This time arou...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:38:05 PDT
Kitten Vanity Litter Bin
Kitten Vanity Litter Bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> boston09 I couldn't take it anymore, whenever I would walk into the bathroom, I would have cat litter on my feet. No matter how often I cleaned the mess up, there would always be more on the floor in just a few hours.There had to be a better way to contain the arrant litter pieces from covering my bathroom f...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:32:00 PDT
PVC Kitty Condo
PVC Kitty Condo - More DIY How To Projects]]> ReeseLloyd I woke in the middle of the night to rustling and commotion coming from the direction of my closet and dresser within. Not wanting to care about it, I rolled over and went back to sleep. When I re-awakened in the morning, it was time to investigate. What I found really shouldn't have surprised me...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:12:56 PST
Small Cat Hammocks - Home or Shelter Use
Small Cat Hammocks - Home or Shelter Use - More DIY How To Projects]]> Miss Saira This small pvc pipe cat hammock frame's finished measurements are: 10” tall, 10 ½" wide, 16 ½” long.When I starting volunteering at my local animal shelter, I saw that someone had made pvc pipe frame cat hammocks. The hammock frames were various sizes, some were damaged and there weren’t a lot of ha...
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 22:38:08 PST
Train Your Cat to Drink from a Water Bottle
Train Your Cat to Drink from a Water Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> cnathan In this Instructable, I will show you how to train your kitten or cat to drink from a water bottle vs. drinking from a bowl. I came up with this idea a few months ago when I had a few kittens. It seemed like every time I'd fill their drink bowl with water, they always wanted to play in it. So I b...
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 20:52:44 PST
How to Turn a Real Live Tree into a Cat Tree w/Hose Clamps and Ikea Shelving
How to Turn a Real Live Tree into a Cat Tree w/Hose Clamps and Ikea Shelving - More DIY How To Projects]]> amberrayh This is an Ikea hack so that my cat Lama can go out my window on the 3rd floor and get down from the roof via this cat tree. I haven't tried my hand at too much building, so it was great that I was able to knock this project out in a few hours of shopping and constructing. If you have more skillful ...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:37:36 PST
Litter Genie alternative refills
Litter Genie alternative refills - More DIY How To Projects]]> levin808 Litter Genie is a convenient way to collect cat waste until you can properly dispose of it out of your residence. The device is rather inexpensive however they get you on the consumables. The Litter Genie refill states directly on the label that it is 14 feet. Another similar product, Diaper Genie...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 14:26:36 PST
Insulated cat house
Insulated cat house - More DIY How To Projects]]> Katmandiy Build a cat house for under $40. Parts List 3/4" X 14-1/2" X 4' EPS insulation - 6 per package - 2 packages - The width varies slightly depending on the manufacturer.Polystyrene Adhesive - 10 Oz. - 2 cartridgesDuct tape or Tyvek tape - 2"Lawn and leaf, trash, recycling or contractor bagsCardboard...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:57:08 PST
Litter Hack for Small Kitten
Litter Hack for Small Kitten - More DIY How To Projects]]> MicioGatta When I brought Enya at home she was 700 grams kitten 55 days old. She couldn't push the door of the cat litter (that I had previously bought). Litters with door are good for cat's privacy and to cut out bad odor, l so I had to find a way to let Enya use the litter without taking away the door. You k...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:34:27 PDT
Make a Cat Scratching Post rickosgood Learn to build a simple cat scratching post using some sisal rope, a 4x4, some plywood, and a piece of horse stall mat (or carpet).
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:36:41 PST
DIY Dog Bed (or Cat Bed)
DIY Dog Bed (or Cat Bed) - More DIY How To Projects]]> EmptyJar My dog loves to burrow into her blanket and sleep in a dog, but sometimes dog beds can be pricey, so why not make your own? The bed I made is about 16" by 16" pillow like bed. It makes a great gift for dog lovers out there. This is what make me want to make my own:
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 19:01:22 PDT
Big Screen Cattery
Big Screen Cattery - More DIY How To Projects]]> RadBear In January I suffered a tragedy when my rear-projection big screen TV of ten years died. So after the requisite period of mourning (about a week of futile reset attempts and fuse replacements) I accepted my loss, opened it up and stripped the guts out looking for useful parts. When this was done the...
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 16:49:57 PDT
Simple Hidden Kitty Restroom
Simple Hidden Kitty Restroom - More DIY How To Projects]]> hlagas I wanted to hide and contain my cats' litterbox, help remove litter from their feet, and hide the kitty litter paraphernalia. This wasn't free to build, but depending on what you find, you may be able to make it for close to free.  I spent about $100, total. This instructible is more of a "duh, wh...
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Thu, 7 Feb 2013 17:29:21 PST
Catnip Conversation Hearts
Catnip Conversation Hearts - More DIY How To Projects]]> scoochmaroo Treat your kittens this Valentine's or any day with catnip conversation hearts.  Modeled after Valentine's Day candy hearts substituted with lolcats phrases, these hearts are the perfect way to show your feline friend you love them too.  It just takes some felt, catnip, batting, and rudimentarty sew...
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Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:41:06 PST
Kitty Play Room artfulann Anyone who has cats knows that cats love cardboard boxes more than little kids like the box the present came in. Receive a delivery in our house and you will have a cat in the box. A perfect play room for a young kitten is a cardboard box. And cheap too! Here is our kitten Bridget (named this as w...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:19:28 PDT
Card Board Dog Crate
Card Board Dog Crate - More DIY How To Projects]]> danlynne07 I love reusing stuff like cardboard. For one, it is cheaper than buying a new item, it's green, and i get a little ego boost by being inventive. This is a great way to reuse one of the worlds most common items,boxes are everywhere. shoot,lots of boxes contain more big boxes that ...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 23:51:15 PDT
Magnetic Cat Toy
Magnetic Cat Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Amigobot Today I will be showing you how to make a magnetic pendulum toy for your cat. This toy offers slightly more interest than a standard ball/string scratch post as the magnets add an extra dimension to movement.   This is a fairly simple instructable, providing you have access to basic tools and a lo...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 22:09:44 PDT
No Sew Pet Bed
No Sew Pet Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> scoochmaroo My kittens are very soft and sweet (don't tell Coco I said so - she's a fierce warrior kitten!), and they deserve a soft, sweet place to sleep.  These beds are so easy and quick to make, you can easily assemble one while watching your favorite half-hour tv show (make it a guilty pleasure one - it's ...
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Wed, 21 Dec 2011 13:03:21 PST
Cat-and-kitten-tolerated harness (pullover, no-sew version)
Cat-and-kitten-tolerated harness (pullover, no-sew version) - More DIY How To Projects]]> MollyBednum ***Tested on Animals - and they liked it!*** Why harness a cat? Don't they hate it? Depends on the cat! Some actually enjoy being accessories (before or after the fact), going places with you and being admired by passersby. The rest might still have to be prevented from fleeing if startled while a...
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Thu, 3 Nov 2011 21:15:44 PDT
Knotty Mouse Video for Good Cats
Knotty Mouse Video for Good Cats - More DIY How To Projects]]> J3443RY Based on my original Instructable Knotty Mouse for Good Cats this video version uses 3/8" nylon rope, producing a larger more colorful finished mouse. Cut two 4' lengths of rope   Cut one 3' length of rope   Cross the two 4' ropes in the center and stitch together   Follow vid...
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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 01:59:49 PDT
care for a cat
care for a cat - More DIY How To Projects]]> drlanator having a cat as a pet can be fun if you treat him/her right. step 1: litterbox put out a storebought litterbox, and pour in 2 in. of litter.  reward your cat if he/she uses the litterbox.  food/water give you cat the food that best suits him/her. give kittens (under 1 year) kitten food, and ad...
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Fri, 5 Aug 2011 10:59:14 PDT
Extremely easy kitty cat toy.
Extremely easy kitty cat toy. - More DIY How To Projects]]> darkpee4 well my cats love toys  and i like simple.  so i decided to make possibly the easiest cat toy ever. things you will need for this you will need some string (length and style is your choice) somthing to put on the end of the string (i used a bell ball) screw screwdriver magnet cutters t...
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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:41:09 PDT
Heated cardboard home (casa de cart�n calefaccionada)
Heated cardboard home (casa de cart�n calefaccionada) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimar2000 Heidi es un miembro más de la familia, pero tiene algunas particularidades: detesta el frío, no ayuda en la tareas domésticas, y encima tiene demasiadas pretensiones con la comida. Lo que la salva es que es hermosa y sabe ronronear. Hace unos años que le vengo construyendo un hogar calefaccionado ...
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Wed, 13 Jul 2011 19:39:13 PDT
Kitchen scrubber filled with catnip for the feline in your life katerlyn $1 for scrubber that can be filled with catnip   Liquid soap scrub brush Cable ties   Scissors   Catnip (optional)   After seeing my cats repeatedly rubbing against wire shelving, I was determined to find some kind of brush material to make it more enjoyable. Th...
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Thu, 5 May 2011 22:32:02 PDT
Simple Cat Hammock
Simple Cat Hammock - More DIY How To Projects]]> othneilia I wanted to make a simple hammock for my cat, so here is my design Materials Materials: A 24x14 piece of fabric (must be thin enough to fit through coat hanger) 2 plastic coat hangers 1 shower curtain rod Tools: Sewing Machine Assembly 1. Lay the fabric flat on the ground 2. Lay both coat h...
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Mon, 4 Oct 2010 18:04:01 PDT
Cat Care: A Kitten Health Check Can Identify Common Problems ThePurinaNetwork Learn to check the eyes, ears, nose and mouth  of your kitten to help them stay healthy and happy. The Kitten Connection features Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist and  Purina Cat Chow Mentor Dr. Karen Sueda. Learn more about pets on The Purina Ne...
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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 15:37:02 PST
Cat Care: Good Kitten Nutrition Leads to a Healthy Cat ThePurinaNetwork  Good kitten nutrition is vital to a growing cat's health and development. Choose the right food with this nutritional guide for new cat owners to ensure a  lifetime of good health for your kitten. The Kitten Connection features Board Certified Veterin...
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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 15:29:08 PST
How To Make A Simple Cat Bed In An Old Basket
How To Make A Simple Cat Bed In An Old Basket - More DIY How To Projects]]> keikothemeowmeow Okay, so I'm highly against the whole giving-every-last-cent-to-make-your-cat-feel-like-family movement. I think they're simple creatures and shouldn't be forced into living our type of lifestyle. They need a few basic essentials and none of these should have a price tag of $40 at Target. Who are ...
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Tue, 8 Sep 2009 23:53:57 PDT
Four-Poster Pet Bed
Four-Poster Pet Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> shesparticular If you were a dog or cat, odds are you'd rather have a fancy four-poster bed over your basic puppy pillow. With a table, some paint and fabric, and a few other items, you can make sure that felix (or fido) sleeps in style. Note: This bed was inspired by a post on - pret...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2009 07:14:27 PDT
Cat Castle
Cat Castle - More DIY How To Projects]]> narex Build a two story cardboard box castle/hut for your cat! Everyone knows you don't need to buy them toys because they will play with just about anything! This thing doubles up as a play area and a place where your cat can sleep. As a bonus your cat will like being up high. I set myself a challenge fo...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2009 04:33:26 PDT
Disposable/Temporary Litter Box
Disposable/Temporary Litter Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> dooDIY4T7 I recently rescued a kitten and I needed to make him his own litter box. I don't want him to upset the other cats I have, he may be sick, and he's not inside all the time and it won't be permanent. This Instructable costs pretty much nothing to do. If you're wondering my new kittens name is "Litt...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2008 01:10:40 PDT
Pet Home Medical Kit or Animal Rescue kit
Pet Home Medical Kit or Animal Rescue kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> jgodsey Brought to you by Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley please visit our blogandour pictures on Flickr! Not really a list of instructions, but a good idea of what to put in an emergency kit. A much more pared down version would be appropriate for the average pet owner. Assemble Use a small sturdy tackl...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2008 11:30:22 PDT
How to make a cage hammock
How to make a cage hammock - More DIY How To Projects]]> jgodsey This is a good all purpose set of instructions to make any size cage hammock for cat, kitten or ferret. It is non specific because it is intended for recycled materials. Reuse whatever appropriate materials you have at hand. But the design is basically the same. Hammocks can be made with clips a...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2008 11:26:14 PDT
How to make your cat purr
How to make your cat purr - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gunk on Floor In this Purr-fect instructable, I'll show you how too make your kitty-cat purr like a champ! Through strategic rub-down points, and hidden scratching spots, you can have your cat purring for you in no time! For this instructable, I'll be using my cat, Oliver, as my example to show you how you can ...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2008 20:49:37 PDT
How to turn your finger into a meat sausage, complete with plastic casing!
How to turn your finger into a meat sausage, complete with plastic casing! - More DIY How To Projects]]> klee27x Having just macerated my finger into pulp with my Dremel, I swore loudly a couple of times, grabbed a paper towel to staunch the bleeding, then examined the damage. This is the second time I have done this in a week, and in the same spot, nonetheless, only this time a bit worse. Well, I'm fresh out...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:16:51 PST
Cat Trap
Cat Trap - More DIY How To Projects]]> jordanuberalles A simple dead-fall style trap that will capture a cat without hurting it. Materials These are the materials I used simply because they were on hand. The whole machine is very simple so substituting your own materials will not be a problem. Milk Crate Cat String/Wire 2 Markers Bait Assemble the...
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Tue, 7 Nov 2006 00:23:45 PST
Litter Sifter
Litter Sifter - More DIY How To Projects]]> implaxis I have three cats so keeping the litter box(es) clean can be a real chore. I bought one of those expensive self-cleaning litter machines but for the price I thought it could have been done simpler. I have already made this for the two very large litter boxes I use. I recreated this in a smaller v...
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Sun, 5 Nov 2006 13:30:57 PST
Deliver Kittens
Deliver Kittens - More DIY How To Projects]]> leahculver Listen to Bob Barker and have your pet spayed or neutered. However, if a stray pregnant cat decides to live with you, here's how to help her give birth to her kittens. Materials You will need: - some old towels - wide box (1.5 ft x 3 ft or larger) - scissors - sewing thread or dental floss - kitt...
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Mon, 31 Jul 2006 23:15:35 PDT