Does anyone have a cat? well if you do post a pic of them , cause i wanna see em. the pic below is of my cat angel, shes always there for me.
Topic by fobblewabble | last reply
We have two cats at my house and i don't know what happened but the smaller cat has been trying relentlessly to "kill" the other. The attacked cat has been acting odd a little before the incident, and wherever the smaller one can smell the other he starts growling. They have been living together for half a year without problem. We have no idea whats wrong but any help is appreciated.
Question by monsterlego | last reply
Sorry, no hilarious picture - but a thought exercise!Imagine a steel box (to shield the contents from the universe) that contains a cat. Inside this box is a device that contains a gas which may, or may not, cause instant death to the cat. One hour after the device is released in the steel box (with cat) - what is the state (assume only two states - alive or dead) of the cat?Mind you, you have no method to measure the results of the possibly poisonous device - after all, measure the result and you change it! I imagine there are a few of you that have read about this very scenario in an academic setting :)
Topic by trebuchet03 | last reply
How to build a multi level cat tree like those found in pet stores.
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Hello geniuses! I found this post a while back over on boingboing about this guy who hooked up a very small digital camera to his cat's collar. The link is here: cat cameraI thought this was a cool idea and immediately headed over to amazon to buy the camera that this guy recommended and is shown in the tutorial. BUT now that I'm looking at the tutorial again, I realize it's way over my head as far as the electronics. So I'm putting this request out there for some electronics genius to make an instructable geared towards beginners. Parts list, etc...edit: In no way am I trying to take away from J. Perthold's original idea and design here. I just don't understand his directions, and thought an instructable based around this project would be a good idea and possibly be an improvement. Thanks to anyone who takes up this challenge.Cyen
Topic by cyenobite | last reply
There are many of you out there that have clones, I came across several of them today.I am making a big fuss over this because it annoys me, that people can't think of original names; so they have to copy other people, because they are popular.Often you will find, or may well have seen, these 'fakes' have posted Instructables, but the original person has posted a gun, more than five times better than that of said cheat.The few I have found so far include:Trainman2001 - DarthTrainmanDsman1 - Dsman195276 (or visa versa)Killerk2, NOT-KILLERK - KILLERKThere are thousands for ironman69, although there was a film called The iron man - This could be a valid reason.If you spot any other clones, inform me please.I will eat them.
Topic by j-chode! | last reply
Well when I was scrolling through the forums I saw the thread "cat cam" i remembering seeing it once but i didn't comment on it. But anyways that would be awesome. But would there be any way to put it on the cat without it weighing them down? W-burg (I called you that because i don't know how to spell your name) I will remove this if you want me to. Also would this be possible?
Topic by Easy Button | last reply
Hey everyone. I'm working on an instructable which will end up on a dog or cat collar. Problem is, I don't have either. I'm looking for someone to volunteer their cat or dog's name for the tag I'm making. I'll send it to you and hope that in return you'll provide a picture of your pet wearing it for the instructable. If you're up to it, upload a picture (below in the comments) of your pet with this post in the background . I'll use the first pet posted. Thanks Brent.
Topic by Mrballeng | last reply
Sad to say, a homeowner in the neighborhood takes no care of her cats and, of course, we had a bumper crop of strays for a while until nature and cars took care of most of them. Two or three full-grown cats from the original litters are now quite healthy and roam our neighborhood freely. As I have two indoor/outdoor cats, the "Wilds" have decided to take our yard as their own and you all know how cats mark their territory. Every corner of our house, planters, and bbq has been sprayed as the battle for territory continues. They're quite bold; I ran into one in our garage! I'd like an effective, safe, non-painful (and entertaining, if possible) way to discourage them from coming into our yard and/or what I can spray over their spray to nullify their scent. (Baking soda and water mix, etc.) I'm not home during the day to "catch" them in the act, I need something long-acting. Thanks!
Topic by Kevhead01 | last reply
Hello y'all, my cat is weird and likes to drink from the water tap(directly). so i thought that i could make him somekind of foutain so he can drink any time he wants from "flowing" water without me having to be home to open the water tap. My question for the time being is, is there any problem if i use an old fish tank water pump for it(i clean it already but...) cause all of the plastic and stuff? :P
Question by migueldesousa | last reply
All us cat owners know the truth - cats can be really crazy. Please post your comments and pictures of your cats - crazy or normal, well, as normal as they can be. ~Below is a picture of my 6 year old Maine Coon mix cat, Princess, while my dad is trimming her claws. She HATES that.~ :)
Topic by Chikpea | last reply
Let me tell you how I bathe my cat. This is no fluke. I have even taken a cat to a college class and given him a bath as a demonstration. If anything would set a cat off, that would. I have even bathed cats that aren't mine. Take a big breath and relax. Your state of mind will influence his. Start with a clean counter next to the kitchen sink. Put towels on it. Don't have them so close to the sink that the cat could grab it. I generally have the cat facing away from the towels and toward the water faucet. Don't have him facing you. He'll try to grab you and climb up your chest. Get your shampoo opened and handy. Consider which hand will be easier for you to hold the cat and which to wash. Set up your towels and sinks accordingly. Now, plug the side of the sink you'll be using to bathe the cat. In the other side, start the water. Get it to the temperature you want. Turn the pressure down to a slow flow - on that side. Put your cat into the empty, plugged up side of the sink, facing the wall. I have bathed a cat with and without a towel in the sink. Your choice. Let him watch the water for a few seconds until both of you relax. With your washing hand, cup your hand, fill it with water and "pet" your cat with it. Start on his back, not his head. Do this several times. Slowly move the faucet over to his side of the sink but not ON him. Continue "petting" him with water. If he's relatively calm, increase the water pressure so the sink is slowly filling. Remember, you're washing with one hand and restraining him gently with the other. Put some shampoo on him and water-pet and wash him. Have a little PLASTIC cup handy so you can scoop some of the water from his side of the sink and pour it over him (it has soap in it - might as well use it to the max). Continue washing until you are satisfied that he is clean. GENTLY remove the plug and let the water drain WHILE you are filling that cup with clean water and gently pouring it over him. Scratch and pet him frequently. Talk to him. Rinse him thoroughly. When you are all done, let him drip a little. You might want to gently squeeze his legs and tail to 'ring' some of the excess water off of him. Then put him on the towels and wrap him up gently but quickly. Use old towels. If he has his claws he might snag them a little. Drying is the hardest part because he wants to run away. Dry him as best you can and then release him in a warm room. Don't let him outside until he is dry. I hope this works for you as it has for me.
Topic by lilredcin | last reply
Could you modify the reader in a chip reading cat flap to log the details of the chips t hat pass through it rather than only let recognized chips open the flap? Chip reading cat flaps exist data logging is possible this I know, how to tie the two together is beyond me. Give me detailed instructions I could do it, but I'm more at home with working out how to wind the detector coil than what to do with it. The reason is this My sister has a problem, she is in danger of becoming a cat lady, or at least over run with strays or other peoples cats. Her current plan other than catching the visitors that are clearly street cats and delivering them to the local shelter, is setting a camera trap aimed at her cat flap and posting the visitor photos on the local area FB page with is this your lost cat under it. couple of the poor conditioned strays she has managed to get to the shelter have been chipped it is reasonable to assume that some of the others must be to, and they would be easier to catch possibly if their owners were trying to do it. Even a simpler system that just connected chipped cat with photo, and there by identified which cats aren't chipped so presumably are true strays not just nominally owned would b of help those could then be targeted for capture and re homing first.
Topic by Stan1y | last reply
As you may have guessed I bought one. And now would like to know if anyone out here has instructions on how to make a reset device so I can run it without the chemical cartridges? If this is even possible I was told by an individual on ebay to come here to look for the answer that indeed it had been done.. Hope someone can help me..Thank you for your time.
Question by FernWoods | last reply
Anyone know how to acclimate two cats to each other? One is male (aggressive); the other is an older female (timid). Pulling hair out (mine). this has been goiing on for almost 2 years. Juggling cats not easy for two seniors; however, we love the little boy too. I have put up a barrier in one room that the male doesn't seem to know how to jump, and we let them see each other. Fem cat hisses, spits and runs unless I am there to put my hand on her; someone has to be holding him at the same time. We have cat windows, crates, and a kitty walk, and we utilize all of them. Aaarrghhh!
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I understand we have 3 cats, one 16, but this cat is missing an eye, skinny, etc. and he may not get a home. I call him Twilight because he looks a lot like another cat, Midnight. He is very affection it, and I will keep him away from the old man cat and let him stay in my room. I'll get rid of the air freshener, and tidy it. Please help me convince her!
Question by DeceptibotX | last reply
Has anyone made an automatic cat door that works by reading the cat's embedded I.D. chip?
Question by Enricommuter | last reply
I've always taken good care of my animal friends. This little kitty is still very much alive but we know she won't last forever with liver disease. If I buy the canned stuff from the vet I can extend her life. I've made dog food for sick dogs (heart failure). I am willing to put in the time and effort to maintain my kitty's life. It's the money for the food I don't have. Please help me out. BB and I would be extremely grateful for any help.
Question by rosec | last reply
Thought this was timely and participants in the pet forums would appreciate Unique and Imaginative Gifts, Videos, and More for Cats & Their Pet People If you are a cat person or know one, stop by in time for Valentine's day gift ideas or just to see some really cute pictures and a very funny video
Topic by the chipster | last reply
I'm looking for a device to stop my mom's cat from darting out the door. My mom is 78 yo. and doesn't react especially fast. I'm wanting some sort of electric mat that will only be activated when the one cat is on or near it. The door is used constantly by humans and the dog uses the door also. Therefore, it can't be activated by stepping on the mat. I'm thinking of a collar device that the cat would wear that activates the mat or activates a air burst or sprayer, etc. Any ideas?
Topic by carolb4 | last reply
Thank you for all your helpful information on Cat Genie. I used your rotation arm instructions as soon as I got my Cat Genie 2 years ago. They were simple and easy to follow I am also resetting my cartridges and saving tons of money. I am wondering if you could help with these two additional issues for Cat Genie 1) Inexpensive Cat Genie granules subsitute 2) Speeding up or making the cleaning cycle faster, reducing the time it takes for each cleaning cycle to complete. Thank you! Dave Stern Las Vegas, NV 702-416-4700
Question by desmisc | last reply
From Tumblr, via Animal New York, via Notcot, comes The Cat Scan. It's cats. On scanners. It's weird, yet somehow obvious. The blasted animal has fallen asleep on your scanner again, so why not try and teach it to sleep elsewhere? What's the oddest thing you have ever scanned? UPDATE I've decided to arbitrarily award patches to any scans people upload. Rules: It must be something you've scanned yourself. If it was alive at the start of the scan, it must be alive and unharmed at the end of the scan (ie don't hold frogs still be pressing down on the lid). International entries are absolutely allowed.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Show us your battle scars..... from cats
Topic by naruto 777 | last reply
My cat has gained little bit more weigh than he should , and is 2 years old, he does'nt run as before, i want to build him a nice practial cat wheel, as i live in egypt and we dont have this products sold in our pet stores. If possible i need the full detailed description, please thanks alot Nihal
Question by Niha-B | last reply
If anyone can show me an easy inexpensive way to build a cool cat exercise wheel I would be eternally grateful. I see some really cool examples on youtube but no one gives instructions. thanks again, danny
Topic by danny12592 | last reply
I have a cat for whom I keep a window open, since she likes to go outside and come back in while we are gone at work. Apparently, a neighbor's cat has come in our house to spray. Does anyone have ideas on how I can keep the cat out?
Question by Enricommuter | last reply
Was thinking of,,,,, a shoe lace or sunglass kind of string, as the “Bait”. Want it to snap then craw back like your trout fish casting or pull back dragging on floor and a snap -out -again- W/O this arm smacking them in the head (thinking of a hysteresis type motor for speed and tork with short spring and stud to whip string out about 12”. Toy to Turn on and off with motion switch or after 2 min. of play & shut down, quit and turn on only by motion of them wanting to play again don.t want a presher plate switch. Am I asking too much.? Steve6221
Question by steve6221 | last reply
My cat is a 19 year old neutered male has suddenly started getting into the litter pan only partially with the business end hanging out. As result he sprays the floor.
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I would like to be able to identify my cats so that they can be fed according to their particular diet, and they are already implanted with RFID tags from the vet. I was hoping to use these tags instead of making my cat wear an extra RFID tag on their collar.
Question by texner | last reply
It just doesn't make sense to me; in my experience the cat brings in a mouse , plays with it until it's dead and loses interest; the owner seems irrelevant to the equation. I like cats but they do not strike me as being particularly altruistic, Any ideas?
Question by FriendOfHumanity | last reply
What would i need to do make home made cat nip and is even possible , is it safe ?
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