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Sisal rope is certainly the favorite here too! As it gets fluffy after a while, I decided to mount a small piece of wood wrapped with sisal at the back and they use it often. Feel Free to upgrade my design as you wish, glad to give you a starting point
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You are welcome! Please let me know how happy your cats are when you have built one! Good luck
Haaaaa yes that would be a huge kitty but the metric system is the standard here in the Netherlands so divide it by 2,5 please :-)
Thanks Jeanne! Always go from the worst cat scenario, I hope your pet will show her respect to you. Please let me know how your building process was, have fun!
Thanks Prfesser for your vote and kind words! Our fattest cat is approx. 5kg (11lb?) and the pole doesn’t move much when he jumps on it. But ofcourse, the idea of a paving stone or concrete is a good one. I will try to film the cats when they are having their crazy 10 minutes and add it here.
Thanks Alcheese! You could wrap de poles with sisal rope, or carpet ofcourse. I had an otter pole build years ago but the carpet I used produced long strings after a while. So choose your carpet carefully, I think you need the kind of carpet with short separate strings. And as Etoin suggests, staple them on the underside. I used normal staples with a staple gun. Good luck!
Haha lol, you are right! We don’t have a dog but we have 2 ferrets, almost the same ;-)
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Yes but they do a lot for us too 😃
Hi Nancy - it is very stable! Out cats can chase each other like crazy and the pole does hardly move.
Yes but they do a lot for us too!