cat's conductivness

If you own a cat pet it a few times without touching it's ears or nose, then touch there ear or nose, you shock them! Are there nose or ears not attached or something, because you making the charge with the cat.

Posted by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Homicidal cat?

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.

Asked by monsterlego 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Cat tree

I was wondering if anyone had done a cat tree and was nice enough to share a tutorial.http://www.puffandpooh.com/cat_tips/cat_tree/cat_tree_scratching_post.jpg

Posted by lillianclair 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


A Cat in a Box!

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 :)

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


squirrel or cat.

Do you choose squirrel or do you choose cat or do you choose both.i choose cat sniper.

Posted by nfk11 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Your cat

This is a place to post pictures of your cat or cats (not internet downloaded exept from places like flickr on your account) and talk about them.

Posted by weirdo62 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Cat Playing Theremin

Wow. It's a cat playing a theremin!I have nothing more to add.

Posted by canida 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Cat-cam revisited

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?

Posted by Easy Button 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


My new cat!

My new cat. His name is Surok, which is pronounced, Suh-Rock, and is also Vulcan. EDIT: I added a more recent picture.

Posted by TyMan210 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Keyboard Cat Papercraft

Play anyone off whenever you want with your own li'l keyboard cat. Just print out the document at the link below and put it together. There's even a handy video to show you how!Tubbypaws via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Huge Cat Couch

Huge cat couch is huge. Gigantic, even! No info available about this one that I've been able to find, but it looks like a lot of fun if you have the space for it (yeah, right!). Huge Cat Sofa via CRAFT

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


My Crazy Cat

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.~ :)

Posted by Chikpea 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to Wash a Cat

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.

Posted by lilredcin 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Cat chip logger

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.

Posted by Stan1y 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Cat Genie Resetter?

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.

Asked by FernWoods 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


This male cat adopted us; our cat freaking!!! Answered

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!

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


In desperate need of a recipe for cat food for a cat with liver disease Answered

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.

Asked by rosec 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I convince my mom to let me get a cat? Answered

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!

Asked by DeceptibotX 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how to work cat flap?

Asked by poseidon_shark 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Favorite Cat

You probably have read the books. Who is your favorite cat? Why, and from which clan?

Posted by Hobo Joe_ 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



my cat ate a rat...

My cat ate a rat this morning, and threw it up on my shoe just now.....

Posted by fobblewabble 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Cat Genie Faster Cycling?

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

Asked by desmisc 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Release door on cat trap

I'm trying to trap a stray cat. The lenders didn't set it up right so now in my trying to figure it out I've got the trap door closed and can't figure out how to get it open. I know how to set it now...just need to open the door back up.HELP'

Posted by evalyng 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Cat Scan - patches available

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.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


measuring my cat's activity

Hi guys, I'm trying to create a little gadget to measure my cat's activity throughout the day by measuring its steps and sleep. I can attach a regular fitness band around its neck but I've got no clue as to the algorithm to go along with it since cats obviously don't move the same way our wrist or arm would. Any ideas? Thanks for the help!

Posted by Juan FelipeT 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Who Here Has A Cat?!

I do. and post ONLY IF YOU DO have a cat! anyways, he is a, uh, well I don't know what breed he is, but we know he is an american something, anyways, he is almost 7 years old, he will be 7 next month, VERY fat, weighing in at 25 lbs, and his name is oliver. but, enough about my kitty, what about yours?

Posted by the_TRUE_LINK_OWNZ! 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Transmission fluid on my cat

Well our van must have a leak or something, because the fur on one of my cat's backs is all spiky, and my dad says it smells like transmission fluid. He must have walked under where it was leaking. My dad says it's not dangerous as long as it doesn't touch his skin, but we're going so have to get it of somehow. Should we cut some of the hair off his back? Try to wash it off?

Posted by Aeshir 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Explain Schrodinger's cat, simply.?

Explain, as simply as possible, please.

Asked by PKTraceur 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


my dog chasing a cat? Answered

we have a German sherpid mix and he is a few years old. and then we got a male cat and he was fine with him. then just recently we got another (female)cat a few weeks old she was born in the wild and she was the only one that took a likeing to people over the others and the dog will just sit there and lick and sniff her if were hold her down and if we dont she runs away (the dog runs after her)to hide when he cant get her and he will bark and growl and not go away after a few commends and my mom wants to get rid of the cat witch i dont want to happen and i dont want the cat to live a life of terror

Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What is better? A Cat or A Dog?

Sometimes cats are lazy like most dogs. they always cuddle up next to you and purr! and they are playful too. people think dogs are playful, mabey....sometimes.... no? cats are less noicy(make les sound) I've never seen a dog chase his tail. I have only seen cats do that. dogs slobber. but also are pretty much only cute when there puppies. ~mostly~ dogs leave toys all around the house while the cat is being playful and cute. I eaither want another cat or a dog sometime. Or mabey a bird?

Asked by EagleDude 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


eliminating cat pee odor?

A cat peed on my deck chair cushion. What formula for an odor remover that works Please. stains are OK, the stink is not.

Asked by omnimancer 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is steel wool good for cats? Answered

My cat loves steel wool. We stopped buying it because we couldn't keep it away from the cats. I found a box in the basement and was using one to clean metal, she got a hold of it so I put it in the cabinet.  See video below. I got a child lock on the cabinet now but my 2 year old takes them off.  I know I got to clean the kitchen, got folks coming over.

Asked by thematthatter 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Build It: Wanky The Safety Cat

Http://jalopnik.com/...This is on the front page of diggHow to make a stuffed animal turn and brake signal for your carShould I make this an instructable

Posted by frank26080115 11 years ago


Cats eyes road markers? Answered

Over the years I have come up with a variety of ideas - some Impractical, some worked and many that never went beyond the thought or drawing stage. A long time ago I thought this was a good idea, with no budget or inclination to action it practically I put it up here for comment/critique In the UK and many other countries the centre and edge of the road is marked with reflective dots. In the UK we call these cats eyes as the inventor was supposedly inspired by the way a cats eyes shine in the dark. However good though they are they only reflect as far as your light beam reaches. On dipped beam this may not be that for ahead and with the sort of traffic we get in the UK you hardly every get to use the main beam. My suggestion is to cut a slot down the middle of the road and lay in it a fibre optic cable linking every cats eye in groups of say 50 or 100. The ides is as the diagram shows the Fibre optic carries your dipped head light far further then it would normally shine without the risk of dazzling other road users. I think that this would significantly improve road safety at little cost if done when road refurbishment was carried out anyway as at this time the cats eyes are often removed and replaced. The cats eyes could be simpler, lower profile and possibly cheaper to makeas they would only need to be a plastic holder for the fibre.

Asked by rickharris 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Cat Food Bag Recycle?

Any new ideas for this cat food bag? It's too big for a wallet, and making a purse or messenger bag out of it just seems... redundant. I mean, it's already a bag, right? But my brain isn't coming up with anything else more creative. Its really too cool to throw away though. It's wonderfully shiny and colorful on the outside, and it appears to actually be woven together of some sort of tyvek material. It looks like it would survive a lot of abuse. I've got basic sewing skills, and whatever materials that I don't have around the house I can pick up from Lowes, Walmart or Joanns. :-)

Posted by Bitsi 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Puzzling Travels of a Tom-Cat.

  Here's a puzzle I came across recently.  I've changed the context to stop people googling the answer :- A big ginger tom-cat leaves his home at 8:00 one morning and goes trundling around the neighbourhood, pausing here and there to 'leave his calling-card', stopping for a brief nap or two in a particularly warm spot, walking along fences, running through unfriendly gardens (woof woof) and  finding a warm car bonnet in a garage at 6:00 in the evening for a rest.  Unfortunately, the owner shuts the garage door and the cat is trapped for the night. At 8:00 the next morning the garage door opens and the cat comes scooting out.  Over the course of the day he takes the exact same path he took the day before but in reverse.  He stops in different places, makes his mark in other places and takes his naps at different places along the way, arriving back at his own house at 6:00 in the evening for a well deserved meal. The question :- What is the likelihood that there will be a time and place along the route where he is at EXACTLY the same point on the route at EXACTLY the same time of day on both days?

Posted by AndyGadget 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


A million ways to skin a cat.

A Million Ways to Skin a Cat. I have to say that one of my favorite places in the web is https://www.instructables.com. Waking up to that email on thursday mornings, the https://www.instructables.com news letter makes me happy im such a geek. I love to read the peoples reviews and each individual point of view... those comments sometimes really get me going....  I have done a few DIY form this site but I guess I am not a forum/comment guy.  (to be fair this is my first post on a forum since 2008) And now... to the point .  I invite https://www.instructables.com to help us geeks challenge each other while improving the site with a simple new feature. A Million Ways to Skin a Cat Basically get from "step a" to "step b" you an follow different approaches.   A step or a process in an "instructable" may be improved or explained in any other way. This feature  enables users to set there creations free and make all the community share there ways and get to the optimization of projects.    Think of the search for a new project starting from a proces you already know.  For example: using a DREMEL tool on wood.  You could se many instructables containing this keywords, but what if you could see the process of carving wood, explained in detail on many ways, by many users. The user will share his method, and experience or simply pitch in with some new info or detail he might have encounter or needed during the process.  On the GUI I imagine below the next step lower right button a button that says something like "MORE" or "A.A. (another approach"). This button coul also link to another instructable that has a detail guide on how to do the process at hand.  Instructables will start to branch out and interconnect to form an organic and hands on detail database.   Any ways thats my humble idea. I wish it helps this site to grow and keep helping people.  P.S. Maybe you have another way, who knows if out there are one million more ways... 

Posted by cexdance 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Any automatic cat doors triggered by the cat's I.D. chip? Answered

Has anyone made an automatic cat door that works by reading the cat's embedded I.D. chip?

Asked by Enricommuter 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


any practical use for cat poop? Answered

I have five cats and lots of poop. jokes are expected and welcome but anybody with any real ideas? composting and fertilizer are out. thanks

Asked by dannemillerd 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Cute Cat Makes Wedding Proposal

All you need to know is that the Colin B in question is someone who works in our building. The rest speaks for itself. The Question The Answer

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


how to prevent shedding from my cat?

My cat tiger sheds like crazy every time i brush her about 10 minutes later. i am tired of finding cat hair every wear. please help me

Asked by mchase1 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago



really off the subject but "why not to make a cat angry"

Show us your battle scars..... from cats

Posted by naruto 777 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Cat Exercise Wheel...Looking for instructions on how to build it.

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

Posted by danny12592 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How can I keep a stray cat out of my house?

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?

Asked by Enricommuter 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Why do people believe that a cat bringing a headless mouse into the house is a gift to the owner ? Answered

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?

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is it possible to read the RFID chips implanted into cats with a microcontroller for identification purposes? Answered

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.

Asked by texner 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how to make a good cat wheel for my lazy fat cat from an easy home materials? Answered

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

Asked by Niha-B 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


is it possible to make cat nip at home? and does anyone know how to do it , cuz where i live they do not sell it ? ? Answered

What would i need to do make home made cat nip and is even possible , is it safe ?

Asked by blackchibi 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago