Favorite Cat

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

Posted by Hobo Joe_ 9 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 10 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


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 10 years ago


cat running out the door

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?

Posted by carolb4 7 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 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


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


Dog or Cat volunteer

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.

Posted by Mrballeng 5 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


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


Stray Cats Strut

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!  

Posted by Kevhead01 6 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 7 years ago


Cat Playing Theremin

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

Posted by canida 10 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


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


Lolcats

Www.icanhascheezburger.com

Posted by nerfer192 10 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 4 years ago


Gifts for Cats and Cat Lovers - Valentine's day is Feb 14th

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

Posted by the chipster 7 years ago


cats!

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.

Posted by fobblewabble 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


Making a wifi powered cat 5 cable.

Is that possible?

Posted by furrysalamander 6 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


Fuzzy cat headphones so you look like a fuzzy cat

These headphones make you look like a cat and can be bought, but this looks like an easy product to make yourself and try your own variations. Or if you want something a little more tough you can try for some scary looking horns. It's up to you.Link via bbgadgets

Posted by fungus amungus 9 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


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


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


Challenge: design a water cannon for deterring cats

The Cats page (https://www.instructables.com/id/Cats/) incorrectly states that 'Everybody loves cats'.  In fact, everybody does NOT love cats, particularly those whose resent their tendency to massacre the wildlife in our gardens. I'd like to improve the odds of survival for all the birds, amphibians and small mammals in my garden, but without causing physical harm to the cats.  I've tried scent-based cat repellents without success, and I completely reject the idea of indiscriminate noise scarers. I can't police the garden 24/7, so my preferred solution is a water cannon capable of detecting a cat and soaking it. To keep things simple, I'd be thinking of using mains pressure to power the water jet, and batteries to power a motion sensor (infra-red). To be useful, the design would need to: - hit targets within a user-specified arc and at varying distances - allow the user to configure the sensitivity of the sensor, so that cat-sized heat sources are treated as targets, but smaller mammals are non-targets - avoid being triggered by foliage disturbed by the wind. For extra credit, the design could: - use solar power instead of batteries - focus the jet at the target, rather than spraying mist over a large area

Posted by pspinks 8 years ago


Materials for a Cat Motion Detoector System

I have an indoor cat, and I'm just looking for some advice on what materials I should buy to make: a Cat motion detector system that: senses when my cat has used the litterbox wirelessly sends the info to a blinking light on my desk a floor above has a button on the motion sensor to deactivate itself and the light for a certain amount of time(five minutes) while I clean the box, and then turn itself on after the time has elapsed. sends a text message to my cellphone(a bit overkill and therefore optional)

Posted by KaptainKaveMonkey 8 years ago


Pesky cat and warm air heating sensor

Hi, My dear little cat takes great pleasure in warming her butt on our warm air vents. I was wondering if someone could help me design/build a little sensor that I could place on each warm air vent. It would need to look inconspicuous and keep the cat away from the vent (vibrate or buzz when she approaches? - dunno, you suggest). Thanks! G

Posted by muddywaters 7 years ago


Whats with the kitty cats & spinning pizza?

Have I got some kind of bug or are other people getting rather annoying images of laser eyed kittens riding on bacon & revolving pizzas in the background of these pages?

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 4 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


Suggestions plz*** Outdoor Cat House!!!

Hi guys, I have a cat box that my indoor cats hated. (here's direct link if the images i uploaded didn't work:  http://www.wayfair.com/New-Age-Pet-Habitat-n-Home%25E2%2584%25A2-Litter-Box-Cover-NEW1075.html ) I'd like to configure this into an outdoor cat house. I would put it in the shed which has missing front doors so it will already be protected from rain/leaks. I would like to use Styrofoam on the outside of the box for insulation. What would be the best way to attach it? Just duct tape? There are A LOT of animals in my neighborhood thanks to the woodlands and a pond about a quarter mile from our house. If I make the door opening just small enough so Whitey can fit, will this keep out raccoon and possums?  I plan to cut an escape door too! I also to use 8x8 carpet pieces, cut them in half, and screw them in so that helps keep the warmth. Any suggestions would be appreciated!! Thank you :)

Posted by lizlove87 2 years ago


Animated Cat Ears

Hey I was wondering if anyone could help me make a pair of cat ears that I can program to move around (such has flatten down and twitch and perk up)

Posted by AngelInTheNight 7 years ago


Cat Feeder Idea, Need Help

First Post Though I have been lurking for years! (Great stuff here BTW) Thought if anyone could help it would be the WunderMinds around here. We have a Kat Lady starter kit with 5 indoor cats. the problem lies in they are are all different ages and sizes, for example one is a bit..obese. . I've gone thru the published Instructables and didn't find quite what I had in mind. What I was thinking was an Arduino or Pi based system with RFID chips on the collars. If the entire flock comes...no feed but if theres just one it gets the appropiate ration for it's weight and size. I have yet to use an Arduino but am starting too use a Pi2 as a media center.  Any suggestions? thanks Mike in MO

Posted by mighel 3 years ago


Two-way hinges

My wife and I bought an 80s designed house that's not that well designed. We keep one of the litter boxes for our cats in the garage, which is accessed from the inside through the laundry room; and we want to install cat doors so our aging felines can pass through the doors easily to get to it, while keeping the draft from the garage out of the family room. The interior door (between family and laundry rooms) is a standard hollow core and the exterior door (between laundry and garage) is fire code rated solid wood door.  We tried a standard top-hinged door with the cats already, at our old apartment, and the cats didn't take to it, so we we're hoping to do french doors, since they know how to get through normal doors pretty well. But we're kinda stuck on our lack of knowledge about hinge designs; we need hinges that swing both ways. Has anyone out there successfully completed such a design/installation and would be willing to share pics and secrets? 

Posted by sirenwerks 10 months ago


PUNS come to chemistry with CATastophic results.....

Check it out !   You've seen I haz a cheez-burger,  now we have Catty Chemists ! 

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago


I haz a sad - Gorilla competiton

So I saw the Gorilla competition and it said - make a cardboard construction and enter it in our competition. So I made my construction, and went to enter it, and only then did I see that I was supposed to be making was an instructable. This may be obvious to anyone familiar with the site, but I had not entered a competition on here before, and it does not say anywhere in the rules that a series of photographs and instructions was part of the competition. So I have a very nice cat tower made from carboard tubes (which the kitties love), but only a final photograph. Sigh. I will know next time, but I think you should say that this is a competition to make an instructable, rather than just a finished object.

Posted by kilkee 9 years ago


get some money

I need some cash for something i found im to young for a job well a real job and i was wondering if you had any ideas? i dont want to like have a big hassle like going to nyc im in north smithefield. i need like 60$ for what i want. so i want a quick buck any ideas?

Posted by blue72 10 years ago


I've made a Nyan Cat Arduino Code

Everyone just check the instructable to download the code https://www.instructables.com/id/Nyan-Cat-on-Arduino/

Posted by geo bruce 7 years ago


Patent Files: Method of exercising a cat (5,443,036)

PatentA method for inducing cats to exercise consists of directing a beam of invisible light produced by a hand-held laser apparatus onto the floor or wall or other opaque surface in the vicinity of the cat, then moving the laser so as to cause the bright pattern of light to move in an irregular way fascinating to cats, and to any other animal with a chase instinct.Discuss!

Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago


Black Cat Firecrackers, Visco fuse in Canada

I have a large supply of Black Cats and visco fuse. I'll ship anywhere in Canada. bromac6@yahoo.ca

Posted by Bromac 6 years ago


what would you do for a cat?

I went to save a cat but i heard a long meow but that was the last one so i stopped but i couldve gone through the dog to make sure but i didnt want to get attacked again.

Posted by nfk11 7 years ago


D.I.Y.: How To Build A Fully Automatic Cat Door?

Paying over $300 for one, is just too much. plus 40 bucks for each collars. Do anyone know How To build a Fully Automatic Cat Door? http://www.hitecpet.com/powerpetdoors.html

Posted by marquita188 7 years ago


My cat's favorite pianist ...

The other day, my cat, Comedy, discovered the cursor on my screen ... She found it quite amusing.Today, as she wanted to sit on my keyboard to have a better view of this moving white thing, I got the idea to show her some pictures of cats.She probably did not even recognize a cat ... instead, she was focusing on a little flash animation, on the same page.So, I got the idea to show her some videos. She found it interesting, but not that much.Then, I shown her Nora's video.In case you don't know who's Nora : she is a cat that plays piano.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ860P4iTaMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0zgQAp7EYwComedy has never been so captivated !I think she recognized it was a cat, because she was slowly approaching like for hunting, and she was waving her tail.Then, when the video ended, she started to look behind the screen ...Finally, she watched the second video with a lot of attention, like wondering what was doing this other cat, and she ended on my keyboard (again) trying to enter into the screen to join the pianist cat ...

Posted by chooseausername 10 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 10 years ago


Kittehs !!!!

Funny, cute, and all around interesting.....

Posted by Goodhart 6 years ago


Introducing Marcello! (Our new cat!)

He's 17 pounds! He's huge. Three times the size of either of the girls. He's two years old - still a baby. We just brought him home today. He's still shy so the pictures are not that great. Didi loves him, she's been following him around all over. Jade hates everyone and she's hissing and hitting like mad. But she'll get over it. She always does. :D

Posted by jessyratfink 10 years ago


Glow in the Dark collars for Kitties

This is my first actual post though I've loved the site for a long time now. Anyhow I have two new cats, beautiful friendly, I love them to bits. The only trouble is they are very dark furred and there's been a couple of times they've hidden in plain sight. Me and my fiance are both worried about stepping on them I thought some glowing type collar would be cool. I've been searching the web for an answer and I can't really find anything so I decided to make one of my own. I have limited experience with electronics, I saw the post with an ewire I think it was called collar for dogs. I should be able to figure that out however the cat collar would be much smaller and I don't think it would comfortably sport the battery unit. I ditched the idea of glow in the dark paint (flaking and the cats probably wouldn't appreciate the fumes). I considered some glow-in-thedark hot glue.. but I don't know how to do that without making a collar look lik ea stiff, plasticy, mess. Maybe weaving some of the glow in the dark plastic laces into a collar kinda like the paracord bracelets? Anyone have any other ideas? Anyone heard of some glowing material or even glowing material dye? Thanks :)

Posted by sbabb 7 years ago


A day in the life of a new wave costume.

I had to do something for Halloween so I threw this together this morning. I had no idea what I was but my coworkers decided I was new wave. So here's what I did in my costume today. (About half of them are posing. What else was I supposed to do?!) #1 - I started to get ready. #2 - I got bald. #3 - I cleaned the litter box. #4 - I ate some appropriatley colored sherbet. #5 - I did my best Marilyn Monroe impression. #6 - 8 - I posed. #9 - I posed with Ms. Jade Pants. Because it's her birthday! :D #10 - I posed with other people! Left to right - Delores + tatto sleeves + B. Dingle, Death, Me, a demented zombie Nurse, Buckethead. #11 - I did the nightly paperwork while looking very spaced out and then went home.

Posted by jessyratfink 10 years ago