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Help: I need a Cat Cage for 6 weeks tomorrow!

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galaxy Thu 11-Aug-05 22:10:08

Our cat has ripped a ligament in her knee and is having an op tomorrow. Not insured and is going to cost around £800 but that's another story.

We have been told to keep her in a cage for 6 weeks but the only ones I can find on the net take 3 to 7 days to deliver. Needs to be big enough to allow her to move around, take feeding bowls and have a litter tray.

Anyone got any ideas where I (or dh as it's his day off Friday) can get one?

katymac Thu 11-Aug-05 22:11:16

Playpen with mesh over the top til it arrives?

galaxy Thu 11-Aug-05 22:13:08

Great idea but I don't have a play-pen and can't afford to buy that as well as the cage and the vet's bill!

Aimsmum Thu 11-Aug-05 22:13:54

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galaxy Thu 11-Aug-05 22:14:38

Yes I do and called them tonight but they said they are special order only.

maddiemo Thu 11-Aug-05 22:14:43

Why don't you try a rabbit/tortoise run. Our tortoise has a run that is six foot by four foot made from wood and mesh. it is easily tall enough for cat to stand/move comfortably in. Ours came from local pet shop and cost around £50.

katymac Thu 11-Aug-05 22:15:20

Travel cot - ?

LilacLotus Thu 11-Aug-05 22:15:21

argos does one with store pick-up if this is what you're after.

galaxy Thu 11-Aug-05 22:15:21

That's an idea - I think sister may still have her rabbit run..thanks!

galaxy Thu 11-Aug-05 22:16:57

That's exactly what I want LilacLotus - shame that it's £20 more expensive than the exact same thing mail order off the net beggers can't be choosers though I guess.

LilacLotus Thu 11-Aug-05 22:18:33

there is a smaller one too for £35.

maddiemo Thu 11-Aug-05 22:18:34

Also, would you be able to hire one from vet or local branch of cats protection league?

galaxy Thu 11-Aug-05 22:20:58

The vet had a recommendation for a hire company but they had none available. Not tried Cats Protection League - thanks for the ideas.

Aimsmum Thu 11-Aug-05 22:22:22

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galaxy Thu 11-Aug-05 22:24:24

They are fab but sadly would arrive too late. Can't risk her jumpoing around and we don't even have anywhere that she would be guaranteed to be safe overnight. Can't leave her in the travel basket!

galaxy Thu 11-Aug-05 22:26:02

JUst looked on Argos and they have a smaller one at £35 which is perfect so have reserved that. Thanks for all your help Would never have thought of Argos!

LilacLotus Thu 11-Aug-05 22:27:28

i hope it'll will be ok and that your cat will recover well.

galaxy Thu 11-Aug-05 22:27:50

JUst looked on Argos and they have a smaller one at £35 which is perfect so have reserved that. Thanks for all your help Would never have thought of Argos!

galaxy Thu 11-Aug-05 22:28:14


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galaxy Sat 13-Aug-05 21:21:51

Got the cat cage from Argos and she went mental in it. We ended up asking the vet to take her back last night which they did.

As for the bill, it was £225 for the 1st vet to do an x-ray and out a splint on and then I picked her up yesterday from the orthopaedic specialist to be presented with a further bill for £802. Add to this, the £99, we had to pay for a large cage today, this little accident has cost over £1100 which we don't have.

Lesson: don't forget to renew your pet insurance.

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