cat bag or cat box?

(12 Posts)
AdmiralCLingus Wed 27-May-15 13:17:43

Need to invest in a something to take the furry babies to the vets and back, so do you recommend a carry bag or a plastic box?
Are there any that are suitable for both cats? Theyre only kittens at the moment, so they both went into my friends box okay together, but I'd imagine that standard boxes would be too small to do this in the future?

Staywithme Wed 27-May-15 13:21:29

You can get quite large cat boxes, if you check online. Try zoo plus. I use the cat boxes as can beds then it means I'm not chasing reluctant cats around the house to put them, kicking, biting and hissing, into the box. People make the mistake if putting the box away and wondering why the cat doesn't want to go into the thing they associate with the vets. grin

YouveCatToBeKittenMe Wed 27-May-15 13:22:47

The bag type carriers look lovely when new but they are a lot harder to clean if the cats soil themselves on the journey and also I have found that the zip are often not escape proof!
The plastic cat carriers are much easier to clean and also to remove a reluctant cat from, especially as most of them have a removable top half.
You can get large ones for two cats or two smaller ones so they can have one each. If they're not going to grow into particularly big cats they could share a standard size one.

AdmiralCLingus Wed 27-May-15 13:26:31

I've got the zooplus website open at the moment stay humming and ahhhhing!

Never thought about dealing with poop or wee so will definitely go for a plastic one now you've highlighted that youve!

Staywithme Wed 27-May-15 13:30:12

I've got the zooplus website open at the moment stay humming and ahhhhing!

I know what you mean, tooooo tempting. I was on Pinterest earlier, thinking oh I could make that dog house, cat bed, etc. All I have to do is get off Mumsnet and start the projects not bloody likely

thecatneuterer Wed 27-May-15 13:34:25

Box! The bags aren't escape proof and are certainly harder to clean. Don't buy a box with a plastic door though, make sure it's a metal one.

cozietoesie Wed 27-May-15 13:38:15

I have a zipped bag with a fleece in the bedroom for use with Seniorboy in the event of fire and having to defenestrate or something. Otherwise, I have a large airline-standard carrier with a solid bottom (and a big fluffy towel) for going to the vet etc. It's easily cleanable and makes life a lot calmer in the event of car or taxi journeys.

thecatneuterer Wed 27-May-15 14:00:42

I have a zipped bag with a fleece in the bedroom for use with Seniorboy in the event of fire and having to defenestrate or something.

i have two comments on that:

1. What a good idea.

2. Well get you and your posh words! grin

cozietoesie Wed 27-May-15 14:29:29

grin

I'm a hope-for-the-best-but-prepare-for-the-worst type, I guess.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 27-May-15 14:32:32

Thank god for google dictionary.

Although how I'm going to shoehorn that into a conversation I don't know.

Genius idea though.

thecatneuterer Wed 27-May-15 14:33:48

Let's hope I never have to throw 22 cats out of the window into the arms of waiting firemen.

I think it would end up on Youtube at the very least smile

cozietoesie Wed 27-May-15 14:36:58

I suspect it would actually get its own TV series, TCN ! grin

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