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Anyone re-strung a scratching post?

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SpongeBobJudgeyPants Tue 01-Dec-15 16:45:04

I might be a bit deluded, but considering having a go at this. Spongecat seems to get through them quite quickly! I can get hold of string, and would presumably need some kind of animal-friendly glue. Any thoughts? TIA

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 01-Dec-15 17:44:17

I think sisal would be harder wearing. No idea on glue but you cant do a worse job than pets at home do.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Tue 01-Dec-15 18:33:09

Can I get sisal string then? My thoughts too about that Pet Shop Fluffy made to expire very quickly so you buy lots The only sisal ones I have come accross seem to have been woven I think.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 01-Dec-15 18:41:09

Have you looked on ebay? they usually have what you want.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Tue 01-Dec-15 18:52:02

Not gone that far. Will have a look, thanks smile

ToysDontWorkNoMore Tue 01-Dec-15 18:55:15

Buy sisal or (similar) rope from eBay. You need quite a lot of it. Use double sided "no nails" type tape to secure and superglue/hot glue ends.

ToysDontWorkNoMore Tue 01-Dec-15 18:57:44

You can probably forego the tape.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Tue 01-Dec-15 20:41:17

Ok, thanks Toys smile

loraflora Thu 03-Dec-15 23:06:03

Let us know how it turns out. I love a good project looks round at 100s of unfinished ones.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Thu 03-Dec-15 23:13:52

Existing string on post has been glue-gunned, much to Spongecat's dismay at having her stuff man-handled... I think I will get the sisal to replace this when it goes again. Interestingly, this is a plastic vase type post, from Home Bargains (I think) and has been much more robust than the cardboard crap ones we usually have from the Pets at X place!

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 05-Dec-15 20:20:28

The card ones are crap. I'd love a floor to ceiling one but dh says no.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Sun 06-Dec-15 15:32:04

Floor to ceiling? That high? Have had wall ones before, but cats have always managed to go over the edges into the wallpaper, so at least with a free-standing one you don't have that problem. I suppose Fluffy that it would be possible to adapt a plastic container/vase/thing by weighting it and then doing the sisal attaching thing.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Tue 14-Jun-16 17:48:05

Right. Have done it. Not as tidy as original stringing, but Spongecat enjoying it just the same! Ridiculously pleased not to have bought a new one <smug>

Papergirl1968 Tue 14-Jun-16 18:38:39

Did it take six months to do it?!

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Tue 14-Jun-16 18:59:13

It took me that long to get round to doing it! grin Lora wanted to know how I got on.

RubbishMantra Tue 14-Jun-16 20:51:49

That reminds me, I bought a load of sisal, our house has 2 floor to ceiling supports, which I plan to wrap the sisal around. Sadly, the makings of the Grand Scratching Post are still sitting in my understairs cupboard. blush

Maybe your success will inspire me, SpongeBob.

I made their current one from scratch, because all the ones in the shops didn't look tall enough.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Tue 14-Jun-16 21:36:10

Go on, Mantra, imagine the sense of achievement grin

RubbishMantra Wed 15-Jun-16 07:20:53

I'll have to do it now, otherwise I'll imagine you, floating on a cloud, silently admonishing me, wearing ya judgeypants, holding your upcycled scratchy-post aloft, smugly. grin

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Thu 16-Jun-16 19:38:39

Lolz. You've had 24 hrs Mantra, have you done it yet? grin

RubbishMantra Thu 16-Jun-16 21:01:37

No.....But I've done a fair bit of procrastinating. grin

RubbishMantra Thu 16-Jun-16 21:04:38

Little Monsieur runs up the current one, swings around like a pole dancer, then runs down head first, like a squirrel.

He's a born entertainer, that one.

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