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I spent £22 on this...

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Parmaviolets13 Wed 11-Oct-17 14:51:51

Thinking ooo, he likes enclosed spaces, he hasn't got a bed that's 'his', he'll love that.
As you can see, he does not.

Before I give up entirely and take it back, any ideas on how I can get him to use it? Tried a piece of my clothing, his toys, gently putting him in.

If not il take it back tomorrow 😁 It's been a week

TheQueenOfWands Wed 11-Oct-17 14:53:14

Put food in it.

CredulousThickos Wed 11-Oct-17 14:54:09

Shoo him away from it every time he goes near.

IhaveChillyToes Wed 11-Oct-17 14:54:41

Yes agree put the food in there smile

Parmaviolets13 Wed 11-Oct-17 14:56:15

Ooo haven't tried food yet. If I put his toy in there, he goes in, picks it up and comes back out!

Shooing him away sounds interesting though, he does always want to explore where he's not allowed

jmscp2015 Wed 11-Oct-17 14:56:47

He’ll probably use it soon... just perhaps not in the way you intended.

Mine sit on top of them grinwink

stitchglitched Wed 11-Oct-17 14:57:05

My cat wouldn't ever use his igloo either. We recently got him a large floor cushion type bed instead, he wasn't interested in that either preferring to lie in the washing pile. So DS went and laid on it a few times and left his top on it for a bit and now the cat is never off the thing (DS is cat's favourite person in the world).

MrsSiba Wed 11-Oct-17 14:58:12

I had that same one in purple! My boy is too big to fit in it now so I bought him a dogbed which he loves

YetAnotherSpartacus Wed 11-Oct-17 14:58:43

It's the way he's pointedly pointing his bum at it ...

ToffleMoomin Wed 11-Oct-17 15:00:49

Spray it with catnip spray.

IhaveChillyToes Wed 11-Oct-17 15:01:09

YetAnotherSpartacus gringringrin

dementedpixie Wed 11-Oct-17 15:01:30

Give him an old shoe box. Both of mine love them. Or a computer chair!

Toddlerteaplease Wed 11-Oct-17 15:02:28

I’ve spent £35 on this. Put Fatty’s towel In it in the hope they’ll use it! To be fair they have 4 other beds between them
And they do use them all.

Parmaviolets13 Wed 11-Oct-17 15:03:28

Spartacus grin
Il give him until the weekend and if no improvement il take it back, god knows what il say but £22 is a lot of money to waste!
He is currently snoozing on the bed, old habits die hard.

Parmaviolets13 Wed 11-Oct-17 15:03:52


Toddlerteaplease Wed 11-Oct-17 15:03:56

Ps. I had a wicker carrying basket that I bought that they wouldn’t use until I put it behind a chair until I got round to throwing it out and suddenly it was the best thing ever. Maybe he doesn’t like he position it’s in!

Parmaviolets13 Wed 11-Oct-17 15:04:24

hmm did try and attach a picture it obviously didn't work!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 11-Oct-17 15:04:54

Me arse on that and your £22, he's saying

Lancelottie Wed 11-Oct-17 15:08:03

We went away once leaving teenage DS in charge of the house and pets. On the last day, we had a frantic text saying 'I can't find [cat] anywhere, looked all over, not in beds, airing cupboard, washbasket...'

Came home and found her in her cat basket, clearly thinking 'Ha! They'll never look here!'

Briette Wed 11-Oct-17 15:45:43

Well if it's competing with a human bed, it's always going to lose!

Mine likes that kind of bed if you face the opening towards a wall or corner to make it feel more secretive. Though she likes the delivery boxes even more.

Allergictoironing Wed 11-Oct-17 15:53:43

Took mine 6 months to go anywhere near their igloo - obviously there were snakes or monsters hiding in there ready to eat unwary little kitties. Then suddenly Girlcat would be in there most of the day. 2-3 months later Boycat decided it was nice too, and I've seen them actually fight over it. Then it went out of fashion come late spring, though both have been sniffing it over the last few days...

MickeyLuv Wed 11-Oct-17 16:00:07

Mine's got one of those, he never goes in it when anyone is at home but when we are at work all day... I can see him on the catcam security camera, he spends the whole day in it!

MrsSiba Wed 11-Oct-17 16:06:36

Cuute picture toddler

MrsSiba Wed 11-Oct-17 16:07:57

Oops meant picture from parma

puddingisgood Wed 11-Oct-17 16:12:27

Please excuse rubbish photo & general background stuff.

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