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New cat tree.

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Threeminis Fri 19-Jan-18 16:34:32

Drunkenly ordered dcat a new cat tree. It's huge.

Took ages to build it.

He's in the box. Won't even look at it.

Any suggestions?

PanPanPanPing Fri 19-Jan-18 16:43:15

Leave him to explore it in his own time.

I know that PanCat1 would adore it - but it would take him a bit to time to realise that he likes it.

PanCat2 probably wouldn't be too bothered!

SanFranBear Fri 19-Jan-18 16:45:08

Haha - I have the exact same one and my furry one has never sat in or on it to my knowledge.

I keep thinking about moving it to a different spot to entice him but I think some cats just don't give a shit about fancy trees..

Threeminis Fri 19-Jan-18 16:45:09

He has a big scratching post that he loves, but it's falling apart. I've hidden some treats in it so I'm hoping he's gonna show some interest.

PanPanPanPing Fri 19-Jan-18 16:50:12

Looking at your photo you have your blinds closed - but if you open the slats he might climb it so that he can look out of the window?

PanCat1 loves looking out of the windows, hence me saying he'd love that 'tree' if he had one in a convenient position for him.

What type of cat is he?

Vitalogy Fri 19-Jan-18 16:55:14

grin Cats!
If you pretend it's your shelving unit, nothing to do with him, his nose will be pushed out, thus he'll have to try it.

Threeminis Fri 19-Jan-18 16:56:31

Thanks Vitalogy
I'm trying to block out the snow! It's mental. I'll give it a try though.

Threeminis Fri 19-Jan-18 16:57:33

Sorry panpan, that reply was meant for you blush

Although in saying that I'll try using it as a shelving unit too.

TheSecondOfHerName Fri 19-Jan-18 17:02:04

We recently bought a new cat tree. We sprinkled a bit of catnip on it, and periodically made da bird 'land' on it during play sessions. She uses it most days now.

TheSecondOfHerName Fri 19-Jan-18 17:04:12

And in the meantime, you could always turn the box into one of these...

Threeminis Fri 19-Jan-18 17:04:55


Threeminis Fri 19-Jan-18 17:11:58

He's on!!

PanPanPanPing Fri 19-Jan-18 17:14:52

And anyway, the little buggers just like sitting in empty cardboard boxes! PanCat1 has been in lurve with some cardboard which I left lying in the hall, prior to trying to recycle it. It is his current favourite place. Every time I try to whisk it away he looks at me as though I'm the worst CatMumOnEarth!

PanPanPanPing Fri 19-Jan-18 17:16:12

X-posted. Whaayhay, Threeminiscat grin

Vitalogy Fri 19-Jan-18 17:21:14


Toddlerteaplease Fri 19-Jan-18 20:53:59

Mine were straight on theirs, within minutes of it arriving. Feeling smug.

DrRisotto Fri 19-Jan-18 21:00:12

I often find that it is a matter of placement. My cat has ignored things for months until i've accidentally found the correct spot. Agree it has to be useful as a lookout post. Also, if you get him chasing a toy and send it up the tree, it might get him up there. Allow him to 'kill' the toy on the top of the tree and he'll be king of the castle. grin

Want2beme Fri 19-Jan-18 21:00:40

Mine took 2 months before using her cat tower. Now she loves it and curls up in it and on it everyday.

fairylightsdown Fri 19-Jan-18 22:12:25

I can't let mine have boxes. The one time I tried they used it as a litter tray 🤣🤢

Toddlerteaplease Sat 20-Jan-18 11:24:39

Definitely is a matter of placement with some things. My girls wouldn't touch the wicker igloos I bought, until I put one behind a chair before I threw it away. Best thing ever

Weedsnseeds1 Sat 20-Jan-18 12:08:44

Mine wouldn't use his. Gave it to the RSPCA in the end!
He's perfectly happy to climb real trees though.

battenbergbutterfly Sat 20-Jan-18 12:27:54

Love your first sentence OP 'drunkenly ordered a new cat tree' gringringrin

You could be me!!!

Threeminis Sat 20-Jan-18 13:40:27

Haha battenburg

Had forgotten all about it till I got the email saying it was on its way blush

RaspberryRippleCrisps Sun 21-Jan-18 19:23:50

fairylightsdown. Your post reminded me of an incident that happened with our last cat (who sadly went missing in January 2013,never saw her again sad). My DD was running a chrystal and mineral business on eBay. In the living room she had several plastic boxes of various mineral substances on the floor. These boxes were about 6 inches deep,by 8 inches wide and 12 inches long. So obviously much smaller than a litter tray. But for some reason,our darling cat decided that one them WAS a litter tray,despite the fact the contents of said tray were stones about the size of Brussels sprouts! Thankfully,it was only a wee she did in it. DD discovered it when she picked several of these stones up,noticed that they were wet,and had that distinctive cat pee smell! They were kept covered up after that.

TheSecondOfHerName Sun 21-Jan-18 19:30:03

It would be difficult to find a more expensive cat litter!

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