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« on: August 12, 2013 12:01:14 AM »

Ok so I got a target brand cat tree for free! Its nice, the cats like the big tube for climbing. I HATE IT!! Its a big blue eyesore. they have antoher perch thats got the two holes and is carpeted, they ignore it! they also have a little cubby hole that they ignore. NONE of them venture up to the top of it but spent most of the weekend on my moms cat tree when we visited (she has 6 foot celeings and the windows up near the top so she has a cat walk going aoound the room). Any ideas of a better tree? Im crafty!

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013 12:04:55 PM »

I've never seen a target brand climbing tree but maybe you can wrap the big tube in some fabric or some carpet to pretty it up.

« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2014 11:38:35 PM »

 Mine are fickle, too! Martha Stewart has the coolest cat tree project using a thick piece of wood as the base, and a fallen y-shaped tree limb. I built one but broke up with my boyfriend before it was finished lol It's rustic/natural and really beautiful. Who knows if the cats would have gone on it (hers did, naturally). And I saw the coolest cat shelving/cat walk project using ordinary wall shelves staggered at different heights along one wall, very sculptural. It was built by a Japanese cat owner. I'm not sure about link policy here but I think you can find both by Googling.
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015 01:52:32 PM »

I built a tube-type tree out of cardboard boxes and carpet scraps. 

I cut six circles of cardboard, then doubled them up for strength, and carpet on one side of each.  Cut a big hole in one, that went in the middle, the other two at the ends of a big piece of cardboard, which I rolled around them.  Lots of carpenters glue along the way.   Actually, the top one was inset about an inch to help keep cats from falling off it.

A door at the bottom, and one at the middle level.  Cover the outside with more carpet.  Burlap would work, too. Square of plywood with more carpet for the base.

Two kittens shared and grew up on this until they were too big to share the top and fought a lot.  I passed it on to a friend with just one cat who loved it.

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