Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Climbing apparatus

The old cat tree is starting to show its age. The sisal rope is frayed and the top layer is a little wobbly as Chang Chang insisted on laying there for naps despite his heavy body being a strain.

We have been looking around for a good, value-for-money cat tree/gym/condo but the variety in Pet Lovers Centre is not that appealing. Some US sites have pretty good cat trees and the prices are reasonable too. However, shipping is going to cost a bomb at $9/kg and these trees can be as heavy as 50kg when packed.

There are some China companies which manufacture such trees but you need to have a minimum order of 100.

We are looking for sturdy cat trees at least 1.5m in height, with layers of platforms for play, hiding, and sleeping. Will travel around Singapore to assess and purchase. Does anyone have any good recommendation?

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Blogger kuro.shiro.neko said...

hi kxbc! nice to see you "active" again..

i have the 2nd tree in picture. got mine at about $200-250 from pet's station.

i would recommend pet station as they have quite good a variety and prices are less than $300.

i actually saw in japan some really good quality cat trees and at reasonable prices (surprisingly).

however, shipping was an issue and i never got around to buying one from there.

8:18 AM, May 25, 2008  
Blogger KXBC said...

May I know which Pet Station shop has mare variety and stock? If you can point me the address, will help. Thanks.

Actually I like the #1 more as it looks sturdier and the colour matches our home colour scheme. The 5 of them jumps up and down the current tree a lot so the sturdier the better.

3:09 PM, May 25, 2008  
Blogger kuro.shiro.neko said...

i think most pet station have the catalogue bah... i usually go to the serangoon gdn branch. or the compasspt branch.

address ah... compasspt one is at basement next to timezone. serangoon gdn one is on maju ave.

4:02 PM, May 25, 2008  
Blogger auntie p said...

Since you have several cats, I wonder if you'd like to consider the one at Sanju's home which goes all the way to the ceiling. It seems to provide lots of fun for the cats and will match your home colour scheme.

See this post, and this picture for reference. I don't know where Sanju's mom got it though...gotta check with her if you're interested.

9:29 AM, May 26, 2008  
Blogger KXBC said...

Thanks Aunty P.

9:38 PM, May 26, 2008  
Blogger KXBC said...

Forgot one thing. When you are buying a cat tree, make sure you twist out any of the legs to check if the inside of the leg is plastic or wood. Wood lasts longer and does not spoil as easily.

I had a cat tree where the inside of the leg is plastic. It broke only within half a year and now it is one storey short.

9:41 PM, May 26, 2008  
Anonymous auntie p said...

I think San's home has got the same cat tree as Sanju's home. See San's blog posted on 25 May 2008. Maybe can ask San where she got hers if you're keen.

10:27 PM, May 26, 2008  
Blogger KXBC said...

ksn, I went to the Pet Station Serangoon Garden outlet last Sun. No variety. All small cat trees only.

10:34 PM, May 26, 2008  
Blogger kuro.shiro.neko said...

aiyah, must ask to see catalogue ah...

my ceiling one i got from pet station too. good thing about ceiling one is some posts will naturally wear out faster than the others (the cats seem to scratch on the outer ones more). so we did not have to change the whole tree but instead just down-layer and throw away the used posts.

10:07 PM, May 27, 2008  

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