would you buy a used cat tree?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Doolally, Jan 22, 2011.


  1. Doolally

    Doolally PetForums Senior

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    The cat tree i'm looking to get is on ebay, and if I were to win it it'd cost me less than half the new price. It's used but in good condition, no posts need re-covering etc....I'm just a little worried it'd smell of other cats and upset my cats, in which case i'd rather just pay the extra for something that won't upset them!

    So, have you, would you?
     
  2. Taylorbaby

    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    nah they are so cheap to buy new, check out zooplus.co.uk :)
     
  3. Izzie999

    Izzie999 PetForums VIP

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    Hi,

    Personally I wouldn't buy a second hand one or one from Zooplus even lol. Try http://wwww.kalven.co.uk ok so they are not cheap but it will last for years and years!

    Izzie
     
  4. Doolally

    Doolally PetForums Senior

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    The one i'm looking at is on zooplus...cheapish, but less than half the price on ebay.

    That link won't work Izzie
     
  5. dougal22

    dougal22 Banned

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    I wouldn't have a second hand one either, but that's purely down to 'snobbery' which isn't my nicest trait ;)

    You can get really reasonable cat trees from Zooplus, and Zooplus also have their own shop on ebay, selling items that people have ordered, not used and returned for one reason or another. Sorry I can't remember the name of the Zooplus ebay shop, but hopefully someone else will know.
     
  6. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Hope so because I would like to know what it is.I have heard folks talk about it.
     
  7. Taylorbaby

    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    why not? ive had loads from there and know of loads of people that have them? all really good trees?
     
  8. Izzie999

    Izzie999 PetForums VIP

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    Hi,
    Kalven Cat Scratchers try that,I got a cheapish one from zooplus two years ago,it ended up costing me 1700 chf (£900) in vet bills when it collapsed with my Maine coon cat on it. He ended up with a badly broken leg and I wouldn't touch their scratching posts with a barge pole now.

    Izzie
     
  9. Tje

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    :p you used 4 w's instead of 3.... :p

    but even when I remove a w .... I still can't open the site :frown:

    can you check the addy please Izzie as I love to look at ncie cat trees :)
     
  10. Tje

    Tje Banned

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    you know what would worry me........

    ringworm!

    those fungal spores can live up to 18 months on furnishings.... nope, I just wouldn't take the risk. Unless it was something a friend was giving to me and I knew it was coming out of a RW free cat home.
     
  11. Izzie999

    Izzie999 PetForums VIP

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    Oops lol, ok try this,its definitely working for me tonight Kalven Cat Scratchers there are some lovely ones on there,tbh they aren't that expensive compared to the zooplus crap!
    they last longer thats for sure.
    Izzie
     
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    dougal22 Banned

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    I get emails from them, but delete them all the time. Will keep the next one and let you know asap :D

    Here it is: -

    http://shop.ebay.co.uk/zoopetcare/m.html
     
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  13. Tje

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    ohh yes.... ohhhh yessssss, this site is gonna keep me busy till bedtime:)

    thank you Izzie :thumbsup:

    and I do agree about quality cat trees... in the long run they work out cheaper than the cheaper ones

    (which is why I have just booked my hotel to go to a cat show in Germany in April, hehe, so I can try and get another good quality one at a good price, my current one came from a show in Germany last summer)
     
  14. Doolally

    Doolally PetForums Senior

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    Duh I didn't even think of that!!Right that's me decided thanks!

    The ones on that site are rather lush Izzie....
     
  15. dougal22

    dougal22 Banned

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    I can also recommend this place :-

    CATSCRATCHER.COM

    I have one of their outdoor climbing trees, but have seen the indoor ones at cat shows, most recently, The Supreme, and when my current tree needs replacing, I will be looking at these again. They are very robust :)
     
  16. Doolally

    Doolally PetForums Senior

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    Oh you bad people...I knew exactly what one I wanted earlier...now i've got a million to choose from!
     
  17. popoki

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    That's good news Dougal, I'm waiting on delivery of a Russel Hardy tree! :thumbup:

    I love the cat gym ones on the Kalven website too, they're next on the list!
     
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    dougal22 Banned

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    Excellent choice Popoki. I am very impressed with the outdoor one we have for the cat run and will probably get another one for the run in the spring.

    Please let us know what you think of the Russell Hardy tree, some pics would be good too :)
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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