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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by AnnC, May 4, 2014.


  1. AnnC

    AnnC PetForums Member

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    Is there such a thing as a wheeled cat carrier? I have been trying to search around for a new carrier as the large one I have at present is too cumbersome and both cats sit at one end making it very heavy and difficult to carry. This previously has not been too much of an issue other than getting through the doors to the vets but now the vets have rearranged the access to their doors meaning I have quite a long walk with this unbalanced cat carrier which is very hard work and uncomfortable for me.

    I don't want to go down the line of separate carriers for a variety of reasons so need to find something that is more suitable.
    What I've got at present is a large wire front opening basket. I've looked and tried the square and found this more cumbersome than the front opening.
    I'd love one thats a little trolley I could pull along but having scoured the net I haven't come across anything like it.
     
  2. GingerNinja

    GingerNinja PetForums VIP

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    Yes, they have them on various websites (zooplus, petplanet and more) but I'm not sure if any are big enough for two cats.
     
  3. CoCoTrio

    CoCoTrio PetForums VIP

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    These buggy designs look nice! :)

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  4. carly87

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    They won't be. Try looking at dog carriers. Sarahecp will hopefully be along as she had a really big one for Roman her MC which would probably house two cats easily.

    Alternatively, have a look at pet strollers which are definitely big enough for two, and much nicer to wheel.
     
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  6. AnnC

    AnnC PetForums Member

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    NICE!!! :shocked::frown2: If I wanted to go around with a baby buggy I'd steal a few kids to put in it. :mad2: My animals are just that animals, not surrogate children.
    I like the look of the nylon cat carrier but am a bit concerned about A. how well would it wear? B. How safe are they? If Apollo my Tonk escaped in a strange area he would totally freak and do something utterly stupid like run across the busy main road outside the vets.

    Has anyone had one of these nylon carriers for any length of time?
     
  7. bluecordelia

    bluecordelia Footy

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    The nylon netting on one i borrowed broke after a good going at on a quick journey ...it did get a good clawing though
     
  8. Satori

    Satori One of Life's Winners.

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    Oh you are a real sweety aren't you:thumbdown:
     
  9. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Wheels are great until you come to stairs. Two carriers might be easier, one in each hand.
     
  10. carly87

    carly87 PetForums VIP

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    Wow, well, nice to know my help is appreciated and I'm now view as a nutcase with children problems.

    Guess what? My animals are not my surrogate children either, but I can't carry heavy carriers with lots of cats, so I put them on a set of wheels and push them. Does that mean they're my children? Um, no!

    If you'd bothered to keep looking before jumping to conclusions, you'd have discovered that yes, there are some strollers that look like baby buggies, but there are also those that are just carriers on pram wheels and look nothing like a baby buggy.

    But hey, go ahead and do whatever.

    Oh, you're welcome for the suggestion of a big dog carrier on wheels for your cats, but I notice you didn't pick up on that bit of the help.

    Right, now that I'm less angry...
     
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    If I wanted to move a cat or two and couldn't drive, these things would be ideal since I can't lift anything at all. I have enough trouble just picking up the cat to move her without the carrier as well. I am just pointing out that using something on wheels does not mean you are desperate for children and who on earth would want to steal screaming snotty-nosed kids anyway?

    Please keep it civil.
     
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  13. CoCoTrio

    CoCoTrio PetForums VIP

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    Ann, there's a reason why buggies look like that - it's the optimal design for transporting small beings on pavement. If the big wheels and high-ride design is optimal for keeping babies safe and isolating them from road vibration then it'll obviously be best for dogs and cats too. If the standard one is too small for your two cats I thought the double-buggy design might interest you.

    I searched out and posted up those two photos of the buggy-style pet strollers just because I thought it might help you, but you don't have to like them. Just be polite. ;)
     
  14. oliviarussian

    oliviarussian Meeoow!

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    This thread has made me really angry.... OP asks for advice, people spend their time and knowledge giving it and get slagged off in the process cos OP doesn't like their style and makes assumptions about their relationships with their cats! ...... Not nice, Not Polite and Not bloody called for!!!!! :cursing:
     
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    It's a useful thread though. :) I imagined a cat carrier with wheels being like a pull-along suitcase, but of course that'd have the cat on a weird angle so obviously it'd need 3 or 4 wheels to keep the carrier horizontal, but tiny little wheels would make pulling along over the pavement really noisy and rattly and probably distressing for the cat, wouldn't it? It'd be tricky with even low kerbs too. Hence I suppose the 'baby buggy' stroller style, with good ground clearance and big wheels for comfort. I agree that they look a bit funny, but it wouldn't bother me. If I had to take two cats any kind of distance to the vet's on foot I'd definitely consider a stroller. Cats going walkabout on leashes look funny too, to some people. :p
     
  16. RobbieC

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    I've got something very similar by a different company. It's quite neat insofar as you can wear as a rucksack or wheel it along as a "shopping trolley". I've only used it around the house, but my cat wasn't keen. He certainly preferred being on my back than wheeled.

    I've not had to use it outside as I've travelled by car to the vet the past couple of times and we used the regular cat carrier.

    CoCoTrio: I do like the idea of the buggies, but I think I'd be very self-conscious pushing it around! :)
     
  17. CoCoTrio

    CoCoTrio PetForums VIP

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    I wonder if I'd feel more or less self-conscious with something like this:

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    A bit less 'baby buggy', but just as OTT. :D
     
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  18. Jellypi3

    Jellypi3 Slave to the devil cats

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    I dont see anything wrong with those pet strollers :confused:

    I agree when people dress their pets up and take them out, treating like babies it's a little odd to see, but at the end of the day it's their decision and some people do like to treat their pets at children - no harm done in it.

    What people were suggesting was a method of transport using a pet stroller! OTT response from an OP with attitude...

    Incidentally, I think a carrier with swivel wheels would actually be a good idea, almost like a luggage trolley. Now who wants to get inventing!
     
  19. Jellypi3

    Jellypi3 Slave to the devil cats

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  20. Steverags

    Steverags International Man of Mystery

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    Our buggies :D
     

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