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DIY cat tree for a Maine Coon

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Leo77, Oct 7, 2018.


  1. Leo77

    Leo77 PetForums Junior

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    We are getting 2 Maine Coon kittens in the new year and want to make a large cat tree for them. Considering the size they get, we want something with beds big enough for them both. We have been looking online and they are so expensive to buy plus most of them are for a normal size moggies so don't come anywhere near how big they need to be.

    Has anyone built an extra large cat tree? I love the look of the ones built with real tree logs but I haven't a clue where we can buy them from! Also looking for large industrial tubing so I can cut in half lengtheays and cover in carpet but again no idea where to get these tubes!

    Any advice would be great

    Thank you
     
  2. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    New kittens ,how exciting we will need lots of pics when they finally come home.
    I cant really help with the building of the cat tree ,all we have done is to build outdoor platforms etc for Meeko's run in the garden we used decking for that.
    Carpet cardboard "inners" from a carpet warehouse might be useful to you ,usually they are happy to give these away.
    One of our members @Paddypaws built a cat pole with a carpet "inner"...........
    https://www.petforums.co.uk/threads/who-needs-a-hi-cat-pole.247480/#post-1062139104
     
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    Bertie'sMum Obedient Cat Slave

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    Rufus15 Banned

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    I would not advocate building a DIY tree for MCs unless you know exactly what you're doing. You need something that's weighted at the base and that has an even weight distribution in the poles and layout. Many a time MC owners have come home to find their trees fallen over, which poses a real danger to the cats if they're caught underneath.

    I would be looking at the King Cat Trees or something like the Rapunzel or Xanthos on Zooplus. They are well worth the expense, as they are robust and they last.
     
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  5. Clairabella

    Clairabella PetForums VIP

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    These are brilliant DIY projects ❤️
     
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  6. bluecordelia

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    Hi and welcome ,

    This is one of my scratching posts for a female MC.She sits on the top!
    It’s chest height. I had a tree with 3 levels bought off Amazon. You may need to consider securing it like your Christmas tree will need to be!

    I have a Diogenes xxl barrel too. Your kits may snooze together but may also prefer a bit of space.

    I wouldn’t bother with a cat bed as a cardboard box cut down at the front may be best at first.

    You need 3 large litter trays and positioned not near their food bowl.
    image.jpg Please let us see the kits at some point and ask away. The favourite snoozing spot at mine is a window sill pad which came free from Zooplus.
     
  7. Leo77

    Leo77 PetForums Junior

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    Thanks guys, really useful. Called a local carpet shop today and they said I can have as many of the carpet inner tubes as I like so I may be making one in several rooms!
     
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