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Perches for Indo Cats
January 13, 2014 8:09 AM   Subscribe

Designer furniture for felines. Suspension bridges and artificial "Pride Rocks."
posted by zscore (37 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Spend tens of thousands of dollars installing luxury cat furniture - the cat then finds a box and sleeps in that for the next week.
posted by codacorolla at 8:12 AM on January 13 [17 favorites]


Yeah, like I'm going to give them the ability to strike me down from above like that. We already have an entire corner of the living room we have to avoid because any time they're at the top of the cat tree they get the notion we're prey.
posted by instead of three wishes at 8:14 AM on January 13 [14 favorites]


Furrniture, surely?

You also need a central robotic laser system, so you can play Make-Em-Tumble to while away the long winter evenings.

Add pressure sensitive landing zones and a scoring system Wire the whole lot up to webcams and remote access, and competitive leagues around the world will surely come.

Payback time, feline parasites!
posted by Devonian at 8:19 AM on January 13 [5 favorites]


I want this so bad.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 8:20 AM on January 13 [3 favorites]


the cat then finds a box and sleeps in that for the next week.

The cat then finds *the box the expensive furniture shipped in* and sleeps in that for a week.
posted by eriko at 8:20 AM on January 13 [6 favorites]


I totally want a set of these built on human-sized levels. I could wander all around my own apartment and hang on a high perch.
posted by xingcat at 8:22 AM on January 13 [7 favorites]


we built a box fort for our cat! and he sleeps beside it, in another box.
posted by nadawi at 8:25 AM on January 13 [5 favorites]


I still want my cat-sized gerbil tube system that goes throughout the house.
posted by brundlefly at 8:26 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]


I'm not sure this German company should have selected a hitler-cat as one of their models.
posted by Random Person at 8:26 AM on January 13


Definitely cool. But, those bridges are pretty wobbly. I have a hard time seeing my Mr.Finicky putting up with that. Too much of a "yikes" factor
posted by Thorzdad at 8:28 AM on January 13


Cat furniture is generally pretty ugly carpeted funk but is the bar so low that a plywood jungle gym is exciting?
posted by srboisvert at 8:29 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Oh come on. That's a Batman cat, not a Hitler cat.
posted by thelonius at 8:34 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Looks like Super Meowrio Brothers.
posted by Strange Interlude at 8:38 AM on January 13 [3 favorites]


This might end up being a necessity. I have a kitten who just discovered a way to leap into hanging plant pots.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 8:40 AM on January 13 [4 favorites]


The Frank Lloyd Wright cat house at the bottom of the page is awesome too.
posted by jquinby at 8:43 AM on January 13


xingcat: "I totally want a set of these built on human-sized levels. I could wander all around my own apartment and hang on a high perch."

Well there's this...
posted by notsnot at 8:44 AM on January 13


I have a kitten who just discovered a way to leap into hanging plant pots.

That's why our windowfarm kit is still in the box. Our younger cat would be all, "For me?! You shouldn't have!"
posted by amarynth at 8:45 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


"But since you did, I'm just going to hang here and stare at you with giant, crazy eyes."
posted by amarynth at 8:47 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


I totally want a set of these built on human-sized levels. I could wander all around my own apartment and hang on a high perch.

There are things called adventure courses (one example here), which is essentially what you describe in a forest. Zip lines, tightropes, monkey bars, free falls, crow's nests, etc., all with the relative safety of a harness.
posted by codacorolla at 8:50 AM on January 13


I bought a cardboard cat house for my box loving cat at Target for about $9, and even though it is not really that much different than a box, she loves it so much that I consider it the best $9 I spent last year. If these perches were to make her that happy at the same rate based on the cost (so $900 would make her 100 times happier), I would be really tempted because I would have the HAPPIEST MAMMAL ALIVE.

(Joy is having your cat peeking out a window of its own tiny house.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:53 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Spend tens of thousands of dollars installing luxury cat furniture [..]

After that comment, I really had to look up the prices. According to the Goldtatzte page, it's 34 or 60 Euros per meter for bridge segments (treated/untreated), and 43-73 Euros for the other parts. (Shipping included, but probably only inside of Germany.)

So, tens of thousands of dollars would buy you quite a lot of designer furniture (and packaging).
posted by erdferkel at 9:01 AM on January 13


My cat would looooove this. She likes cardboard boxes, to be sure, but she could hardly wait for me to assemble her cheap cat tree from Amazon so she could climb it.
posted by entropicamericana at 9:10 AM on January 13


I am glad my cat cannot access the internet on his own. The pestering meows would never stop. The ability to attack in all directions would fulfill many of his kittenish dreams.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:52 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]


(Joy is having your cat peeking out a window of its own tiny house.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:53 on January 13 [1 butt elephant +] [!]


I'm sorry, but you cannot make a statement like that without posting some pictures.
posted by slogger at 10:37 AM on January 13 [11 favorites]


we built a box fort for our cat! and he sleeps beside it, in another box.

Yes, that describes my cats to a T. Buy them expensive beds and toys and they sleep in empty boxes, my chair, laptop and flower pots...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 10:39 AM on January 13


I was skeptical but bought two really nice scratchy things from kong. My cats actually use them a lot.

However i do also have a box where the top was cut away on only three sides and the cats started playing in it when it landed on its side during a move.

So now i put an old shirt in there and they will hide out and fight each under the "door".

Also they think my super floofy down comforter has something inside of it that must be killed because they are constantly pouncing after something. Even when I'm not moving...weirdos. Lucky they are cute.
posted by sio42 at 10:50 AM on January 13


sio42: "weirdos. Lucky they are cute."

Look, you can't just make these kinds of claims without providing the photographic evidence required to substantiate them.
posted by Hairy Lobster at 10:58 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]


It's all fun and games til the cat pukes off the skybridge onto your sleeping face.
posted by elizardbits at 11:09 AM on January 13 [14 favorites]


Our cats favorite things to sleep on are our ankles and knees, which I guess are kind of like rocks? It's also a good place to sleep if you want to keep your human from escaping unnoticed.
posted by rtha at 12:01 PM on January 13 [1 favorite]


notsnot: I was totally going to link to City Museum too!
posted by maryr at 12:20 PM on January 13


It's all fun and games til the cat pukes off the skybridge onto your sleeping face.

Pretty certain our cat would puke in the hardest-to-reach basket.

Even so... I am a little jealous of the cats.
posted by Artw at 12:21 PM on January 13


I bought an adorable cardboard TV for my kitty to sleep in while I watch actual TV. Cat likes her little cave. But it ended up looking more like a microwave than a TV...
posted by maryr at 12:26 PM on January 13 [4 favorites]


Yup, that totally says "Kitty Microwave".
posted by Artw at 12:40 PM on January 13


I would have been all over those when my girl was younger.

Now that she's an old ladycat, I've been thinking about bunkbeds. She can be in the bottom bed all day and night like she is now, and I can climb into the top bunk when I want to get some damn sleep.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:45 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]


Aren't “indo cats” (presumably short for “Indonesian”) the ones whose digestive tracts are used to process gourmet coffee beans?
posted by acb at 1:29 PM on January 13


Well, acb , Urban Dictionary does suggest that I might be using the term inappropriately: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=indo&defid=56765. Sorry for the confusion!
posted by zscore at 2:16 PM on January 13


Behold, the ultimate cat house.
posted by Devils Slide at 6:31 PM on January 13


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