Cat Owners - Need Advice - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
Open Forum This forum is for all off-topic discussion.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
[Online]
 
Fracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,695
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: Multistrada 1100S; CBR600RR
Years Riding: Since 2004
How you found us: CRR
           
Cat Owners - Need Advice

I've had a dog and a cat before, but I was living without pets for the past seven years or so and it sucks. So I'm thinking about getting a kitten or two and got a few questions for the experienced cat owners.

1. Have anyone here used CatGenie? Basically, that's an automated cat shitter that hooks up to the water, sewer and electricity and uses washable granules instead of litter. Washing is either manual (press a button) or automatic (sensors detect when a cat leaves the bowl and start the cycle). Granules are scooped by mechanical arm, washed and then dried with warm air. The idea makes sense, the web site looks credible and testimonials published there are fantastic. But... it's expensive (~$300, although you save on the litter) and new so I wonder if anyone knows if it actually works well. Plus there are both positive and negative reviews at the amazon.com.

2. If CatGenie doesn't really work or you are not familiar with - what's your best solution for the cat shitter? Another automated litter box, regular litter box, some sort of special litter box? What kind of litter?

3. Suggestions for good vet/clinic in the city would be great

4. Pet health insurance - suggestions? Is it worth it and who is the good provider?

5. I'm thinking about getting a Bengal - any insights/experiences?

6. And the last one - I work full time and although there were times when I mostly worked from home now I'm in the office 9-6 M-F. Will a kitten be OK alone or is it better to get two? I know that cats sleep up to 20 hours a day and I've raised a kitten before but I'm still unsure.

Thanks a bunch, any input is appreciated!

- Stas

Thou shalt not disfigure the soul.
Fracker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 04:13 PM
__________
 
Dirtbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somewhere else.
Posts: 6,365
Location: Somewhere else.
Sportbike: Resurrection Built YZ250F, Various European Junk
Years Riding: Yes
How you found us: SBN
           
The only thing I have to add here is-


Go with traditional litter. It takes ten minutes once a week to do a whole washout. I don't even fuck around with scooping it. The actual litter costs like $3.00 a ton.

Don't worry about leaving a cat alone for extended periods. The only problem I have is that the little fucker won't leave me home when he gets his time in. He is competing with a 1 year old dog for attention, and the cat rarely wins. He will literally sleep on my head sometimes.
Dirtbiker is offline  
post #3 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 04:19 PM
Liz
 
R6_chic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,526
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Sportbike: 07 R6, 07 TTR-125LE, Chevy Colorado
Years Riding: 5 yrs
How you found us: Asschaps
           
my mom uses a litter maid litter box....kinda lke the one you posted but this one just has the mechanical arms that scoop out the debris and puts into a little disposable container with a lid....and ive always had at least 2 cats....expecially kittens....keeps em busy an doesnt give em 'as much' boredum to get into trouble lol good luck in your furry family member search
R6_chic is offline  
post #4 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 04:30 PM
Model citizen
 
Maynard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Rockford
Posts: 10,025
Location: Rockford
Sportbike: ktm
Years Riding: a few
How you found us: SBN
           
I just use the 99 cent scooper...builds character

I would get two, especially if you'll be away alot. For the reasons Liz posted

Eric
Maynard is offline  
post #5 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 73
           
g/f uses the crystal kitty litter. It costs a bit more money and you don't get that kitty litter "dust" smell.

Problem with a cat being alone is the chance of it scratching your furniture when it wants to stretch itself out.
mmmclsb is offline  
post #6 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
[Online]
 
Fracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,695
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: Multistrada 1100S; CBR600RR
Years Riding: Since 2004
How you found us: CRR
           
Thanks a lot for the feedback, everyone. So, right now it looks like the traditional litter is better .

As far as the scratching and boredom go - those are the other questions I forgot to ask: any recommendations on the scratching posts / cat trees?

And the most important one - cat food? What do you use / recommend?

- Stas

Thou shalt not disfigure the soul.
Fracker is offline  
post #7 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 05:07 PM
Liz
 
R6_chic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,526
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Sportbike: 07 R6, 07 TTR-125LE, Chevy Colorado
Years Riding: 5 yrs
How you found us: Asschaps
           
oh yes another good point....kitty scratching posts...but you prolly already know this as you've had em before lol
R6_chic is offline  
post #8 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 05:09 PM
Evil Moderatrix
 
KBOlsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Think corn and pigs. Lots and lots of corn and pigs.
Posts: 8,030
Location: Think corn and pigs. Lots and lots of corn and pigs.
Sportbike: A Big Blue One, a threesome of Sexy Red Ones - and a Happy Yellow One!
Years Riding: Quarter century.
How you found us: I was looking for Jimmy Choo's in my shoe closet.
           
Send a message via AIM to KBOlsen
Two is better than one - they will keep each other entertained and be less destructive.

My "kids" like the scooping litter and a regular (not covered) litter pan.

Cat Hospital of Chicago (www.cathospitalofchicago.com) on Irving/Francisco has taken excellent care of my "family".

Kim
CCS AM #815 - the cute, fuzzy, yellow, spoiled-rotten half of Team Duc Tape!
I break stuff
Duck, duck, duck, GUZ!
KBOlsen is offline  
post #9 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 05:11 PM
Evil Moderatrix
 
KBOlsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Think corn and pigs. Lots and lots of corn and pigs.
Posts: 8,030
Location: Think corn and pigs. Lots and lots of corn and pigs.
Sportbike: A Big Blue One, a threesome of Sexy Red Ones - and a Happy Yellow One!
Years Riding: Quarter century.
How you found us: I was looking for Jimmy Choo's in my shoe closet.
           
Send a message via AIM to KBOlsen
High-quality food is important. The "good" stuff will produce less waste and give them all the nutrition they need. Mine free-feed... and make sure they have PLENTY of fresh water available at all times. I fed Eukanuba kibble for years and recently switched to some super-high-end organic stuff that they are doing VERY well on.

Kim
CCS AM #815 - the cute, fuzzy, yellow, spoiled-rotten half of Team Duc Tape!
I break stuff
Duck, duck, duck, GUZ!
KBOlsen is offline  
post #10 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
[Online]
 
Fracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,695
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: Multistrada 1100S; CBR600RR
Years Riding: Since 2004
How you found us: CRR
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by R6_chic View Post
oh yes another good point....kitty scratching posts...but you prolly already know this as you've had em before lol
Actually, I didn't have scratching posts but I had an old couch and there was thick insulation on the inner side of the apartment's door frame. The cat loved hanging on it when meeting guests

- Stas

Thou shalt not disfigure the soul.
Fracker is offline  
post #11 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
[Online]
 
Fracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,695
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: Multistrada 1100S; CBR600RR
Years Riding: Since 2004
How you found us: CRR
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by KBOlsen View Post
Two is better than one - they will keep each other entertained and be less destructive.

My "kids" like the scooping litter and a regular (not covered) litter pan.

Cat Hospital of Chicago (www.cathospitalofchicago.com) on Irving/Francisco has taken excellent care of my "family".
Damn, I got lucky! That's 10 minutes of *walking* from my house. Huge thanks!

- Stas

Thou shalt not disfigure the soul.
Fracker is offline  
post #12 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
[Online]
 
Fracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,695
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: Multistrada 1100S; CBR600RR
Years Riding: Since 2004
How you found us: CRR
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by KBOlsen View Post
High-quality food is important. The "good" stuff will produce less waste and give them all the nutrition they need. Mine free-feed... and make sure they have PLENTY of fresh water available at all times. I fed Eukanuba kibble for years and recently switched to some super-high-end organic stuff that they are doing VERY well on.
Yeah, I totally agree, that's why I want to solve this even before getting a cat. I used to mostly buy fresh food (cottage cheese, raw eggs, sour cream, meat and fish + vitamins) and cook for my first cat, but it takes time. I'd rather find some really good canned stuff.

- Stas

Thou shalt not disfigure the soul.
Fracker is offline  
post #13 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 05:20 PM
Liz
 
R6_chic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,526
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Sportbike: 07 R6, 07 TTR-125LE, Chevy Colorado
Years Riding: 5 yrs
How you found us: Asschaps
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fracker View Post
Actually, I didn't have scratching posts but I had an old couch and there was thick insulation on the inner side of the apartment's door frame. The cat loved hanging on it when meeting guests
lol my mom loves her furry kids so one time we were at the shelter(in wi But im sure the shelters here do it as well) but they had a person that would make HUGE cat tree thingies.....or i know petco has them as well.....otherwise they just have the smaller scratching posts that my moms cats like even the declawed ones.....
R6_chic is offline  
post #14 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 05:32 PM
The Halo hides my Horns
 
Lonely Raven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Posts: 12,685
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Sportbike: SV650
Years Riding: 1 year
How you found us: Google
           
Raven and Peanut know Bengals:











Raven recommends Sisal Scratching Posts:



If you get them interested in Sisal early on, they will be uninterested in scratching up anything else (unless they are looking to piss you off...but cat psychology is a different thread). Woven Sisal meets their instinctive needs better then *any* other type of scratching post.

http://www.topcatproducts.com/sisal.htm

Organic or any name brand cat food that has real Meat as the first item in the ingredience.



http://www.naturapet.com/search/?animal=cat

If you want to go with an awesome natural litter, Swheat Scoop is good stuff, though expensive. Smells really nice as well:

http://www.swheatscoop.com/

If you are serious about training your cat, and you have a second bathroom, you can toilet train your cat pretty easily:

http://www.citikitty.com/

If you get a Bengal, you can train your Bengal to enjoy water as well. Especially if you get yourself an F3 or F2 (more wild then housecat). Ours our like F5 or F6 or something, and we didn't train them early enough, so they enjoy water, but don't play in it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmXnITvbuCQ

Drinkwell Pet Fountains are healthy and interest Bengals because it's running water. You can also get larger ones if you are gone for a few days and need to leave your cats unattended.

http://www.vetventures.com/

If you want the best of the BEST cat Tree, check these out!





There is a guy who builds these here in Illinois, but I don't recall the company name. I'll ask Peanut when I see her tonight. Other shops sell them for $500+, but we got our 5 level cat tree for about $250-$300. If you have a truck or van, we can possibly pick one up for you if you really want one. I'm pretty sure Peanut can get a discount on them through her work.

aut cum scuto aut in scuto

http://www.firespeedtactical.com

My ZenFolio Gallery: www.LonelyRaven.ZenFolio.com

Last edited by Lonely Raven; 04-08-2008 at 05:45 PM.
Lonely Raven is offline  
post #15 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 07:19 PM
Mmmmmm....
 
Pinkrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 6,402
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Sportbike: RIP Rsux
Years Riding: .
How you found us: .
           
Send a message via AIM to Pinkrider
If you get one kitten make sure you have lots of things to keep it busy while you are gone. Kittens get bored and they destroy furniture, shoes and pretty much anything it can get into. Either keep lots of toys on hand or get a second kitten.

Don't waste your money on any fancy litter box. If you keep the litter box in the bathroom just scoop every time you use the washroom and it won't be a big deal at all. It takes only a few minutes a day total to keep it clean. I also recommend keeping a dustbuster nearby to clean up all the spilled litter.

Pet insurance is a waste IMO. Last I checked into it not a lot was covered and it was hard to find vets that accepted it. Indoor cats don't get sick or hurt very often so it doesn't seem to be worth the money.

I'm thinking about getting a kitten too. Just trying to decide if I want to deal with pet hair again. lol.

Sometimes your knight in shining armor is just a retard wrapped in tin foil.
Pinkrider is offline  
post #16 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 07:32 PM
Teach me to Ride Please
 
Guess Who?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Missouri City, Tx
Posts: 1,853
Location: Missouri City, Tx
Sportbike: 2012 HD street glide, 2011 BMW S1000RR, 2006 CBR F4I, 2003 Honda XR50
Years Riding: Not long enough
How you found us: The voices in my head
           
Send a message via AIM to Guess Who? Send a message via MSN to Guess Who?
If your cats are anything like mine all you need to keep them occupied is boxes and a gun cleaning pad.

Guess Who? is offline  
post #17 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 09:30 PM
Sunny and 70
 
auditech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,410
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Sportbike: 2008 Tuono 1000 R
Years Riding: 12 years
How you found us: GSXR.com
           
My cat, Super Puss, just passed away in Nov. She was declawed (no worries about scratching), went outside everyday (no boredom), and ate grocery store food (fuck that premium shit). She was 24 years old, and I found her in box on the side of the road when she was 8 weeks, so Im sure about the age.

Last edited by auditech; 04-08-2008 at 09:38 PM.
auditech is offline  
post #18 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 09:42 PM
To Punish and Enslave
 
Jimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Rockridge
Posts: 3,952
Location: Rockridge
Sportbike: A 10 speed :(
Years Riding: 25
How you found us: I know the dude that runs the website
           
Send a message via AIM to Jimbo Send a message via Yahoo to Jimbo
Wow a thread with a lot of pussy

I buy everything cheap and my cat is about 12-14 yrs old and still runs around like a kitten.

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy"- Benjamin Franklin

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vcook View Post
hahahaha, nice try. Everyone knows men age like wine and women age like milk. It's a scientific fact!!

Last edited by Jimbo; 04-08-2008 at 09:57 PM.
Jimbo is offline  
post #19 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 09:50 PM
Registered User
 
Ducati Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Plainfield, IL
Posts: 442
Location: Plainfield, IL
Sportbike: Trek
Years Riding: not often enough
How you found us: umm, my husband owns the site
           
Nature's variety Prairie has great food. They also have canned and a raw diet you can buy.
Ducati Mama is offline  
post #20 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 09:58 PM
To Punish and Enslave
 
Jimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Rockridge
Posts: 3,952
Location: Rockridge
Sportbike: A 10 speed :(
Years Riding: 25
How you found us: I know the dude that runs the website
           
Send a message via AIM to Jimbo Send a message via Yahoo to Jimbo
and sleeps by my speakers


"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy"- Benjamin Franklin

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vcook View Post
hahahaha, nice try. Everyone knows men age like wine and women age like milk. It's a scientific fact!!
Jimbo is offline  
post #21 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 10:23 PM
U-P-G-R-A-Y-E-D-D
 
FiReBReTHa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 11,172
Location: Aurora, IL
Sportbike: 04 GSXR6
Years Riding: 2
How you found us: I thought it was a line for muffins
           
Send a message via AIM to FiReBReTHa
too lazy to read thread.



I have 2x cats

both four paw declaw for our leather couches. Use the littermaid and LOVE it with clumping litter.

whenever it starts to fill the canister you can dump the canister out and reuse it, or just dump the canister and use a refill / new one.

keeps it clean and wonderful to use. The littermaid I have never had to do a "dumpout"

which is when you use clumping and hand scoop you will break the pieces up and then they fall out of scoop and then back into the box so everyonce in a while you need to start fresh and dump it all out. With the littermaid you do not have to do this since its claw is Very good about getting it all in one piece. Plus it cleans it before the cat returns to use the box again and destroys the old clump by pawing.

www.firespeedtactical.com
Trial By Fire.
Like our page!
http://www.facebook.com/firespeedtactical

Quote:
"I'm spooning a barrett 50 cal. I could kill a building."
-Archer
FiReBReTHa is offline  
post #22 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 10:33 PM
Registered User
 
truckstop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 1,662
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Sportbike: RC31
Years Riding: Since '03
How you found us: it's a small world afterall
           
Since one of our cats somehow pisses straight up in the air, and I hate the covered boxes pet stores sell (last one leaked at the seam when the pee dribbled down) we use a big storage tote with a big rectangle cut out of one end. Works great and it's easy to clean. I like Ever Clean clumping best.

We change up between Eukanuba and Wellness brand food every few months for food. (I change gradually over time.) The husband used to feed his cats cheap shit, and when they moved in with me and my cat, I made them change to the better food and their coat condition improved immensely. One of them, she's 16 and she went from a dull mottled brown gray back to shiny torbie. Not as bright as when she was younger, and not as bright as my 5 year old torbie, but still very noticeable, so I think there's some benefit to feeding quality food.

Swift Molly's Motor Circus
Michelin Woodcraft Armour Bodies Spyder Leatherworks STT STG

UNAPOLOGETIC FAN OF THINGS THAT ARE OLD AND SLOW
truckstop is offline  
post #23 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 06:14 AM
Your friendly Crazy Canuk
 
RickC1957's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Barrington, Illinois
Posts: 12,731
Location: Barrington, Illinois
Sportbike: Ducati ST3 2005 Gloss Black, Monster 620, 2007 Sport Classic 1000
Years Riding: Crashing sucessfully since 1969
How you found us: Thru favorednation (ron)
           
Send a message via AIM to RickC1957 Send a message via Yahoo to RickC1957
I have a fully automated kitty...the Boogs has the littermaid box, automated feeder, feds her twice a day and automatic water. All I do is pet her and drive her crazy with the laser pointer....in the summer she hangs out in the fenced in yard. She's a happy cat

Sometimes goodbye is your second chance.
RickC1957 is offline  
post #24 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 01:35 PM
The Sausage king
 
Abe_Froman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,003
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: Ducati
Years Riding: Since my mid-life crisis
How you found us: Hankered for a hunka cheese
           
I have the Scoopfree litter box. It works great. It has a rake that scoops the poop into a compartment when it senses the cat has been in there. I change the litter tray once a month and each new tray cost $15. Not bad considering I don't have to do anything with it or handle any used litter. My cat had a regular litter box before that for about a year and a half and I started to hate cleaning that.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2755378

I feed the cat meow mix wet food, she seems to like that and only that. Although she has some dryness on her coat, I'm not sure if its from the food or because she likes to lay next to the heater vent. I regularly find her there especially in the winter.

For water, I got her this fountain. It runs the water through a filter and keeps the water moving and from becoming stagnant:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2754465

If the kitten is going to be home alone alot, maybe two kittens is a better idea. And get them into motorcycles early, mine does enjoy a good race:


Da Bears!
Ducati
Abe_Froman is offline  
post #25 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 01:49 PM
Registered User
 
MM Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hoffman Est., IL
Posts: 4,526
Location: Hoffman Est., IL
Sportbike: Squat
Years Riding: More then one hands worth.
How you found us: Your Mother
           
Send a message via AIM to MM Racing
I have two kittens that are like 7 months old now. I have one of those water fountain things and it works awesome. Manually scoop the litter which is a pain but I am not convinced that an automated jobby would not get destroyed by them just yet. Feed them Science Diet wet and Royal Canine dry.

And screw buying some ridiculous $300 tree. Buy the sisal remnants from Ebay, normal carpet remanats from home store and then spend like $60 in plywood and 2 x 4's and build your own tree. Even with buying a pneumatic staple gun I came in well below $200.

Ian
MM Racing is offline  
post #26 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 01:54 PM
Administrator
 
HDTony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Plainfield IL
Posts: 45,955
Location: Plainfield IL
Sportbike: A couple of pasta rockets
Years Riding: Since 1989
How you found us: In the beginning there was CLSB and Tony saw that it was good.
           
Send a message via AIM to HDTony
declawed all the way around FTW!!! mine is.




HDTony.... Damn glad to meet you!

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

- Ronald Reagan

AirTek Heating & Air inc.
HDTony is offline  
post #27 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 02:02 PM
Evil Moderatrix
 
KBOlsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Think corn and pigs. Lots and lots of corn and pigs.
Posts: 8,030
Location: Think corn and pigs. Lots and lots of corn and pigs.
Sportbike: A Big Blue One, a threesome of Sexy Red Ones - and a Happy Yellow One!
Years Riding: Quarter century.
How you found us: I was looking for Jimmy Choo's in my shoe closet.
           
Send a message via AIM to KBOlsen
I don't recommend 4-paw declaw... if they were to accidentally get out, they would be totally defenseless. And it's the fronts that do the most damage to furniture.

We've got leather couches here and the kids haven't left a single mark.

Kim
CCS AM #815 - the cute, fuzzy, yellow, spoiled-rotten half of Team Duc Tape!
I break stuff
Duck, duck, duck, GUZ!
KBOlsen is offline  
post #28 of 60 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
[Online]
 
Fracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,695
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: Multistrada 1100S; CBR600RR
Years Riding: Since 2004
How you found us: CRR
           
Well, it only took a little over 2 years, but I finally got a cat . My brother and two friends gave me a Bengal kitten for the birthday 1.5 weeks ago. She's almost 6 months old, has very nice manners, very vocal, feisty and awesome

Here she is helping me to work from home (the bed is right next to the monitor):



I gotta say, thanks to everyone again for the advise in this thread! A lot of awesome suggestions so far. I got the scratching post from Top Cat Products that Lonely Raven suggested and Tehhie loves it while completely ignoring the shitty one I got from Petsmart. I also took her to a vet (just for a general check up) to the Cat Hospital of Chicago that KBOlsen suggested and it's totally great. Better than most hospitals *I* have been to.

Now, the big question: I totally love Tehhie, but she was raised in a house with 4 other cats and 3 dogs, so she is very much used to having someone to play with. Any time she's awake, she's demanding attention and I just can't play with her for 2 hours a day... So I'm wondering - shall I bite the bullet and get another one? The breeder has another kitten from the same litter, also female that was Tehhie's best buddy, so I already know they would get along well.

So what I have to ask everyone - am I right in the assumption that two cats don't require much more time in terms of feeding/cleaning the litter box and they will entertain each other most of the time?

- Stas

Thou shalt not disfigure the soul.

Last edited by Fracker; 10-04-2010 at 01:49 PM.
Fracker is offline  
post #29 of 60 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 01:51 PM
PIKUACH NEFESH
 
STANIMAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: G-VIEW
Posts: 6,900
Location: G-VIEW
Sportbike: Italian,British,Japanese,Czech
Years Riding: LONG TIME
How you found us: CRR
           
I dont have cats , just kids . First they need attention , then they need money. I hope this helps.

MOTO AND MOTOR
1906 TECHNY RD.
NORTHBROOK IL 60062

SALES*SERVICE*PARTS
847-790-4848
STANIMAL is offline  
post #30 of 60 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 01:52 PM
The Halo hides my Horns
 
Lonely Raven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Posts: 12,685
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Sportbike: SV650
Years Riding: 1 year
How you found us: Google
           
Two cats is just as easy as one, seriously. We have four, and I forget we have them sometimes.

Bengals can be needy though. One of ours will get up in your face any time you stand still for longer than 2 minutes. The other will randomly try to climb me to get my attention. When we have guests over, people will often find one of the Bengals hiding in their coat like they are hoping you steal them or something.

It's not a bad thing, it's just the nature of the beast. Two Bengals is so very much better than one. Seriously, I've wished I could get another, but we have way to many animals as it is!

aut cum scuto aut in scuto

http://www.firespeedtactical.com

My ZenFolio Gallery: www.LonelyRaven.ZenFolio.com
Lonely Raven is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome