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My cat is too big

:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Today I got rid of some old chairs which I never used because they were uncomfortable/real ugly but my cat was using them as scratching posts. I'm thinking of getting my cat an actual scratching post now but only one problem: none are designed to withstand the awesome force which is my cat!

My cat is really big and weighs like 12 lbs AND HE'S NOT FAT. He easily knocks over pretty much any scratching post and he's even too big to fit in the holes some of them have for cats to hide in.

I could probably make my own scratching post but no idea how to make it :iconwhatdaplz: especially how to make it insanely heavy/stable enough that my cat can't easily knock it over.
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:iconjuliagenocide:
juliaGENOCIDE Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You probably don't live somewhere as strange as I do, but where I live people sell custom cat habitats on the side of the road. Right next to the hotdog man. :lol:
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ApocalypsePonii Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno, maybe try an incline cat scratcher and stick a weight in the base of it so that it won't move around or tip over when your cat uses it.
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fluffpuffgerbil Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
12lbs is nothing. xD Bigger than our female cats, but our male is 18-20lbs, and the cat I catsit for has got to be at least 20, probably 22lbs. But our 18lb male is a Maine Coon, and the cat I cat sit for is a Norwegian Forest Cat Maine Coon mix. *phew!*

But that pic of your kitty is cute though! I've always wanted an orange and white cat. =)
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:iconsapphire-ashesx:
Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Perhaps you should have kept the chair after all.
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe :o it was taking up annoying room though. I live in a relatively small apartment so I only have so much space for furniture.
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:iconsapphire-ashesx:
Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
True, though a scratching post would probably also take up room. :0
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:iconknightster:
Knightster Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Sacrifice it to the dark gods. It's the only way!
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D: ok
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:icondivine--apathia:
divine--apathia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Is he a maine coon?
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think so, he could in theory have some in him but I wouldn't know since he's a mutt (if he does have any its probably not much considering his fur is short).
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:iconlady-asami:
Lady-Asami Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
My boy's a maine coon mix and about 20 lbs. Only a little of that is fat. He seems fine with our scratching post though. It's pretty big with a nice stable base. He actually fits in the hole pretty well, too. XD [link] Though I'll be honest and say I have no idea how he managed to actually get in there.
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: I see. your kitty is very pretty :la:
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:iconlady-asami:
Lady-Asami Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thank you. <3
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:iconunrehearsedsplendour:
UnrehearsedSplendour Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
"...and he's even too big to fit in the holes some of them have for cats to hide in."

Yep he's fat! :trollface:
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:c u silly.
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:iconunrehearsedsplendour:
UnrehearsedSplendour Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:lol:

In all seriousness, what breed is your cat? I know some breeds can be bigger than others.
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure, he's a mutt of some sort. I posted a pic of him in the topic. here you go
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:iconunrehearsedsplendour:
UnrehearsedSplendour Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
D'www how cute!! :iconawplz:
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed, he's quite adorable.
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:iconunrehearsedsplendour:
UnrehearsedSplendour Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'd love to own a cat, but I've hay-fever type of allergies. :P
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D: aww, that's too bad.
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:iconmischievouspooka:
MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Why do you get a scratching post that hangs on your door knob like these [link] [link]
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've tried one of those before and he didn't seem too interested. I may have to try again.
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:iconchibi-chan88:
Chibi-chan88 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You could always try rubbing some catnip into it, use the scent to draw him to it. I've done that with similar things with my cat, and it seems to work pretty well.

Of course, it could also be a texture thing. Maybe he'd like a cardboard one better? (They also make the kind that are ramp-shaped [link] and maybe a little harder to knock over while he's scratching. They're also good because they have lots of holes on the surface you can sprinkle catnip into, so they're good for using that trick as well) You could also try making your own hanging scratching post with a piece of wood, find somewhere you can buy cheap carpet or fabric scraps and just nail/staple/glue them on. Your cat might like that more than the rope-wrapped scratching boards. (But I don't know how accessible those kinds of materials are for you...)
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 ok. thanks for the advice.
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:iconchibi-chan88:
Chibi-chan88 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. Hope you find a solution that works!
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:iconh-irsch:
h-irsch Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I never had a large cat though my cousin owns a Tommy Cat which is larger then both of his Welsh Corgis and Chiuaua combined. Doesn't sound like much but I swear that fucker is as big entire torso.
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D: wow
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:iconakihua:
akihua Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist
By him his own apartment and make it a cat heaven.
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: I could do that if I had the money.
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:iconakihua:
akihua Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist
When you get the money,can I also live there?
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sure :3
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:iconakihua:
akihua Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist
:iconletmehugyouplz:
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:icontheblackbullets:
TheBlackBullets Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I guess since everyone's showing off pictures of their cat:

He's really affectionate. And apparently meows a lot when I'm not there.
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww, silly kitty :giggle:
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:iconmonochromereflection:
MonochromeReflection Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My cat is 11 pounds AND she's fat: [link]
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww, poor girl. I think it depends on the size of their bodies. Mine is just really long and tall :o
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hang some cardboard on the wall. My cat prefers cardboard over a scratching post.
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:o that may work.
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
They make cardboard scratchers you can buy at the store, too. My cats have always liked them much better than regular scratching posts.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So get a stump of a tree and glue it to the ground. :nod:
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:o that may work
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck? :O
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :U
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:iconsaxeh:
saxeh Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exercise it :bucktooth:
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D: but he's not overweight.
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:iconsaxeh:
saxeh Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Then play with it :iconexcitedmeowplz:
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well I do that already, he's a very energetic kitty cat.
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:iconsaxeh:
saxeh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats good.
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Make a scratching post with a titanium core and diamonds stuck to the side of it. That should do the trick! :dummy:
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