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by mr_frisky
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: my cats still using litter tray
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: my cats still using litter tray

Mine use he litter trays when they're in or it's raining, and outside otherwise. It's quite normal.
by mr_frisky
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat insurance recommendations, Animal Friends a bad idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: Cat insurance recommendations, Animal Friends a bad idea

I've had good experiences with MoreThan. They've never failed to pay out for any claim I've made, and aren't that expensive. You also get free calls to Vetfone to ask advice.
by mr_frisky
Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Noisy Catmate Fountain Pump
Replies: 7
Views: 5656

Re: Noisy Catmate Fountain Pump

You could try filtered water (I got one for the steam mop). Apparently it filters out most of the causes of limescale. My Catmate makes a noise if it isn't filled above the minimum line.
by mr_frisky
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pregnant stray
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Re: Pregnant stray

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by mr_frisky
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pregnant stray
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Re: Pregnant stray

My cats are the (formerly pregnant) mother and her kittens. She had the kittens in my garden, so I brought them in and put them on some sheets behind the chair underneath the bay window. As long as the mother has uninterrupted access to them, all you have to do is check for stray ones who can't find...
by mr_frisky
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poor Mr Grey
Replies: 28
Views: 3618

Re: Poor Mr Grey

He should be able to cope with less teeth, although will feel a bit funny for a while. If the tumour is visible and on the surface, that's a better sign than it being somewhere hidden and internal. It is probably a basal cell carcinoma, which, like in humans, is the most common form of skin tumour. ...
by mr_frisky
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Play biting
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

Re: Play biting

Tango does that when I'm playing with her. Maybe it's an atavistic nipple biting thing, when they nip to get milk from their mother?
by mr_frisky
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat bite?
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Re: Cat bite?

I know what you mean. I just wanted to be sure it wasn't something else, and didn't become infected. The vet shaved some fur off to see the extent. Looks ok. A couple of months ago Kitty (my avatar) came in with blood all over her head asking for biscuits. I wasn't sure what that was so I took her t...
by mr_frisky
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat bite?
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Re: Cat bite?

Thanks all. It was a bite, but hadn't become infected. I have some Synulox pills. That seems to be their standard prescription. Maybe I should buy shares in them, as I have paid for so many over the years! :)
by mr_frisky
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat bite?
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Cat bite?

Hi

One of my cats has a red mark on her neck. I wondered if it looked like a cat bite abcess? I heard some fighting Wednesday night and noticed this mark later that night.

I have booked her in for the vets to have a look at 5.30.
by mr_frisky
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: another bit of advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Re: another bit of advice please

Cat mate for me too.
by mr_frisky
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: pooly kitten. does he hate me or isthis a sign he is gett
Replies: 10
Views: 2422

Re: pooly kitten. does he hate me or isthis a sign he is get

First of all, well done for taking in the little kitt. I hope he feels better soon. If he is very young, biting, particularly when feeding, is what they do to their mothers to aid in the flow of milk, so what he seems to be doing is perfectly natural. If he had a problem with you, he would run away,...
by mr_frisky
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Posting Images.
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Re: Posting Images.

Here's another test with a larger picture.It seems you can post > 40k now.

Click on the Browse button next to Filename under Upload attachment, and then 'add the file'.
by mr_frisky
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Posting Images.
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Re: Posting Images.

I think 40k is the max size. if you have a hi-res camera, even this size will appear rather small. What I try to do is take a lower res picture, open it up in Paint, click on resize and type in 400 after selecting the pixels radio button. crop any unnecessary bits out and save, seeing if it is < 40K...
by mr_frisky
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How did your cats cope with the storms?
Replies: 6
Views: 1770

Re: How did your cats cope with the storms?

Mine were fine, although Coco insisted on going out earlier and couldn't get back in, so she was rather wet!

I got some good footage from my bedroom window on my phone, including fork lightning.
by mr_frisky
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fast breathing
Replies: 7
Views: 6329

Re: Fast breathing

Good idea. She seems normal now. Must have been the heat.
by mr_frisky
Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fast breathing
Replies: 7
Views: 6329

Re: Fast breathing

Thanks for the replies. She's doing everything normal, other than that, and is only 3 so not senior.

I'll keep an eye on her and may take her in for one of the 6 monthly checkups the vets keep on sending through the post.
by mr_frisky
Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fast breathing
Replies: 7
Views: 6329

Fast breathing

I wondered if anyone had any suggestions regarding one of my cats, Tango? I've noticed today that she is breathing quite fast compared to the other cats, maybe 50-60bpm, a little irregularly too. She has no other signs of ill health, and is eating, meowing, purring and running after birds (when one ...
by mr_frisky
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Strange behaviour of bereaved cat.
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: Strange behaviour of bereaved cat.

She's probably looking for him, maybe trying to pick up bits of his scent. When I lost one of my cats last year the others were looking everywhere, inside cupboards, in sheds etc. I also lost one the previous year and the others spent hours on the top of the sheds looking out for him. It's heartbrea...
by mr_frisky
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Experiences with Locator? Looking for some tips
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Experiences with Locator? Looking for some tips

I've used Loc8tor tags selotaped to their collars. They have a range of a few hundred feet. They generally work quite well, and you can find the tag if they drop their (quick release) collars usually. I have the Loc8tor Plus, which gives an audible sound which gets louder as they approach, and direc...
by mr_frisky
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: This is nuts......somebody hep please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: This is nuts......somebody hep please!

She may have had a hostile cat's scent on her.
by mr_frisky
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: pls help me some advive would be great :) x
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Re: pls help me some advive would be great :) x

One of my cats was unneutered when I had her, and she soon found a place to have her kittens. I decided to put some sheets/towels down behind one of the armchairs in the bay window in the house. When she's ready (usually after 9 weeks) she will have them. All you need to look out for is the odd stra...
by mr_frisky
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Sometimes its kinder to keep your thoughts to yourself!
Replies: 29
Views: 5370

Re: Sometimes its kinder to keep your thoughts to yourself!

It's easier if it's banter, I suppose, and you're used to it.
by mr_frisky
Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Sometimes its kinder to keep your thoughts to yourself!
Replies: 29
Views: 5370

Re: Sometimes its kinder to keep your thoughts to yourself!

I put a photo of my cats by my computer a couple of years ago at work, and one of my colleagues said 'we don't allow pictures of ugly animals here' (joking, presumably, trying to wind me up), so I said 'Better not put any pictures of your wife up then!'
by mr_frisky
Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: I feel like the worst owner in the world!
Replies: 6
Views: 1881

Re: I feel like the worst owner in the world!

I'm sure they'll be fine. They'll probably sulk for a while, but if you're worried you could always call the cattery at moments of doubt.
by mr_frisky
Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cats, Slugs and Salt
Replies: 9
Views: 3241

Re: Cats, Slugs and Salt

I do what Mark does - collect them up in a plant pot (wearing disposable gloves) and leave them a couple of hundred yards away on some unkempt, unowned ground to climb out, and replace the next time.
by mr_frisky
Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Catching mice & birds
Replies: 9
Views: 2849

Re: Catching mice & birds

I've rescued about 4 birds recently. The cats seem to get them then bring them back unharmed to play with on the lawn. They let me have first access to them and I put them somewhere safe with bird seed and water if possible, while the cats continue to look for the bird, not believing that they could...
by mr_frisky
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing the Garden
Replies: 39
Views: 11543

Re: Cat Proofing the Garden

I should add that the brackets were a pound each from screwfix, and the netting £12 for 65 feet from ebay.
by mr_frisky
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing the Garden
Replies: 39
Views: 11543

Re: Cat Proofing the Garden

I did something similar a couple of years ago. here are some early pictures
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I also used 'tree collars' (bits or more rigid mesh around trees).
by mr_frisky
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat words
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Re: cat words

Mine certainly know many different words. Even when saying something in conversation to someone else that sounds like one of 'their' words they look up. An example would be 'dreaming' which sounds like 'dreamies', or 'cheeky' which sounds like cheekin (chicken). These words can take on a different m...