Here at SecureaKat, our cat enclosures and cat runs offer your cat the opportunity to live outside in your garden in complete security and with no chance of escaping from your propery... We call it a cat friendly garden "Feeline Freedom at Friendly Prices"! In Japan, a new trend is emerging in the form of pet friendly houses - Take a look at the photo on the left!
Some of the cat-friendly features in that home include:
- A cat-climbing tree that serves as a spiral staircase leading up to a catwalk on the second floor of the unit.
- A catwalk forming a zigzag design and can also be accessed via steps that protrude from the wall.
- Holes in the wall leading to other rooms.
- Cubes and 'cat shelves'
- Floor to ceiling scratching post wrapped in hemp rope.
Fauna Plus DeSIGN who build these homes estimate the cost to design a two-story, detached wooden home built to cat specifications to range from 3.2 million yen (about $42,000 in U.S. dollars) for a 20-square-meter space (about 215 square feet) - on up to 13 percent of the total construction costs for a space measuring more than 50 square meters (about 538 square feet), the company reports.
To read more about these crazy cat homes on the link below
This interesting article from Psychology Today explains in detail why cats touch noses. Read the full article here
"For those of us that have studied animal communication this snout contact appears to be part of a greeting ritual. It is actually more common in cats than in dogs, where the nose touch may sometimes be accompanied by rubbing against the body of the other animal or continued sniffing of the other's head or body. Cats will use this greeting nose touch with virtually any cat that they meet which appears to be nonthreatening."
Rescued cat wins the SecureaKat trophy for best domestic kitten at the Royal Adelaide Show 2011.
Garfield was adopted from 'Help Save The Furry Ones" animal rescue shelter in Ingle Farm, South Australia. Here is an interview with the owner and SecureaKat on Adelaide's 5AA radio station with Amanda Blair.
Some of the topics discussed include the number of cats in need of homes, desexing cats and dogs, people dumping their cats and where you can go if you want to adopt a cat from a shelter.
Credit: Reuters/Mayo Clinic/Handout
It is roughly estimated that 2-14% of the cat population carry the Aids virus. Despite the lack of treatments, many cats never develop complications from the virus.
The cats that develop health problems as a consequence of feline AIDS generally develop the problems 7 - 10 years after infection with the virus.
from Reuters - U.S. scientists have developed a strain of green-glowing cats with cells that resist infection from a virus that causes feline AIDS, a finding that may help prevent the disease in cats and advance AIDS research in people.
Click here to read the full article
The Daily Tail - A fun cat news page
Careers for Your Cat - Its about time your freeloading cat found itself a job!
Cat Tipper - Cat tips, news and product reviews
Cats Bless You - Celebrates the joy that cats bring to peoples lives
Cat Fancy Magazine - Its American based but they post some interesting things on their Facebook page
The Daily Cat - Cat news, information and general fun stuff
Catsparella - Pop culture pussy cat
Your Daily Cute - Cute cats and more
Blog Paws - An organisation created specifically for the online pet community
Once again the Royal Adelaide Show has arrived and we have a display in the Pet Centre next door to the Whiskas cat food stand and opposite the Luke’s Reptile Kingdom show.
Its always good fun attending shows and talking to the public, breeders and cat lovers and the Royal Adelaide Show is always a big one! There has been a lot of interest in our netted cat enclosures and cat runs and we look forward to the challenge of installing custom enclosures for many of the new customers we have met during the show.
Unfortunately we were unable to take the real life version of the cat in our logo "Puss" this year but she is happy lazing around the garden at home in the sun all
Here are a couple photos of winning cats from the cat show judging and also the SecureaKat stand.