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What kind of carpet to use when building a kitty house?

Amanda DurandAmanda Durand Cottage GroveMember Posts: 20
Ok so Mom & Dad finally dicided to build me a kitty house condo thingie. And Mom hads some unused carpet at work she could get for cheap or free. But its that really flat office/appartment carpet, with the really tight loops, kinda like burber. Can she use that or does it have to be straight loopless carpet like the kind on the kitty houses in the stores? I don't know if my claws would get caught on it or not, its really tight loops. If any cat has good advice on that let me know and I will tell Mom. Thanks, grendelz


  • Wendy HowardWendy Howard AuburnMember Posts: 1,602
    edited 16 September, 2009
    That's what we used on ours and it's worked out great... Mom keeps my nails trimmed so that may make the difference
  • Sarah MinerSarah Miner MaplewoodMember Posts: 3,790
    edited 16 September, 2009
    We just used carpet like that for the cat tree moms fiance made for me. It worked pretty well and its pretty comfortable as well.
  • Ann HallettAnn Hallett Costa MesaMember Posts: 144
    edited 16 September, 2009
    We have a large cat tree that's covered in berber and even though it looks nice, the berber unravels so mom doesn't recomment it. And though mom trims our claws, mine got a little too long and I got caught on the berber last weekend. Mom was glad that she was home, otherwise she thinks I might have hurt myself trying to get free. We love our cat tree but mom will go with regular carpet the next time around.
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