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Show us your kitty cats

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ^TANK^, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. bloodiedathame

    Soldato

    Joined: May 11, 2007

    Posts: 7,387

    Location: Surrey

    Who do you guys use for cat insurance? Petplan seems crazy expensive (Lifetime cover £21 a month), cheapest Lifetime I can find is £4.41 from Healthy Pets but the reviews on these guys aren't great. Any tips?
     
  2. bremen1874

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2008

    Posts: 10,328

    Mine’s insured with Churchill. The price was okay at the time and they paid out when the cat needed his inner eyelid repairing.
     
  3. Funky-Melon

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 26, 2018

    Posts: 522

    Location: Southampton

    My two are insured with animalfriends. Never used them but they reviewed well at the time of taking out cover.
     
  4. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 3,734

    Location: Shropshire

    Just looking though my photos and came across Ronnie when he fitted the cat bed - I think he has now grown out of it. - he is now getting like a little old man - all the youth fullness has gone and he now plods instead of gallops around - Time is a bitch. :( - He did come back with a mouse the other night so all is not lost.

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  5. PiKe

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 23,952

    Location: Lake District

    We used Argos, £17 for both cats, platinum cover.
     
  6. PapaLazaru

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2009

    Posts: 17,279

    Meet Thomas. Got him for my son for his sixth Birthday. Currently wrecking the house.

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  7. Phate

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 1, 2003

    Posts: 34,658

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    He looks like a Thomas! :D
     
  8. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 3,734

    Location: Shropshire

    Have to agree with Phate - he will be a hansom cat.
     
  9. DXP55

    Mobster

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    Location: Shropshire

    Had a new dressing gown for Xmas - who do you think bagged the old one :):)

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  10. The Running Man

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 33,202

    Location: block 16, cell 12

  11. Jazzerman

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 4, 2009

    Posts: 739

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  12. Quartz

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    Joined: Apr 1, 2014

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    Location: Aberdeen

    "You will die painfully, human, for this indignity."
     
  13. Phate

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 1, 2003

    Posts: 34,658

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    "silly hobbitsis"
    "My preecccciioouusss"

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  14. alexakasloth

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 13, 2004

    Posts: 7,283

    Location: Sussex

    We picked up peanut from the cat protection a couple of months ago.
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    Out of all the toys she has pencils and my other halfs hairbands are her favourite.
     
  15. Kronos

    Catwalker

    Joined: Nov 11, 2009

    Posts: 3,761

    Location: Edinburgh

    Bought by Many for me, not expensive and gives excellent coverage though have not had to claim as Millie is built like the proverbial brick outhouse.
     
  16. Liquid_Entity

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 11, 2006

    Posts: 5,646

    Location: East Grinstead, W Sussex

    Hey all, anyone give some advice on costs of adopting a kitten. Insurance, injections and best food, right toys for kittens and training. We don't have outdoor access as we're on a middle floor flat near a main road too.

    We had 2 young adult cats as adoptees 4 years ago but the big brother would attack the smaller sister so we gave him to my wife's dad and he is loving life down in Hove now. The sister had a good couple of years but sadly passed away due to an illness so we're now ready to get a kitten and have it grow up with us and our 3yr old son. He's very sensible with animals, we don't have any other pets so hoping it's an easy transition.
     
  17. mikedigitales

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 7, 2012

    Posts: 774

    Location: UK

    You're not far from the big Cats Protection Centre at Chelwood Gate - we've had our last two cats from there. They normally have loads of cats that need homes, from kittens to older cats. I think it's a fixed donation amount of about £80, but that includes all the jabs and neutering etc which cost much more than that at the vets. They'll let you know what food they've been using, for a kitten I think it'll be something g like Purina Pro Plan junior biscuits, and Felix kitten wet meat pouches.
     
  18. Kronos

    Catwalker

    Joined: Nov 11, 2009

    Posts: 3,761

    Location: Edinburgh

    Hopefully you will choose a kitten from a rescue centre rather than a breeder.
    Toys, kittens will play with anything, from plastic milk carton tops to stuffed mice so just get a bunch of different stuff.
    A scratch pole which can come as part of a cat tree is a must.
    Insurance depends on what cover you want so shop around.
    Food, if you get a young kitten you can probably get it to eat good quality wet food, I don't believe in dry food as main nourishment as it just is not natural, but it is good for keeping their teeth clean.
    Cat litter, there are many types I prefer clumping litter as it seems to absorb smells also. Make sure you get a big box or prepare to upgrade as it grows as the litter will be scattered everywhere. My Millie is now on one of the under bed storage boxes from Poundstretcher.
     
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  19. Liquid_Entity

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 11, 2006

    Posts: 5,646

    Location: East Grinstead, W Sussex

    My wife has been to the Chelwood Gate place a while back. They were mostly older cats and also they said couldn't be homed with young children. We'd happily adopt a rescue but it seems rules are already against our favour die to what i have already said. Young children, flat, no easy outdoor access
     
  20. Kronos

    Catwalker

    Joined: Nov 11, 2009

    Posts: 3,761

    Location: Edinburgh

    Must be other places you could try.