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Catmax https://catmax.com.au/ Cat Enclosures, Cat Runs, Outdoor Cat Enclosures, Cat Nettings, Cat Accessories Sat, 02 May 2020 03:29:53 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.5.2 https://catmax.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-logo-32x32.png Catmax https://catmax.com.au/ 32 32 143542649 Canterbury Tails and Catmax https://catmax.com.au/canterbury-tails-and-catmax/ https://catmax.com.au/canterbury-tails-and-catmax/#respond Tue, 28 Apr 2020 16:39:23 +0000 https://catmax.xyz/?p=1881 The post Canterbury Tails and Catmax appeared first on Catmax.

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Nothing is too good for Clare Delf-Graham’s prize winning Persian cats, and the many boarders that frequent her high class boutique-boarding-cattery. Canterbury Tails sets new standards in luxurious cat boarding, being more like a stylish five star hotel for pampered cats.

Clare is a highly respected breeder of Himalayan and Solid Persian cats. Her boutique cattery, Canterbury Tails, has been highly recommended for Australian Achiever awards for customer service & satisfaction for the last four years, blitzing the competition from vets, grooming services and pet shops around Victoria. Clare is also the Secretary of the Pedigree Persian Cat Club in Victoria, so she knows a good product when she sees one.

Setting exceptional standards in cat care is why Clare chose to install Catmax enclosures on her property, set in Belgrave’s lush hillsides on Melbourne’s outskirts. She ordered 7 enclosures, which were built over a week and a half, just in time for the Christmas rush. Some enclosures are joined to interior buildings via cat flaps, others utilise Catmax caboodles and sun beds, along with plenty of toys and imaginative touches.

The enclosures are camouflaged perfectly in verdant surroundings, complimenting a landscaped courtyard featuring greenery, flowers, love seats, water features and an eclectic mix of tasteful outdoor furniture and sculptures. Each enclosure is a delightful home-away-from-home, providing comfort, interest and security for the most fastidious feline.

Looking after other people’s treasured pets is a responsibility that Clare takes very seriously. Catmax enclosures provide protection for cats and the native fauna. “It’s really important with the Council’s roaming rules that cat’s stay inside your own property from dusk until dawn, and are not out at night irritating the neighbours or killing possums and other wildlife.”The enclosures are camouflaged perfectly in verdant surroundings, complimenting a landscaped courtyard featuring greenery, flowers, love seats, water features and an eclectic mix of tasteful outdoor furniture and sculptures. Each enclosure is a delightful home-away-from-home, providing comfort, interest and security for the most fastidious feline.

Clare is delighted with the result, because her dream was to provide cats with an idyllic yet safe ‘room with a view.’

“I wanted the cats to be able to enjoy their surroundings, to breathe the fresh country air, to observe birds and wildlife within the safety of a confined compartment,”says Clare. “That’s why I made sure I went with a reputable company like Catmax, which is known for its high quality netting.”

Canterbury Tails’ boutique-boarding-cattery is clearly Clare’s passion and she describes it as a ‘work in progress.’ She is constantly adding new bits and pieces to the impeccably clean surroundings such as soft toys, new furniture and comfy cushions, all decorated with feline friends in mind. When the cats get tired of watching the cricket on telly from the couch in the playroom, they can wander outside and explore safely in a Catmax enclosure, which has been built around the existing trees.“I wanted the cats to be able to enjoy their surroundings, to breathe the fresh country air, to observe birds and wildlife within the safety of a confined compartment,”says Clare. “That’s why I made sure I went with a reputable company like Catmax, which is known for its high quality netting.”

Catmax enclosures have contributed to Canterbury Tails’ theme of classy and cat friendly ‘cat-topia.’

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Catmax helps find RSPCA kittens a new home https://catmax.com.au/catmax-helps-find-rspca-kittens-a-new-home/ https://catmax.com.au/catmax-helps-find-rspca-kittens-a-new-home/#respond Sun, 13 Oct 2013 01:34:53 +0000 https://catmax.com.au/?p=413 The post Catmax helps find RSPCA kittens a new home appeared first on Catmax.

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Director of Catmax Paul Chapman has relieved ‘kitten mania’ in the Hunter Valley shelter by his kind donation of a Catmax caboodle, plus toys and accessories. Although temporarily homeless, some of the kittens are now at least happy.

Eliza Walker, manager of the RSPCA shelter in the Hunter Valley, says, “The kittens are having a fantastic time romping up the staircase and along the catwalk, and of course the penthouse allows for plenty of catnapping! “

 

Unfortunately the ‘silly season’ isn’t always festive for felines. Many kittens enjoy little more than the lifespan of a newly discarded toy as Xmas euphoria is quickly replaced by post Xmas neglect.

Sadly, the RSPCA is inundated with abandoned, lost or neglected kittens, says Ms Walker. She says she processes hundreds of kittens each year. “In fact, we receive so many kittens that we have trouble finding enough room in the shelter to house them,” she says.

However, “Catmax encourages responsible pet ownership – that’s what their enclosures are all about. Hopefully new pet owners will consider buying one to ensure their pets are kept safe,” Ms Walker advises.

For now, the Catmax caboodle is in the foyer of the Hunter Valley shelter and not only does it keep the kittens entertained, it houses lots of them. This means there is more room to house kittens while they wait for the chance to be put into “a loving, new home.”

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Cat-astrophically bored Cats means paw behaviour https://catmax.com.au/cat-astrophically-bored-cats-means-paw-behaviour/ https://catmax.com.au/cat-astrophically-bored-cats-means-paw-behaviour/#respond Sun, 13 Oct 2013 01:32:46 +0000 https://catmax.com.au/?p=408 The post Cat-astrophically bored Cats means paw behaviour appeared first on Catmax.

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Do cats become bored? If your cat is a couch slouch then boredom may not be a problem, but some cats are better described as party animals!

These cool cats know how to boogie and if they don’t get enough brain input, their behaviour can be cat-astrophic!

Boredom is most common in confined cats which is a problem because keeping cats limited to roaming at home is becoming vital — for many good reasons.

Bored cats are easily recognised — exhibiting varying behaviours such as hyperactively racing through the house like a fur-covered lightening bolt, especially at night. Sound familiar?

A bored cat will delight in a game of ‘rough and tumble,’ but if there’s a shortage of toys or entertainment, it will happily use fingers and toes as a chew toy.

Commonly, bored cats hide under furniture with eyes as big as dinner plates. The moment you walk innocently past, they scoot out and latch onto your leg, firmly embedding claws and teeth into your calf. Just as quickly they detach and race back to their hiding spot, laying in wait for the next encounter of the furred kind!

For a cat, the inside of a house is a sterile environment compared to the joys of cat-apulting freely through suburbia. The more a cat can roam, the more stimulated it is by the refreshing newness of its territory. Every new joy discovered by a cat becomes its own reward which, in turn, stimulates further exploration.

So, how do you cat-er for the needs of a bored cat? Get your cat its own Catmax home entertainment system!

Provide an Outside Play-Gym Confined cats are much happier if they have a semi-outside play-gym that they can access via a cat door. Catmax is Australia’s leading designer and constructor of cat enclosures such as the freestanding Caboodles® and fixed Clearnets®.

These structures are ultra-strong and cat-friendly. The Catmax system uses Clearnet which is a pre-stretched, low-visibility, flexible netting that can be used almost anywhere. Because Catmax

Clearnet is almost invisible, you can tastefully enclose a veranda, balcony, full or partial backyards and incorporate trees as part of a purpose-built play-gym.

Catmax recommends providing areas for feeding, resting, toileting and exploration. The key to keeping your cat’s attention and interest is to change the ‘furniture’ regularly.

Cats prefer to exercise by stretching, jumping and climbing rather than running long distances. Therefore elevation is more important than floor space. Catmax caters for this with accessories like pet houses, catwalks, climbing poles, scratching posts, steps, ramps and hammocks. Cat enclosures can be creative and attractive solutions for bored cats. Catmax are cat management specialists, who can tailor an innovative ‘outdoor room’ to suit your home, budget and your cat’s requirements.

Background information supplied by Dr Cam Day, Animal Behaviour Veterinarian

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Catmax protects cats and IndigiScapes’ native wildlife https://catmax.com.au/catmax-protects-cats-and-indigiscapes-native-wildlife/ https://catmax.com.au/catmax-protects-cats-and-indigiscapes-native-wildlife/#respond Sun, 13 Oct 2013 01:28:23 +0000 https://catmax.com.au/?p=403 The post Catmax protects cats and IndigiScapes’ native wildlife appeared first on Catmax.

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Once again, Catmax ensures that cats roam at home!

Earlier this year Catmax’s Managing Director, Paul Chapman generously provided a cat enclosure display to Redland Shire Council’s IndigiScapes Centre.

IndigiScapes is a Redland Shire Council initiative to promote ongoing nature conservation, the aim being for all species to live harmoniously together in their natural habitat.

The Catmax enclosure demonstrates how Redland’s local moggies can wander safely and freely in an encapsulated space, day or night, without owners having to worry about cat curfews. It also stops cats from wreaking havoc on native wildlife.

Initially IndigiScapes contacted Catmax for a quote to build an enclosure in their display of 14 feature gardens. After meeting with them and discussing their needs, Mr Chapman organised to install the free Catmax enclosure around existing native trees, set amongst the IndigiScapes gardens. Jeanette Adams, Redlands IndigiScapes Centre Coordinator, has been very impressed by “how the enclosure keeps cats in while keeping other animals out“, yet doesn’t detract from the surroundings. Ms Adams says, “Another bonus is the size of the squares in the netting, because small animals like birds and micro bats can’t be trapped or caught in it.

The enclosure is comprised of pre-stretched, low visibility black netting, and “because it’s black it’s virtually undetectable.” Catmax enclosures camouflage perfectly in natural environments and suburban back yards.

Paul Chapman donated the Catmax enclosure to support IndigiScapes’ conservation and environmental objectives. He says, “All animals deserve to have freedom, and feel safe. A Catmax enclosure gives them the space to roam, without the opportunity to chase native wildlife.”

Catmax is Australia’s leading designer and constructor of cat enclosures. The company specialises in supplying free-standing Caboodles or custom designed Clearnet enclosures, which are ultra strong and cat friendly. Catmax netting comes with a 10 year guarantee against stretching, sagging and ultraviolet deterioration.

It’s always safer for cats to roam at home.

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Guy Piper, delighted Catmax customer

Unlike many other firms, we don’t have a lot of contact from past clients.

And this is actually very good news — it’s simply because our enclosures are such great quality that they rarely need repairs or maintenance.

Guy Piper from Carindale bought a balcony enclosure from us around eight years ago, and we recently received a phone call from him to help remove and then reinstall it when he was painting and refurbishing his apartment. Up until then, he had no need to contact us because the enclosure has been doing its job perfectly all this time.

We first met Guy eight years ago, when he was investigating his options to keep his new beautiful Burmese kittens, Patsy and Eddie, safe from outdoor elements, such as reptiles.

“Burmese cats are indoor cats. I needed to keep them out of the sun, but wanted a play area for them outside of the apartment.”
Guy was not convinced that the best option was a cat run, as he was afraid they might become spooked, but then he discovered the Catmax enclosure at his local Cat Clinic.

Eight years later, and his companions, now fully grown Burmese cats, are outside every day in the shade in their Catmax enclosure that is as strong, sturdy and effective as the day it was first installed.

“I have put a hammock and scratching post out there for them, and they are free to come and go. Even if I am away for a day and night working, I trust that they are going to be safe”!

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Kits4Cats — Providing a Natural Habitat for our Feline Friends https://catmax.com.au/kits4cats-providing-a-natural-habitat-for-our-feline-friends/ https://catmax.com.au/kits4cats-providing-a-natural-habitat-for-our-feline-friends/#respond Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:56:26 +0000 https://catmax.com.au/?p=173 The post Kits4Cats — Providing a Natural Habitat for our Feline Friends appeared first on Catmax.

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Catmax launches their brand new enclosure for pampered cats living indoors!

Over primarily the last two decades, zoos around the World have become aware of the importance of providing enclosures for animals that mimic their natural habitats as closely as possible. They have gone to enormous trouble and expense to create an environment with elements that help animals great and small thrive and even breed in a zoo. It also creates a more enjoyable and educational viewing experience for visitors.

It is interesting, then, that we tend not to focus on this important element for our household pets. Cats particularly are better adapted to the wild than a human home, but often it is unsafe for city and suburban households to allow our cats access outside. Therefore, cats are kept inside and householders experience behavioural problems in their feline friends, from scratching chairs and chewing sofas to soiling and anxiety attacks. Quite distressing for everyone involved.

However, now there is an innovative new solution for cat owners who prefer to keep their cats indoors. The Kit Integrated Training System (or Kits4Cats) overcomes these common problems by allowing cats to use their natural abilities and skills, such as climbing, jumping, sleeping, exploring and playing. The device, which effectively has three basic shapes (cube, oval and multi dimensional forms) becomes the cat’s home inside your home.

The device itself is multi-functional and can have many attachments, such as outside steps, scratch pads, ladders and poles kits. The owner is encouraged to be creative and provide stimulation for their cat by constantly changing the configuration. For example, owners can choose to add a base extension kit and raise the unit to allow for climbing vertically, or lay it down and connect with a flexible indoor/ outdoor ramp tunnel kit.

While the Kit can be separated and used for food areas and toileting, the Kit also offers a nurturing solution for confinement of your cat.

The cat doesn’t feel confined, because she/he can still hear the rest of the family, but at the same time, it won’t be sitting on your furniture or upsetting visitors who are not comfortable with cats.

A very handy feature of the Kit is that it is mobile, so can be transported to another location in your house, or even in the car. This by no means needs to be a permanent home for your cat, with some owners choosing to only use it when their cat is recovering from illness or surgery and needs to be kept immobile and rested.

At Catmax, we are excited that Kits for Kats is going to change the way our beloved pets are housed and cared for, creating a stimulating and safe environment for them, and perhaps a more pleasant experience for the rest of the family at the same time.

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Kits4Cats A possible solution to confining cats recovering from injury or surgery https://catmax.com.au/kits4cats-a-possible-solution-to-confining-cats-recovering-from-injury-or-surgery/ https://catmax.com.au/kits4cats-a-possible-solution-to-confining-cats-recovering-from-injury-or-surgery/#respond Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:56:10 +0000 https://catmax.com.au/?p=172 The post Kits4Cats A possible solution to confining cats recovering from injury or surgery appeared first on Catmax.

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When we suffer an injury or illness, sometimes it can be frustrating to take some time out of our hectic lives, but we accept that rest is essential to allow our bodies to heal. According to Catmax client, Sydney Animal Hospitals Inner West, animals on the other hand cannot comprehend this reality.

Dr Anne Fawcett, associate veterinarian, said cats will behave as they normally do as soon as they feel even slightly better.

“They will try to leap on and off furniture and attempt other gymnastic feats not compatible with ‘bed rest.’ This can result in further injury, wound break-down and delayed recovery. Unfortunately we can’t tell our patients to ‘take it easy’ for a particular period to aid their recovery.'” she said.

“There’s also the issue of surprises — if cats are startled they can take flight before they realise that they are still in recovery.”

The only real solution to this problem aside from boarding at the clinic, according to Dr Fawcett, has been advising that the owner confines the cat to a particular room in the house, which may entail some furniture rearranging as cats will try to jump if possible.

Dr Fawcett said she would welcome a device that would work to confine recovering cats.

“Such a device would certainly add to the options that we give owners and make home care less challenging. It might reduce the incidence of post-operative gymnastics that lead to injury or complicate recovery.”

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Brian and Fay Coulter share their story

Good news needs to be shared, and that’s exactly what happened to this Parkinson couple who were committed to avoiding another feline tragedy.

Brian and Fay Coulter first learned about Catmax enclosures when their daughter collected the newest member of their family from an RSPCA foster home that had one installed.

“Sadly, we lost our previous cat due to an accident outside of the home, and we knew we needed an effective solution to keep our new cat, Lucy, safe.”

The Coulters had their new 8 metre Catmax enclosure installed about two months ago, and Lucy is thrilled with the additions to her home.

“She enjoys walking easily into her new playground during the day and night. You can tell she feels more free and loves all the little play items we have put out there for her enjoyment.”

Fay says that from an aesthetic perspective, the enclosure is hardly noticeable, but Lucy is now happy and safe, and nothing matters more.

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