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Happy Habitat

One day Catstein, the great Cat Inventor had a dream, to go outside. Catstein was an Indoor Cat who longer for the great outdoor, but just not too much of the great outdoors. This Cat wanted to be safe, but inside a roomy enclosure that was easy for his owner to put up and down. This was his dream…

This is the creation, the Happy Habitat, a completely enclosed, with floor, outside tent for your Cat to romp around in. Mesh makes up the entirety of the enclosure which encompasses 30 sq ft. It is just like a camping tent  with a zippered door so a bed can go inside or small climbing stand, laboratory equipment ( a favorite of Catstein) and it all folds up into a sleek bag just like a tent. It is also ideal for Multiple Cats!   Size: Length 74" – Width 63" – Height 36" * Weight 2.5lbs

All ABO Gear – Aussie Naturals products are tested by Atlanta’s Toughest Recue Cats.

Check us out on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=5cNLuoFVr00

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The Happy Habitat – A breath of fresh air for your indoor cats. Now they can play outside and be safe & sound.

*For extra fun attach a Fun Tunnel or Crazy Maze!

  • * Size: Length 74" – Width 63" – Height 36"
  • * Weight 2.5lbs * Bag dimensions 33" X 6"
  • * A breath of fresh air for indoor pets.
  • * Great to use in yard, deck & balcony.
  • * Includes a zipper door, 2 pegs to stake down.
  • * Outdoor containment with safety.
  • * Fits into carry bag for trips.
  • * maintain cats natural instincts to be outside.
  • * Over 30 sq feet of outdoor pleasure.
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Michelle
04/7/2014

Sharing photos

I'd really be interested to see the photos from the reviews that I just read. The people who wrote the review invite us to do so.
So how do I check them out before I'm convinced?
Kind regards, Mich.

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Alisa C.
03/29/2014

Love it, but...

Just like kitty city and the maze have two openings - so does this need a second opening. When you have the tunnel attached, there is no way to get the cat in and out except for the end of the tunnel which needs to be zip tied shut because the cats can get the zipper open. You also need more secure zipper ends that cats can't open.

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Cathy Husic
03/28/2014

round door opening awful

Please bring back the U shape door! The round door is difficult to open while holding my cat & it's too small to fit a safety box, litter box or just trying to reach inside. I understand the circle door was made to attach the fun runs & the new tower but it's useless for anything else. Getting my cat out of the circle door is another struggle. My cat loves going outside & has used the Happy Habitat for years but I really dislike the changes made to it. Perhaps you could offer the tent with the U shape door on the front & the circle door on the side or the back, I'd purchase that design even if it costs more.

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djuna30
10/9/2013

It's a winner with my three...!,

I've been wanting to purchase something for my indoor cats to safely enjoy the outdoors for years. I was pleased to see this product come along since the dimensions are larger than competitors. You also can't beat the price. The item appears very well made and likely to last for some time. I found it easy to put up and take down, and I usually struggle with assembling anything. I put it up inside the house for a few days with their favorite scratch posts, blankets, and some catnip inside so they could get used to it first, then tried the experiment this evening. They loved it! I was surprised and thought at least one cat would be frightened, eager to return inside, or desperately trying to figure a way out. Instead, they were all stimulated yet content, and they even carried themselves differently for the rest of the evening, like they remembered who they really were or something! Check out the pictures of them and you'll see what I mean.

Please consider purchasing this or a similar item for your indoor cats to enrich their lives. I don't trust them outdoors unprotected but this gives them a chance to smell fresh air, feel the sunshine on their backs, and get back in touch with who they really are--wild, outdoor animals! Very highly recommended! My only regret is that now one is pestering me to go back out, and I do have to physically carry him out to zip him into the habitat vs. the similar items that can attach to the pet door. He also tried to run back outside whenever I was bringing the folded up Happy Habitat back inside, so I might have opened Pandora's box.

UPDATE (6/13/13): I've had the tent about 3 years now, and it's still going strong. Actually, for the last year, I've just left it outside on the porch assembled since Perkins wants to go in and out several times a day. Even though it's very easy to put up and take down, I got lazy about taking it down every night to the point I was willing to replace it sooner if needed. It's held up through rain, strong winds and even snow/ice. The material has not deteriorated at all. I've recently adopted three kittens, so I'm considering buying a new one to keep them in indoors while I'm at work. I can't speak to durability with cat escape attempts, since my elderly cats have been very content to just sit and enjoy themselves. My 15-year old tuxedo cat Cooper recently passed away, and I am SO incredibly thankful for this product as he was able to more richly enjoy his final years, stretching himself out in the direct sunlight as cats should. I'm sure the sun felt wonderful on his joints as well. And the best part is that the cats as well as all the neighborhood birds I feed stay safe and alive.

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Katie
10/9/2013

I prefer over the alternative Feline Fun House

I have owned and used both the Feline Fun House and the ABO Gear Happy Habitat for Indoor Cats. My cat preferred both, as all he wants is to be outside. I definitely prefer the ABO to the Feline Fun House. First, the ABO was $30 cheaper than the Feline Fun House. And truthfully, I think spending $70 on the Feline Fun House is too expensive for a "cat toy." $40 for the ABO was what I consider the max on a present for my cat. Other than price, I prefer the ABO for the following reasons.

First, the ABO is easier to put together, and literally opens into form, when you take it out of the travel case. The Feline Funhouse Opened easily, but was impossible to break down after opening it. The one and only time I tried to break down the Feline Fun House, I spent 30 minutes trying to follow the "easy" break down directions, and ended up bending the support wires, and the Feline Funhouse never opened up fully again (since I accidentally bent the supports, in trying to break it down, to transport it.) The ABO is truly "easy" to open and can be broken down in an second. When the ABO is broken down, it actually fits back into the little bag it came in. There is no way the Feline Fun House would ever fit into the bag it came in when you try to break it down. The ABO breaks down so easily and is to small, that i will take it in my luggage when we travel with my cat.

The ABO is also completely see though, as it is completely made out of mesh. The Feline Fun House has parts that are made of blue fabric that your cat can not see through. My cat can see in all directions without any obstruction in the ABO. The ABO is definitely larger then the Feline Fun House, in that it is taller. It may not be much larger in the base, where the cat sits, but the fact that it extends higher, makes it a larger enclosed space in general.

My indoor cat is SO happy in this tent (as well as in the Feline Fun House) that I DEFINITELY recommend indoor cat owners try one model. My cat wakes me up every day meow-ing then running to the back door, wanting to be let out in the tent. Just a little note: I put heavy chairs on the edges of the tent to hold it down. My cat has discovered that if you run into the sides of the tent, it moves (as does the Feline Fun House). I have found both tents, across the large yard/ and street, (with my cat still inside). So if you dont pin it down, your Kitty could end up across the street. I dont think the stakes that came with the ABO are big and deep enough to really "pin" this tent down. I would not trust them. My cat is very large and could easily take off, and pull out the stakes that came with the ABO tent. The Feline FunHouse stakes are the same, and not deep enough. I opt for the heavy metal chairs on both ends of the tent. Just beware of this:)

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Jeannette O'Toole
03/10/2013

Great for socializing rescue kitties!

I have a rescue kitty that was left to fend for herself in the streets for several months before someone finally caught her. I had her confined to my bedroom prior to letting her have run of the house with my other two kitties, however, she wouldn't socialize and just stayed under the bed. After multiple conversations with the rescue shelter and my vet they had both advised me to confine her to the bathroom where she could not hide and would be forced to socialize with me. Well, my bathrooms are TINY - roughly 5' x 5' (that doesn't include the space that the toilet and sink take up). I thought there's no way I would want to be stuck in a tiny room that I couldn't see out of so I certainly couldn't bare the thought of sticking her in there for a few weeks.

This past week I was able to catch her by the scruff and take her to the vet (she's a Himalayan with very long hair and will not let me approach her to brush her) to get a lion cut. I spoke with one of the vet techs again about the socialization issue and, again, she told me to put her in the bathroom. On the way home from the vet I knew that if I let her out of the cage when we got home she was going to run and hide under the bed and I wouldn't see her again, but I couldn't stand the thought of putting her in the tiny bathroom. What to do... then it dawned on me that I had purchased the tent a couple of months ago for the kitties to use in this summer to enjoy the outdoors, hmmmm.... why not? What did I have to lose?? It worked!!! I put up the tent in my sunroom, padded the floor with blankets, added her litterbox, food, water, scratching pad, bed and toys, and it has been successful beyond my wildest dreams! At first, she scratched to get out, but the fabric that you use is so strong that she didn't even put a nick in it. Then she tried climbing the walls only to pull the tent down on top of her so I added a removable slip knot at the top so that she couldn't cause it to collapse again - success!

I go inside and sit with her and she comes up to me for loving and purrs non-stop. I take along a book or my laptop and just spend time inside with her so that she's comfortable being around me and it's working like a charm! I think I'll continue a few more weeks of socialization therapy with her and then let her out on her own. I would only have one request/suggestion if you recommend the tents to people to use in the manner I am using it, is that you add a double-sided zipper so that it's easy to close up when you're inside the tent. Other than that, the tent has literally been a life saver! I have one more anti-social kitty that I adopted recently so when I'm done with Willow's therapy, I will start with Brodie.

Thank you for your amazingly durable, multi-purpose tent!!! Please see the attached pictures of Willow in her tent. Feel free to use my comments especially when advertising for Rescue business.

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Happy Habitat

Happy Habitat

One day Catstein, the great Cat Inventor had a dream, to go outside. Catstein was an Indoor Cat who longer for the great outdoor, but just not too much of the great outdoors. This Cat wanted to be safe, but inside a roomy enclosure that was easy for his owner to put up and down. This was his dream…

This is the creation, the Happy Habitat, a completely enclosed, with floor, outside tent for your Cat to romp around in. Mesh makes up the entirety of the enclosure which encompasses 30 sq ft. It is just like a camping tent  with a zippered door so a bed can go inside or small climbing stand, laboratory equipment ( a favorite of Catstein) and it all folds up into a sleek bag just like a tent. It is also ideal for Multiple Cats!   Size: Length 74" – Width 63" – Height 36" * Weight 2.5lbs

All ABO Gear – Aussie Naturals products are tested by Atlanta’s Toughest Recue Cats.

Check us out on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=5cNLuoFVr00

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