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Build a kitty playground with Poopy Cat

Sometimes something awesome happens to you. And when that something awesome involves playing with cats, it gets even more awesome. Because you know, cats are quite brilliant.

Poopy Cat Blocks review

Poopy Cat allows you to build your very own dream playhouse for cats. You simply build the blocks by folding and clicking them into shape, then stack the blocks in any way you wish to create a unique and super-fun play space for your feline friends. The blocks feature holes for the cats to climb through, slides to whizz down and bridges to cross, all simply made from extra strong recycled cardboard. A great 100% biodegradable eco-friendly product that has a reduced environmental impact, unlike may other conventional cat towers.

At first, I really did giggle at the idea of a cat toy made from cardboard. But it makes sense. When I purchased out last cat tower our kitties just sniffed the toy and then spent the next hour playing with the darn box the product came in. The tower has not been touched since.  Cats love boxes. We’ve all seen the ‘I fits I sits’ memes, so it stands to reason that any product marketed for cats, made of cardboard is going to be a winner.

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We had great fun setting up the Poopy Cat BLOCKS, spending just over an hour folding, clicking, batting off cats (and babies) and playing what felt like a giant game of Tetris making our own Cat-Castle design. The Poppy Cat kit contains a specific block that you can pop out the perforated cardboard so you can write a short word on the box. We noticed that the kit suggested the word CAT, but we decided to go with PURR. What would have suited our cats better may have been t**ts, but we have kids so we thought better of it.

Straight away our cats swarmed the completed tower. They were exploring the structure, climbing through all of the tunnels, batting each other on the head with swift paws emerging from hidden holes, and even our dog got involved… and was quickly told to hiss off by the cats. It was their fort now! The Poopy Cat kit is designed to beat boredom, stop unwanted bad behaviour, exercise your cat and create a safe space for your cat, as cats love to be up high with a good view, but hidden away in a quiet space. Or on your face. But you can’t comfortably fit your face into the box. Don’t try it. I did and I hurt my ears.

Poopy Cat BLOCKS are designed to be rebuilt again and again, so if you feel a change just take it apart and rebuild it in any new design that takes your fancy. The basic kit comes with 2x beams, 2x cubes, 1x tunnel, 1x bridge, 1x slide and a pack of 56 connectors all made of extra strong, biodegradable and even compostable cardboard.

poopy cat tower

If you fancy adding to your grand design Poopy Cat even sell canal forts (yes, really!), scratching posts, hammocks and soft sleepers. I have grand plans to fill our spare bedroom entirely with Poopy Cat BLOCKS to create a mega-fort, but sadly my husband has suggested that our baby has the room instead. Kill joy.

Because the kit is made of cardboard, you can decorate the boxes however you wish too. Jay wants to get his paints out and create a master-piece, I cant wait to see what he comes up with.

The basic Poopy Cat BLOCKS playhouse kit is £34.95 and is available from the Poopy Cat website. Check out their website for inspiration for building your own Poopy Cat Tower of Awesomeness!

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If the Poopy Cat BLOCKS aren’t your kind of thing, I did read an awesome review of 11 Best Cat Tree’s on the Pawesome Blog.

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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2 Comments

  1. céline fourgeaud says:

    Hi Hazel,

    Finally a first hand blocks consumer, so thanks for your article! Since you wrote it in 2015…I was just wondering how long did the toy last and if the cats finally chewed it, scratched it and so on…. Also, did it get deformed with time?

    Many thanks for your reply.

    Happy new year,

    Céline

    1. Hi Celine! Firstly I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you. The cats got on really well with the boxes. They didn’t chew or scratch at it either. I had 2 very small children at the time and it was the kids who destroyed the Poopy Cat set. They just wanted to climb on it too and it ended up getting battered by the toddlers. It lasted around 6 months before it became too ‘floppy’ to use. If you have no children, or older children I think the boxes would last a lot longer. Hazel x

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