looking for another collapsible cat octahedral hideout thing
January 21, 2011 9:42 PM   Subscribe

What do I even call this collapsible cat octahedral hideout thing? How do I find another one to purchase? Foster cat loves it soooo much, and I'd like to give her one when she's adopted...

Here's a 300K picture.

It also collapses into a square pyramid (846K image, sorry):

and the whole thing will fold down to a flat single-triangle footprint. There's a circular rubberish logo on one side that says "Pet Essentials", but that's not a helpful search term. I think I found a Pet Essentials brand crinkle tunnel on, but couldn't find anything like this under toys or furniture.

Any clues? Does anyone have one? Every kitten we've had through here likes it a lot, but Sarah seems to feel particularly safe in it (she's the mother of our recently-adopted kitten kindle of five).
posted by amtho to Pets & Animals (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Goodness, I must have used 15 different search terms. The best I could come up with was "target pop up polyester cat cave" (I tried cat hut, cat bed, cat tent.. pet essentials foldable cat home..)

Here's something similar for $12.
posted by royalsong at 10:13 PM on January 21, 2011

Aw, what a cutie!

As a category these are called "nylon pop-up pet tents" or "nylon pop-up pet dens." Searching on those terms turns up a lot of different models, although I can't find any the exact same shape as yours.

Pet Essentials is the Target house brand for pet toys. (My cats had a Pet Essentials brand crinkle tunnel - until one of them was naughty and peed in it). Try checking some Target stores in person - my experience is that only a small fraction of a store's inventory is actually posted to their website.
posted by ErikaB at 10:24 PM on January 21, 2011

Here you go
posted by carmicha at 10:32 PM on January 21, 2011 [4 favorites]

I have the pet essentials version that is a square. They were two in a package and I'm pretty sure I got mine at Target. I've seen them there recently. They are packaged flat and are hanging so they are easy to miss. I haven't seen that particular shape there so you might consider the square ones instead.
posted by MultiFaceted at 5:25 AM on January 22, 2011

I have one in cube shape that I got at Walgreens, one or two for $5, I think.
posted by emkelley at 5:47 AM on January 22, 2011

carmicha! How the heck did you find it?!?

Apparently, it's a "Sport Pet Pop Up Pyramid For Cats & Kittens". It's not pyramid shaped when fully popped up, though (only when half popped up). It's pretty cool, though, and at $7.99 I may get more than one.

Thank you!!!!
posted by amtho at 7:24 AM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

In case anyone gets one of these (and it seems to be awesome for slightly nervous/disoriented cats who still want to know what's going on) -- I cut the bells off. Makes it better for everyone.
posted by amtho at 7:58 AM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

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