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Tag Archives: Pets

Wanna Make You Cat Feel Like An Astronaut, Try This U-Pet Bubble Carrier

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He’ll be like a cat astronaut… a catstronaut, you know? No? Ok, before we show ourselves out, you have to check out this U-Pet Innovative Bubble Carrier. It’s a lot like a regular pet carrier, except instead of the usual mesh window that your cat gets to look through, he gets a plexiglas bubble. It’s… totally going to make his experience more exciting, as evidenced by the not-freaked-out-at-all cat in the picture below. Everything else seems to be standard issue pet carrier stuff, with ventilation holes, a soft washable pad, and top & side entries for maximum accessibility. Prices start at $80, but at least one of them is out of stock right now.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

You Can Now Have Pet Jellyfish At Home

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Having jellyfish as pets is not exactly easy. They’re very fragile creatures that will die if the conditions aren’t just right. This Jellyfish Aquarium claims to be able to pull it off, in a stylish and attractive product to boot.

– Live jellyfish shipped year-round from our certified breeding facility right to your doorstep
– Special laminar water flow pattern not possible in regular fish tanks mimics the natural open water habitat of jellyfish
– Integrated mechanical, chemical and biological filtration in an accessible, hidden compartment makes it simple to operate and keep clean
– Driven by a whisper quiet air pump that oxygenates the water and introduces no heat, keeping the jellyfish comfortable at room temperature
– LED changes the colors of the jellyfish with the click of a remote control button
– Made from durable, crystal clear acrylic hand-molded by the same factory we’ve been working with for five years
– Comes with all the accessories you need so you just add water: LED, remote control, sponge filter, salt, air pump, pipette, activated charcoal, nitrifying bacteria starter, and hydrometer

We like the idea of water animals in a tank because they’re a lot less maintenance than, say, a dog. Sure, you still need to take care of the aquarium, so we’re not suggesting it’s maintenance free, but it’s not like it’s you have to walk your jellyfish. At a $150 a pop, we think the price is just right since you’re getting a pretty unusual and exotic animal to display in your home. If you want actually jellyfish though, you’re going to have to add $100 to that price.

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Cardboard Laptop For Your Cat

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Let’s face it: if you have a cat, chances are he’s already wandered onto your laptop as you work, confusing your keyboard for a warm bed and interrupting your workflow. You scratch his belly, shoo him off, and try to keep working, only to watch him do it again two minutes later. Maybe he wants his own laptop? Well, that’s exactly what you’re looking at here. This cardboard laptop features a neat customizable “slide-in” screen, easily replaceable with a printed desktop image of your choosing. There’s also a scratch pad keyboard that will give your kitty a place to exercise his claws, away from your furniture and other expensive items. It even comes with a fluffy mouse toy, because what Cat Laptop is complete without that? It’s $35.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Personalized Pet Stuffed Animals: Stuffed Mini Mes For Man’s Best Friends

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Toy makers make customized stuffed toys that look like you or your loved one. They’ve also started making plush toys based on the doodles and drawings of your tiny tots. Now they’re moving on to the next market in line: pets.

Yep, that’s right: for almost two hundred bucks, you can get a stuffed version aka Cuddle Clone of your canine or feline best friend in all their plush glory. All you have to do is send them a picture of your furry pal and cough up the dough. Wait a while, and your Cuddle Clone will be delivered to your doorstep.

Larger pets (like dogs, cats, and horses) will cost $199, while smaller pets (like rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters) will set you back $129.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TIWIB ]

Like Owner, Like Pup: Matching Sweaters for You and Your Pooch

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Who needs a kid when you’ve got a dog?

We kid, because we all know parenthood changes everything and that nothing beats the joys (and pains) of being a parent. In the meantime, you can redirect your parenting tendencies to your lovable pooch while you’re childless and yearning for some love and affection. Parents are always dressing their kids up in mini-me outfits, and there’s no reason you should miss out this year, because Funky Tails has come up with these matching sets of owner-and-pooch sweaters that are as adorable as they sound.

They look horrible as most Christmas sweaters do, but this time, your canine best friend will share in the humiliation.

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Bistro Smart Feeder Uses ‘Cat Facial Recognition Technology’

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Being a busy professional sometimes makes it hard to keep pets, since you’re not often at home monitoring their eating habits and making sure they’re getting enough of what they need. But with the freedom now afforded from crowdfunding campaigns, products like the Bistro Smart Feeder are popping up, which could drastically change the way you take care of your cats. The automatic feeder features so much tech, it’s hard to know where to start. First off, a camera will analyze your cat’s face as he approaches the machine, so that it knows which one is feeding at any given time (assuming you have more than one). This allows the device to track specific metrics for each animal: its weight (through an integrated scale on the front), how often it eats, and how much. If the device notices any significant deviation from normal, you’ll be immediately notified.

Aside from tracking metrics, the Bistro Feeder can attempt to perform some smart portion control, in the case that one cat has a tendency to steal food from the other. It does this by limiting the amount of food left in the tray after a feeding, based on what its learned from each cat’s habits.

Given the campaign’s popularity, most early-bird slots have been sold out. But you can still get one for $219, and it’ll come with a “cozy Bistro cat tent”.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

This Giant Hamster Wheel Is Made For Cats

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This is an exercise wheel for cats, and it’s called One Fast Cat. It’s $200. Like any moderately expensive things you buy for your cats, they’re going to sniff it twice and go sit in an empty cardboard box instead. So you might want to think twice before you jump aboard. The cat in the video is actually a Bengal cat, who are somewhat more wild versions of cats and tend to want to exercise considerably more than a regular house cat.

Some features to note are that it’s made from recycled plastics and its “surface is made from a closed cell EVA foam to prevent claws from catching and allowing cats to run naturally using their claws for safe footing.” It’s easy to wash and comes in a small box for you to assemble at home. The Kickstarter is fully funded, so that pledge should net you a giant paperweight feline exercise wheel by September of this year.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Find Pets That Look Just Like the Ones You Had Before with PetMatch

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What do you look for in a pet? Some consider looks above all else, while others take note of activity level and the specific needs of the breed before making a choice. If you’re of the same mind with the former, then you’ll find the PetMatch app useful. It promises to help you find a pet that looks just like the one you had in mind. You could even use it to find a pet that looks like your old pet before he died and went to heaven.

All you have to do is fire the app up and upload a picture of your desired pet or of your pet that just passed on, and the app will do the rest. SuperFish, the parent company behind PetMatch, explains: “Our sophisticated algorithms (and our registered patents) allow us to analyze every picture and provide similar and near identical images in real time — no text tags, no human involvement.” Once a match is found, the app will send you info on where you can fetch your new companion.

You can download the app on iTunes.

[ PetMatch ] VIA [ C|NET ]

Don’t Need It, But Want It: Shark Fin Life Jacket For Dogs

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If you take your canine best friend everywhere and do everything with him–including swim–then it’s time to get him a life vest of his own, just in case. What better one than this Shark Fin life jacket that keeps him afloat while making him look like the most adorable doggy that ever lived?

As the name implies, the life jacket has a little shark’s fin at the back, which you can use to help pull your dog out of the water if you need to. The life jacket keeps your dog afloat, whether or not he’s doing the doggie paddle or not. With the life jacket on, you don’t have to worry about him going under, although you should keep a close eye on him while he’s in the water with you.

The Shark Fin life jacket costs $39.98.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Green Head ]