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Cattitude

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A few weeks ago while still all broody waiting for Mitsou's gotcha day, I bought a pet stroller from eBay. My plan is to use the stroller to walk my two Sphynxies and possibly Victor (if he fits). To get them used to it, I leave the stroller open with brakes on in my living room. They've all taken turns napping in there. By shutting Mitsou inside the stroller, I've also learned that it's very easy to get out of! She took about 5 seconds to find an opening... :facepalm:

I think the stroller wasn't made to confine them in the first place. It contains a loop to attach leashes to. So now I'm shopping for Sphynx-friendly cat harnesses. I have a couple of small nylon strap harnesses, but experience with my dogs has shown me that those plastic clips pinch and hurt the skin, and also create painful pressure points,

So, two questions: what kind of harness is best for Sphynx (or what to look for in a harness)? And, does anyone have any tips, tricks or "what to expect" when I get these guys used to being harnessed and walked outside in a stroller?

So far the best harness I've found is called a "Kitty Holster". Has anyone here ever tried this one?
 

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For harness, we usually use this small animal harness from petco (around $12):


We also have one in a similar style but a little better made but more $$$ (30$) - Mr Wag's Walking Harness
 

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Dips harness looks alot more comfy than the one I'm using now ,might have to look into getting him a new one since he seems to have a new found love for the outdoors ...not so sure thats a good thing since I don't have a cattio or nothing yet,I'm gonna be working on the hub for that next lol
 

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Cleopatra has a harness wardrobe, which is appropriate for the Queen of Her World! I like the H-style harnesses for them when they are kittens, and we also have the really expensive Puppia harness, a mesh dog harness and leash set, and her winter coat harness that I made her. Of all the harnesses, Cleo likes the mesh and the winter coat the best. In fact, she likes the coat so much that I am making her a Hawaiian shirt harness that will match a shirt that her Daddieo will have. The biggest thing I can say is that Cleo never goes in the stroller (aka the Rolling Throne) without her harness and leash, and I never clip the leash to the stroller. If I have control over the leash, I have more control over Cleo. She is less likely to tangle herself in the leash that way.

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Here, Cleo is wearing her mesh harness and sitting in her rolling throne while we brunch at the local pedestrian mall.
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The winter dress harness. The scorpion applique was a gift from @susi794 for my scorpion hunter Sphynxie.
 

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Ware manufacture rabbit walk-n-vest
Like @zoinks with a band on the top and bottom

It has a Velcro and buckle neck and a wide Velcro belly strap
About $10-12 online or local pet store
We have tried several and this is fast secure on and off it comes with a leash we have not used. I use the bungee leash from another harness that was too strappy

The light blue Toby is wearing is as a large that I think runs small

I change it to an Xlarge *** which local stores do not carry
Had to order the XL online
 

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Ware manufacture rabbit walk-n-vest
Like @zoinks with a band on the top and bottom

It has a Velcro and buckle neck and a wide Velcro belly strap
About $10-12 online or local pet store
We have tried several and this is fast secure on and off it comes with a leash we have not used. I use the bungee leash from another harness that was too strappy

The light blue Toby is wearing is as a large that I think runs small

I change it to an Xlarge *** which local stores do not carry
Had to order the XL online
That's an awesome idea! I'll look for one around here.

I'm trying to find something that's pinch-proof as well as smooth inside (no straps, etc.) Yoko has sensitive skin, and will swell up and get a rash if she's exposed to even a clothing label or stitching from the back of an appliqué. Also, I once pinched my Chihuahua's skin in a plastic harness buckle.... screaming and panic for both of us! Ever since, I've been nervous about doing up buckles when dressing my pets.
 

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@Cleopatra Beers, you are so talented! Since Cleo is queen, Marcus has to be king. You and your husband wil be servants to the royal couple. @Yoda mom, and @zoinks, funny thing, I looked at rabbit stuff yesterday at Petsmart yesterday, I almost bought one but was afraid it wouldn't work. Guess, I'll go back today!
 
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