Can't figure this out

MoonstoneWolf

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I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place but my indoor cat needs this for exercise without driving my mother crazy. I have been asking all morning on various forums and not getting any answers. I am needing to zip this together. It has zippers but I cannot figure it out. I looked for YouTube Videos and nothing will help me. I think someone offered to show me a video of it? I really need to know as the time to send back to amazon is almost up. The cat needs this thought for exercise per vet. I have no one here to help me. Very ill and elderly mother and no neighbors nearby willing to help is all. This is the exact product. The zippers won't zip and I can't figure it out. Please, can someone explain to me like you would explain to a 2 year old as my mind is not as sharp as it used to be. I'm really desperate for an answer. Thank you. Please my cat is very sad. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KWYVX55...
 

KittyJ

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Hmm, I don't have anything like this. Maybe you can ask Amazon to send you another one because the one they sent clearly won't zip up? Amazon is usually good with that kind of stuff.
 

SirMeow

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The zippers won't zip and I can't figure it out.
This. It's not you, the product is faulty. A zip doesn't take any brainpower or effort to operate, so if it's stuck, then start a return immediately.

If you want to buy another one in the hope that it works, do it as a separate transaction, not a swapout, as you have more consumer rights.

Please let us know how you get on.
 

MoonstoneWolf

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Product isn't faulty. I am. It has 2 layers so you can change the layout. As I get older I find simple things like this harder to figure out. I mean I needed to put on a youtube to figure out how to assemble a cardboard box. lol Petsmart got it right away.
 

SirMeow

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I know what you mean about getting older and having more things go wrong with the body, and there's no shame in it. Glad you've got it sorted. :)
 

MoonstoneWolf

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Any ideas on how to block off access to a room? He can and will jump 6 feet up and I need to keep him away from the stairwell (my mother which is a long story). I have limited mobility so it's something that has to be hid quickly and yet not very heavy to move. He's a dumped cat that almost died and so I won't let him be outside but need to keep him from the stairs or that area.
 

SirMeow

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Thankyou for rescuing him. You've clearly got a heart of gold.

I know this might sound silly, but why not just close the door? If he can jump that high, you're gonna need a full height barrier, anyway.

If the door isn't practical, then perhaps a tall, think fibreboard from a DIY shop cut to size would do the trick? That should be light enough and if it's too floppy, a reinforcing wooden rod can be attached to it along one of the long sides.
 

MoonstoneWolf

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Thankyou for rescuing him. You've clearly got a heart of gold.

I know this might sound silly, but why not just close the door? If he can jump that high, you're gonna need a full height barrier, anyway.

If the door isn't practical, then perhaps a tall, think fibreboard from a DIY shop cut to size would do the trick? That should be light enough and if it's too floppy, a reinforcing wooden rod can be attached to it along one of the long sides.

Thank you. I never thought of a fiberboard. We don't have a door down in that spot but the fiberboard sounds like a great alternative. Thank you again.
 

SirMeow

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You're welcome. I've also thought of something though.

The cat might well be able to push it out of the way and get through like that. A door really is the best choice. Perhaps have a handyman put in a very light door. As long as it closes on a latch, it should hopefully be enough to keep the at out. Some cats can figure out door handles...