5 Far Out Doodads for Pets

Tickle Your Pet’s Fancy with an Unusual Gift

For those of us who relish in spoiling our pets, we’re always looking for something new to delight our animal companions. The more unusual the item, the more it piques our interest.

Here are five far-out thingamajigs perfect for the pet that has it all.

The Bird Pack

1. The Bird Pack

Leaving your pet bird at home is a thing of the past. Now you can take your bird with you on errands, family vacations and — take this, all you dogs out there — car rides.

The Pak O Bird will even rival some of those swanky small-dog carriers, no doubt about it. Especially since the Pak O Bird is essentially a playground-on-the-go for your feathered friend.

Available in a range of sizes suited for birds including Cockatiels, parakeets, lovebirds, African Grey parrots, Goffins, Amazon parrots, Conures and even those with long-tail feathers, the Pak O Bird may also be secured with a seat belt for car rides and is collapsible for easy storage.

This soft-sided, backpack-style bird carrier can be carried in front of you or on your back. Now that’s something to squawk about.

Hidden Hollow

2. Hidden Hollow for Cats

Consider this one a twofold: not only can you decorate your living room with a tree that requires no care, your feline friends can fantasize that they’re living in the wild.

Standing at six feet tall, the Hidden Hollow is handcrafted from wood and fabric to give it an authentic sapling appearance.

Your cat will surely enjoy hiding out on one of the four platforms, two of which are cleverly hidden in the tree top, amongst non-toxic leaves. It’s like a tree-house for cats!

There’s even a sleepy hollow at the base of the tree — a perfect area for a cat nap.


3. High Rise Dog Bowl

High Rise dog bowls

Got a big dog who likes to eat in style?

Maybe you’re bored with all the dime-a-dozen ceramic bowls decorated with colorful dog bones. You want something a bit trendier to suit your home décor.

Check out this sleek, contemporary doggie dish. Made of durable porcelain and glazed in a high gloss finish, this is the bowl you’ve been searching for.

The High-Rise Dog Feeder is available in nickel or white, and comes in three heights: 4 inches, 9 inches and 12 inches. One setback: you’ll have to keep a microfiber cloth on hand to keep the bowl shiny and drool free should you chose the bowls in nickel. Small price to pay to keep up with the Jones.


4. Cuddle Cave Pet Bed

Cuddle Bed from Amazon

It’s a nest! It’s a mat! It’s a cave!

It’s a cuddle dog bed, although cats could very well warm up to this idea, too.

The Cuddle Cave Pet Bed comes in a variety of plush, faux suede fabric colors that make it easier to match with your home decor. Picky pets will love the diversity of the bed itself: crawl inside to nest, lay on it flat for a more traditional style.

The entire bed is machine washable.


5. Tortoise Play Pen

Tortoise Play Pen

Exotic pets like to maintain their wild style, too.

Here’s an opportunity to grant your indoor tortoise some outdoor time.

The Tortoise Play Pen safely encloses your tortoise on your lawn for instant access to grass and beneficial UVB rays. There’s even a private sleeping area where your tortoise may retreat to after a lazy day in the sun.

Check with your veterinarian before letting your tortoise venture outside and always make sure someone is nearby to keep an eye on the play pen. Even a slowpoke can beat the odds and take off.