Puddings & Toyboys

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The Poang Playgym

Atilla is obsessed with chewing the back of the chairKnowing how single-minded she is I decided to work with her rather than against her. 

  • To protect the chair I draped a tea-towel over the back so she is chewing on that rather than the chair cover.
  • I hooked an empty seed pot over the chair frame so she had somewhere else to grip onto.
  • I moved the plant pot stand nearer the chair so it was easier for her to get there/leave there.
  • Finally, I assembled a recently purchased ladder system & hung it from the back chair frame to make her experience more comfortable.

In other words, I have turned the IKEA Poang chair into a play gym.  I should also add to the above list the fact that I moved my futon back into the room so I have something soft to sit on whilst she is busy chewing.

Once in position, she rarely leaves.  She may go for a little mooch about but not for long.  She will rest in-between chewing sessions on the ladder.  She has no need to go back to the Manor for food as Cagney sits on the ladder with her & regurgitates his seed.  In general, she goes back to the Manor for bedtime just after 9pm.  Bezukhov is usually a bit agitated by this time as he wants to settle down for bedtime but cannot do so until the leader is back home.

Clinging to the chair

I have had my IKEA Poang chair for some time now.  At the moment, it is the only soft chair in the room as I only moved back the necessaries from when the floor was done.  Just recently, Atilla has decided the chair has good chewing potential.  Raspy was often on the chair with me but she was chewing my clothes.  Atilla likes to chew the back of the chair.  She clings onto the wooden frame & chews the material.  I have hung a tea-towel down the back so she can make holes in that rather than the chair cover.

Unfortunately, because she hangs onto the chair frame, it is not possible for me to sit in the chair at the same time as that would push the cushion back into the frame.  That means I have to sit on a hard chair or a stool whilst she is busy on my IKEA chair. 

You can see from the video above that I normally hide or store my web cam away by hooking it behind the chair. 🙂  I also hooked a seed pot there so she had something else to hold onto.