Buffalo Creek Farms New Cat Tree

This is the cat climber we use in our cattery. We would suggest that you make sure the climber you buy has rope on the posts. The ones with fabric on the post do not last as long. They are not hard to  put together but there are a few tricks we thought we would share. It takes us about 30 to 45 minutes to put one together but we have done it many times. The time may depend on how many “helpers” you have.

Here is the box the cat climber comes in. It weighs around 754 lbs.

Here is the box the cat climber comes in. It weighs around 75 lbs.

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OK, Cleo and I are ready to start. I have suggested she get off the box but I am not sure she agrees.


You will need a hex head screw driver, pair of scissors and a step stool. If you are tall you may not need the step stool but this cat tree is 72″ tall and you need to get to the top. The allen wrench comes with the kit.


Here are the directions


Here is Cleo making sure she understands the direction. It is important to read the directions before you begin.


We lay out all the pieces and make sure they are there before we begin. I have acquired several more helpers. I bet they will be a big help.

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Cleo is making sure the cat sleeper is adequate.


Put the 4 bottom post on. The base in a rectangle. The front post go on shorter side. The taller post on the other short side


Put the first sleeper on the front post.


Back side


next step


Cleo is making sure everything is secure and the screws are tight.


next level


Here is where it gets tricky. You have to line up the platform, post and sleeper holes with out being able to see them. I have found if you take the allen wrench and insert it in the first hole in the sleeper and shift till you find the hole in the plat form and then the hole int he post it helps. After you get everything lines up insert the screw.


Reinforcements have arrived once again to make sure construction is going well.


Isn’t that cute the babies are helping sort the screws


uhmm where did the screws go? Babies! We do not recommend putting the kitten in charge of the screws.


Now that we have found the screws. Next are the post for the top perches


Cleo once again checking for stability. I see Reo has shown up. She can be a fair weather friend.


Now that we are almost done Reo has decided that tree is hers.


Here are are all done. The steps are the last thing. They are attached using 2 hex heads screws that are supplied but the screw driver is not.

Breeze Litter Box System By Tidy Cat

At Buffalo Creek Farms we use the breeze system for all of our adults and new babies.

At Buffalo Creek Farms we use the breeze system for all of our adults and new babies.

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Here is what you get in the box


Here is the drawer with the pad. You get 4 pads with the system. Four pads is enough for 1 month. The pad is thinker the a regular puppy training pad but similar.


The drawer slides easily in to the slot. Make sure the pad does not get caught when you slide int he drawer.


Now the drawer is hidden.


Breeze box with bag of pellets


Just pour the pellets in. You will notice they are dust free. They do not dissolve so no messy bits


You find the pellets much cleaner then other litters because it is heavier and is not has easy to kick out of the box. You will get some but because of the weight they do not spread like other litters.


The pellets are solid


Box and all takes about 5 minutes to put together. No tools required.

This is the system we use at Buffalo Creek Farms. It eliminates cat litter completely. We order our pads and pellets on Amazon in bulk as a grocery item. On Amazon the pellets and pads in bulk is about a 6 month supply. The boxes are about 20x12x6 so not huge to store. Best it is free shipping and UPS just delivers it when you need it. All kittens start on this system because very young kittens like to put everything in their mouths and eating regular cat litter is not good. The kitten are introduced to regular cat litter between 6 to 8 weeks. That way when they go home if that is what you choose they will know have regular cat litter is. We do not recommend starting any kitten with crystals corn etc.. simply because they will not know what to do with it and may mistake it for a sand box to play in. We never recommend the crystals as they are toxic. The kittens always have access to the breeze system some prefer it because it is cleaner. The kittens do not end up with litter stuck on their feet. We prefer it because a few pellets are easy to sweep up. Cat litter gets every where is is very hard to get up. Regular cat litter is also heavy to lug in and out of the cattery. We find the over all cost equivalent to a good kitty litter.

Bufffalo Creek Farms How To Feed Your Persian

At Buffalo Creek Farms, we believe that all animals should eat a diet that is as close
to natural as is possible. For purposes of this discussion, “natural” is defined as food
that has not been processed or cooked. It is my opinion that many health problems with
kittens and adult cats would be eliminated if they were fed sensibly, in a manner that
matches their basic genetic and physiological makeup. It is my intention in this article
to give you a solid foundation for feeding your kitten by providing all the resources you
need to help your kitten live a longer, healthier and happier life.

This may sound familiar because the same applies to foods that we (people) eat, but
some basic rules to follow and questions to ask would be: (1) Would your grandmother
recognize it as food?; (2) Can you pronounce each of the ingredients?; and (3) If you
left the food on a shelf, could you go back and still eat it ten years later? If the answer to
any of these questions is “yes,” you might want to ask yourself why are you eating it or
feeding it to your kitten.

Your kitty is a carnivore. Cats are the only true carnivore on earth. Being a carnivore
means their nutritional needs are met eating meat. The most perfectly balanced food for
your cat is a mouse. Mice, rabbits, birds, fish, and bugs are also natural foods for cats. I
do not consider beef, pork or other red meats to be appropriate for your cat because they
would not be part of a natural diet.

In addition, I prefer a raw diet for cats. If you cook the meat in your cat’s food, you are
destroying every essential amino acid that benefits your cat. I have done a vast amount of
research on this topic. That research led me to how I feed my own kittens, which is what
I’m sharing in this article.

The most well-known study was done by Dr. Francis M. Pottenger, Jr. Following are
some of the mains results of the study. A link to the full study is at the bottom of this
article if you’re interested in reading more.

“The controlled feeding experiment took place over ten years, between 1932 and 1942,
and over 900 cats were eventually included. The optimum diet consisted of 1/3 raw milk,
cod liver oil, and 2/3 raw meat, with one group receiving cooked food instead of raw.
The findings were astounding. Within a few generations, the cats receiving cooked food

facial deformities: narrowed faces, crowded jaws, frail bones and weakened

an excess of parasites

all manners of disease

female cats became more aggressive while males became docile

difficulty with pregnancy and after three generations, pregnancy failed

kittens born of these pregnancies often did not survive to adulthood

kittens showed skeletal deformities and organ malfunctions”

One thing I would like to point out is they used raw milk in this study. All cats are lactose
intolerant. When milk is pasteurized, it destroys the enzymes a cat needs for digestion.
Never give a cat any dairy. Cats on a raw meat diet have a more acidic system that helps
prevent parasites and urinary issues. Also, a cat’s digestive process is much faster than
that of a human, so it does not give bacteria time to flourish the way it would in a human.

The most common cause of death in cats is kidney disease. I think part of the reason
for this is the way we often feed cats a dry food diet. Cats can become dehydrated very
easily because they are not big drinkers. In a natural environment, cats would get most
of their moisture from the blood of their prey. The other issue is that most commercial
cat foods list corn as one of the first three ingredients. Feeding a carnivore a diet high
in carbohydrates is a bad idea. Common health issues linked to commercial diets are
diabetes, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, fatty liver disease, hair balls and
asthma. Below you will find a link to an article by Lisa A Pierson, DVM. Dr. Pierson’s
article goes into these health issues in much greater detail. She is a strong proponent of
wet food. Here are some of the reasons cited in her article:

“Of course, in order to be on board with the ‘preventative nutrition’ argument, a
person has to understand the following facts:

1) Carbohydrates wreak havoc on many cats’ blood sugar/insulin balance.

2) All urinary tract systems are much healthier with an appropriate amount of water
flowing through them.

3) Cats inherently have a low thirst drive and need to consume water *with* their
food. (A cat’s normal prey is ~70 – 75% water.)

4) Cats are strict carnivores, which mean they are designed to get their protein from
meat – not plants.”

When we feed a cat commercial food, we give them health problems very similar to
common health problems experienced by humans. Put quite simply, this is because we
are feeding them like humans, not the carnivorous animals that they are.

Finally, I would like to give you a recipe for food for your kitty. I do grind the bones and
all in my food. You can add a calcium supplement to start. It is my belief that calcium
from a natural source, such as bone, is processed better by your cat’s system than in
supplement form. I use brown rice because it is a good way to add extra water back into
the diet since we are not feeding them whole mice. I also use sweet potato or pumpkin
because my kittens are Persian and they need that fiber to move the hair out of the system
and prevent hairballs. Another ingredient you can add if you find it is heart meat. As
is any organ that is high in electrical activity, heart meat is high in Turine. Turine is an
essential element for your cat’s health.

Use ground turkey meat and add a calcium supplement, such as kitty bloom, or any one
available. I highly recommend grinding it together so the kitten cannot pick out any
ingredients they do not like. You can put the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
Feel free to double the recipe if you need more. Whole pieces of chicken are excellent if
you have a grinder for the bones. Make sure you use a fine grinding disc so there are no
big pieces of bone.

Cook the rice with sweet potato and egg. Then add all the following ingredients to the
food processor and mix. Put daily portions into sandwich bags. Defrost by putting in a
cup with hot water. Never cook the meat!

2 lbs ground turkey
1/2 lb chicken livers
1/2 cup dry brown rice (cook according to directions)
2 eggs
1 small sweet potato
1/4 can pumpkin
kitty bloom calcium supplement
kitty bloom vitamins

Here is a link to the site for kitty bloom supplements




Kelly Krejci
Buffalo Creek Farms


Buffalo Creek Farms New Baby Update!

Here are Gwenavere and Ricky’s new baby’s

Gwenavere and Ricky’s new silver Persian

Gwen and Ricky’s baby

Gwen and Ricky’s Persian baby

Gwen and Ricky’s SIlver Persian baby

Gwen and Ricky’s silver Persian baby

born 5/27/12