By Eve Woodall. Cat Scratch. Published at Saturday, July 14th, 2018 - 05:54:30 AM.
A good scratching post must be stable so that so that it won't topple over, and it should be a few inches taller than the cat. The cat should be able stand and stretch upright against the scratch post, which should be covered with rough material that has a vertical texture. Placing the post in a corner of the room where the cat likes, and sprinkling some catnip on will be even more attractive to the cat. Cats go crazy when they smell catnip. Another and even better location would be to place the scratching post where the cat originally started scratching your carpet or furnishing.
If you are a cat lover with a big heart, you may want to adopt every homeless cat in the animal shelter, but be realistic. You cannot take in every stray that comes along. So how many cats are too many? It depends on the size of your home and your budget. Each cat you adopt will need plenty of space in your house, his own litter box, food dishes, and annual veterinary care. Owning 3 cats is realistic, but owning 10 or 15 could quickly become unmanageable. Some cat owners like to start out with a pair of kittens. They can play together and grow up together, while others are content with one cat who becomes a devoted companion. However many cats you adopt, make sure that each one is given lots of love and the best care possible.
A Carpet Square or remnant at least 16 inches square – You can get either from a home improvement or flooring store. A pencil, A staple gun or strong double-sided tape, Two (2) 3-inch wood screws, A straight edge, An electric drillscrew driver with bits and driver heads, A saw, Sand paper, Eye and ear protection. Optional: Sisal cord rope from a home improvement store. Sisal comes in a variety of widths. The wider the rope, the longer it will last. You’ll need approximately 50 feet of rope.
DIY scratch prepping screws - Center the log on the top of the base and finish driving the screws home until the log is secured. Your scratcher is ready for action. Consider placing gripper furniture pads on the bottom to protect the flooring in your home. DIY scratch attaching log - Initially, your cat may be tentative to the presence of this new element to your home. So be patient and reward to reinforce positive interactions until he or she gets the hang of it.
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