By Parker Nevarez. Cat Furniture. Published at Saturday, April 14th, 2018 - 14:32:21 PM.
Kitt-in Box perch for cats with internet addiction - Tired of your cat reclining on your keyboard? This home office desk perch is perfect for work-at-home cat lovers who like their whiskered friends to be close, but not too close. The radiator bed for cats who hate the winter - It’s amazing the amount of heat cats can comfortably withstand. With the cold weather settling in for the winter, this cat radiator bed will make a wonderfully snug and secure sleeping place for your feline companions.
Why Do Cats Scratch? In order to be completely informed when buying cat furniture, it's helpful to understand why it is that cats scratch in the first place. The primary reason for cats scratching furniture, carpets, woodwork, or other objects is to mark their territory for other cats (this is instinctual, so they will do this even if they are the only cat in the house). Additionally, the scratching helps remove the dead cells from the claw sheaths, and stretches their muscles and ligaments.
Generally, plywood is preferred to pressboard for cat furniture platforms for a number of reasons. During shipping, pressboard is much more likely to be damaged than plywood, especially if the carton is dropped on it's corner. Additionally, pressboard tends to crumble around the edges of screw or bolt holes if the hardware is tightened too much. Pressboard platforms are also more likely to break if enough weight or vertical force is put on it, as happens if a child sits on it.
A properly assembled and installed floor-to-ceiling model cannot tip over. Usually, the tension against the ceiling is accomplished either through use of a spring-tension rod or a screw-based mechanism. This doesn't mean that the cat tree is screwed into the ceiling. Rather, the topmost post has a threaded bolt, usually topped with a soft protective cap that screws up against the ceiling. Generally, the screw-type cat trees are more stable, especially if you have active cats, and are also less likely to damage the ceiling surface.
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