By Bethany Butterfield. Cat Furniture. Published at Thursday, May 24th, 2018 - 09:25:33 AM.
Walkways for cats who prefer to remain aloof - Who needs floors when you have a home walkway system like this? This is a dead certainty for cat furniture kit of the century. It plays into the natural preference of cats to move around an interior space above floor level. Indiana Cat and the hanging walkways - These hanging walkways are the type of setup that makes a human want to be a cat. The feline’s instincts to explore and be high up are fulfilled whilst it looks great from a human perspective too.
Most cat furniture is assembled with posts made of carpet or sisal. These posts are no accident in design. They provide structural integrity while inviting instinctual scratching, which trims claws and leaves behind cat scent to establish territory. The need to establish territory is especially important in multiple-cat homes, and may even help prevent urine marking as a method of establishing territory. Encourage Challenges Though indoor cats live longer, healthier lives than outdoor cats, they face a health risk rare to most outdoor cats - a sedentary lifestyle.
So What Should You Buy? The decision as to what type of furniture to buy for Tabby and Fritz should be determined by a combination of factors: - Do you want a freestanding or floor-to-ceiling model? This is really more of a personal choice issue than anything else. If you have very active or very large cats, a floor to ceiling model will probably offer more stability. If you have a multi-cat household, special attention should be paid to the weight rating of the furniture. It's also usually possible to secure a free-standing model to a wall with common brackets and hardware available at any home center, in cases where rambunctious kitties cause it to rock or tip.
For proper physical and emotional challenge, we would also recommend an assortment of toys to help your cat stay fit and active. And, please remember that indoor cats need playtime with their owners every day, which stimulates them socially and helps thwart boredom and troubling behaviors. Cat Furniture - an Easy Solution Simply stated, cat furniture addresses the instinctual needs of cats.
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