By Violet Grogan. Cat Scratch. Published at Saturday, March 31st, 2018 - 07:24:05 AM.
Cats also scratch to leave their scent via their paw pads. One problem with most traditional scratching posts is they are not tall enough for the cat to really stretch up while scratching; and even if they are tall enough, the cat would likely pull it over on itself if it tried. Anyone who owns cats knows how much they like to stretch their muscles. Cat climbing trees not only address these issues, but also typically combine textures, such as carpet, sisal, burlap and sometimes unfinished wood. This allows the cat to choose what type of surface it wants to work on.
What You’ll Need : Tree Log – Recommend using a hardwood like Oak, Maple or Redwood with the bark intact. The log should be at least 2 inches in diameter and around 3 feet in length. We’re repurposing a Walnut limb that came down in a storm. Scrap Wood for Base - We’re using ¾-inch plywood at least 16 inches square. Just make sure it’s non-toxic and unfinished.
This section will discuss a bit on kitty condos. A trip to the pet store will give you many ideas about the types, sizes, and styles of cat condos or perches available. Some condos are designed like playgrounds, with perches, ledges, hideaways, and toys to keep your cat entertained. Depending on your budget, you can buy carpeted condos that double as hideaways and scratching posts or towers with several levels that allow your cat to sit up high and survey his domain. Instead of relying on metal ID tags, some owners use microchips to identify their pets.
Faux fur-covered models come in a variety of colors and patterns including paw prints and leopard print. Carpeted models tend to stand up to wear better and are generally sold in neutral colors to match your decor. Sturdier models of cat trees are available with larger platforms for fat felines or rambunctious kitties to prevent tipping. If your cat is older or has limited mobility you can find models with levels that are closer together and with horizontal scratching surfaces.
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