By Ophélie Picard. Cat Furniture. Published at Thursday, May 10th, 2018 - 06:15:31 AM.
Cat furniture is a commodity that is known by many names. The most common include Cat Trees, Cat Condos, Kitty Condos, Cat Towers, Cat Climbers, Cat Scratchers and Cat Gyms. There are dozens more, but whatever term you use to describe cat furniture, the purpose is the same - to enable your cats to follow their instinctual desire to scratch without damaging your furniture, carpet, or other belongings, and also to give them a place of their own where they can exercise, play, and lounge.
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.
- Which covering? Carpet offers the advantage of more color choices, and if you're very particular about your cat condo fitting in with your décor, this might be your best choice. Faux fur models are generally made in neutral colors like beige or taupe, although there are some exceptions. In either case, having a sisal scratching surface should be a goal if at all possible. - Structural materials. If you have a choice, choose plywood over pressboard. As for the posts, both cardboard and wood offer good stability. As stated earlier, models with wooden posts are heavier and may cost more to ship.
Catnip or carrots? Dining table for humans and cats - Drive your cat delirious with its very own indoor catnip garden. This planter table features a transparent acrylic planter set within a wooden framework. If you don’t want to give your cat all the fun, you can grow some herbs as well. CATable: The "where’s my lunch gone?" table - You know those moments when your cat cheekily grabs your food when you’re eating? Well, this CATable will make it a whole lot easier for little Bella. It looks great and your cat will be certain to love it, especially when she can launch herself out of the holes and grab your lunch.
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