By Ophélie Picard. Cat Furniture. Published at Sunday, May 27th, 2018 - 05:28:32 AM.
As a result, most cat furniture that offers faux fur also utilizes sisal rope as a covering. Generally, the vertical posts are wrapped with sisal rope, and the platforms and enclosures are covered with the acrylic fur. Sisal rope is made from the Agave Sisalana plant, which is native to the Yucatan area of Mexico. Cats seem naturally drawn to this material, and unlike the acrylic fur, sisal rope offers the resistance that cats need to tune their claws and stretch their muscles. Some cat furniture manufacturers that use carpet as a covering also offer sisal-wrapped posts, and in most (but not all) cases cats will scratch on the sisal instead of the carpet.
A cat gym for chubby paws and swinging bellies - Run, Kitty. Run! If your indoor cats are putting on a little extra weight, you could try getting them into this running wheel. It’s highly unlikely 15-pound Tigger will take to it but some of his slimmer siblings might. Every little bit counts. Cabinet table for discrete kitty poops - Tired of hiding the cat’s toilet box every time guests visit? Put it in a cat litter box cabinet like this one. Small openings in the side of this cat furniture piece allow your four-legged friend to quietly slip in and out of his enclosed toilet without creating an ugly scene.
Give Her an Outlet for Instinctual Activities Cat Furniture is made to address the instinctual needs of cats and helps relieve the stress your cat can develop when sharing her environment with humans and other pets. Take, for instance, the need cats have to climb and seek different heights. Cat trees address this need with a design that incorporates maximum vertical range; some cat trees are constructed for floor-to-ceiling installation. Cats can paw at toys on ground level, or go to ceiling level to examine their indoor surrounding or to get a better look out a window.
However, when thick (at least 14") cardboard is made into a tube, and stood up vertically, it can hold an incredible amount of weight. The addition of a layer of sisal rope wrapped around it adds even more strength. One big advantage of cardboard posts over wooden ones is the weight. Shipping rates are based on weight, and shipping costs for a piece of cat furniture made with cardboard posts will be considerably less than a comparable model with wooden posts.
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