By Ophélie Picard. Cat Scratch. Published at Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 - 08:09:07 AM.
Correcting the bad behavior with your voice by saying naughty kitty will be understood. You have to be consistent however and patient, and continue to take the cat to the scratching posts. In the beginning you will have to keep an eye on what your cat is doing and catch her before she digs her claws in your furniture or carpet. Your cat will soon understand what you expect of her. Reward good behavior with a cat treat.
A Carpet Square or remnant at least 16 inches square – You can get either from a home improvement or flooring store. A pencil, A staple gun or strong double-sided tape, Two (2) 3-inch wood screws, A straight edge, An electric drillscrew driver with bits and driver heads, A saw, Sand paper, Eye and ear protection. Optional: Sisal cord rope from a home improvement store. Sisal comes in a variety of widths. The wider the rope, the longer it will last. You’ll need approximately 50 feet of rope.
Exercise and Play - Accessories like dangling mice, spring balls and hanging ropes provide hours of entertainment. Some tress with multiple levels, ladders and ramps are aptly labeled "kitty gyms." These are great for homes with multiple cats that love chasing each other and playing hide and seek. Where to Find Them - Basic models of cat tree houses can be purchased at pet stores, but if you want to give your feline a little more to explore, you can find many models available from online stores that specialize in cat furniture. Ranging in price from $40 to $400 you're sure to find a model that's right for you, your cat and your space.
Cut your plywood base to the desired dimension. We’re using an 18-inch square carpet tile for this scratcher. Use the sand paper to smooth any rough edges. DIY scratch base saw. Using your straight edge and pencil, draw a line from corner to corner on the plywood. Repeat from the opposite corners. They will intersect in the center. Next, mark two screw locations based on the diameter of your log. Since ours was 5 inches thick, we marked our holes 3 inches apart to leave some room between the screw and the outer edge of the log.
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