By Noémie Puente. Cat Furniture. Published at Tuesday, May 08th, 2018 - 04:37:02 AM.
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.
Floor-to-Ceiling or Freestanding? Cat furniture models will be either freestanding or floor-to-ceiling (commonly referred to as cat trees). Freestanding cat furniture is usually wide and bottom-heavy, to prevent it from tipping over when cats are at the top, or are very active. Floor-to-ceiling models use tension against the ceiling to provide their stability, and so do not require as wide a footprint as freestanding models.
Sisal cat tree for happy climbers - Sisal rope is made from hard natural fiber which makes it ideal for the rigours of a cat’s claws. A sisal cat tree is a great way to keep your cat entertained with a little climbing, hanging, scratching, and surveying of its interior territory. Coffee and chat over a cat - When your friends visit for an afternoon coffee, they’ll have the good fortune of watching your kitty snoozing in her cat hammock beneath your coffee table. Whether your cat will be appreciative of the audience is another matter entirely.
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.
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