By Bethany Butterfield. Cat Scratch. Published at Sunday, February 25th, 2018 - 09:12:08 AM.
Cat climbing trees are also a good place to interact with your cat. Playing is easier in that you can do this standing up, as well as having the added benefit of the tree getting the claws and not your hand. The more 'places' your tree has, the more games you can get kitty to play. Cat climbing trees are an investment that will help save your furniture from industrious claws and add a new dimension to your relationship with your furry friends.
Scratching - All cat tree houses come with scratching posts that double as the columns that hold the various platforms. Some have curvy slide-like scratching surfaces or scratching ramps. Most scratching surfaces are covered in sisal, however, some are covered in carpet. Whatever the size or shape of the scratching surfaces, cats love them and you'll love that your furniture is not the recipient of said scratching.
Optional - Vertically staple one end of your sisal rope to the bottom of your log. Begin to wrap the rope as tightly as possible around the log until you get around 6 inches from the top of the log. Vertically staple that end and trim any remaining rope. Make sure you staple vertically to prevent your cat from catching claws on the staples.
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.
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