Does your cat peer out at you from dark, hidden spots around the house? It’s a natural part of her behavior. Cats instinctively seek out places to hide and use them for protection and hunting. They also love to climb and have a keen sense of sight. So how can you use this knowledge to help your cat? Choose cat furniture that will create a comfortable cat habitat at home. Keep reading to learn how.
Give your cat a high lookout perch and a low hiding place
If you give your cat a high perch for safety and a tunnel or covered feature for hiding and stalking, you’ll satisfy a few of her most basic instincts. Choose a spot near a window or in an area where she can watch all the action indoors and she’ll be happily entertained.
Give her something to climb
Give her vertical space so she can satisfy her need to climb. Once she reaches her high perch, she can survey her domain, sleep or “look for prey.” Best of all, she’ll be doing it from her furniture, not yours.
Scratching is a must
Cats love to scratch and you’ll limit scratching damage around the house if you give her a scratch-approved area. Many cat trees and stands have vertical posts covered with carpet, sisal or other material, perfect for stretching and scratching.
Make sure it’s sturdy and stable
Although your cat has great balance and can usually land on her feet, don’t test that ability with an unstable cat tree or stand. Choose a piece with a stable base that can’t be tipped over easily. Also, pick one that can hold your cat’s weight and has solid construction. We recommend Molly & Friends cat furniture, which uses solid wood posts (instead of hollow ones), covered with durable carpeting that is stapled, rather than glued on.
Enhance the experience
When you first bring home your new cat furniture, make it more appealing with a little catnip spray. It’ll enhance the experience and will make it irresistible to your cat!
Choose a cat tree or stand that will suit your cat’s natural instincts and it will become her playground of choice for years to come. Visit your Pet Supermarket for furniture your cat will love.