Cat furniture is a type of furniture especially designed for pet cats. As cats get accustomed to living with humans they need their own activities to make them enjoy themselves especially when the humans are not available to play with them. Plus cat furniture can be used other then recreational purposes as well like a cat gym to exercise.
The cat furniture is built so that the indoor cats may climb on or even play around with it. Designated cat furniture becomes the obvious solution when you need protect your couch and shelves, or just to add more playing areas for your cat. Cat furniture can also be used to decorate a certain part of your home or just can coincide with the overall color scheme of the house.
A cat tree is a small wooden structure for a cat to climb and play around with it. But there are a few things that must be kept in mind before implementing the furniture set. The first thing is that it must be quite stable. In fact the cat will simply ignore it if it is wobbly or unstable as it doesn’t give the pet desired pleasure. It should be solid enough and might be placed adjacent to the wall for ultimate protection.
With cat furniture, bigger is better. Scratching surfaces need to be long and wide enough for your cat to comfortably stretch over when she scratches them. Cat trees need to be tall enough to simulate a real tree, at least to some extent, and provide your kitty with a comfortable and secure perching spot. In a multi-cat household, make sure there are enough resting spots on the tree to accommodate all feline inhabitants, or get more trees… While cats aren’t likely to mind the color of cat furniture, they might have some preference when texture is in question.
Your best bet is to provide a cat furniture piece with a variety of textures and surfaces. Sisal rope, various types of carpet and natural wood are old time cat favorites. Texture is particularly important if you want your cat furniture to double as a scratching post, as most cat owners do. Now that the types of furniture are out of the way, the only question remains how to acquire them?
The best bet would be to build a piece from scratch. There are many websites and magazines that provide free cat furniture building plans. These directions of building cat furniture can be very handy when building the furniture yourself. If you are not a ‘build yourself’ sort of a guy, then there are plenty of places to buy cheap cat furniture. Many of the companies may provide free shipping and installation of the equipment at one’s home for ultimate ease. The cat furniture must also be made dry and clean from cat urination and hairs etc.