Like every member of the household, cats need their personal space and it’s up to caring pet parents to ensure that they have somewhere to retreat from guests, exuberant children, and yappy dogs.
By their very nature, felines like to stretch, scratch, and snooze – a lot! While restricting cats to an indoor lifestyle and, where possible, to a secure outdoor area, is the right thing to for the health and safety seasons, it’s important to compensate by giving them creative areas to stave off boredom and heighten their play drive such as climbers, condos, and fun places to hang out and do cat things.
When it comes to decorating with cats in mind, apart from practical items of furniture that conceal unsightly litter boxes, there’s an enormous variety of things that offer cats some form of lifestyle enrichment. Designers cognizant of space restrictions in modern homes often combine features so it’s important to remember this when you’re shopping.
Be sure to take into consideration your feline’s own habits. Some cats like to scratch vertically; others prefer to stretch and scratch horizontally. If you have a multi-cat household, cover your bases and cater for both. Natural surfaces such as wood and sisal wear well and don’t look messy.
If you are going to allow kitty to have a couch upholstered in a fabric to match your furniture, you are going to have ensure she know what’s hers and train her accordingly. The easiest way to keep cats off certain surfaces is to put down sheets of bubble wrap or aluminum foil in specific places for a couple of weeks. Cats are smart and will quickly get the message!
Giving felines their own purrsonal space definitely helps to keep them off areas in the home that have been declared cat-free zones.
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