More about cat tree furniture with our cat trees buyer’s guide
A cat tree is artificial structure that is usually made of wood for a cat to play and exercise on. Cat trees are most often covered with carper or another similar fabric so that the cat is able to scratch on it. Cat trees may have different heights and cats generally prefer trees that are tall enough to allow them see the whole environment when they climb on. These constructions are a very useful way to make the cat stop scratching on the furniture in the house. Cat trees may also be equipped with cat toys, sisal ropes and other cat items that will encourage the scratching on the tree.
The name of cat trees comes from their similarity to real trees. This construction has some platforms placed at different angles. The platforms help the cat in exercising and support her on her way to the top.
Nowadays, there are many different styles and preparations in cat trees. Some of them are made of wood, other are prepared from aluminum. There are cats trees equipped with bedding condos and viewing perches on the top. In addition, trees with lounging hammocks and different cat toys are also available on the market. The choice is great, and you need to find the cat tree that is perfect for both your cat and you.
Before you choose a tree, you should consider you cat’s age, activities and the environment where you will place the structure. The material of the tree and its construction are of prime importance when you choose the most suitable product. You should consider if your cat will use the tree to scratch on it or will use it as a viewing perch. Scratching is not only used by cats to trim their claws. Scratching is a way for cats to mark their territory. A cat tree is a perfect option to make your cat not scratching on the household furniture. Most cat trees are equipped with scratching posts that are covered with sisal. Also, special integrated padded areas are included in some cat tree models. In addition, most cat trees are covered with carpet or similar soft material that is ideal for scratching.
But we should keep in mid that not all cats enjoy scratching. Some cats just prefer to climb on a high place in the house and stay there. A high cat tree will give your cat the opportunity to perch on top of it and observe the whole environment around. The can use the different perching platforms to play, to relax on them or to even sleep on them. The height of the cat tree and the number and spacing between the different platforms will depend on the cat’s age, activities and vitality.
There are a great variety of cat trees with different height, different number of perching platforms and different construction. If you have more than one cat, you should provide enough space on the tree for all of them. You should also consider all important issues before you choose the cat tree – the age of your cat, the activities the cat likes, does the cat enjoy scratching or just prefers to relax on a high place, what height does the cat like? You can put sisal ropes and cat toys on the tree in case your cat likes playing with such items. Remember that the main idea of such construction is to provide pleasure to your cat and make the cat happy!