Cat Fact: Cats sleep an average of 16 hours a day.
Factors to consider when buying cat furniture
To choose the perfect piece of cat furniture, you need to ask yourself a few questions.
What does your cat need?
How much can you spend?
Have you selected a spot in the house where you plan to put this piece of furniture? Do you want to be able to move it around?
Do you want a big or a small piece? How much space do you have available?
Does it need to blend in with the rest of your home decor?
**Nowadays, more and more people are conscious about interior design and spend a great deal of time beautifying their surroundings. Many people prefer beautiful furniture for their pets as well. Fortunately, there is a vast selection of colors and materials to choose from.
Do you want it for an older cat or for a kitten?
Does it have to be easy to clean? If that is the case, you can opt for a machine washable bed.
Types of cat furniture
Cat furniture comes in different sizes, colors, and materials. There is a wide selection of cat condos, cat playgrounds, cat towers, cat beds, and cat gyms to choose from.
Are you looking for a cat house or a playpen? Does your cat need a bed? Or maybe you need to get a travel carrier?
Here are some ideas...
Cat condos: Most cats prefer enclosed spaces. In this case, a cat condo would be a great choice. If your cat is active, consider a cat tree or playground. Generally, these pieces come with sleeping trays. Luckily, there's a wide selection of cat condos to choose from. And you can find high-quality condos at affordable prices.
Cat beds: Even though cats might like sleeping anywhere, a high quality cat bed is important for the general well-being of your cat. Again, there are many options to choose from: from simple cushions to high-end beds.
Cat houses: If you have an outdoor cat, you might want to get a cat house. You can find cat houses that are not only pleasing to the eye, but also sturdy, strong, and stable. More important, a well-built pet house will protect your outdoor cat from the elements.
Pet tents: Don't have enough space for a permanent cat house in the backyard? In that case, a pet tent might be the perfect choice. There are portable tents especially designed to be used outdoors. One of the advantages of pet tents is that they are easy to assemble and store away!
In addition, this versatile piece of furniture can also be used indoors. A cat tent is also a great alternative when traveling. Kitty will have a nice, quite, and private spot to sleep in when he's away from home.
A luxury pet tent will delight any pampered cat. These fun pieces come in different colors and styles.
Cat perches: Cats absolutely love climbing and perching on high places. A cat perch allows your kitty to monitor her surroundings from a vantage point.
You can find stand alone cat perches as well as perches designed to be mounted onto the windowsill.
If you have an indoor cat, a cat window perch will allow your furry friend to watch outdoor action while never leaving the safety and comfort of the indoors.
Scratching posts: A cat scratching post will help prevent your cat from scratching your furniture. You can make it yourself or buy it. Most pet stores carry scratching posts. They come in different styles and materials.
Carpeted furniture: You can find carpeted ramps and steps, which are perfect for older and disabled cats. You may also find cat tunnels and condos covered with carpet.
Cat carriers: Although not strictly furniture, choosing the correct cat carrier is very important and it merits our attention.
If you are looking for a carrier, make sure that it is the correct size. If you have a large cat, consider a big, hard plastic carrier. For smaller cats, you can consider a bag-like carrier. In any case, make sure the carrier is safe and made of a strong material.
If you have an active cat, you may need furniture that allows your cat to play and which also provides a special spot to relax in.
You may consider a playground or gym, even a cat tree! This versatile furniture will allow your cat to exercise and have fun at the same time. You can find pieces that are made of long-lasting materials. Cat trees and climbing toys should also have plenty of scratching surface.
Cat towers: These are fun and versatile pieces of cat furniture. Kitty towers provide your cat with different sleeping and play areas.
Cat trees are fantastic for cats. If you have multiple cats, having different levels of height helps them define their territories. A cat tree also provides cats with plenty of opportunities to play and exercise. Go to our cat tree page for more ideas.
Cat houses are a great option if your cat spends lots of time outdoors.
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And finally... Save your own furniture.
Finding cat proof furniture is the dream of most cat lovers. But is there such a thing? I still haven't found it. However, you may try several materials, like microfiber and jute, which might be strong enough to withstand or deter your cat's scratching. These materials combined with training and other techniques (like using Soft Paws) might help save your furniture.