Keep Your Cat Happy. Get Him A Cat Tree And Scratching Post

If you’ve got a cat you’ll know what a great pet a cat can be, for both children and adults. They’re quiet, easy to keep, cheap to feed and it’s just wonderful having a cat snuggling on your knee in the evenings. There is no doubt that cats can be a great pet.

However if you’ve decided that as you don’t yet have a cat that you’re going to get a pet moggy there’s a few things you need to think about. One of them is how to keep him happy and entertained. And a great way to make sure you have a happy feline is to provide him or her with a cat tree and scratching post.

A cat tree is something for your him to play on. Cats are natural climbers. If you’ve ever been outside and seen him go up a tree you’ll be amazed at how fast they can climb. Felines just love to climb trees, and of course if he is an outdoors cat and there’s trees around then he can do so to his heart’s content. But if your moggy is an indoors cat then there are certainly no trees to him to climb on, or at least there aren’t unless you buy a cat tree.

cat trees are simply a way of providing him with an artificial tree to climb on. They is manufactured in such a way that there are all sorts of nooks and crannies to him to investigate and lots of ways for him to climb. A cat tree is a strange looking device but cats love them, and they fulfill the natural urge of him to climb.

If you know one end of a hammer from the other it’s not that difficult to make your own cat tree and its a lot of fun trying to make it as innovative as you can.

One of the other things you need to think about if you’ve decided to get a pet cat is to give him or her something to scratch. Cats love to scratch and need to do so to keep their claws sharp. You may not want him to have sharp claws but he will do so anyway, and if you don’t provide him something to scratch then he’ll scratch the legs of your favourite piece of furniture instead. And probably lots of other pieces of furniture as well.

Cat scratching posts are designed to provide the cat with somewhere to scratch that can happily be damaged from the scratching without upsetting the owner of the cat. There are both horizontal and vertical cat scratching posts, however both provide the same function, to give the cat somewhere to scratch to save the legs of your furniture.

Cat trees and scratching poles are designed to allow your cat to let his instincts run and do all the damage he wants without stressing out the owner.

But not every cat takes to his tree immediately. Sometimes the owner has to provide some gentle encouragement by putting some catnip on the tree, or perhaps by hanging some special toys from the branches to encourage the household pet begin using it.

Without doubt a feline is a wonderful household pet, but you do need to cater to their natural instincts by providing them with a tree to play on and a post to scratch on. Do that and you will have a happy cat and a happy owner.

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