Pets have long been very important to us due to the wide range of needs they fulfill. These include companionship, security, holding “conversations”, among a host of others. Perhaps the most popular household pet, after the dog, is the cat.
It has indeed been estimated that up to 600 million households have cats. A simple observation of a cat is, either it’s in motion or at rest and it’s motion is not limited horizontally like humans but it also makes vertical movements. Hence this reveals the fascination about cats behavior and a cat tree furniture proves to be essential in the lifestyle of a cat. Here are some useful tips for buying cat tree furniture
Think about the size and shape of the cat tree in relation to your house
Initially, you should think twice when deciding the size and shape of the cat tree furniture you are about to buy and be sure that it fits your house exactly the way you want. If you live in a big house with a lot of free space, you would probably have no problem purchasing super tall cat condos, which is large enough for every kind of cat.
But if you live in an apartment, it may be kind difficult for you to fit such a big thing. This is an important factor that should be taken into serious consideration, because for your cat to be happy and use the tree house to its full potential, there should be enough free space around it as well
The cat tree house should match with your house decoration
Apart from space, cat trees should also fit the decoration of your home. If you buy, for example, a cat tree furniture which is small and can be placed everywhere in your house, try placing some extra elements made of the same material around the place but keep the tree standing out as a masterpiece. This way, you will have a really nice add to your decoration, while keeping your cat healthy and happy of course!
Consider your cat
Another significant thing before your purchase is your cat, of course. Cat trees come out in lots of shapes and sizes and so do cats. If you own a young cat, be sure that your cat tree will be comfortable for her/him even when the pet grows up. It seems an easy point but it’s usually not taken seriously into consideration!
Steadiness of the tree house
In addition, take notice of how steady the tree is. Cat tree houses are large and they do not have any stability problems. But, if you go with something smaller, make sure that it is steady and it will not fall down at the first jump on it. Unfortunately, there are lots of them out there! This could lead to damages in your house and of course it is a waste of money.
Furthermore, you must check the material of the tree. This is not something important for the cat since all cat trees are made of cat-friendly materials, but for you! Some materials may cause allergies and some of them are quite difficult to clean. Do not wash it by the way! If you have kids that are more sensitive to allergies, something like cotton will be best the way to go. Cotton it a comfortable material for your cat as well!
All in all, you should think it through before you buy your cat a new playground. In the end, big or small, pricey or not, you should make sure that your pet will love spending time on it.