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Cat furniture and scratching furniture: important for your cat, protection for your furnishings
If you don’t provide your cat with its own furniture, like a scratching tree, it will very likely make use of your furniture so that it can pursue its natural behaviour. This is why indoor-only cats, in particular, need their own cat furniture or at least an opportunity for scratching, like a scratching board. Other types of cat furniture, such as cat caves, offer your cat a safe retreat for sleeping or dozing.
Why do cats scratch?
When a cat moves into a new home, it takes over the initially strange territory bit by bit before ultimately claiming the area as its own. This is where the cat spends most of its time and feels safe and secure. For house cats who are always indoors, the owner’s apartment or house becomes their territory. Outdoor cats consider the apartment to be their main territory, but their territorial claims also extend to the garden and the surrounding area. In order to mark their territory, cats spread their own scent in prominent places, for example. They do this by rubbing themselves on objects and furniture or by scratching wallpaper or door frames. The scratching also sharpens your pet’s claws.
What types of cat furniture and scratching furniture are available?
Cat furniture for heavy, small, or especially large cats: you can find many varieties of scratching furniture from manufacturers like Rohrschneider or Silvio Design. The selection includes everything from small scratching trees to sleeping caves, cat beds, and ceiling-high scratching trees that have several areas for sleeping and sitting and are available in many different designs.
How can I break my cat’s habit of scratching?
If your house cat has started scratching your furniture, you can break this habit with patience and a few tricks. Rub some catnip on a scratching board or other option for scratching and place it in front of the furniture used as a scratching post. Encourage your cat to interact with the scratching furniture. Reward your house cat as soon as it begins sharpening its claws.
What should I keep in mind when buying cat and scratching furniture?
When choosing a model, you should consider how much space the cat or scratching furniture may take up and which models are suitable for your pet. In a rather small apartment, you may only be able to put up a scratching board or a small cat tree. Large and heavy cats require a particularly stable scratching tree with a larger reclining area or sleeping cave than small cats would need. You should also make sure that the cat furniture is well-made. Our online shop offers cat furniture for every need from renowned manufacturers like AniOne, Trixie or MORE FOR.