Cat playground

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It is well-known that an unattended cat can destroy an apartment or a house. The cat will sharpen its claws on the expensive furniture. It will shred curtains. Any bored cat is a destructive animal. Kittens playing simulate hunts. This is as cats are natural predators. Their instincts are to stalk and chase before catching the prey. Cats use speed and agility to get what they want. They want to play when you are asleep. The solution to stop this kind of behavior is to buy or construct a playroom or feline jungle gym. You can control your cat by building it a playground.

Furniture for your kitty

You do not have to spend a lot of money if you have the skills to do everything yourself. Before you begin, understand the cat does not have much space for jumping and climbing. Your kitty likes a high point from where it could keep a close eye on its environment. It is a good idea to construct cat shelves using Ikea furniture. Cat stairs will also please the feline. This concept is like the installation of bookshelves. The only difference is that the boards will ascend up the walls for your kitty to climb. You can also make a fiberboard tree. If you are not much into carpentry, you can buy ready-made cat furniture at any pet retailer.

The comfort of your cat must always be in your mind. The cat must feel at home in the new environment you have designed for it. The easiest way to do it is to designate a particular room and fill it up with the cat’s favorite toys. The simplest way to achieve this is to install a scratching post. Not doing this means you come home to a shredded sofa. Younger cats will want something tall to climb and stretch their claws. Older cats will not show much interest in tall items. In case you are unsure of what to buy, observe the behavior of your cat. See whether the cat stretches up and scratch the scratching post or it kneads on the ground. The former is the sign of a more active cat. A lazy cat will go for the latter.

Social cats

Cats are extremely sociable creatures which get depressed if they are lonely for a long time. This is the reason you should purchase interactive cat toys. Stock up the playroom of the cat with laser pointers. Engage the feline’s night hunting instincts with those toys whose eyes have light and they glow realistically in dark. You can also buy a mat which lights up when they step on it. This will keep the cat engaged until the morning. Be environmentally friendly by buying green items.

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