Every kitty loves to climb, scratch and hideout, so why not give her some furniture of her own to do these natural things? Then she won't ruin yours and you both will be happy. Furniture for your feline ranges from scratching posts to shelves and cat condos to trees so, there are many options to choose from.
Covered in plush carpet and full of holes to climb in and places to lounge a cat condo will easily become your cat's favorite piece of furniture. Sure you may see on as something nice to have, but not really necessary. But if you consider her natural, instinctual behavior from scratching to climbing and hunting it is probably wreaking havoc on your home and belongings. So instead of letting her climb the drapes, scratch your antique end table and hunt in the couch cushions invest in something she can call her own and you will save your furniture in the process.
A kitty condo can be your kitty's favorite place to be. Assembled of sturdy wood and covered in carpet or sisal she can scratch her nails and mark her territory every day. In the condo she can lounge or hunt for a toy and even observe the world around her; a favorite kitty pastime. Choose one with different levels and she will be able to climb and lounge and explore new heights at her leisure.
Providing activity and exercise for your indoor cat is vitally important. They can easily develop a sedentary lifestyle compared to their outdoor counterparts which can lead to obesity and other health problems. They are even prone to emotional problems stemming from boredom and lack of a challenge. So ensure your cat is healthy and active by placing a cat condo in your home.
Of course some may find the standard cat condo to be lacking in style for their chic and modern décor. But don't worry there is sleek looking cat furniture on the market. They can range from beds and shelves made of cardboard to towers made of smooth pine or rich cherry that will blend seamlessly into any room rather than sticking out like a sore thumb. These sculptural pieces are not only gorgeous to look at, but the cardboard ones are eco-friendly as well. Made from an easily removable and recyclable resource the glue is even water-based for less toxicity.
No matter what type of cat condo or other cat furniture you choose you can be sure your cat will love it and quickly lose interest in your boring people furniture. So start shopping today and find something that will keep your kitty active and happy it is easier than you think with various pet stores and the internet readily available. And who knows? You will probably have more fun watching your kitty play and explore than watching your big screen TV. Treat your kitty to activity and adventure and she will be purr-fectly content to observe her world from above and indoors.
Author Jennifer Akre is an owner of a wide variety of online specialty shops including that offer both items and information on pets. Whether it is dog supplies for your dog, or even your cat supplies for your cat, there are many tips you can use to help you make your home a better place for your pet.