Cat tree: 5 things to know!

Who says indoor cat, says cat tree! If the acquisition of this typically feline structure does not particularly delight you, as much for the clutter as for your decoration, it is nevertheless a major accessory in the life of your animal. Discover 5 things to know about it!

1 It guarantees the good health of your cat

A cat that doesn’t go outside can’t exercise as much as a feline that has access to it. Yet, exercise is essential for your cat’s balance and health.
As a real playground, the cat tree has a structure on which the animal can jump, climb, etc… in order to maintain its shape and agility. A great way to get some exercise, in addition to playing with your pet!

2 From height, always from height

Cats naturally like to take refuge in heights so they can observe their environment from their pedestal and feel perfectly safe.
Thus, for an adult cat, it is essential that the cat tree offers a dimension higher than 1 meter, or even 1.5 meters, to be totally attractive and make him want to climb to its top for exciting observation sessions!

3 Well-maintained claws

With its sisal posts, the cat tree is a precious ally for well-filed claws!
Outdoor cats naturally damage their claws on hard surfaces, but indoor cats do not, so they must have dedicated surfaces for this. This is when a cat tree and a cardboard or sisal scratching post come into play, and, if that’s not enough, a more effective and more radical shortening with a claw trimmer.

4 It will not necessarily spoil your decoration

Who says a cat tree can’t be designer?
The wind of modernity has also blown on the accessories of our best friends who are inspired by Scandinavian or graphic styles. You can therefore place your cat’s tree in a masterpiece of your home without the risk of making it the black spot of your interior design. The pleasure of your cat, but also the pleasure of your eyes!

5 You can make it yourself

If you want to show your cat all the love you have for him by making a custom-made cat tree, it’s possible! Choose materials that are sturdy and safe for your cat. However, it still requires a lot of creativity, precision and patience and, above all, to be rather helpful with the notions of cutting and assembly. Do-it-yourselfers should not do it!