At one point in history cats were revered, praised even worshiped. If you ask your cat, it probably thinks things should still be that way. Your cat would probably point out that he doesn’t think he’s getting all the things he deserves in life. While you may think a few toys, some catnip, food and water are enough, cats like it all. But we’re going to ask your cat to give you the benefit of the doubt that you may not know about all the pieces of cat furniture that your feline is missing out on.
One piece of cat furniture that seems to transcend all cats is something to scratch. That is part of cat nature. They need to work their claws, mark their space, and if you don’t give them something to scratch, they’ll find something, most likely your furniture. While some pet stores will sell you little blocks for your cat to scratch on, that is not going to do for the long run. Your cat needs something he can really get a good work out on. You may want to look for long or tall scratching posts, or even cat trees. A good rule of thumb is to make sure the scratching surface you are getting for your cat is taller or longer than your cat when he is stretched completely out. And if you look into cat trees or posts that are covered with carpet or woven sisal material, your cat will be addicted to getting his claw work out there.
Just as dogs like houses to hide away from the world, so do cats. They are predatory animals and like to have their cover, even if all they are stalking is a mosquito that has gotten into the house. These pieces of cat furniture can come in a number of shapes and heights, all the way up to kitty condos that can hold multiple cats.
Unless your cat has medical issues that prevent climbing, cats love height. This is noted by the creators of cat furniture because many of the cat furniture items on the market are nice and tall so your cat can do plenty of climbing and pouncing. Jumping up and down the perches of cat furniture play areas are also a good way for an indoor cat to get much needed exercise.
If you want to get bonus points with your cat, place a piece of cat furniture near a window. Nothing pleases cats more than letting them watch what is happening in the outside world. And it’s even better if they can do it from the safety of their own cat furniture.
In the fun portion of the cat furniture market are some unique pieces. If you have a cat that used to live outside, that you have turned into an indoor cat, there are cat scratching and climbing posts that have been molded to look just like a real trees, to remind them of their outside years. Or if you really want to pamper your cat, some cat furniture items have been built as elaborate palaces and retreats where your cat may live in better fashion than you.