Going shopping for your cat at the pet store can be a lot of fun. There are so many wonderful toys and accessories to choose from! It’s just too bad that you can’t bring your furry friend along. Most people bring home something new for their kitty, only to find out they don’t like it!
This is especially frustrating when it comes to cat trees because they can be so expensive! Here are a few tips from a veterinary clinic on how to find one that Fluffy will actually like.
Think like your cat
You really have to get into your cat’s head if you want to find a tree that he’ll like. That means understanding the personality quirks of your particular kitty.
If you have a pet that likes to be up high, it’s a good idea to invest in a cat tree with plenty of height. Multiple platforms are also a good idea because then your feline friend can pick where he wants to hang out.
Most cats like being up high, but not all felines do. That’s why it’s so important to think about your particular animal! If your furry friend is more of a bush baby and likes to hide down low, don’t buy a sky-high tree. Instead, purchase one that is just high enough to allow your kitty to sit in the window. Make sure it has a bottom platform with a soft resting area where your animal can hide.
What’s it made out of?
It’s important to think about what the cat tree is made out of. Then, you have to know if that’s something your pet likes.
Soft surfaces and carpets are popular with many cats that like to curl up in the sun to stay warm, but if your kitty has a thick coat, he may prefer a smooth, cool surface.
Many felines like to use their cat trees like a scratching post, so it’s important to think about the kind of material that your pet likes to scratch. Knowing if your kitty likes twine, carpet, or wood can help you narrow down your options.
Before you buy one, ask the pet store about their return policy just in case! You can also ask your veterinary clinic for personalized advice.