HomeCat Behaviorclimbing“You can never have too many cat trees”

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“You can never have too many cat trees” — 7 Comments

  1. Michael, I think that a shelter with three sides is not secure enough for outdoor cats. They need a handy escape route. Two exits, or at least the ability to run in two directions. Of course I am talking about California. I cannot speak for seriously cold climates. The instructions for making feral cat houses in cold areas usually have small entrances without an extra exit. Marvin will not sleep with anything over his head. I’ve made his little shelter using pillows and Daisy’s old beds propped up against a chair to keep the wind from blowing on him. Of course, all of that is probably more for me, than him. The heated pad is a luxury he didn’t have before. Sometimes I peek out the window to see him, and he is kneading away on his bed. My wish for him to sleep inside is also selfish. He loves being outside. It is all he knows. I am grateful he is willing to come inside for visits.

    Yellow has many high spots in the garden. She is a climber. And, for an old gal, pretty agile.

    • DW, I think your experiences have refined what I stated. What you might be saying is that individual cats have their own preferences. And two exits could be right. I don’t know. You can’t beat first hand experience which is what you have.

    • Monty prefers to sleep with something over his head. I assumed that went back to his feral kitten days, his mom hiding the kittens.

  2. My cats all love the cat trees. The all climb on them and sleep in the little hammocks and cubbyholes everyday. I’m about to head home from work and I’ll bet you I can see into my bedroom window to see Lilly and possibly Gigi on the cat trees looking right back out the window at me.

    They love the little hammocks – and high places. There is one which is higher than all the others – much taller than me. It’s a place they all like to go for a bit each day and it’s out of reach of humans which is good. It’s entirely their space on a cat tree. I also have some low to the ground cat tree type things with little caves where they go in one hole and can appear out another hole 2 or 3 levels above. They like all these things really. I actually need more!

      • Well some it certainly is. I have alot more plans for it including a full system of shelves and perches so they can navigate the whole place up high without having to touch the ground – including outside on the balcony. They just seem to love any kind of bridge or tunnel or cave or what have you! There can never be too many for my 3 anyway.

    • Total proof that the domestic cat needs a high place to rest and feel comfortable. Every house should have cat trees. I don’t how many don’t have cat trees. When there are no cat trees in a home cats find alternatives such as the back of sofas. They just need something high up.

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