Cats love to sit in a secluded place, they need their own lair. A pleasant and useful house - a must-have accessory of a pet, will be a great place to relax and have fun with a kitten. Especially in the autumn-winter period, when the animal is bored, rarely an opportunity to go for a walk. In stores there is a large selection of cat lairs, including interesting models for pets of various breeds.
However, it is easy to make a house for a cat with a scratching post with your own hands, saving the family budget and taking the children into an interesting activity. A cat's den can be made together with children, attracting young helpers to work, teaching care for pets. Let's see what a scratching post is needed for, what to look for when buying or making it yourself. The article tells how easy it is to make a house by yourself, what materials will be required.
When buying or making a scraper, you should pay attention to some important elements (material, shape, size, quality).
It is not difficult to make a house, serious financial and labor costs will not be required, and the result will surely please your pet.
The following materials will be required:
The house is ready! It remains to put the lair in a quiet place so that the cat associates it with a place of rest, relaxation.
It is important to ensure the stability of the scratching frame, the fall of the scraper represents a threat to the playing animal, can damage various items, furniture.It is important that the dimensions of the structure are not smaller than the size of the animal. A claw head should allow the cat to siphon off, discharge energy.
A small master class on making a scraper independently:
Below is another simple option. The design does not look very aesthetic, but it performs the necessary functions.
Apartment for a cat must be prepared. It is important for the animal to provide a specific place for sharpening claws and warm-ups. Every animal wants to have a shelter, providing an opportunity to escape. If you do not provide a pet with the ability to relieve tension, defuse energy, it can become aggressive, fall into depression.
Cats are sensitive to personal space, leave traces on the path of movement, looking for smell. Cats love to watch what is happening around. You should install the house so that the animal feels safe, while watching what is happening in the room, outside the window.
Important to remember! Scratching one for the whole apartment is not enough. The ideal solution is to install one house in each room or a basket with a scraper.
It is important for each cat to have its own claw simulator. Cats do not like to share space with each other. Forcing cats to fight for an attractive toy, you can achieve a loss of interest in the scraper.
Sometimes, despite the long selection of toys, the house, the efforts made, the cat is not interested in the claw. There are several reasons.
In the beginning, you may have to teach the cat to use the scraper if he has never done this before. It is enough to play with the animals and show the attractiveness of the design. It is worth putting in the den delicious delicacies that attract pet.
City cats spend most of their time in an apartment, so they need plenty of space for games and fun, as much as possible. Inactive cats often suffer from overweight and related diseases. Healthy is a cat that moves regularly. Toys are a great way to get him to play, jump, move.
To attract a cat, you should hang toys or catnip on top of the scraper. Nepetalactone contained in catnip (a special type of mint), attracts many cats and encourages them to smell, and sometimes lick, chew the plant. However, in the case of kittens mint on the contrary repels. For small kittens in the upper part of the house should attach small items.
House kogtetochka - photo
Cats feel boredom, anxiety, sadness. Movement and fun can alleviate the symptoms of depression and boredom, reduce aggression, solve problems associated with unwanted behavior.The house will allow you to solve a lot of cat problems, help to develop various skills, the intelligence of the pet. Fun is a great way to reduce stress in cats and their owners, so both parties benefit. An appropriate amount of exercise will help keep the cat in good shape, improve eating habits, sleep quality.