Making a Cat Friendly Home

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Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
Easy
Cheap ~ Under $25
30 Minutes
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When adopting a cat you have to adjust your home to their needs. Otherwise, the cats might get bored, start scratching your furniture and start knocking stuff off the dresser and shelves. However, this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your own personal space for the sake of your feline friend; you simply have to find the balance, create safe environment and provide some entertainment.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Even though cats tend to take care of themselves, you have to provide some safety for your cats; especially if that is their new surroundings. Install cat flaps on few of the doors so you can provide them a safe way to go outside and get back in. Also, install safety locks on cabinets and doors to keep the cats from reaching for cleaning products, food or dangerous appliances. If you have any toxic plants and chemicals in your home, small fragile objects or any items that could present a choking hazard, make sure to get rid of all those and keep your pet safe.

  • Step 2

    It is well known that cats can spend more than 18 hours a day sleeping, so make sure your home is comfortable enough. All of them will prefer a soft and warm place where they can rest without being disturbed. Observe the places where you cat likes sleeping the most and think about placing several comfortable cat beds around the house. Usually, those places will be near the heater, radiators or right in front of the windows where it is usually sunny. Additionally, your cats will feel more comfortable if their beds have familiar scents, so put your linen or a shirt to cover the bed and provide a safe place for your cat to rest.

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