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If you have an indoor cat, then you need to check out these seven totally amazing cat trees - one might be perfect for your house.
Providing indoor cats with a cat tower can help to keep them healthy and happy. Cats are climbers by nature, and indoor cat trees allow them to fulfill this natural tendency. Cats also feel safer when they're up high - an insecure cat, in particular, may greatly benefit from having a tree to climb and perch on.
Typically cat condos are quite simple and easy to install in almost any room. They shouldn't clash with most home decor or living rooms. However, these majestic pet trees go to the extreme. These cat trees are sure to entertain and impress even the most spoiled and adventurous cats.
Cat lovers, if you're shopping for new furniture, be sure to consider these that range from kitty mansions to skyscrapers.
Awesome Cat Trees
This is an entire park for your cat. Your kitty will get lots of exercise with this one. There are multiple levels for leaping and playing. Your cat will feel like a queen or king in this tree. I have to say, this is basically the Red Keep of cat trees.
This takes condos to the next level. Purrrfect for those with a cat that loves being outside! There are shelves for your pet to lounge on. The perches will make him feel like he's lounging in a hammock.
If you're a multi-cat household, here's a high-quality tree for all of your cats to play and lounge on. Teach your fur babies that sharing is caring. There's a scratch post, cubby hole, and top perch for lounging.
I'm sure you've figured out by now that cats love their privacy. This modern cat tree has two cube caves for lounging. Perfect for those old or lazy cats that just want to chill. The cat beds in the cubbies are made out of memory foam.
So, are you convinced that you need one of these awesome condos in your home? Great! Many of these classic cat trees are available to be ordered from Amazon, but if you're crafty, you can also put your artistic talents to work in designing and making cat furniture of your own.
Make sure that whatever tree you use, it has a stable base and securely anchors to the ceiling or the wall for safety for them to use as a cat scratcher.
Don't be alarmed if your cat doesn't immediately take to the tree - it takes time. If you've ordered a tree, it likely smells foreign to your cat, but with time it will start to smell more normal. You can rub catnip into the tree to make it more appealing to your cat, and you can also place a worn T-shirt or blanket on one of the tree's platforms to make your cat feel more secure.
Some cats will ignore their new cat condos for a few months before suddenly taking to the tree, so don't lose hope. By adding a cat tree to your home, you'll be providing your cat with entertainment, increased activity, and a place where they can feel like the king or queen they are.
This post was originally published on April 27, 2016.