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Hunting For Practical Cat Scratching Tree

By Carol Navagato

One of the most popular pets in the world is a cat. They are easily trained, make little noise and are always ready for petting and affection. Ready to greet a working person with a soft meow, they are a welcome sight at the end of a busy day. One thing they like to do is keep their claws sharp. This is why so many people purchase a cat scratching tree.

Cats in a new home are often frightened and will hide under furniture or some other place. This will pass with time when they become better acquainted with the family members. In addition, however they often cause damage to the furniture and drapes by clawing. Some people have resorted to de-clawing which deprives the animal from a natural activity. Cutting the nails only partly cures the problem.

The problem of clawing furniture and other things can be easily eliminated by supplying them with toys and an apparatus that is a convenient place for them to sharpen their claws. This will not only satisfy the animal but will reduce the sharpness of the nail if the proper equipment is purchased. In the meantime, the animal is happy with the idea that they are doing their usual activity.

Cat trees are so named because the main structure rises from the floor and sometimes is constructed with platforms or other things that encourage the cat to climb. Others are simply a round structure with a solid base. The majority of these trees are covered in carpet and some are scented with catnip to make them more attractive. Cats that have these trees usually leave the furniture and other items alone.

Cats like to mark their territory and do so with the clawing process. When purchasing a tree sometimes it is necessary to discourage them when they go back to their old habits. If one uses something like a water squirt bottle the cat usually gets the message that there is somewhere else to do the scratching.

There are many attractive trees on the market today. One that is especially popular is a tall one with branches, which allows climbing. It is a good idea to choose one the same color as the damaged furniture as the cat will feel it is just an extension, not a replacement.

Animals that are contented are a pleasure to have in the home. For cats, providing a cat scratching tree is one way to satisfy their craving to scratch and at the same time train them to not damage the home’s furnishings. A purchase like this is well worth the money invested and will last for a long period of time.

You will easily find a fantastic cat scratching tree today! If you are searching for a cat tower that will be a distinctive piece of furniture and give your cat a perfect spot to relax, you can get it fast and easy!

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