Is your feline pal perched on a piece of your furniture right now? It wouldn’t exactly be shocking if she were. Cats aren’t shy about making themselves comfortable anywhere and everywhere they can. However, it’s good for them to have a few pieces that were custom made to suit their needs. You don’t have to break the bank to get Fluffy some purrfect pieces. Read on as a local Saginaw, MI vet lists some DIY options you can make for Fluffy.
As far as Fluffy is concerned, there’s just no such thing as too many beds. Kitties spend a ridiculous amount of time—up to 20 hours a day—napping. For a super-easy option, just put a pillow or a soft folded blanket in a box or basket. If you want to go a bit further, you can make something. This is a good way to repurpose an old sweater.
Cat towers may very well be Fluffy’s favorite piece of furniture. These fulfill several of your kitty’s innate needs: specifically, the needs to scratch, climb things, nap, and survey their humans with an adorably smug look of disdain. You can make one of these out of an old stepladder or storage rack. Use wide planks to make kitty lounging spots, then wrap the whole thing in carpet or sisal rope. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can make one from scratch, using lumber or PVC pipe, or even real tree branches.
Cats are much safer staying indoors. Fluffy is very small and vulnerable, and is at risk from a whole slew of threats, including cars, weather, chemicals, and wild animals. However, she will enjoy sitting in the window, sunbathing and daydreaming about hunting. You can go the easy route here and just use a smooth board to widen out your windowsill. Or, install a sturdier structure.
Kitties often love being in small, enclosed places. Fluffy just naturally feels safer in secure spots. You can make your furry friend a pet tent out of an old tee shirt and a wire hanger.
Want to really please your feline overlord? Make her a box castle! We all know that kitties just can’t resist boxes. Fluffy’s palace can be as simple or elaborate as you want. It’s also a fun rainy day project for kids.
Please reach out to us with questions about your kitty’s health or care. As your Saginaw, MI animal clinic, we’re here to help!