It’s Time You Understood Your Feline
Believe it or not, cats are pretty misunderstood creatures. While cats are known for being independent, they can get lonely very quickly. And while you might own cats who seem to enjoy each others’ company, they’re extremely territorial, which is only one of the reasons why they like cat trees so much. We regularly seek fulfilling, happy lives for ourselves, and although we love our pets, we've failed to truly understand their needs. Until now.
If you have a furry friend, here are some interesting facts to help you understand them better.
Cats Are Territorial and Need to Scratch
Like we mentioned above, cats are naturally territorial creatures. While it doesn’t mean they can’t comfortably share a house with other pets, it doesn’t dismiss their natural tendencies. Cats need a place where they can feel safe to eat, sleep, and enjoy social interaction with their owners. And this includes having someplace to scratch. A cat’s paw is filled with scent glands, so when they scratch a piece of furniture or tree, it marks their territory. This is why if you’ve ever bought a cat tree for two to share, only one probably uses it. Furthermore, cats need to scratch to express their emotions and to remove dead parts of their nails.
No pun intended - but a cat tree scratches these itches. It not only gives them a safe place to rest, but it allows them something that’s completely theirs.
Cats Show You Their Belly As a Sign of Trust
And you betray that trust when you rub it. Cats don’t like to put themselves in vulnerable positions unless they trust that they won’t be attacked. When a cat rolls over and shows you their belly, they are doing so because they feel comfortable. But as so many of us can probably attest, when we touch their belly, they claw us. This is because cats will often strike one another in the belly, so when you do this, their defensive instincts kick up. Trust us, it’s nothing personal.
Like everything, though, the belly has another side. Young kittens play with each other by rolling on their backs and frolicking. So, when your cat comes to you rolling over and grabbing you, it’s likely to be bored and seeking to reenact those enjoyable memories with you. If your cat really enjoys this but tends to get rougher than you like, wear a thin work glove to protect your skin and watch the joyful expressions come to life.
Cats Are Picky Eaters
Dogs will eat almost anything; cats, not so much. Many pet owners commonly think that if they leave dry food out for their cats in the morning, they’ll have something to munch on all day. That’s not true. Cats won’t eat stale food, and it can go stale within 4 hours if left out on a particularly warm day.
The same thing applies to wet food. Wet food can start growing bacteria in as little as four hours after being left out. To help combat this bacterial growth, always wash out your cat’s food bowl after each serving.
Cats Can Get Lonely
It’s sad to think about but yes, your cat does get lonely if it’s left alone for long periods. Just like humans, cats need to be stimulated. Whether this is through human contact, playing with another animal, or with a toy, your cat craves entertainment.
We understand that you can’t always be home with your cat due to work and other obligations, which is why we created the Clawz line of products. Configurations are endless, and customizations have never been so fun. Connect two units together with our soon-to-be-released “rope bridge.” Like all Clawz toys, the rope bridge engages natural instincts with intriguing challenges to keep your cat busy and focused.
Cats Love a Good….Cat Nap in Cat Trees
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The average cat can snooze for up to 18 hours a day. That’s a lot of sleep! Cats typically love to sleep in warm, enclosed spaces. If you’ve ever found your cat snoozing away in your closet, this is why. Cats also love to nap on high perches, such as windowsills or on the top of your couch.
This is why cat trees are so popular with our feline friends - because they combine the best of both worlds and can provide your cat with an enclosed space to sleep that is warm and off the ground.
Cats Can Tell You A Lot With Their Body Language
Just like humans, cats have tells that indicate when they’re sad, sick, happy, and angry. For example, if you notice your cat’s ears are learning forward, this usually means they’re happy and content. On the other hand, if their ears are bent backward or flat, this is a sign that they’re irritated and likely to attack. If your cat’s tail is tucked between their legs, they’re likely scared, whereas they may be happy if the fur on their tail is flat.
We know, it happens at the worst time. You really want to cuddle your cat right now, but she’s being sketchy for whatever reason. This is where you need to restrain yourself and give them their space. Not only will this be beneficial for them, but it’ll prevent an injury to you. Noticing these things will go a long way in forming a bond with your cat.
Give Your Cat The Gift of Clawz Cat Trees and Condos
The products you’ll find available at Clawz were designed for cats by the people who love them. And if you’re on this site, you probably fall into that category. As cat owners, we want to give them the best life possible. After all, cats are the best pets on the planet! At Clawz, our cat condos and cat trees are so sleek and stylish that they’ll easily fit into your home’s current decor. To order your cat tree or condo today, visit us on our website.