As a cat lover and owner myself, many of us see having cat furniture, such as a cat window perch as something nice to have but not a real necessity. But when you observe your cats, keep in mind that a cat’s instinctual behavior is to climb, explore, and establish territory. They are also very attracted to movement and observing nature outside.
Indoor cats live longer and healthier lives that outdoor cats. A domesticated cat can easily live up too, and at many times beyond 20 years. But indoor cats do have health risks too due to a sedentary lifestyle leading to weight gain and emotional issues caused by boredom, inactivity and lack of challenge.
Within the limited confines of the indoor world, our little lions’ natural behaviors can often seem exaggerated or destructive. After all, cats usually are not taken for a walk as dogs are, and those that are trained on the leash are in danger of attacks by bigger animals. Instead of being tempted to scold or shoo a cat for instinctual and very natural behavior, thwart boredom and troublesome acting out by offering a place to vent these behaviors safely and also prevent innocent damage to belongings and furniture.
If you look around your home, does your feline friend have places to display these behaviors and act like a cat, like they would instinctively do in nature? This is when cat furniture and especially a cat window perch is essential to your cat’s well being. Cat furniture was made to address the instinctual behavior of felines and helps to relieve the stress your cat can develop in an enclosed space shared with humans and other pets.
Cats may act out hunting and play with toys on the ground level but cats really love to be elevated to great heights in order to examine their immediate indoor surroundings or get a view of the window action going on outside. After all, unlike dogs, cats are natural tree climbing animals.
Cat furniture such as a cat window perch encourages natural climbing and stalking behavior. If you buy a cat window perch with, multiple levels, cats expend energy moving from level to level and crawling in and out of cubbies. The cubbies or corners can also provide a hunting challenge if you hide a favorite treat or toy inside for your cat to find.
Furniture for cats, like a cat window perchmay not be a great necessity, but it offers a great solution for cat owners. And it is a precious and loving gift to provide your soft companion hours of pleasure.
Deidre Mullis is a Front- End Web Developer / Designer, and Internet Marketer who has a passion for all animals as well as being a devoted cat mom.