It is a common misconception that cats generally do not require much ongoing maintenance of it and are very happy keeping themselves to themselves!
Unlike dogs that need to be walked every day, cats are very happy in their own fur sleeping on a sofa and occasionally waking up to be fed from the master.
However, cats are naturally very adventurous creatures that do require mental stimulation when they’re not sleeping!
If you have an indoor cat then it is very important that they get enough mental and physical stimulation for both the physical and mental health.
A cat tree is one of the only things that you can purchase specifically for your cat that provides and caters for both of these things.
A cat’s basic need is to maintain their personal hygiene through scratching and keeping their nails trimmed and also as they would in the wild, cats love to climb up to the highest point where they feel the safest.
Not all homes are catered for having a cat jump up onto the kitchen counter and climb onto your swinging chandelier! Of course, this is not recommended and can be very dangerous.
Furthermore, as many cat owners will have experienced at some point in their lives there is nothing more painful than walking into your home and finding that your new sofa has a fresh tear in it from your cats claws… We have all been there!
Providing a cat tree for your cat is the perfect distraction away from your sofa and also provides plenty of mental stimulation as they climb and explore and navigate the highest point. Most importantly, in safety…
Cats Need to Scratch
Make absolutely no mistake, as annoying as it can be defined your furniture is torn to shreds’s, this action is perfectly natural and cats do it for instinctual reasons.
Many doctors have studied this and it turns out that scratching is actually a very good exercise for them as not only will they maintain their claws, but stretching out their bodies and extending their nails and arms keeps all of their bones and joints nicely lubricated.
Not only this. Other doctors have argued that the nature of scratching is also instinctually a way of cats to be able to mark their own territory. In addition to leaving the scratch marks as a visual reminder of their territory, they also leave scents as well in the process which makes them feel comfortable and safe.
Their interdigital glands, which are located between the pads of their paws, leave odours behind so that other cats know that the ‘marker’ cat has been in the area”
One of the main concerns from customers looking to purchase a large cat tree is that whilst they do obviously provide great benefits to your cats, they can sometimes look a little bit out of place within the home if they are not designed in a modern and stylish way.
Fortunately, here at Cat Tree UK we have the largest range of available modern and stylish cat trees to customers in the UK.
Our products are extremely strong and suitable for cats of all shapes and sizes, but also importantly a fantastic investment for owners as well as they look fantastic within the home setting and complement their surroundings at the same time.
As with any product that you buy, you do get what you pay for. If you are looking for a short-term solution that needs to be replaced every couple of months then there are some fantastic bargains online at great prices, but please be warned that these products are not made to last and will need to be replaced several times over the course of a year with a strong scratching cat!
When you first bring a cat straight into your home, cats will naturally be a bit sceptical about jumping on board especially if you are replacing the old Cat Tree that has all of their familiar smells and claw marks deeply ingrained within it.
Do not fear, within a matter of days your cat will be jumping up and down their new adventure playground and creating new claw marks and scents that will continue into the future.
Ultimately, cats really do need to climb!
As mentioned before, cats really do enjoy being up very high as this is the safest environment that they feel. In the wild cats would climb up to higher points in order to escape predators and survey their surroundings.
One of the best places to position your new cat tree is by a window and you will quickly noticed that your cat will spend many hours watching the birds fly outside in the world passing by in front of them. Cats are very inquisitive creatures and what better place to watch over their domain then from the safety and comfort of a cat tree in a nice warm home?
There really are so many different styles of cat trees to choose from, large cat trees, XXL cat trees, floor-to-ceiling cat trees, scratching barrels and much more!
We have a selection of examples of a fantastic range of cat trees below for you to choose and if you have any questions at all about any of the products feel free to reach out to us via the live chat facility in the bottom right hand corner of this page.