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Condos for Cats

Updated on November 25, 2013


Cats Using Furniture as A Scratching Post

If you own a cat, then you know that most of them like to sleep in boxes or bags or anything that they can squeeze themselves into. They also like to scratch and claw things. My cat (whose name is Shadow by the way) use to think that my chairs were a scratching post. I know it is only natural for them to dig their claws into things, but my chairs on the other hand were not so happy. 

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Get Cat Furniture - Keep Them Off Yours

I have to admit that Shadow is one of the craziest animals that I have ever had. He will jump off walls, go flying around the house at 100 miles per hour and carry stuffed animals around in his mouth. He is something else. He really loves to climb as well. But he would use his claws to climb up my wicker furniture. I was not very pleased with that.

He is a bit of a mischief. I will tell you a short story. One day he was flying around the house as usual. (By the way, I took away the catnip, which did not help.) I am sitting on the floor watching TV and he stops in front of me, so I look at him and say, “what’s the matter Shadow?” All of a sudden he smacked me across the face with his paw and ran away. I do not know what I did to him to make him smack me in the face, but I could not help but laugh. It was quite funny.

Why Cat Condos are Good - Keeping Your Cat Occupied

So I decided that I needed something to keep him occupied, allow him to release all his energy and keep him from scratching my chairs to pieces. I started to look into cat condos.

Cat condos are great for all cats. It gives them the privacy that they like, as well as scratching posts and toys to keep them occupied. You no longer have to worry about your furniture being used as a jungle gym. They come in all different shapes and sizes depending on your cat’s needs. Some cats are much calmer than others are so they will not need a really big one. But other cats like mine need to run jump and play.

Does Shadow still run around the house like a madman. Of course he does, that is just how he is, playful. But he no longer climbs all over my poor furniture, and that makes a big difference!


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      Shawn 5 years ago


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      Jenn 6 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Coridal Cat. You gotta love cats personalities!

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      Cordial Cat 6 years ago

      Your cat is absolutely beautiful! My cats are the same way - at night, they run around like they've gone insane. We call it their "alien mode". But only one of my cats still scratches our furniture. But it certainly helps that she has a cat scratcher to scratch on. She doesn't use her cat condo, though.

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      Jenn 7 years ago from Florida

      Yes, these are great for cats.You would need quite a huge condo for your malamute lol. I am actually thinking of getting another kitten.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      I'm holding out for a malamute condo! Now that would be a wonderful toy! Only it would have to be gigantic...and they'd probably eat half of it before they were done 'playing'. Seriously though - these things are great for cats. I have given up on having cats though with my mals. They are not enamored!

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      Jenn 7 years ago from Florida

      I know what you mean. I only have one now, but when I was a child, my sister and I would always find stray cats and take them to my dad. We would beg him to keep it. He really loved cats, so he would take them to the vet, get them fixed up and we would keep them. : ) We wound up with six cats!

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      annmeadows 7 years ago from Mobile, Al.

      Hm, I started out taking in one injured cat and now I have fifteen. I can't find good homes and I don't have the heart to send them to the shelter. I think they will love the Suncatcher enclosure.