Our affection for cats often leads us to spoil of loved pets. A fancy post designed epecially for scraching? No problem. The best food on the market? It is all about money. Ten dollars for a mouse made from old scraps of material? Here is the source- the credit card.
But what about a special house for your cat? Is that worth the expense? If your cat were a dog, there would be no question. Dogs have inherited the willingness to sleep in dens from their ancestors like wolfs. An anxious or overtired puppy is often happiest tucked away in its carrier or crate.
Cats, however, have the blood of lions flowing through their . Lions don’t seek dens. They lie out on veldt sunning themselves and surveying their kingdoms. This is the primary reason your cat also intends to do well. He or she will, therefore, take a dim view on being shut away in a carrier or crate like a puppy.
Another reason not to purchase a cat house for your cat is that the odds of your feline actually sleeping in it are astronomically low. When do cats ever sleep where you want them to? You can spend fifty dollars on a faux sheepskin cat bed, and ten minutes later, you’ll find the cat sleeping in your laundry basket or sprawled across your futon.
Let us come to terms with it. Your cat doesn’t need a special house. He or she already has the run of your house.
But, if you are determined to spoil your cat by buying it the best cat house in town, here are a few options to consider.
Wicker Cat Bed – PetSmart
The Wicker Cat Bed is available through PetSmart and will cost you around forty dollars. It has the potential to be a winner, because there’s a bed on top of the basket as well as a hole on the side for your cat to crawl into the basket. Your cat may also get a kick out of scratching at the wicker. Considering the plethora of available options, even the most choosy pet cat will not be able to avoid noticing this living space.
Cat Hutch – Dura Craft
This hutch, which retails for around $35, is like a teepee for your cat. An opening to the side crawl making way to the cushions will lure any pet cat to live in a house. And if your cat finds other…er…uses for the hutch, both the cushions and the outer cover are machine washable.
Half Moon Multi Tier Tower – Green Duck
For $130, you can make your cat a condo dweller. This cat house is wonderful for scratching, climbing, and napping. It sould not be closed from all ends and allow the kitty to survey it’s dwelling place. If your cat must have a house, this is definitely the way to go.