Although your furry family members have four legs, they’re as much a part of the family as you are. This means they need their own space to thrive! We’re not suggesting you dedicate a whole room to your furballs, rather, we think creating special areas of the house they can call their own is a great idea.
Finding the right accessories to accompany this space can sometimes be overwhelming and they often aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing items to look at. Never fear, we have some purrfect solutions to help keep your cat happy and comfortable as you share your home with them.
Why do cats need a place that is theirs?
Cats need control over their own personal space to feel secure and safe within the larger home environment. It’s an area they can retreat to and know they won’t be disturbed, allowing them to feel calmer in their day-to-day activities. Ideally, this may have a positive impact on their social interactions with other humans and animals within the home, creating a more harmonious and cohesive environment with the entire family!
There’s sense in scents!
A cat’s sense of smell is the primary way he or she identifies people and objects. Cats have more than 200 million odour sensors in their noses; humans have just 5 million. Studies have suggested a cat’s sense of smell is 14 times better than that of us. Can you imagine how overwhelming that would be?
Due to their sense of smell being so sensitive, it’s important to be aware of things like scented litter, other animal’s smells on you if you visit a friend or an unfamiliar scent in your home (such as a new piece of furniture or a house guest).
Creating their own little space within your family home will allow your fabulous feline to get familiar with what feels safe through their own scent in their designated area. This can help them feel confident enough to venture out in the house when things seems off since they know they always have a place of their own to return if it becomes too much!