Earlier you already discovered 10 ways to make cats happy. Like a place where our favorite pets can retreat: cat houses. We want to know more about that… Because what requirements must such accommodation meet? Purr, we sorted it out for you!
1. Cat Houses: Talk about perfect hiding places
Do you ever wonder where your cat is now? Nothing crazy, cats are experts at hiding themselves. Research shows that if the animals can hide in boxes, they are less stressed. It even improves their immune system! A cardboard packaging box lying around is therefore the perfect hiding place for visitors or with fireworks. A cardboard cat house gives your cat a sense of safety and security. He can hide in his own stress-reducing hideaway. "Privacy, please!"
2. Cat houses are ideal playgrounds
It's no secret that cats love to play. Why exactly? Scientists still disagree on that. They suspect that especially young animals, such as kittens, play to practice their hunting behaviour, social and motor skills. That's probably why your cat likes to hide in something first and lurks at passers-by, after which he attacks them playfully and without mercy. A cat house with several openings is absolutely perfect. This way your pet tiger can keep an eye on things playfully, without being seen... Fun guaranteed!
3. For cats, the more cardboard the better
A plastic basket or a cardboard shelter: would it matter? Of course! Cardboard is definitely at the top of a cat's wish list. Cardboard has a special feature that your cat loves: cotton insulates well and therefore protects against the cold. And every cat owner knows that his or her pet likes to be nice and warm. A cardboard shelter + its own body heat = the most relaxed shelter.
4. Cat houses are ideal scratching stations
The furniture, the litter box, sometimes even his owner. Cats like to scratch, but why? Well, scratching is the best way for a cat to maintain its nails. He can also take it out in stressful situations. It can also sometimes indicate boredom and loneliness. It also appears that the animals also use their nails to mark their territory. No matter how you get used to it: a good game of scratching is therefore a relief, especially if it can be done safely against a natural material such as cardboard.
5. Cardboard cat houses are durable and safe
In addition to scratching, some cats also love to chew. Cardboard is a natural product and usually does not consist of chemical agents. Because cats have a sensitive nose and can smell better than humans, they often stay away from products with a strong (chemical) odor. A cat house made of cardboard, on the other hand, has a natural scent and that is what attracts cats extra. In addition, a cat can safely chew and bite cardboard. You won't get any luckier! And another advantage for the owner: because all cardboard cat houses from KATON are simply made in the Netherlands and consist of recycled material, they are nice and sustainable!