DIY Cat Furniture

Do you often find your kitty sleeping on your bed or couch? Cats certainly aren’t shy about making themselves comfortable on our things. While your cat may be absolutely adorable—and quite comfy—curled up on your sofa, she may also really enjoy having some things that were made just for her. You don’t have to break the bank getting furniture for your furry buddy: there are actually some great pieces you can make yourself at home. Read on as a local Marietta, GA vet lists some great DIY cat furniture ideas.

Cat Tower

Cat towers are actually very beneficial for our feline pals. Fluffy can use her kitty tower as a scratching post, a jungle gym, or a napping spot. It also gives your furball a high vantage point from which to look down at you with that cute superior expression cats get when they are content. One option here is to repurpose an old wooden stepladder. Add smooth planks to widen out the steps into kitty napping spots, and then use carpet or sisal rope to cover it. You can also do this with a metal storage rack, a bookshelf, or even part of a real tree.

Kitty Beds

Fluffy certainly does love her beauty rest! You can make your furball cute kitty beds out of plastic storage totes, hard shell suitcases, hatboxes, cardboard boxes, or even enclosed end tables with the doors removed. Just add pillows and blankets, and perhaps a layer of paint or contact paper.

Pet Tent

Our feline friends have big personalities, but at the end of the day they are actually very small and vulnerable, and often feel safest in enclosed spots. You can make a cute little pet tent out of a wire hangar and a tee shirt. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, build your furry buddy a castle out of cardboard boxes. Look online for step-by-step instructions.

Window Shelf

Many kitties absolutely love birdwatching! One very simple way to activate Fluffy’s purr is to simply widen out your windowsill into a kitty shelf. All you need is a wide, smooth piece of wood, and some nails or an electric screwdriver. Add a folded blanket or kitty bed if you like. You can use Velcro to attach it.

Do you have questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your Marietta, GA animal hospital, today!

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