Mom’s here! To share sweet stories on how I teach my kitty to use car trees.
Are you going through a situation that after buying a cat trees for your kitty member you finding that they simply ignore it!
Still they climb up the back of your sofa to rest and avoid the cat tree totally? It may be frustrating but first you have to find out that what is it that is stopping your kitty from getting up the cat tree.
Have you noticed lately that whether your cat is jumping and climbing on other furniture normally? If it has problem doing that then you must take it to some veterinarian so that health issue can be overcome.
If there are no health issues then it’s time that you try to persuade it and make it learn suing the cat tree instead of other furniture of your home.
How I Teach My Cat?
I buy cheap cat trees for large cats as a gift. But like mine, for your kitty the cat tree is just like any other furniture addition to your home. How will it know that it is for them?
You will find that your cat has certain resting places in your home; the challenge is to change their resting place from their current location to the cat tree. But that is where you are facing problem!
Here are some simple strategies that I personally apply with the help of which you can teach your cat that the cat tree is exclusively for them and they can enjoy it to the fullest.
Simple Strategies I Apply:
Step-01: The location of the cat tree is most important and you need to be very picky while you choose the location.
Place in such part of your home where the cat moves frequently. It will ensure that when they find some new structure in their place of roaming they may start trying it.
Step-02: Also placing it at some place if you find that still it is not showing any interest on the cat tree then you can shift the location and place it somewhere else.
Step-03: You can to attract the attention of your cat towards the cat tree. For this it is necessary that you spend much time near the cat tree while you are playing with it.
Give her most attention when she is near the cat tree or is trying to climb it. It will start using the cat tree just to grab your attention. If you find it spending time on the ground simply avoid it!
Step-04: The association of your cat should be grown with the cat tree and for that you can place its toys on the cat tree. To take them they will climb it naturally and gradually understand the usefulness of the structure in their life.
You have to tempt your cat to explore the cat tree and for that keep feathered toys and other items in such way that they start exploring it.
Your cat should feel comfy while on the cat tree and hence have such a place there where it can take rest. It will ensure that your cat is enjoying its time on the cat tree and gradually you will find that it is using it as expected by you.