Getting Started - Vertical space
Cats like to be up high. In the
wild, they would perch safely in a tree and survey their
Lower you cat's stress and provide more exercise and enjoyment
by providing places your cat can climb indoors. There are
wonderful, tall, indoor cat trees you can buy online.
trees and scratching posts. Look for posts that are tall enough
for your cat to stretch up high. Most posts are too short.
Look for different textures of posts and provide one of each
type: carpet, rope, and wood. Offer horizontal cardboard
scratching boxes as well as vertical posts. Apply catnip to the
posts and praise any interest in them to jump start use.
Late Socialization: 12 to 16 weeks old
May need a larger litterbox - minimum length 1.3 x cat's body
Social conflict over status may emerge - if more than one cat -
Resources = food, water, toys, litterboxes, beds, scratching
posts, playtime, attention.
like vertical space. Provide
vertical space with indoor cat trees.
(2004). Feline Behavior Guidelines.