Large Cat Trees
XXL cat trees: A larger than life experience for felines
Sharpening claws, resting, exploring and playing: You will make your cat's life more interesting with an extra-large cat tree. You can find a great selection of large cat trees in our bitiba cat shop. Find out in the following paragraphs everything important to know about large cat trees, such as which cat trees are particularly appealing to large cats, what you should pay attention to with a large cat tree and where the best spot for one is.
What does a cat need a large cat tree for?
A large cat tree carries out several functions at the same time. It gives cats the opportunity to sharpen their claws indoors without damaging furniture, wall coverings or carpets. Sharpening the claws is natural feline behaviour and doesn't mean that cats are dissatisfied or bored. With an XXL cat tree, cats also have the chance to put their climbing instinct into practice. The right equipment also offers resting spots and various opportunities to play. In particular cats that are entirely or predominantly kept indoors benefit from large models. After all, indoor cats are lacking the activity options available in outdoor areas.
What is important with a cat tree for large cats?
Large-breed cats are another example of cats that can particularly benefit from large cat trees. Large breeds include the following:
- Maine Coon
These are heavy cat breeds. The Maine Coon is the largest and can reach an impressive 12kg in weight. Thus, it's very important that the cat tree is sturdy. Stability can be ensured by screwable base plates, as well as by fixing it to walls or the ceiling, so sometimes a cat tree with a ceiling clamp can be useful. When it comes to the height and width of a cat tree for large cats, only the available space presents a reasonable upper limit.
What equipment should a cat tree for large cats have?
Regarding cat trees, large cats like variety just as much as smaller breeds. The more scratching branches are available, the better. They can be 9cm or even thicker. Ladders will also be gladly accepted, as well as hollows and dens, which should be lined with fluffy material. Cat toys shouldn't be lacking either – after all, an XXL cat tree offers enough space for them. Some examples could be bobbles, bells and feathers or plush balls on strings.
Where is it best to put a large cat tree?
When choosing a location, the most important thing is to make sure that accessibility is guaranteed at all times. So rooms with doors that are often closed aren't suitable. Put the cat tree as close to a window as possible, then cats have the chance to observe the goings-on in the street or in the garden. A spot close to a window in the corner of the living room is often a good choice for a large cat tree. The cat can take part in family life here and at the same time has a high-level spot all to itself.
How do you get a cat used to a large cat tree?
In most cases, a cat's natural curiosity will drive it to explore this oddly-shaped object. If this isn't the case, make sure first of all that nothing is wobbly and that the cat tree is stable. Cats quite rightly avoid wobbly trees. Perhaps the cat tree also has an unusual smell that the cat first needs to get used to. Patience and adding pleasant-smelling bits also help here. For instance, hang a little bag of catnip on it. You will make it particularly attractive for cats by spreading treats on this climbing haven.