You may have seen
advertisements or catalogs showing several very cute,
very tiny kittens romping on a quite ordinary sized cat
tree. While this is all sweet and cuddly and so on,
please ask yourself a question: How will my ten-pounder
look in that picture? After all, he has kittens this size
for breakfast!! (Oh, geez, we hope not, but you
get the picture!)
Feline Design uses our own
fully grown adult cats - at least the ones who are awake
and in the mood to participate - in our advertisements to
show you a more realistic picture of what you and your
feline companion will experience. Scratch that...(no pun
intended), these cats use us - let's be
real,here! Our beasts range from ten to
A cat needs to feel
comfortable jumping up on a pedestal ( or any surface).
This means that it has to be big enough for a
successful landing! Also, the cat should feel that the
whole post will not tip over. So the base needs to
be wide enough for the height. Either that, or
there has to be some support for the furniture from the
sides, the top (not some spring-loaded gizmo), or in the
form of a mechanical connection of the base to the floor.
Usually this means that you are nailing or screwing into
your floor. Hey! It IS YOUR floor, after all!!!
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Many cats have their own
unique style of scratching. Some sit and claw lazily.
Some revolve around the post like they are chasing
something. Some cats will only scratch horizontally (we
have products for this- click
observations over the years are that mostcats
STRETCH up to the top of the post and kind of hang
there and scratch. So, just be sure that there is
sufficient height for your cat to do this if he or she is
in this group of scratchers.
We recommend a 24" or 30"
post for most adult cats. And to double as a bird
watching platform, a pedestal style post with a
platform on top would be best. If you are just breaking
in a new kitten, a 16" or 19" post should be