Cat Beds - How to Get Your Cats to Use Them
Cats are always on the prowl for a comfortable and safe spot to lie. They prefer small spaces such as corners and hidden nooks and crannies, because they give them a sense of security.
Cat beds can be a popular item when seeking comfort if placed in an appealing location. Here are a few tips on where to place a bed to increase the chance of it being used:
In the closet
Closets provide a quiet space for a cat to sneak away to. If you have a closet that’s cat accessible, try placing their bed on a shelf or tucked into a corner to give your cat the sense of security and safety they long for. If you don’t have a free closet, a box or cubby hole in a room or built into a piece of furniture will do. Additionally, a bed is much more likely to be adopted by your cat if you avoid high traffic areas.
Cat Beds Way up high
Placing a bed on top of a cat tree in your house will have your cat in kitty heaven. If possible, place the cat tree close to a window so your cat can watch traffic, look at the birds and bask in the sun.
The corner seat
There’s a reason the corner seat on your couch is a favourite resting spot for your cat. Just like humans, cats love to be curled up. It you give them a corner to nestle into, they’re likely to take it, so try placing their bed in the corner of an unused chair, couch or room.
A safe place
Keep it clean
Although comfort and security are important, cats are also very clean. Ensure the bed is far away from the kitty litter, and pick a bed made from washable material.