Hacks For Cats And Cat Lovers That Actually Work!
Having a cat is truly a lot of work.
They simply don’t care about anything but themselves? And they can also cost a lot of money with all the food, toys, and damaged furniture.
You will sleep a little easier tonight knowing there are ways to combat most of the problems that are associated with owning a cat. Except for their attitude, that is, and no one can change that!
1. Litter-box Hideout
If you have a cabinet you never use, make it the litter-box home! Take the panel out of the door and add some curtains. A little privacy for the cat, a little less bad smells for you!
2. All Cats Are Outdoor Cats
You can actually buy small patches of fake grass, or use the real stuff if you want to take care of it, so that your cat has a true taste of the outdoors while still being inside!
3. Stairway To Heaven
Cats absolutely love looking out windows, and sometimes the best view is too high up. You can use small floating shelves to build a little staircase to the higher spots so your cat doesn’t manage to injure himself trying to jump up.
4. Welcome to the jungle (gym!)
If you happen to have an old bookshelf hanging around, cut holes in the shelves to make it like a little playground for your cat! Adding some carpet to the levels makes it extra fun.
5. Relax, man!
Using fabric and velcro, make your cat his own tiny hammock underneath a coffee table!
6. Kitty Puzzle
Just take an old plastic container and fill it with toys and treats. Then cut holes in the top and watch your cat spend hours trying to get everything out!
7. DIY Scratching Post
Toilet brushes certainly make great scratching posts, but make sure it’s not one that will fall apart easily!
8. To the window, to the wall!
Gluing some carpet to a small piece of wood and then go ahead and fastening it on your wall is a quick and easy way to make your own scratching post.
Filling an empty Kleenex box with toilet paper rolls will surely give your cat hours of entertainment as they try and get into each one.
10. Nail Caps
De-clawing your cat is terribly inhumane, while cutting their nails can be a bit of a hassle. Nail caps are a safe alternative if scratching up furniture is really that big of a concern for you.
11. High As a Kite
Growing your own cat nip can literally save you a lot of money in the long run, and it also gives your cat a constant stash.
12. Rubber Gloves
If you need to get cat hair off your furniture, just put on a rubber glove and rub your hand along it! The static will attract the hair!
13. Burn Bright
Candle flames will actually attract fleas into the jar, which will keep them off your cat!
14. Slow down!
Putting your cat’s food on a shallow plate will actually prevent them from eating so quickly, and hopefully prevent them from throwing up.
15. Sticky Business
Cats despise anything sticky, so if there’s really something you don’t want them going on, use double-sided sticky tape to keep them away.
16. Dryer Sheets
If you don’t have a lint roller handy but you need one, cat hair comes off easily with a dryer sheet!