How To Make A Cat House
You can learn how to make a cat house very easily. Cats love having a variety of things to lay in and tend to dislike things that you purchase specifically for them. They are very funny that way. The best cat houses are homemade and cost you much less than anything you could buy at a pet store. Your cat will love a new house that has cushy padding and is elevated. The ideal cat house will be raised at least three feet off of the ground. Cats hate to be on the floor and like being able to see what’s going on all around them. They seem to feel safer that way. Making your own cat house can also prevent you cat from laying on things that you don’t want him to. Some cats are stubborn and will have to be trained. If your cats already lay in other places, you might need to be patient. Cats can be trained with time and consistency. Eventually, your cats will lay where you want them to and will avoid laying on your clothes and furniture. Most cats really enjoy having their own places to sleep and might even welcome a new cat house. If your cat doesn’t like his new house right away, give it time and don’t force it. This will create a bad experience associated with the house, and your cat might never sleep in the cat house you made just for him.
To make a cat house, you will need:
- Three to four wooden boxes (depending on how high you want the house to be)
- Wood glue
- A saw
- Using your saw, cut the top and one side off of one of your wooden boxes. This gives your cat an entry to jump inside. Cutting the top off will help him jump inside without feeling too confined.
- Glue all of the boxes together using strong wood glue. Glue each box on top of the other, creating a firm stack of boxes. Glue the cut piece to the top.
- Place special blankets and cozy pillows onto the cut piece where your cat will lay. To create added stability, you might place something heavy inside the first box. A large weight will anchor the box house, creating more confidence when your cat jumps inside.
- Give your cat treats in the new house. This will help your cat associate positive experiences with his new house.