What Do You Know About Cats?

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Most cat owners would agree that cats are unique but how well do you really know your cat? What makes her, or him, tick? Here’s a list of the obvious and not quite so obvious traits that make cats so special:

The Obvious

Cats are independent and almost always do things on their own terms. The contrast between cats and dogs in this regard couldn’t be starker.

Cats are playful and need both mental and physical stimulation. As with young children, play is an important means to improve motor skills and coordination, not to mention the positive benefits of simple fun and enjoyment.

Cats are clean animals. They spend hours every day cleaning themselves to ensure that their coats are free from dirt. Their rasp like tongues are extremely effective in cleaning fur and keeping parasites and fleas at bay.

Cats are extremely agile and having places to run, jump and climb are vital to a cats happiness and well-being. Active cats tend to be happy cats.

Cats love to sleep and can spend 12-18 hours a day doing so.  A quick cat-nap is never far away but for a deeper sleep, they need to feel safe from disturbance or danger. This is why cats tend to sleep up high and in their own ‘special’ place.

The Not Quite So Obvious

Cats have excellent sensory abilities. They can hear higher frequencies than dogs and their eyesight is better than humans, particularly in low-light conditions. An acute sense of smell is another trump card for our feline friends.

Cats have excellent communication skills even if they’re not immediately obvious to a human. Purring, meowing, hissing, growling and yowling are used in conjunction with a wide-range of body language movements to get their message across.

Cats are expert hunters. We’re sure that many of you would put this into the obvious category but for domestic house cats, hunting can often go unnoticed. Hunting satisfies a natural instinct to stalk prey, where frequently the chase is more important than the prize.

Cats are carnivores and need meat to survive. Whilst many cats are picky eaters, all require a steady intake of meat to thrive. Meat is not just a requirement of taste. It is far more fundamental than that.

Cats are territorial animals and will defend their ‘patch’ with aggression. Their territorialism is focused on other cats only and they have numerous weapons in their armory such as hissing, scratching, spraying and active posturing (making themselves look bigger than they are).

 

 

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Wondering why you should choose Catipilla? These values underpin every Catipilla creation.

Our cats deserve the best.
No cat owner wants to leave their cat to a day of boredom when they leave for work. Our cats deserve to be entertained, to play and stretch and climb (and, on those lazy summer afternoons, to nap in total luxury).

Cat furniture should benefit cats whilst being a stylish addition to your home.
But it shouldn’t cost a fortune. We raise the bar for cat furniture through innovative design and by providing high-quality products and exceptional value for money. We’re confident that you won’t find anything like Catipilla on the market.

Cat furniture should be sustainable and last a lifetime.
That’s why all of our Catipilla products are made from 85% recycled materials and built to last.

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Our blog is packed full of interesting tidbits and tips on caring for your feline friend, whether you?re wondering how to keep your cat stimulated indoors, where domestic cats originated or how much sleep your cat needs.

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