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What is the difference between cat tree and a cat scratching post?

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What is the difference between cat tree and a cat scratching post?

Cat furniture can often go by a number of interchangeable names. For instance what is the difference between a cat condo, a cat tree, a cat gym and a cat scratching post?

Many people seem to think they all mean the same thing, but there are subtle differences.

A cat tree can also function as a scratching post for example. If your cat loves his tree chances are spend some time scratching on part of it. However a tree is a far more complex structure than a scratching post and allows your cat play, climb, sleep and high in all the nooks and crannies. Generally speaking a cat scratching post is only big enough for him to scratch, not to climb.

And although it’s not totally clear many people refer to a Condo as being the enclosed area on a cat tree where your cat could hide in or sleep.

It’s pretty confusing really.

However the bottom line is that cat owners should take some time to provide their cat with some good quality cat furniture. If you provide them with somewhere to climb and play that’s their own, and provide them with somewhere to scratch where they won’t be punished for damaging the furniture then you’re much likely to have a happy cat, undamaged furniture and a happier household. Read the rest of this entry


You certainly can find cheap cat towers

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If you’re looking for a cheap cat tower it’s perfectly possible to find one. It’s quite true that some cat furniture can be relatively expensive, and if you’re on a budget, but would still like to treat your cat to fine cat gym or tree then you need to dig a little deeper to find the best value.

Just about everything is cheaper on the Internet than in a physical store. If you go to your local pet shop will probably find that the cat trees being sold there are relatively expensive. If you spend some time on the Internet chances are you will find the exact same cat trees much cheaper.

The reason is that the average Internet store does not have to pay for the costs of a physical shop, and therefore their overheads are dramatically lower than the overheads of the pet shop owner, who is paying for rent on a high-priced store.

And if you’re looking for a cheap cat tower you can take advantage of this to find some real bargains on the Internet.

And of course the best place to find the best bargains is eBay. Just like anything else you can find very cheap cat trees on eBay, if you spend a little time looking.

We’ve given you an example or two of some of the cheap cat trees on eBay above. Read the rest of this entry

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