Every domestic cat needs its own house. This is an individual place for recreation, shelter. A house for a cat should be its property, and only hers. That place, from where they will not drive, and where it will disappear. Your own cat's house will protect you from the fact that the animal will look for a place in the linen closet, in pillows on the bed or in the sofa. If the design provides for game elements, then they will distract the pet from the wallpaper and the trash can.
Types of houses for cats
Design is not only the design of living space for people. Pets have become family members, and an incredible amount of accessories are being developed for them. For lovers of fantasy, the design of a house for a cat is the embodiment of their ideas (for example, a wicker or knitted house), creating a part of the decor of their apartment. Having arranged a home for a pet, the owner serves several purposes:
- aesthetics in the interior;
- practical use;
- environmental cleanliness (using self-selected materials);
- financial feasibility.
A cat is an animal that itself suggests ideas for organizing a home. What thing attracts their attention? Cardboard boxes. You can buy a stunning brand house, collect it, and then discover that the cat has chosen packaging. If you turn the box, make holes and fix the lounger inside, you will get the easiest cardboard house. Pet will be delighted. Cat house out of the box will save you a lot of money. The main thing that the animal was accustomed to the toilet. Otherwise, the cat house out of the box will be constantly wet. Use insulating material to keep the floor from leaking. It is important to choose boxes of thick cardboard that will stand your pet.
The advantage of such houses is natural ventilation, an environmentally friendly material, and the possibility of using a bottom made of plastic or hardboard (such a bottom is easy to clean). Weaving is done from the rod. Such a house is strong and light. There is the possibility of creating products of any complexity. Wicker house can be in the form of a bed, or it can combine a shelter and an open area. The option of the rod is suitable for cottages or rooms in a rustic style. Also weaving is made of thin paper tubes.
In a small room, it is convenient to use a hammock as a cat bed. It is easy to fix on the legs of the chair. An old T-shirt or towel can be a hammock. It does not take up much space, it is convenient to clean and wash it. A hammock knitted or made from the remnants of cloth is not only a temporary solution (as long as you build the main house), but also an additional attribute for the pet's life.
As options for the house will serve as furniture. The ottoman is equipped with an entrance, and in the bedside table you can arrange both a feeding trough and a shelter by cutting the necessary holes. For two or more cats, choose a multi-level shelter house for each animal. This will help save the surrounding space.
In any room there is an empty corner into which the corner variant of the house will harmoniously fit. It does not occupy the useful space of the room, it is suitable for apartments with a small area. Corner house made of plywood or wood. It is suitable for both acute and obtuse corner of the room, because the project is created according to individual measurements of the room.
Other house options
Game complexes are suitable for large rooms. This option takes up a lot of space, but it can be combined with bookshelves. Such design know-how looks stylish and does not spoil the overall idea of the interior. A tower house for the cat will help to cope with an active animal that loves to jump and climb up.
The original version is a stove bench from an old suitcase. The interior design can be varied vintage product, which is screwed legs and put inside an elegant feather bed for a cat. Owners of a private house with several floors will be suitable for dwellings embedded in the stairwell.
How to start creating a home? With the design. Without a drawing it is impossible to calculate the required amount of materials. "By eye" it is not clear what size the final construction will turn out. It is necessary to think in detail about what the house will be like, what material will be suitable for its creation, whether it will fit into the atmosphere of your house.
But before you understand the intricacies of designing and creating a home, you need to make a reservation - this is not a cottage building or a residential building, it's just a house for a cat with your own hands. It does not need elite materials and overwhelming efforts, anyway, another animal will not live there. A new cat would prefer a place in the dresser rather than being in an already inhabited house.
At the time of drawing, consider the fact that a homemade house should be as stable as possible. Big cats require a solid home. One jump can destroy the entire structure. For the construction of the house, choose natural materials. It is very good to use second-hand things that smell like hosts. So the cat is easier to take a new home. Traditionally, houses built of wood or plywood. If cardboard is used, it is better to take the packing, gluing it in two or more layers, applying PVA glue with a fan (orienting the corrugated layers perpendicular to each other). Such a blank is quite strong. A simple house for a cat with his own hands will come up at the moment when the animal will bring posterity. After all, when the kittens grow up, they will need a more spacious dwelling, and the cardboard one will not be too sorry to be thrown away.