Kari Lloyd

Your cat rules the roost. (We dare you to deny it!)

What kind of roost have you prepared for your favorite pet?

If lions are the Kings of the Jungle, then your apartment cat certainly deserves the royal treatment, the perfect perch from which to rule her kingdom with seeming disdain and that particular authority of the feline.

Here are some tips to help you catify your crib, so your royal highness will be purring 24/7!

Catify Your CribTake playtime to the next level
Cats in the wild love jumping from limb to limb, and cats at home are no different. Create an active cat wonderland by providing platforms at varying heights for them to pounce or lay on. DIY cat lovers can install different sizes of shelving on the wall. Even if you aren’t super-handy, you can still create a playful, cat-friendly apartment with ready-made cat gyms that come in all shapes and sizes. (There’s even a life-like tree house.)

Help your kitty veg out
After all that active playtime, Mister Fluffy or Miss Furrybutt will need some downtime. Cats love to be perched up high, so you might stash a cat bed on top of a bookcase or dresser. But some kitties like to chill out on the down-low: perfect for this groovy cat hammock that you can hang on a stand or attach under a chair or table.

CatifyYourCribServe them in style
The average apartment cat never wants to feel average. That’s why you might pamper them with modern dining utensils like a stainless steel watering fountain, square Asian-inspired supper dishes or a funky cathead food container. And if you really want to treat your feline friend right, whip up a batch of homemade cat food to make sure they are the healthiest they can be!

Catify Your Crib (or How to Create an Awesome Cat Wonderland at Home in Your Apartment)Make litter more elegant
Just so you know, classy cats don’t call their commode a litter box. Oh no, they call it a litter cabinet. And you simply must have one to make your cat wonderland complete. Choose from a variety of wood finishes or wicker. Seriously, these litter boxes in disguise look fantastic and are a treat for both pet and owner.

Don’t forget treats for the cat lover!
You’ve worked hard creating a comfortable cat-friendly home, so get yourself a treat or two. Indulge your love for cats with a subscription to Modern Cat so you can keep up with the latest fancy feline trends. And we all know that pet ownership comes with the added bonus of pet hair on your furniture and clothes. Since you’re going to be doing a lot of vacuuming, reward yourself with the crème de la crème of cleaners,  the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser. (It’s way better than a little ‘ol lint roller.)

Catify Your CribCongratulations, you well may be the most awesome apartment cat owner — ever. Now that you’ve catified your crib, curl up with your furry friends and relax!

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About The Author

Kari Lloyd has been a freelance writer for over 15 years. A Chicago native and recent transplant to Atlanta, Kari spent 10 years living in London, UK where she worked as a music journalist and restaurant reviewer.