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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Should I get anything for the cat to sleep on?

Adopted 7 year old Persian. Lives in the living room. Doesn't really get on the leather furniture, ever. Sleeps on the living room carpet. Does not care (at all) for the blanket I thought might be soft for him to lay on. Should I just let him sleep om the carpet or should I get anything for him?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 01:58 PM
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You could get something like this. No guarantee that she'll use it, but it's a pretty good price to try.




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is he a fairly new member of the family? if so, maybe he's still just testing out good sleeping spots and eventually he'll try new places.
but sure, if you feel like buying some cat beds, go for it. I think lots of us have done that thinking we'd give our kitties more comfortable spots to sleep but then have ended up giving the catbeds away cuz the cats never use them! ha ha! just depends.
you could also just experiment the FREE way for now and put out boxes or paper bags or blankets on the floor and on furniture to see if he wants to try those. I had a foster who just LOVED loud crinkly packing paper to sleep on. way too cute. I could always tell where she was, though.
and it's funny that actually some people would PREFER their cats not get on the furniture anyway because then they'd have to clean them more or they're worried about scratches in the leather or something.


Hey! just realized. maybe his prior mom or dad just trained him NOT to get on furniture, anyway, and that's why he doesn't do it. so it might just be the way he was raised. if you really want to change that, though, you should certainly feel free to encourage him. have fun!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 02:44 PM
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oh, and I don't think I'd worry about him being uncomfortable on the floor. all you have to do is check out some youtube videos to see the crazy and really uncomfortable looking places and positions that cats sleep in. and they seem perfectly happy doing it!

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 09:29 PM
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My cats love those, lasts about a year, i have couple
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 10:55 PM
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I''ve stopped buying cat beds because my cats never use them. They do love boxes though, if you have any of those laying around, I'd suggest putting them out.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 02:03 AM
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Dont give up cardboard is the key

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 10:04 AM
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Hello, yes I've had great results with just cardboard boxes and the packing paper that comes in them. My cat seemed to usually like the boxes that seemed like they were just a little bit too small. She would just pack herself down into it and sleep there for hours.

My cat always seemed to get 'bored' with a box after a couple weeks and then would not use it anymore. So then I would just throw that one out. Usually I'd just keep 3-4 boxes around and she'd rotate through them.

Originally I'd bought an expensive cat bed. She used it for a couple weeks but then refused to ever lie in it again, even years later.
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