If your cat or cat constantly disappears in the closet, scratches the wallpaper or sofa, hides under a blanket and it bothers you, try to make a cat corner. A properly made house for a cat or a cat will be a favorite pastime. All sorts of feline corners, with claws and without, are full in stores, but this is not at all that ... Made with your own hands better and safer ... You can develop it personally for your pet.
Which option to choose?
Building a house for a cat is not so difficult, but you need to choose the right design. After all, it would be desirable that it was done personally, actively exploited, and not just stood to collect dust. To make your cat or cat like a house, take a look at where the pet prefers to spend time, what it likes to do, where it prefers to rest - climbing higher or on the floor ... In general, you need to choose the design of the feline house based on your pets' habits.
The choice of design - the first thing to do
How to develop a design
The preferences of cats and cats may vary. For example, cats prefer houses with two entrances - in case of emergency evacuation of offspring. Therefore, many people like pipes or similar structures. At the same time, they do not like too big a hole, because they need to feel in a shelter. Therefore, the entrance / exit to the house should be made not too large for the pet to pass quietly into it, but no more. And yet: not all cats like houses that stand on the floor - cats live in them with kittens. “Singles” prefer shelter at the height, although this is also not a fact, and depends on the habits of the individual.
For a cat with kittens, suitable house standing on the floor
Cats prefer to spend time at a height, watching everything that happens around. They rarely sit in the house, but on the grounds they can lie around for hours. If you have a cat, make more sites, and of substantial size - so that the animal can lie stretched to its full height without the risk of falling. The railing, if needed, is only for the highest shelves and is clearly not around the perimeter, but only from the back and a little from the sides. In general, males feel great on sites without any fences: there are no fences on trees. The railing is needed more for the peace of the owners than for the cats.
Ground floor is usually ignored.
And, by the way, there are cats who like to sit on platforms not less than cats. So for them, too, need a point of view, as well as need houses for cats. You never know, maybe he will have a bad mood and he decides to hide from you there. So yes, we have not simplified the task with a choice, but this is exactly the case - until you try, you do not understand what your pet needs.
What to add
When the owners say "house for the cat," usually refers to the whole cat complex, in which, besides the house itself, there are platforms and a whole range of additional devices. Usually one or two sites are actively used, and the rest are only occasionally visited. But the fact is that you will not know in advance that your pet will like it.
Useful additions for the cat's home are claws and climbing. Scratches are vertical surfaces that are usually wrapped with a rope of natural fibers. Climbing lights are horizontal and inclined planks on which cats can move from one level to another. Kogtetochka, by the way, can also be used as a climbing frame - the beast climbs up on the upper tiers.
Climbing and hammocks - cats usually like it
What else could be in the cat complex? Hammocks. This is usually a piece of rectangular fabric, fixed on two crossbars. Another option is also possible - a rigid frame with a fabric attached to it or a piece of fabric suspended four corners of the site.
The combination of a hammock and a pipe is one of the "light" options for a cat's corner
Some more feline like pipes. They are sewn from fabric; for rigidity, a circle or oval is inserted into both ends of the wire. One end is fastened higher, the second is thrown down. The main thing is that at the end of the tunnel was visible clearance, otherwise the cat can not lure tighter. It turns out a good place for an ambush in which some furry hunters so like to spend time.
Brushes - a very convenient thing to scratch, poladitsya when the owner is not there. Kogtetochki protect furniture from cat's claws - it's cheaper than buying an anti-vandal sofa
There is one more thing that cats like, but about which not many people know - clothes brushes nailed on vertical surfaces approximately at the level of the back of your pet. The bristles on the brush - artificial, medium hardness. Try it, your pet will be pleased!
In general, for cats, the rule is true - the higher the better. Therefore, the height of the house that you want to make with your own hands, maybe the way you are ready to make it - even to the very ceiling. And no matter how long the tiers are in it, the uppermost one will most often be occupied. And if there are several cats, there will be a “leader” at the top and this particular place will always be contested.
This is a whole cat's playground.
The minimum height of the cat corner - about a meter. Such low buildings are safe even for kittens, however, they quickly grow up and then they want to climb higher.
Not even the biggest cat house takes up about a meter of free space on the floor. It is not always possible to allocate such space. For such cases, there are wall options for feline corners. Houses and platforms are attached to the wall in the selected place by any available method. Where directly - nails to the wall, somewhere with the help of brackets. Between the fixed parts make the transitions. From boards - straight and sloping, rope ladders, the rails are packed at a distance of 10-15 cm from each other, they make steps in the form of a ladder ... In general, everything is limited only by your imagination.
Wall "simulators" for cats
Such wall corners for cats are also called shelves for cats, since the building is very similar to traditional bookshelves. By the way, shaggy people love them very much and are actively moving.
Selection of materials
A house for a cat, with all additions, is usually collected from construction residues. This is fully justified, because many (or even all) surfaces of the finished structure will be sheathed with fabric, textiles, entangled with ropes, etc. So if there are remnants of building materials - you can use them. Requirements for materials (all) two:
- They should not have a pungent smell. In any case, one that perceives the human nose. Natural odors (wood, wool, etc.) do not count. If the material is purchased recently, and the chemical smell is present, hold it outside to let it out.
- Materials should not be electrified. Static discharges are very unpleasant for cats, so they do not like open plastic surfaces. Also, do not use silk.
Different designs, but the materials are the same.
Requirements all, but there are more wishes. Do you want your cat to quickly and actively develop the house? Soak building materials for some time in the house. They are saturated with familiar smells, will be investigated by a curious beast. A complex made of “settled” materials in a house will be accepted with greater favor.
Materials for the basics
If you look at the photo, the cat's house consists of different parts and you can make them from different materials. The list of basic materials is as follows:
- House (kennel): plywood, chipboard, thin boards, weaving from rods, weaving from newspaper tubes,
- Vertical / Inclined Parts:
- round - plastic sewer pipe, paper (cardboard) pipe, on which linoleum is wound, tree trunk, wooden beam,
House for a cat can be made from a tree trunk
Explanation requires only the trunk of the tree, as the material for the cat complex. Everything is literally: take a tree, peel it from the bark if it is frayed. Branches are used as supports for placing houses, playgrounds, baskets.
For arranging the scraps, a twisted rope made of natural fibers is suitable: jute, flax, hemp, sial, etc. Take a thicker diameter and several tens of meters at once - if the base is not wooden, you will have to wind all the pipes with a rope.
Shelves and houses are sheathed with dense material with a short nap, usually carpet. The shorter and denser the nap, the better. Long and shaggy only look good, and while new - over time, they stuffed with dust, wool, various trash and a house for a cat becomes the cause of allergies (yours or felines).
Upholstery is not too fleecy
Upholstery color, for cats is generally unimportant - they do not react to colors. Therefore, you can choose “for the interior”, the most “practical” color, the color of the pet's fur, contrasting with the cat's fur ... any.
To make a homemade cat house safe, you need to think about fasteners. It is undesirable to use self-tapping screws, as wool can cling to them, do not use brackets - they can be dangerous for claws (both types of fasteners are suitable if they are covered with upholstery). In essence, only two types of fasteners remain: glue and nails, and the glue is only PVA. It is normally tolerated by cats, as after drying it does not smell. They stick ropes and upholstery on it, and shelves, houses and everything else are nailed.
Cat climbing with hammocks
You can still make safe use of screws. Drill a hole with a diameter larger than the diameter of the cap under the cap, install fasteners, cover with a putty. Yes, exactly as in the manufacture of furniture, but what can not be done for the safety of a pet.
And more: if the cat complex turned out to be too high, it is better to fix it. To the floor or to the wall, or to the floor, and to the wall. Otherwise there may be problems - there have been cases when cats brought down the structure.
Photos with sizes
No matter how much they say about the device of the house for the cat, it is best to understand the dimensions allow drawings with dimensions. If you look at them carefully, you will notice a substantial run. This is understandable - cats are large and small, respectively, and the size of the cat's house will be more / less. You can adjust them yourself depending on the size of your pets or the available space.
Photos of cat houses with sizes
Three variants of feline corners with sizes
The height of the presented structures is rather big - 180 cm and higher, but you can reduce it by removing the floors you think are unnecessary. All these dimensions can be taken as a basis to develop your own layout, put down approximate dimensions. With a drawing on hand, you can start purchasing materials and manufacturing.
Instructions for making a house for two cats
There are two cats in the family. The elder is a cat aggressor and a younger, more mobile. Therefore, the design was designed so that the youngest could hide on the highest platform, and the older one, due to its weight, could not get there. They decided to place the house high, as both cats prefer height. They made it bigger in size so that both individuals could be there at the same time.
Source material and labor results
For this construction, thick furniture plywood (12 mm) with a size of 75 * 50 cm, pillars from a bar 50 * 70 (4.2 m), carpet on a jute basis - 1 * 2.5 meters, 20 meters of rope was purchased. Fasteners - corners. For the house - 15 * 20 mm, for mounting sites - 40 * 45 mm, 55 * 20 and 35 * 40 - for insurance, and a couple of large ones - for mounting on the wall.
Prepare the platform and fasten to the pillars
There are three columns in the chosen construction: one is 220 cm, the second is 120 cm and the third is 80 cm. They will be fastened to the base from plywood sheet. On the basis of the need to place the pillars so that the longest was closer to the wall. In order not to confuse, when marking on a sheet, with the help of a ruler and a pencil, at first we painted a stencil on paper, on which was placed the positions of the columns relative to each other. From the finished layout moved markup to install the pillars. They were fastened with long nails through the base (4 pieces each), drilling holes of slightly smaller diameter in plywood. Then they were fixed outside with corners 55 * 20 for a large pillar and 35 * 40 for a smaller one.
Layout - the most basic
Using the same template, on the platforms they marked the place of passage of the pillars, then, by marking, they made holes for them. To do this, they took the first drill for 12 mm, drilled in the corners, marked for the installation of square holes, into which the jigsaw blade passes perfectly. By experience: it is better to cut through the pillars a millimeter or two more. Platforms are still held at the expense of the corners, and if you make the slot too small, it takes a long time to modify it with a file or sandpaper.
We fasten prepared platforms
Before installing the platform, we “try on”, adjusting the slots as necessary. Putting the platform horizontally (using the building level) on the right level, with a pencil, mark where the platform stands. By this markup, we then install the corners, so that the marks are made clear, from all four sides. When all platforms are installed normally, we trim them with carpet.
House hull assembly
Two pieces of plywood 75 * 50 cm cut into 4 rectangles. Of them made the roof, floor and two side walls. In the manufacture of one of the shelves remained a piece of plywood with a semicircular hole on the side. It was decided to make it an “entrance”, and the back wall was cut out of one of the pieces. It remains to build a house, which is quite easy. Small metal corners were used, which were fastened with short screws.
Cooking "nest" for the cat
Before covering the house with a roof, it was studded from the inside, thus fasteners were closed and comfort increased. Work inside the case is not so convenient, but you can handle. The roof was studded on both sides, after which they were fixed with the help of the same corners, but placing them outside. Not very beautiful, but not deadly. The finished house was fixed in its allotted place. Again rescued corners, but larger - 35 * 40 mm.
The last stage - we wrap the pillars, making a scratching post. It is easiest to fasten the rope to the pole with staples. A few brackets - and you're done. Next, tightly pressing one turn to another, we wind the columns in a spiral. We reach the barrier, re-fasten the rope with straps and continue to the next section.
As it turned out, the rope must be hammered with a hammer ...
From experience, it must be said that no matter how hard they tried, the turns of the rope lay not very tightly to one another, over time, they “became impatient” and began to “move” up / down a little. Having done the work it is necessary to make mistakes, found a way: having laid several turns, we beat them with a hammer. It's simple, but if I knew in advance ... That's all, we made a cat house with our own hands. It took about 6 hours.
A similar design is seen in the video below.
House out of the box and t-shirts in two minutes
For the simplest and budget option, a minimum of "ingredients" is required:
- Carton box of suitable size
- Old t-shirt
- Wide scotch tape
Of the tools will require only the installation knife and scissors.
Photos of interesting cat houses / complexes
Living for years with us, cats become uneasy pets, and family members. I want them to create all the conditions for comfort, so the owners are trying, inventing new and new devices / structures. We have collected some interesting ideas in this section.
Different approach for different number of cats, but interesting ideas
Shelves for cats - the name is clearly nonrandom ...
Making a cat bed in the form of a stack is an interesting idea. Just like a cat litter from a ladder.
The cold is not an aunt ... Hammock near the radiator
When the window sill is too narrow ...
For lovers of upper courses. The cat will be happy!
Wall hammock - convenient and safe (for cats and cats)
Hammock is very easy to organize
Combination of shelves for cats with hammocks ... Almost a work of art
Types of houses for cats
The range of homes for pets in stores amazes with a variety of models. Their number is due not only to the needs of the animal, but also the appearance of the structure, which should become part of the interior. And although not all products can be made with your own hands, it is necessary to have an idea about the types when choosing a miniature housing.
Beds and hammocks
The first is a kind of cot for cats, which is often presented in the form of baskets or boxes covered with a mattress. It will be comfortable for them to sleep in such a place, but the option is not suitable for other kinds of pastime.
A hammock looks unusual, which has a lot in common with a human-sized hammock, but it looks incredibly cute in miniature size. In addition, the canvas can be placed anywhere, securing from four sides. For example, a hinged couch under the chair will allow you to monitor your pet during rest.
This is a housing of a closed type and a full-fledged home for your pet, in which he can have a good rest and retire. The design has a roof that performs its main function or serves as a bed for a cat.
Booths come in different sizes and configurations. Some even hold a scraper inside or outside. Это обезопасит мебель в комнате от острых кошачьих коготков.
Еще один плюс такого домика для кошки — эстетичный внешний вид. Его можно украсить разнообразной атрибутикой, только она должна быть безопасной для домашнего любимца.
Встроенные в мебель
Multifunctional objects, which, in addition to their main task, also play the role of a cat's house. It can be a bedside table with two compartments, one of which is filled with your belongings, and the other is a pet's resting place. Or bookshelves that hold a furry friend and provide convenient access to the shelter.
It is necessary to focus on the nature of the animal, because it is too active and curious - it will spoil things in the cupboard or throw off books. In addition, it is sometimes not easy to accustom a cat to such housing. It is important to divide in his mind the things that he can use from those that are part of the interior.
These models are rarely found in stores, but skillful owners can remake existing furniture to the needs of a pet. What kind of sacrifices you will not make for a fluffy friend.
Owners who love to photograph their animals will appreciate this cute item. Small beds or sofas are used as a berth, which cats do not need to get used to: these creatures like to willfully walk along the master pillow in the morning, insistently demanding attention and food.
Bedspreads and small pillows with patterns serve as decor, but the most interesting thing is if the look of the bed will repeat yours. Miniature furniture is first and foremost a joy for the owner.
The main advantage of such a cat house is a variety of design solutions. Cardboard shelter is made in the form of wigwam, birdhouse, hut, cave ... And this is not the end of the options! It can be easily built independently - it’s enough to print the layout and assemble it; there’s a lot of original ideas on the Internet.
Just remember, the cardboard house for the cat will not serve you for a long time. Due to the fragility of the material, you risk losing the results of your efforts in a few days. Playful active cats will easily destroy the original structure. But to create a new one is not difficult.
So that cats with character could enjoy physical activity in their own personal corner, it is better for owners to look after a suitable game complex. These structures are designed to provide a full life for an animal and can include such elements: a claw, a house, a hammock, toys, stairs, tunnels, etc.
We do not recommend creating complex complexes on your own, as they must take into account physiological aspects that are difficult to calculate without certain knowledge. To make the construction perfect for your pet, you can make it to order.
How to choose?
Deciding on a home for a pet may be more difficult than it seems at first glance. Understanding what cats want is even more difficult than understanding children. In this case, you are unlikely to be able to force the animal to love an object that he did not immediately like. But still, you can please the capricious creature! To do this, follow the basic recommendations.
Pay attention to age. Kittens with an unformed character are active, they require a lot of space for movement and games. Large complexes will suit them the most, just watch out for the safety of babies.
Over time, the animal forms its own model of behavior, under which it is necessary to adjust the future housing. So pets who do not like strangers and often hide in secluded places will take root in the house-booth. But sociable pets, which can often be found in open areas, will feel comfortable on sunbeds or hammocks.
The habits of the cat will have to pay close attention if you want to choose the perfect accommodation. Determine where the animal prefers to rest - this will help you navigate the size of the house. There are those who love height. For them suitable shelter with multiple levels.
Ensure that the material is completely safe, does not contain harmful substances. Cats have a sensitive scent, so the finished structure should not contain excessive odors after painting, gluing, processing, and so on.
Pay attention to the integrity of the structure, especially if it has several levels. At the same time, it should be free of sharp corners or irregularities that can damage the physical state of the pet.
5 do-it-yourself cat house ideas
Finished models in stores look amazing, but now prices are usually very "bite". Not every owner, along with regular spending on food, can afford to make such purchases. But you do not have to give a lot of money if you create a house for the cat with your own hands. Consider a few options!
Simple cardboard house
The most elementary view that even a child can cope with. After all, everyone at least once in his life handicrafts, glue something out of paper.
Cardboard and fabric are used as basic materials. It is necessary to find unnecessary boxes of suitable sizes for your pet - for this, test the container by placing a cat there. Fabric is useful for interior decoration, so that the animal was comfortable inside. But the design of the facade - a real creative process.
So, you need to cut the top and bottom of the first box, and then apply to all spray paint. The frame is used as the walls of the house: you need to make windows in it, as well as the main opening.
The parts cut out at the beginning are glued together with scotch tape and “mounted” the roof. It is possible to decorate such a house for a cat with the help of paper, cutting out a multicolored tile from it. The house is ready!
Tent for cat
Why, instead of a banal house, do not put a pet in a cozy tent that is easy to carry from place to place. In addition, this secluded place for a cat is very easy to make. And cardboard, old t-shirt and wire will help you in this.
So, from any thick wire make arc-shaped frame of two parts - as in these tents. We mount them on a cardboard from four corners. We put a T-shirt on top and we fasten the sleeves from the back. The neck of the T-shirt will act as an entrance. You can acquaint the pet with his new home!
For a more presentable look, a pre-stitched case can be used as a “facade”, but the first option is the least expensive.
If your pet often sleeps on pillows and other soft objects, it means that it will definitely like a small cot. This item can be placed in a house or in an open area - it all depends on the nature of the pet.
To create a bed, you need certain sewing skills, preferably working with a sewing machine - this guarantees the strength of the product.
Any natural fabric can be used for a sofa - from cotton to luxurious velveteen. Let your cat test different types of textiles, and by its behavior you will be able to determine the appropriate option. As a filler, use an ordinary synthetic winterizer.
In the process of creation is nothing complicated. The bed consists of the following parts: a pillow, a small back and handles. To cut them, do not even need patterns - follow the forms in the photo. All parts are stitched, filled with padding polyester and interconnected. For reliability, you can install a cardboard at the bottom.
Corrugated cardboard house
This kind of house for cats came up with inventive Japanese. He is not only simple enough to make, but he will definitely like a pet with any character.
The house looks like a beehive because of the alternation of layers of embossed cardboard. In this case, the product can be given any shape, but the spherical ones are most suitable for cats. The textured surface will be the replacement of the claw for your pet - another plus in favor of this look.
Creation process: it is necessary to cut out cardboard rings, the size of which should follow the curves of the future house, after which all parts are glued together with ordinary PVA. For the convenience of the animal - a cloth or pillow can be placed inside the container.
You can also create a house for cats and plywood with your own hands. With certain skills it will not be difficult, the main thing is to prepare the material.
Our house will include a booth and a small lift. From plywood you need to cut out all the relevant parts (walls, roof, miniature springboard), having finished the edges with sandpaper. Next, we sheathe their carpet and proceed to the fasteners.
The base is mounted to the booth, which should be slightly wider than the design to create a step. To it are installed legs. The top shelf is mounted on a timber that needs to be wrapped with a rope.
Sizes, shape of dwelling
Seals are very different in height, weight, because the size of the building depends primarily on this. The presence of free space for the installation of the structure is also important - in the cramped apartment they put the simplest house in a larger, separate room - a whole game complex with ladders, hanging toys, claw holes, tunnels. The latter option is necessary if there are two or more fluffy pets in the house. The configuration of the structure, with a modern variety of finishing materials, it is easy to choose under any of the existing styles of interior. The most popular products in the form of a hut, cube, ball, mouse, fish, tent.
Hammock for a cat - a soft product that stretches anywhere, fastening on the loops, buttons, stickies, strings, carbines from four sides. There are options that have a solid base - they are hung under the table, chair chair, in the corner of the room, saving space. But sick, weak, just fat animals often have difficulty jumping into a hammock.
The bed is an economical, easy way to pick out a convenient spot for a pet. In shape, it is square or rectangular, like a box, round or oval, like a basket, in the shape of a heart, a flower. The standard version consists of a stand with a mattress, has low sides.
A beautiful, interesting option, but short-lived - it will quickly become completely useless in a rolling beast. In appearance, it can be a tent, a wigwam, a palace, a teremok, a carriage, a skyscraper, a miniature copy of the owner's home, etc. Cardboard is a warm material, its price is low, the product is cut out, folded along the lines specified in the instructions.
House with a game complex
A real cat entertainment complex is purchased, made independently, if more than two cats live in an apartment, private house. Here they will relax, play, chat. The house is equipped with several platforms on the racks that play the role of claws, ladders, hammocks, climbing lights, toys dangling from the ropes, can have the appearance of a shelf upholstered in fabric.
In a private house, a gaming complex, including a winter one, is organized on the street, preferably under a canopy, in a place protected from the wind.
Veterinary advice on choosing a house
When choosing a suitable home, you should take into account the psychology of cats - each particular pet. It is important to assess the nature, age, weight of the animal, its habits. If a cat or a cat likes to sleep in a closet, between cushions, it will suit a soft, most closed house with a roof. Kotikam, practicing to sleep on the battery, laptop keyboard, another "warm" household equipment, suitable house-pipe, suspended in the most comfortable place, bed, covered with woolen cloth. When an animal prefers to sleep on the master's sofa, bed, chair, it will suit a small couch on a hill, a cat mini-sofa.
Lovers of climbing to the top are offered a series of suspended shelves, a booth with a high upper platform. Castrated, simply clumsy pets with excess weight will never climb into a shaky, unstable dwelling, because for them the option is chosen, firmly fixed in the corner, with a strong broad ladder.
When choosing materials for manufacturing, finishing, preference is given to natural, not harmful to health, even when small particles get inside - cats love to try everything on the tooth, tear the surface with claws, and then wash the paws with the tongue. Foam mattress can have a removable cover, which is periodically washed in a typewriter. The main thing is that the dwelling should not have a foreign smell, this indicates the presence in the composition of harmful dyes that can cause allergies.
The size of the bed is also important: an adult pet should not be too spacious there - most cats prefer a “crib” a little more than themselves. The house is made a little more spacious - its height should allow the animal to stand quietly on four legs, move, turn. If there are several cats, they like to sleep nearby, for mothers with kittens the dwelling is even more spacious.
For sick, very old, injured pets need a spacious couch or a house with a removable top. Here, if necessary, should be placed hot water bottle, to be able to eat right on the spot. The mattress for non-walking cats is covered with disposable diapers or enclosed under the usual flannel oilcloth. In case of skin and infectious diseases, the house is necessarily disinfected, all textiles are washed at the maximum temperature. Visually impaired animals or with one blind eye are often afraid of closed houses, preferring open stove benches on the windowsill, where it is light enough.
What you need to know when making houses yourself
Cat houses are made of various materials, preferably natural, consist of a rigid frame, if the design provides for its presence, soft upholstery. When creating hanging items, you should carefully fasten them - the fall of an adult cat together with the house often leads to serious injuries, and for a kitten it can be fatal, even if the height is only one meter.
The choice of material for the base
Most often for the manufacture of cat house frame used:
- natural wood,
- thick cardboard
- paper tubes,
A homemade booth, shelf, game complex is constructed from any boards, remnants of wooden lining or laminate, large plastic containers, corrugated boxes, papier-mâché. It is important that the materials are not painted with toxic compounds, do not have an unpleasant strong odor. Wicker baskets houses are made of newspaper, magazine tubes, strips, cut from plastic bottles, vines, pine roots, rattan.
Scratches kogtetochek, racks, make of plastic, metal pipes.
Most cats prefer to sleep on a soft surface, the upholstery for the house or the bed is:
- faux fur,
- furniture upholstery fabric
- foam rubber
- synthetic winterizer.
In the gaming complex, all surfaces are woven with fabrics, except for claws, the racks are wrapped with hemp rope and twine. Mattresses, pads filled with padding polyester, foam rubber, special granular material that retains heat.
Long-haired and very fading pets are made cot-beds, from which it is easy to remove wool. The upholstery is selected as close as possible to the color of the cat's coat, for such individual hairs are hardly noticeable. As an option - to choose the colors to match the walls, curtains, upholstery, carpet in the room.
It is not advisable to use highly electrifying fabrics.
Ways of fastening parts
When creating feline houses, plastic, metal corners are used, which are attached in such a way that the animal cannot be injured about them. Fabrics, soft parts are fixed with a construction stapler, nailing is not recommended - over time, the structure is loosened, the nails crawl out, which can become dangerous. When using glue suitable PVA or any other, but without a strong odor. Carpeted houses with a tubular, drop-shaped form, are mounted on a stable metal frame with wire, carbines. Cardboard products are fastened with adhesive tape.
When using metal parts, all of them must be covered with a cloth, a sealant, as when rubbed against cat's hair, they create static electricity that can harm the animal.
Master class: a house for a pet with their own hands
Feline houses are different - it is possible to manufacture as the simplest, almost free, or luxurious, requiring huge labor and financial costs. The animal can be settled anywhere - in a bedside table with windows or a shelf, covered with thick fabric, a frame from a large musical column or a homemade pyramid. It all depends on the imagination of the owner of the seals.
Houses made of wood
Properly made wood construction is strong, durable. Required materials, tools:
- plywood sheets, chipboard or thin wide boards,
- iron corners with holes
- self-tapping screws
- carpet, upholstery fabric,
- foam rubber
- PVA glue,
How this is done, the main steps:
- seven squares of the same size are cut out of the prepared material - about 45 by 45 centimeters,
- in two of them, holes of sufficient size are cut through in order that the cat easily slips into them,
- five squares are connected by furniture corners - you get a box without a roof,
- foam is stuck on the bottom inside, carpet is stuck on it,
- входы-выходы тщательно шлифуются, во избежание травм,
- из двух квадратных деталей делают треугольную крышу – отверстия на фронтонах, как и вся конструкция, закроются обивочной тканью. Обшивают уже готовую постройку или детали сшивают предварительно, натягивают на домик.
Такой дом может монтироваться на подставку, также обитую материалом. A pipe or board that serves as a scraper is nailed to the side or behind the structure. An additional plane is fastened on top of it, for lovers of animals to look down on the world.
In the construction of complex, multi-storey houses, pre-draw a sketch, a scheme, with an indication of the size - this will reduce the waste of materials. Constructions designed for outdoor conditions are additionally insulated from the inside.
In the manufacture of textile homes are selected materials that do not accumulate static electricity, well cleaned of dirt. Sewing such a product is a snap.
To create a classic house you will need:
- dense foam, 1.5-2.5 centimeters thick, which holds its shape well,
- polyurethane foam for the bottom, 3-4 centimeters thick,
- material for interior and exterior - in one or different colors,
- pencil or chalk,
What do we have to do:
- from paper cut out a pattern in the shape of a pentagon, in the middle of which a circle-manhole is being drawn,
- a paper template is laid on the fabric, eight identical parts are cut out - if the house is of a different color inside and outside, then four blanks of each color are made,
- two square bottom details are cut, measuring 40 by 40 or 50 by 50 centimeters,
- all parts are cut with an allowance for seams of about two centimeters,
- one square billet and four pentagons are cut out of foam rubber - there are no allowances here,
- in the presence of an overlock, the edges of the fabric parts overcast them, as an option - processed manually,
- each house wall is made separately - the outer textile layer, plus foam rubber, plus inner fabric, are swept away together,
- on the wall where the entrance will be, a round hole is cut through,
- two pieces of fabric with holes are folded inwards, the windows are attached to each other, turned out, put on the foam rubber workpiece,
- then the walls of the structure are stitched together,
- the bottom is sewn last
- the structure is turned out through the entrance, it is carefully cracked down - the dwelling is ready to move in.
To make a bed with sides, two textile blanks are cut in the shape of a circle, a square, a heart, etc., one more is the same, but a little less - from thick foam rubber. A centimeter tape measures the perimeter of the foam part, cutting two gradually tapering to the ends of the strip, 20-30 cm less than this perimeter, 15-25 cm wide, plus a suitable foam rubber blank. Next, it is stitched, turned inside out, the bed of a sunbed is filled with foam rubber, after that - a side in the form of a strip. Details are fastened together.
Hammock for cats is made of a rectangular piece of fabric, which is suspended:
- between two hangers, hangers, which become a direct part of the design,
- four carbines with straps to the iron mesh hanger in the hallway,
- Velcro or hooks under the chair, chair, table,
- loops on a specially made for this purpose frame made of wood or metal.
Tent-pots are suspended on a ring, stitched together from four triangles and a square. The bottom is made of plywood or two layers of corrugated cardboard.
All seams, fastenings must be reliable so that the cat does not fall.
It is easy to weave a house for a cat out of a rod, but since it is difficult to get it in the city, they use simple paper tubes made of old newspapers and magazines.
For weaving need:
- newsprint or writing paper
- PVA glue,
How it's done:
- sheets of paper are cut to a width of 8-10 centimeters,
- the strips are wound as closely as possible to the knitting needle diagonally, the tips are glued,
- a round billet is cut out of the cardboard, which will later be braided,
- The required number of tubes (usually 24-28 pieces are enough) is laid in the shape of a cross,
- further around one of the tubes wraps an extra long tube that folds in half,
- weaving, imitating weaving, is produced by a double tube in a circle,
- when the size of the cardboard blank is reached, the circle build-up stops - the walls are woven,
- at a height of 17-25 centimeters the entrance is formed - 5-7 tubes are cut off, the ends are hidden on the wrong side, are glued,
- weaving "back and forth" continues on the remaining tubes, the design is gradually narrowed,
- at a height of 40-50 centimeters, the work is completed, the entrance is braided with braids,
- for durability, the product is impregnated with PVA glue, left alone, until it is completely dry, painted with food dyes, dried again, decorated with laces, ribbons, a round mattress and pillow are put inside.
For many people, the cat is a full-fledged member of the family, which is allocated an individual place to relax, play. Detailed step-by-step instructions, master classes with patterns for making houses for cats, cats, kittens are easy to find on the Internet, on the pages of specialized publications. If there are several pets, you can make a cat “teremok” with your own hands, a sports entertainment complex, which young playful animals will appreciate in the first place.
Classification of cat houses, photo examples of finished works
Depending on the design features of the product, the cat houses are divided into:
- sun loungers
- special houses, booths,
- cardboard structures
- mini beds and sofas,
- built houses,
- complex complexes with game elements.
Hammocks - the most simple and convenient designs, both for pets, and for their owners. They are attached to the legs of furniture, do not interfere with the movement around the room, almost imperceptible. You can make them yourself with the help of simple objects.
To work will require:
- some durable fabric
- fasteners that will fix the product in the selected location.
Important! Carabinchiki, velcro and eyelets - fasteners of cat hammocks.
Cats loungers - This is the easiest type of houses. They are made in the form of baskets or boxes with soft lining. This design is very simple to manufacture, so that each homeowner can independently make it from scrap materials.
House-booth. The design of this house resembles a doghouse, it has a roof and soft inner lining. A characteristic feature of the product is the presence of a special claw, on which the pet sharpens its sharp claws. Such housing can both be purchased at a pet store, and do it yourself.
Cardboard construction. This is the most impractical products for pets. They quickly become useless, lose their presentable appearance and tear. Constructed from boxes or cardboard sheets.
Special mini beds and sofas for cats. They are miniatures of household furniture. Such houses are very comfortable, harmoniously fit into the interior of the room, do not clutter it.
Built-in houses. Built-in houses are universal constructions. Often they are located inside cabinets, cabinets or ottomans. Such pieces of furniture perform two functions at once:
- accommodate a pet's pet,
- used by owners in everyday life (for storing things or other items).
Game complexes. These are quite complex and large products, consisting of a certain number of elements (ladders, claws, stove benches, etc.). They are very convenient for cats, but not every homeowner can install such a house in his apartment, since their placement requires a large area.
Materials for the manufacture of structures
The design of the cat house consists of several elements. These include:
- framework basis
- soft trim
- special fillers and insulation,
- connecting elements of a design,
- various fasteners.
For the manufacture of frameworks using boards, wicker, plastic, plywood, chipboard or MDF. The main condition for the correct choice of material is that it should not have an unpleasant odor, since the cat may not perceive such a "fragrant" home.
Sheathing is made of any available soft fabric, which is only at hand. Plush, fur, carpet - the most popular materials for the manufacture of cat house cladding.
To the house was reliably protected and insulated, experts recommend the use of fillers - synthepon, sintepuh or foam rubber. They not only retain heat inside the structure, but also have soundproofing functions.
Scratches, unlike other elements, are made of more durable materials. Metal or plastic pipes are used to construct the framework, and a solid jute rope is used for its casing.
Requirements for cat houses
Before you start making a house, you need to decide on the type of its construction. Basic requirements for cat housing:
- The height of the house should be equal to the level at which the pet spends most of the time (the height of the sofa, chair, table, bedside tables, etc.).
- It is impossible that the housing had an unpleasant smell, since the animal simply will not accept it.
- The dimensions should correspond to the cat so that she feels comfortable inside her walls.
Before proceeding to the design of the house, it is necessary to make a drawing of it. Experts recommend:
- Height not lower than 40 cm.
- The perimeter of the housing for a cat of medium size is not less than 40 x 40 cm.
- The diameter of the inlet - at least 15-20 cm.
Council When self-manufacturing a house, you must take into account the size of your pet!
To make a cat house with his own hands, the master does not need to possess special knowledge. To perform productive work will need to be patient, all the necessary materials and tools.
To work will require:
- cardboard boxes (preferably large),
- marking pen,
- temperature gun with glue sticks,
- knife or scissors.
Manufacturing technology of a bunk house:
- Create a drawing of the house, put it on the cardboard boxes, cut out all the elements (floor, walls, roof).
- Draw windows and doors, cut them.
- Gather the first floor of the cat's house, glue all the seams with a thermogun (it will securely fasten all the elements).
- In the roof of the first tier make the connector, which will serve as a hole for the cat to the second level.
- To the finished design glued elements of the second tier.
- Decorate and paint the finished house.
House made of wood (boards, fiberboard, etc.) in the form of a booth
To work will require:
- boards, plywood or any other suitable material
- heater (synthetic winterizer, polyfoam),
- upholstery fabric
- simple pencil
- ruler or tape measure.
- Make a drawing house for a cat (each element of the design).
- Apply the markup, according to the finished drawing, on the material.
- Cut out all the elements of the future design (floor, walls, roof, entrance for the pet).
- Fasteners connect them together (except for the roof).
- They fix the synthetic winterizer, carefully sheathe the house with a soft cloth (both the inside and the outside).
- Separately sheathe the roof, attach it to the finished structure.
- Decorate the house.
Another version of the cat's house - a suspended structure of several soft pillows. It is attached to the ceiling or to the table top (from the bottom of the table).
For work it is necessary:
- 2-3 pillows,
- thick decorative rope
- anchor hook (if the structure will be mounted to the ceiling),
- threads and needles,
- elements of decor.
- A hole is made in the ceiling.
- Fix anchor hook.
- Pillows are interconnected with decorative ropes (at a certain distance from each other).
- 3-4 long ropes are sewn to the edges of the upper cushion, they are interconnected, suspended on the ceiling hook.
- Decorate the finished hanging house with affordable items.
The original cat's house will be a favorite place for a pet. Make it on one of the proposed instructions with your own hands, and the joy of a pet will have no limits.
House for a cat: photo
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I enjoyed looking at all kinds of houses for cats, but having experience keeping these wayward animals, I can say that having made or purchased such a house doesn’t absolutely mean that the cat will like it and it will settle in it), but all kinds of boxes are their favorite places.
Our old cat loved to climb somewhere, so he really liked the house in which he lived. We made it ourselves from foam. The material is very good, and you can easily fasten it. The foam plastic was taken of medium thickness (they were taken out of the boxes with household appliances), they were fitted with soft material (something like plush). It turned out a mini-house with a window and a door. Very cozy. But the other cat is that lover of space, and refused the house. He had to make a sleeping bed. They also made it from foam metal, fitted it with the same soft material, and added a synthetic winterizer so that it really was comfortable. This box had to his taste. But the most interesting thing, if he wanted to stay on the couch, then his bed should be carried there, he would meow until we fulfill his wish.
Ilona, this is exactly what happened to me, unfortunately ... I bought a bed for my cat in the store, she took it for a couple of days, and then left it .. I even changed the place for the bed. Unsuccessfully ... And then I bought the equipment in a large box, the cat just loved her, then I put this bed in the box and now this is the most favorite cat place in the house.
I have a cat and a cat at home, and I had to either buy or make two beds. I decided to make a two-tiered house out of the boxes. I took two boxes of the right size, glued it together, we got two houses with a round entrance. Then pasted over the walls of the box and sheathed with material, turned out soft houses. Then he strengthened one above the other and the places are ready. Cats not only sleep in houses, but also play. It is not necessary to buy beds, it is better to do it yourself.
Cats do not like to just lie, they need a place where they can play. Favorite cats, is to play with boxes. The material is quite affordable, the options to make the bed a lot. I did not make a big house out of the box, now the cat is playing there and sleeping. In addition, the box can always be replaced, make another house.
My cat really did not have a house. But by the way this article turned up. I liked it very much where a house is built into the furniture. I will ask my husband to do something like that. Let our fluffy make fun of the new abode.
Beautiful houses, of course, but it seems to me that the cat should like the house, it should be made close to the natural habitat, a real tree, lawn, branches, leaves ..SharePinTweetSendSendSend