Scratching furniture is not a whim or a cat’s desire to annoy the owner. This is one of the physiological needs of cats, a genetically embedded need. This need leads not only domestic “Murziks”, but also wild representatives of the cat family. Only they scratch not sofas, but trees.
Why do cats have a passion for upholstered furniture?
Before you figure out how to wean a cat to tear furniture, you need to justify for yourself such a pet’s behavior. The animal is not indifferent to upholstered furniture and wallpaper, because:
It follows instincts. Claws are the main feline defense in the wild. To hunt and survive, they need to hone their claw skills. Now Barsik no longer obtains food for himself, but thousands of years of evolution are not easy to forget. Continue reading