- Loose threads that a cat can swallow
- Carpet fibers that a cat can swallow
- Exposed glue that could be toxic or otherwise dangerous
- Staples, splinters or sharp edges
- Plastic carpet backing that comes off in string form
Remember that, if a cat swallows string, it's bad news. After swallowing string, a cat can develop life-threatening problems that require expensive treatments or surgery.
It seems like even the better-made cat furniture sheds carpet. Why oh why do they have to use carpet at all?!
I'm unhappy with all the cat furniture I've seen in stores and online because it's all carpeted. However, I have an idea and I'd love to know what you think of it. My boys want a place to hide and I want to provide them with one. So here's my thought. What if I bought them a new covered litterbox with a door on it and I put a soft, fleece cat bed inside of the litterbox instead of using it for litter? Would the cats still think of it as a litterbox and try to go? It seems logical to assume that they would NOT think of it as a litterbox, but as a hiding place and, since litterboxes are made of plastic, there's no fiber to shred.
What do you think?