Cat-Safe, Eco-Friendly Cardboard Cat Houses
Designed to Make Your Cat Happy & Home Look Beautiful
Scratchers Made with Non-Toxic Glue
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Cats love to play, scratch, nap and have their own special place to curl up and feel safe. Cardboard cat houses are a great way to meet all of those needs.
Here are a few of the ways cardboard cat houses help keep your cat happy and healthy.
Encourages Physical Activity
Regular exercise and stretching are vital for a cat's overall health. A cardboard cat house with a built-in scratcher provides an engaging and interactive space for your cat to play and scratch. The built-in scratchers encourage your cat to burn off excess energy. The scratchers also provide a way for your cat to dig in their claws and stretch their muscles.
Cat Box Classics Cardboard Cat Houses also include strategically placed play holes that allow your cat to interact with other pets, chase toys and other forms of play in and out of their cat houses.
Satisfies Instinctual Needs
Cats have a natural instinct to seek out cozy, secure spaces to relax, retreat and sleep. A cardboard cat house offers a safe and comfortable den-like environment that fulfills this instinct. The enclosed nature of the house provides your cat with a sense of security, reducing anxiety and stress. Additionally, the built-in scratcher satisfies their innate urge to scratch, allowing them to engage in this instinctual behavior without damaging your furniture or belongings. Scratching also helps cats relieve stress.
Mental Stimulation and Enrichment
Keeping your cat mentally stimulated is crucial for their overall well-being. A cardboard cat house with a scratcher offers multiple opportunities for mental enrichment. Cat Box Classics cat houses provide a hiding spot and play holes that allow your cat to feel safe while observing their surroundings. They can keep an eye on passersby and pounce if they wish, which stimulates their natural hunting instincts. The scratcher component offers tactile and sensory stimulation, keeping their minds engaged. This mental enrichment can help alleviate boredom and prevent behavioral problems caused by a lack of stimulation.
Stress Relief and Relaxation
Cats are sensitive creatures that can easily become stressed or anxious. A cardboard cat house provides a private sanctuary where your cat can retreat and unwind, away from noise and commotion. The enclosed space creates a cozy and secure environment, allowing them to relax and recharge. The scratcher component offers an outlet for stress relief, as scratching releases endorphins that help calm your cat and reduce anxiety.
Promotes Healthy Claws
A cardboard cat house with a scratcher helps promote healthy claws. The scratcher component helps maintain your cat's claws by allowing them to shed the outer layers of their claws, keeping them sharp and healthy.
Versatile and Eco-Friendly
Cat Box Classics Cardboard cat houses are not only beneficial for your cat but also versatile and eco-friendly. They are made from recyclable and renewable material, making it an environmentally friendly choice.
A cardboard cat house with a built-in scratcher is a great choice for the well-being of your feline companion. By providing an outlet for physical activity, satisfying instinctual needs, promoting mental stimulation, relieving stress, maintaining healthy claws and offering versatility and eco-friendliness, a cardboard cat house with scratcher becomes a valuable addition to your cat's environment.
Here are some things to consider when choosing your cardboard cat house:
Size and Shape:
Choose a house that accommodates the size of your cat comfortably. It should provide enough space for them to move, stretch and play inside.
We believe our cube shape offers the most opportunity and space for a multitude of uses.
It’s also good to consider design elements, such as the size and shape of the entrance, are there windows for your cat to look out and will the use of the cat house encourage interaction between you and your cat as well as other pets.
You want to make sure that your cat house is constructed with thick, durable corrugated cardboard designed for this purpose. Regular shipping box cardboard often isn’t strong enough to stand up to the weight and play of rambunctious cats. You want to make sure the materials will allow your cardboard cat house to last.
Giving your cat a dedicated place to scratch is important for their physical and emotional well-being. It also helps to prevent damage to your furniture and home. So, you want to check that the scratcher component in your cat house is securely integrated into the house and offers a sufficient scratching surface. A cat house that offers replaceable scratchers, such as those offered by Cat Box Classics, can also help extend the life of your cat house and ensure your cat always has a safe and healthy cat scratcher.
Placement and Accessibility:
An attractive cardboard cat house can be placed anywhere in your home. But depending on your cat’s disposition, it can also be a good idea to place it in a quiet and comfortable area of your home, away from high-traffic zones. Some cats prefer a peaceful retreat more than an active play area. Others like to be in the middle of the action. So, make sure your cat house has a style and appearance that will allow you to place it anywhere in your home depending on your cat’s preferences.
Introduction and Encouragement:
Cats love cardboard cat houses, and our customers say their cats go immediately inside to claim their new space. But if your cat is at first timid, you can place their favorite blanket, toys or even a little catnip inside your new cat house as a way to help them begin to explore it.
Providing your cat with a cardboard cat house is a great way to maintain your cat’s health and well-being. Each cat is unique, so you will want to observe your cat's preferences and behaviors to ensure the cat house you choose meets their individual needs.
Giving your cat a comfortable and engaging space where they can relax, play and scratch will contribute to their overall well-being and strengthen the bond between you and your feline companion. And by choosing a quality cardboard cat house with a scratcher that contains the attributes mentioned above you can be certain you are bringing your cat joy and helping them lead a happy and healthy life.
Cat lovers are an amazing group of people and Cat Box Classics is proud to be part of this community. We understand the deep care and affection you have for your cats because we feel exactly the same way. Whether it's your own cats, streets cats or any other feline, we know that those of us who love cats love all cats.
At Cat Box Classics, we embody this love for cats and their well-being in every aspect of our materials, designs and manufacturing. While we do not offer the cheapest cat houses on the market, nor do we want to, we strive to be the unrivaled choice for top quality cardboard cat houses that prioritize your cat's needs, health, joy and safety.
Here’s why we believe Cat Box Classics offers the best cardboard cat house available and should be your choice for your cat companion:
Starting with the Materials
Our cardboard scratcher houses are constructed using environmentally friendly recycled corrugated cardboard. We firmly believe that our love for cats should not come at the expense of our planet. By opting for recycled cardboard, which is pricier than first-use cardboard, we contribute to making both your cat happy and the planet healthy.
The cube shape of our cat houses necessitated selecting a particularly strong corrugated cardboard material. Unlike cottage style cat houses with pitched roofs or unique shapes that don't allow cats to sit on top, our materials were specifically chosen to withstand the weight of cats jumping, sleeping and playing on top of our cat houses.
Soy Ink for Graphics
Many industrial inks frequently used in manufacturing can be harmful to cats and the environment. Large corporations and chain stores producing thousands of products annually may not modify their manufacturing processes solely for a single cat house product. This makes it challenging to determine if large multinational companies use industrial inks in their cat houses.
However, you can rest assured that Cat Box Classics uses only cat-safe soy ink.
Some inexpensive cardboard cat houses also use large stickers as their form of graphics and the printing process for stickers can also often include unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly industrial inks.
Non-Toxic Glue Used for Scratchers
Premium corrugated cat scratchers are essential components of any high-quality cat house. Scratching allows cats to groom their claws, exercise their muscles and mark their territory. This improves their physical health and emotional well-being. Moreover, providing a dedicated place for your cat to scratch helps prevent damage to furniture and other areas of your home.
Similar to inks, industrial glues can be toxic. Determining whether large international corporations and chain stores have modified their processes specifically to produce cat scratchers with non-toxic, non-industrial glues is challenging. However, we ensure that our integrated scratchers and replacement scratchers are made with non-toxic glues.
Continuing with Design: Maximizing Use and Love
While some cardboard cat houses on the market are shaped like airplanes, fire engines and other silly-style shapes, our goal is to offer a cardboard cat house that can be used for many purposes, including sleeping, playing and scratching. We considered numerous shape options during our journey, but ultimately, we chose the cube shape to provide maximum space for your cat to scratch, sleep and play.
Unlike cat scratcher houses with unconventional shapes, our cube shape allows for versatile uses and movement. Cottage style cat houses with pitched roofs may seem to offer more sqaure inches due to the pitched roof, but, just like a person trying to walk around in an attic, it becomes challenging for cats to turn around or sit up straight anywhere except the exact center of a cat house that has a pitched style roof.
We wanted to create a multi-use space that your cat would cherish, returning to it time and again. Our cat houses serve not only as a sleeping area but also a dedicated space for play, scratching and grooming. The more functions your cat's house offers, the more they will love it, mark it with their scent and make it their own.
Moreover, we designed the cube shape to encourage interaction between you and your cat. Our cat houses serve as a sanctuary where your cat can relax while keeping an eye on you and other pets. To facilitate this, we have incorporated play holes on each side of the cube. These holes are perfect for using play wands and other toys to engage and interact with your cat. Additionally, the play holes encourage playtime between multiple pets, fostering a sense of companionship and shared enjoyment.
Manufactured with Utmost Care
Our cat houses have been meticulously designed after extensive research, driven by our love for all cats. It was crucial for us to find a manufacturing partner who shares the same dedication to cats, cat safety and cat products. That's why we carefully selected a partner whose focus aligns with our values.
The facilities of our manufacturing partner undergo regular inspections and testing, ensuring compliance with relevant U.S. and international standards. This commitment to quality and safety guarantees that you receive the best cardboard cat houses available on the market.
Unparalleled Cardboard Cat Houses
As fellow cat lovers, we deeply understand and appreciate the love you have for your cat and all cats. This shared passion motivates us every day to provide you and your cats with the finest cardboard cat houses imaginable. We believe in going above and beyond to create products that prioritize your cat's happiness and well-being.
Cat Box Classics stands apart by using environmentally friendly recycled corrugated cardboard, non-toxic soy ink for graphics and non-toxic glue in our integrated and replacement scratchers. Our cube-shaped cat houses offer maximum utility and provide a space for your cat to sleep, play, scratch and interact with you. With a manufacturing process that emphasizes quality and cat safety, we are committed to offering you and your beloved cat companions the absolute best cardboard cat houses available.
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I bought 3 of these boxes, different one for each cat. They are beautiful and well made. The cats love it.
My kitties went right into the box as soon as I placed it on the floor. Easy assembly and fast shipping. Great product!
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Why Cat Box Classics?
All of our cat houses are printed with only cat-safe soy-based ink.
All houses include high-quality scratchers made with cat-safe non-toxic glue.
Our cat houses are made from 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard.
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Your cat won't wait long for their new box! All orders ship out of our warehouse in Pennsylvania and most orders received before noon ship the same day via UPS ground. That means your new cat house should arrive within just a few days of your order.
Luckily, we get very few returns! But if your cat doesn't love their new Cardboard Cat House you can return it within 30 days of delivery for a refund. Just reach out to us and we'll email you a prepaid return shipping label. When we receive your item back we'll refund your order, minus an $8 return handling charge. You can read the full returns policy on our Shipping & Returns page.
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Anyone who has been around cats knows cats love boxes. But why? Dogs don’t seem to care. You don’t see humans crawling into the tightest spaces they can find. So why cats? Read on to learn the five primary reasons cats love boxes.
First, your cat might have nothing more to fear in life than a late breakfast, but they don’t know that. Hiding out in an enclosed space, such as one of our cat houses, makes them feel safe and has been shown to reduce stress-related behaviors and lower damaging hormone levels.
Second, like a teenager that yells “You don’t understand” before slamming their bedroom door and retreating for hours to their own space, boxes provide an excellent place for a cat to go to avoid conflict and calm down.
Third, cats love to be warm! Your furry friend’s thermoneutral zone is generally thought to be between 86 and 97 degrees Fahrenheit. So, while you might be toasty with a thermostat set to 72 degrees, your cat likely isn’t. Boxes, particularly those that are enclosed, help reflect back a cat’s own body heat so they can curl up in comfort.
Fourth, sleep. Blissful sleep. Cats sleep … a lot. But even asleep, survival remains their primary concern. So, they like to sleep in a place that is both hidden away and allows them to spring immediately into action if they sense danger.
Fifth, and maybe the most important reason your furry friend loves boxes, particularly a Cat Box Classics Cardboard Cat House, is that they are just super fun for cats. It’s hard for humans to understand just how much fun boxes can be for cats. The strategically placed play holes in our cat houses allow cats to “hide” and stalk passersby. They can even pounce when the time is right. And few things are as alluring to a cat as a play wand or ribbon dangled enticingly just outside their box! Our integrated cat scratchers also allow your cat to use their box to stretch, groom their claws, and of course, scratch to their heart’s content.
So whether it’s to sleep, play, scratch or just have some alone time, cats love boxes!