Did you know that cats have two homes?
So far, so good, but that's not all said: The two homes are enormously important for cats and if the Human being in there, he is probably annoyed about homelessness and scratch marks.
Man plunges into the house order, is protested
So beware! In the home of the first order are usually the feeding and sleeping place as well as maternal animals and the breeding place for their young. The 2nd-order home is everything else, so to speak: resting place, hiding place, play area, exploration ground, observation post etc. Cats want to have access to both homes at all times and therefore they hate closed room doors. However, man frequently commits precisely this error out of ignorance: he concludes, for example, the door to the bedroom or the nursery. What happens then? Quite simple: the cat protests neatly at this door peeing and scratching.
Size: The cat needs space for two homes
Now you know a big cat secret and can imagine that a cat needs space to house their homes in the apartment. In a two-room apartment with a cat that works. For several animals, the apartment should be larger, because: Each animal has two own homes and that the homes of different animals overlap, of cats - if you're lucky - only gritting his teeth. Otherwise there is Zoff and - what else - Schubenpinkelei. Text/Photo: Marion Friedl