How to encourage a cat to use its own bed

You bought a brand new cat bed for your kitty, but he/she doesn’t use . . . What are you gonna do !?

In this post, I’ll tell you some of the tips how to encourage a cat to use a cat bed.

3 ways to make a cat to use a cat bed

Place your kitty’s favorite cat treats in the bed

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Leave the treat inside of the bed, but don’t bring your cat to the bed. Wait till your kitty figure it out by its own. While you repeat this a few times, your cat gets used to the bed and starts using it.

Use catnip

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Sprinkle some catnip in the bed. It’s better to use the powder type of catnip.

In general, cats love catnip, but some cats are allergic to catnip . . . so make sure your cat doesn’t have an allergy to catnip and also don’t give too much.

Lining the bet with fabric that smells familiar scent

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Cats are territorial and feel comfortable with familiar scent. 
Line the bed with a towel, clothing or blanket with your cat’s scent. It makes your feline friend feels safe and comfortable in the bed. It’s also a good idea to line fabric that smells you for the same reason.

Making the bed appealing space !

Your cat doesn’t use the new bed . . . don’t give up easily !
Cats are cautious and careful, so it takes some time for them to get used to it normally. Don’t force your cat to use the bed ! Try various things such as mentioned above and make the bed your kitty’s favorite space !

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