If you’ve ever spent any time camping in a tent, you know how comforting the surroundings of the tent itself can be, especially when the weather gets a little chilly or it starts to rain. It’s hard to explain but there’s just something comforting about the surroundings of a tent. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the walls are all fairly close in proximity, at least in most cases. Maybe it’s something to do with the fact that you know that the tent is there to protect you from the elements. Whatever the case might be, it’s a pleasant experience, and it doesn’t matter if you’re enjoying that experience in the middle of the wilderness or in your own backyard.
If staying in a tent is a good experience for you, you might have wondered whether or not your pets would also enjoy something similar. As it turns out, at least one company also wondered the same thing. The name of the company is called Cat Camp, and it’s based in Australia. Essentially, the company exists for the sole purpose of creating miniature camping tents that your cat can spend time in. These look exactly like the same types of camping tents that you would use if you were actually roughing it in the great outdoors, but don’t let their looks deceive you. As a matter of fact, the tents themselves are not designed for outdoor use at all. That being said, it doesn’t change the fact that most cats seem to love having the opportunity to go inside one of these tents in order to get a little alone time.
That may be the biggest reason why cats enjoy the tents in the first place. It does give them their very own place to be by themselves for a while. The tents are designed so that the cats are closed in on all sides where nobody can see them and they have a space that is all their own. Since a lot of cats have a tendency to be rather solitary creatures, they seem to prefer spending time inside their tents so that they can relax without having to deal with a lot of interaction with either humans or other pets.
If you have several cats, you obviously want to get a tent for each of them. Since the tents are designed to be just big enough for the cats to enjoy, it wouldn’t make sense to try to fit more than one pet in a single tent. Besides, that would likely defeat the entire purpose for getting the tent in the first place. Fortunately, Cat Camp has made it relatively easy for you to get your hands on these miniature tents and they’re also fairly reasonable, at about $60 a piece. That way, you can buy as many as you need in order to make sure that each of your cats has one of their own. You can even strategically place them throughout the house so that your cats have a little space from one another.
If you happen to be one of the few people that hasn’t spent time in a tent and you’re wondering what the appeal is, think back to when you were a child. Nearly every child spent time building forts and then hiding out inside of them. For a child, a fort is the ideal way to let your imagination take flight. No matter what it is, you can become anything you want inside that fort. Remember how the whole experience brought a certain degree of comfort to you. Somehow, when you were inside that fort, you just felt safer, bolder, and more like yourself. For just a little while, you didn’t have to meet up to anyone else’s expectations. You could be exactly as you wanted to be. The same is true for your cat when it comes to using these scaled-down tents.
In the end, it’s all about finding a special way for your cat to be more comfortable. This is a great option if you have a cat that is fearful of others, one that has been abused in the past, or one that simply doesn’t like getting too much attention. Whenever they are feeling threatened, even in the slightest, all they have to do is retreat to their tent. It’s as simple as that.