[quote=“Dragonbones”]If you don’t have other carpets, then it’s ok. Having one might or might not help, though. They don’t burn up a lot of energy. Our cat Ginger still likes to run around the house like it’s the Indy 500, chasing or being chased by imaginary beasties, going so fast that she uses walls for cornering sometimes. She’s an unholy terror. Having the cat tree doesn’t really stop that. She just uses it for occasional scratching.
I’d recommend you get her a rambunctious playmate. They’ll chase each other and wear each other out.[/quote]
Update: Ginger no longer runs around like mad. I think it’s an age thing. Now the new adolescent, Chico, does that.
The cat tree never used up energy. It’s just a sunning perch. Ping pong balls work MUCH better for running off energy. Buy a dozen or so. Give 'em one at a time, until it vanishes (probably under a couch or bed). Then give 'em another.
Every month or so, move the couch to recover the balls.