A cat climbing wall… should you get one?
Cat lovers can really go a bit nutty over our pet’s care and well-being. We want our cats to have the coolest toys, don’t we?
When cat parents discover cat climbing walls are a thing, they are like, how can I bring this into my home… now?!
They really are a cool invention and can make the entire home a bit of a jungle gym.
Cat Climbing Wall Systems
We’re all aware of cat-scratching trees, such as the Petlibro Infinity Cat Tree pictured here.
This model has a lot of great features, such as being easy to clean, customizable, and expandable, but when you want to take things to the next level, it’s climbing wall time.
Cat climbing walls are steps or polls fastened to any wall that can take the cat up to the ceiling height.
They generally don’t take up too much space, and are an alternative to a cat tree, or they can be used in conjunction with them.
Maybe your cat is climbing curtains, leaving claw holes in the fabric, scratching the doors, or continuously jumping on the kitchen cabinets.
Cats are fantastic with their feet and can usually avoid knocking anything off along the way. But things do get broken!
Cats love being up high and so installing cat wall shelves and other solutions can be a great way to mitigate the negatives of the cat jumping and scratching.
Cat Wall Shelf Ideas
Cats prefer to be on top of everything.
Give them away to reach a higher plateau and they will occupy the space.
If they are a dominant cat, as I imagine Garfield must have been, they will get the top loft and no other cat will use it.
While up high cats are able to survey the world around them. It is their need to be safe, to have some control over the situation.
Up high they are able to see things below them. That gets them a safe advantage. They can pounce. They can escape. They have control.
Amazon has many different types of cat walls, shelves, and housing.
Steps go right up to the top of the wall and they can have fun up high.
There are bridges up high with steps on either side. All types of steps go independently up the wall.
Ladders and poles attached to the wall take them up.
A walkway along the top of the wall can take a cat from one step to another and they can have a bit of fun running along the top!
Sisal rope winds around wood to allow a cat to scratch to its heart’s content.
Usually, the pole has a platform on the top for sleep and relaxation.
There are a number of cat trees of many different combinations:
- Some with multiple pads at different heights
- Small three-sided houses that provide the cat with privacy
- Cat wall hammocks
Cats need to relax and de-stress and these types of spots are perfect for that.
They also need to play and have somewhere safe from others – especially if there are dogs in the house!
The Best Cat Climbing Wall
It is best to get a good, well-built unit, and we recommend the awesome products here on Amazon.
Cats are strong and could tear the unit apart quickly if they aren’t constructed to last.
They must also be easily anchored to the wall, and not be as such that they will tip over.
Cats jump and leap from place to place, so you want to know they aren’t going to be found hanging in the air.
However, as long as they’ve still got some of those 9 lives, they’ll be alright!
It’s good to get the cats out of the way. You don’t want cat equipment or cats taking over your house – climbing walls are a great answer to that requirement.
DIY Cat Climbing Furniture
A cat climbing wall allows your cat to be more cat-like!
Cats in the wild climb trees and keep watch from a high point.
It gives them pride, lessens their stress, makes them playful, and helps to counter their worst behavior (scratching). Best of all, you’re all the more likely to witness some funny cat behavior!