Having a cat who loves to climb can be fun but also a struggle. Their climbing can destroy furniture and curtains and get them stuck places they are not very happy to be in. One way to discourage a climbing cat from taking a trip up your to the top of your window shade is the offer options for safe climbing. Your climbing cat will love having a place to climb up high, get their energy out and have a space all their own.
Cat Wall Climber
A cat climber is one of my favorite products for your climbing cat. They come in many types, colors and sizes (and also prices) and are both a fun place to play on and take a nap. The Trixie Pet cat lounging set is my favorite basic option but the wood model pictured below is definitely the coolest looking.
A cat bridge is a fun option if you have a little space. We like the Mocohona model because it is easily wall mounted and has a fun perch for them to hang out on in addition to being able to perch on the bridge itself.
The CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat Playplace has it all. It attaches to your wall (how high is up to you!) and is a fun place to play plus a hammock to hang out in way up high.
Cat Wall Shelves
Cat wall shelves allow you to customize how your cat’s wall play area looks and how it feels to them. We like the Petfusion Activity Wall because you can buy 1, 3 or even more to make a playplace the size and height your cat will love.
Cat Window Perch
A window perch is a fun way to get your cat up high and give them a look around. My cats love to sit by the window and watch the squirrels go by and I’m sure your
Cat trees come in all shapes and sizes. From realistic trees and huge models to more sensibly sized trees. My absolute favorite is the AmazonBasics Large Cat Tree. It is sturdy, fun and the price is very reasonable. For rundown of our favorite cat trees check out our Cat Tree post.
The Final Product for Your Climbing Cat
Eventually your cat will get stuck somewhere or you will need to get them down from somewhere before they want to. At one point my cat really liked to sneak into the garage and climb onto our fridge. We did not want to open the garage door or move the car until she was down and she would always do this when we were in a hurry. I don’t love ladders. I am a little afraid of heights so I use a sturdy step ladder to get her down and it usually works. At worse I get my 6’3″ husband and he can usually grab them off the top of the window shades or wherever they end up.
While we cannot promise that your cat will not end up in some strange places we hope that having the right outlets for your cat’s love of climbing can prevent some of the unsafe or unwanted climbing. We once had a cat, Bear, who loved jumping onto the top of an open door. It took talent but was certainly not the safest option and it eventually broke one of our doors causing nails to stick out. So while some climbing is fun making sure your cat has safe ways to do it is also important. I hope this guide has given you some ideas of how you can help them be safe and have fun!