Designing Your Own Cat Climbing Wall - Examples and Ideas
Do you have bored cats? Maybe ones who pick on each other or your other pets? Or who scratch up your furniture despite all the cat trees in the world?
We have one rather miserable cat out of our three. We used to live out in a more rural part of the Upper Valley and she, Leeloo, was allowed to be an indoor/outdoor cat, however, now she's not. The other cat, Pippin, who went outdoors adjusted quickly to being indoors only, and one, Solly, has always been scared of the outside.
Leeloo, who used to get along quite well with her brothers, is now either the target of fights with Pippin or, often, the one who starts issues with the other cats or the puppy. She is also what we have dubbed an "up" cat. She likes to get up as high as she can, whereas Solly wants to get as low as he can, and Pip is happy either way. A cat tree is no longer sufficient for Leeloo, so we are looking into building a cat climbing wall.
First, though, we looked at the incredible ones that some places have constructed and sell, and others that have been DIY to get some ideas for our own design.
Check out this astonishing set-up constructed by hauspanther.com -
This one is based on mostly IKEA furniture, from Buzzfeed hacks.
Straightforward step shelves up to a cat bed.
Slightly more elegant DIY cat shelves