Cat Climbing Furniture

Cat climbing furniture satisfies your kitty's inner need to climb and take the high ground.

Many cats like to find a high place to survey their territory, and take naps.

Some house cats will take every opportunity to climb, and many will use any structure or piece of furniture as their personal climbing challenge.

Other cats are occasional climbers, periodically finding high spots, often especially during or just after playtime, or when they get the "5 O'clock crazies."

As you may have noticed, there are many types of furniture for felines.

Cat climbing furniture is specifically designed to give your cat that vertical satisfaction that she craves.

Kittywalk Cozy Cat Climber
It also allows good use of vertical space in small areas, such as apartments, small houses, or small rooms.

The Kittywalk Cozy Cat Climber, pictured right, is a unique piece that can be mounted on a closet door.

If your cat is climbing your furniture, and/or scratching it, you'll probably want to invest in one of the many cat climbing furniture pieces on the market.

Climbing furniture goes by various names, and comes in a wide variety of configurations. Most of these products are for indoor use, but some can be used outdoors.






Indoor Climbing Furniture


Indoor cat climbing furniture generally goes by various names, including cat trees, cat condos (or kitty condos), and cat gyms.

Some of these have several levels, may have hiding spaces, scratching boards (usually made of sisal), and built-in toys. Some can be wall mounted.

Construction is often of wood (possibly particle board), covered with some type of material (often carpeting), but other materials and construction are possible.

There's not a strict definition of the differences between cat trees, cat condos, and cat gyms. All of these could probably fall under the umbrella classification of "cat tree furniture."

But, Catsplay.com, a leading online seller of cat toys and discount cat furniture, divides their products into these categories. They also offer cat playgrounds as well, which are usually more elaborate and spread out climbing systems.

Generally speaking, cat trees will have open perches and possibly built-in scratching posts; cat condos will usually have enclosed hiding and sleeping spaces; cat gyms will often have multiple perches for leaping to and from, as well as tunnels, enclosed resting areas, and built-in toys.






Outdoor Cat Climbing Furniture


Cedar Outdoor Cat Wall Climbing System
For outdoors, some outdoor cat enclosures come with climbing structures and perches, or can be adapted by mounting some.

There are also some outdoor cat furniture options that aren't carpeted, and are made of weather resistant wood or other materials.

Outdoor wall climbing systems mount to the outside wall of your house (or the inside of an outdoor cat enclosure or fence).

They're often made of cedar wood and come with a cradle and one or more shelves, which are designed to be mounted on different levels.






Unique Products


Some people design and build their own cat climbing furniture or structures, and others get furniture plans and build pieces based on that (or make variations). This way, you can create unusual custom products that suit your tastes.

Most of us, however, will buy what's available ready-made. If you're looking to buy unique cat furniture, the Lotus Cat Tree is an unusual and good looking piece.

It's unusual curved shape shows off a non-carpeted wood finish, and it has an enclosed sleeping area at the bottom.

Great Lakes Cat Furniture creates unique cat climbing furniture, such as unique cat trees with names like Purple Passion and Sunflower.

On each cat tree, the top, base, and all the leaves are replaceable, effectively extending the life of the product.

They use a thermal liner to retain your cat's body heat, so your cat will find it a warm place to perch. The leaves flex so they absorb some of the shock when your cat jumps from one to the other.







Long Hairs And Low Riders


Some cats, especially long hairs, will prefer to perch lower, and aren't avid climbers. They may still want to be elevated, just not way up high. Or, they may prefer to spend time in a relatively hidden spot down on the floor, such as under a bed.

This is sometimes referred to as the difference between "bush dwellers" and "tree dwellers."

If your cat is a "low rider" (many of the Persian and related breeds fit this category), you may want to get one of the shorter cat condos, or maybe set up a cat perch by a low window.






Places To Buy

Here are some places to buy climbing furniture for your kitty:

Cat Furniture
Unique cat furniture with life-like luxury cat trees handcrafted out of solid wood... hollow inside and perfect for climbing, playing, lounging, hiding and sleeping on.

Amazon has a large selection of Cat Furniture

Catsplay has a nice selection of cat furniture, including these kitty gyms (or see below)

Unique designs can be found at Great Lakes Cat Furniture






Kitty Condos



CrazyCat Condo Kitty Gym

Cube Cat Condo

Deluxe Cat Condo

Kitty Root Cat Condo

Pawprint Tunnel & Condo Play Center

Penthouse Cat Condo

Rustic A-Frame Kitty Condo Tree

Scruff Jr Kitty Condo

Suspended Cat Condo Play Center

The Pepper Kitty Condo

The Pod Cat Condo

The Scruff Kitty Condo

The Twink Cat Condo Tower

Tom Cat Condo

Townhouse Cat Condo

Wishing Well Cat Condo






Cat Trees



3 Level Rustic Cat Tree with Cat Face

3 Level Rustic Low Rider Cat Tree

32 Inch Cradle & Tube Cat Tree

4 Level Rustic Cat Tree with Cat Face

5 Level Rustic Cat Tree with Cat Face

68 inch Sky House Cat Tree

A-Frame Nestled in 4 Level Rustic Cat Tree

A-Frame Penthouse 5 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Big Step Cat Tree

Black Eyed Susan Cat Tree - Large

Black Eyed Susan Cat Tree - Medium

Cat Face 38 Cat Tree

Cat Nap Cat Tree

Cats Cradle 4 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Cliffside Cat Tree

Cradle in the Sky 6 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Crazy Corner Cat Tree

Deluxe Open Tray Cat Tree

Economy Reed Basket Cat Tree

Fishing Hole Cat Tree

Home Sweet Dome 5 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Kitty Friends 5 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Kitty Hollow Cat Tree

Little Step Cat Tree

Loft Cat Tree

Lucy Cat Tree

Max Meow 5 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Mini Cat Tree

Mini Lucy Cat Tree

Moon Shaped Tubby 3 Seater Cat Tree

Moon Shaped Tubby Two Seater Cat Tree

Mouse Hunt Cat Tree

One of a Kind 5 Foot 4 Inch Cedar Cat Tree

One of a Kind 6 Foot 2 Inch Cedar Cat Tree

Pacific Pets Super Shelf Cat Tree

Pagoda on High Rustic Cat Tree

Purple Passion Cat Tree

Quad A-Frame on Cradle Base Rustic Cat Tree

Rays Cat Tree

Round & Round 5 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Sculptured Mini Mushroom Cat Tree

Stairway to Heaven 4 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Sunflower Cat Tree

Table Topper Rustic Cat Tree

The Flying V 3 Level Rustic Cat Tree

The Palm Cat Tree

The Suite 5 Level Rustic Cat Tree

The Towers 5 Level Rustic Cat Tree

The Works 6 Level Cedar Cat Tree

ThreeTier 243 Cat Tree

ThreeTier 323 Cat Tree

ThreeTier 3L2 Cat Tree

Tiered Cat Tree

Time to Climb 5 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Tree House Cat Tree

Treetop Tower 4 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Triple Cradle 3 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Tropical Flower Cat Tree

Tunnel Vision 5 Level Rustic Cat Tree

TwoTier 23 Cat Tree

TwoTier 26 Cat Tree

TwoTier 34 Cat Tree

Ultimate Utopia 5 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Wide Load 5 Level Rustic Cat Tree

Window Perch Cat Tree

Wishing Kitty Well Cat Tree






Cat Gyms



Alleyway Cat Gym - 86 inches

Big Oak Kitty Gym

Billys Bigger Bunkbed Cat Gym

Billys Bunk Bed Kitty Gym

Birds Nest Kitty Gym

Cat Face 283 Kitty Gym

Cat Face 2832 Kitty Gym

Cat Face 38243 Kitty Gym

Cat Mountain Kitty Gym

Cats Meow Kitty Gym with Round Trays

CrazyCat Condo Kitty Gym

Deluxe Amusement Center Cat Gym

Double Trouble Tube n Cradle Gym

Four Tier 2323 Kitty Gym

Four Tier 2432 Kitty Gym

Four Tier 3L23 Kitty Gym

Half Pint Corner Kitty Gym

Hang Time Kitty Gym

Highrise Cat Gym

Interactive Cat Tower Cat Gym

Jack-N-Beanstalk Kitty Gym

Kittys Chair Rustic 4 Level Kitty Gym

Kittys Chair Rustic 5 Level Kitty Gym

Kittywalk Carnival Pet Containment Gym

Kittywalk Carousel Pet Containment Gym

Kittywalk Ferris Wheel Pet Containment Gym

Large 23L42 Kitty Gym

Little Oak Cat Gym

Lookout Kitty Gym

Mountain Top Cat Gym

Pacific Pets Triple Platform Kitty Gym

Playground Cat Gym

Pussycat Palace Kitty Gym with Cherry Wood Accents

Pussycat Playhouse Cat Gym

Pussycat Playhouse with Cradle Cat Gym

Pussycat Playhouse with Tunnel Cat Gym

Redwood Kitty Gym

Round Up Kitty Gym

Round Up Kitty Gym 2 Seater

Round Up Kitty Gym 3 Seater

Sequoia Cat Gym - 86 inches

Skyscraper Cat Gym - 84 inches

The Cats Meow Kitty Gym

The Elevator Cat Gym - 86 Inches

The Paw-rific JR Kitty Gym

The Paw-rific Kitty Gym

The Pinnacle Cat Gym - 86 Inches

The Sugar Kitty Gym

Tower of Kitty Power Cat Gym

Tree Top Kitty Gym

Treehouse Cat Gym - 78 inches

Tri Level Fun Center Cat Gym

Tri Plex Fun Center Cat Gym

Tri-Level Rest Stop Cat Gym

Tub n Cradle Kitty Gym

Tube n Cradle Kitty Gym

Virgie Cat Gym - 90 inches


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