Cat shelves or cat wall shelves are feline furniture that provides much-needed vertical spaces in an indoor area. Cats can thrive while being 100% inside a human home, but they need some essential spaces to feel secure when they need to. Apart from crates and corners of rooms, cat-climbing shelves or DIY cat shelves can provide spaces where they can hang out and feel like cats again. If you like installing cat shelves DIY, we have some excellent recommendations from Amazon that we’re sure you’re going to like.
BAYKA Floating Shelves
BAYKA is currently shipping shelves made of Paulownia wood. These are wall-mounted shelves that you can DIY easily at home. The braces are made of metal, and the shelves are wooden. We recommend BAYKA Floating Shelves not just for folks who need extra storage, but most especially for cat owners who need to add more cat furniture but are already running out of space at home. Since these floating shelves are so compact but are deep enough for most cats, you can combine any number of shelves at a time and create the perfect environment for cats. Many cat owners have already purchased this brand because they needed shelves for their cats to clamber on. One customer said that she purchased BAYKA Floating Shelves so her fur baby would be able to climb to its bed. It’s a good idea to put cat beds up top because away from the ground is always safer for cats.
BIG NOSE – Wall Mounted, Multi-Level Cat Post with Shelves
BIG NOSE has truly outdone itself with this hybrid cat post slash cat shelf. This is likely the biggest break you are going to get if you are tired of looking for separate cat furniture, too. BIG NOSE has thrown everything in, except the kitchen sink. Let’s start with the scratching post. We all know that cats need a scratching post so they can take their claws. They’re not sharpening their claws when they scratch at furniture – they’re reducing the length, so the claws don’t go overboard. This assembly is also fully extendable to a full 43”. You can purchase multiple BIG NOSE assemblies and create a durable floor to ceiling contraption with multiple shelves. Your cats will never run out of a scratching area, and your furniture can rest easy knowing they are not going to be redesigned. Solid wooden boards were used to ensure that your cats will be comfortable on very secure shelves regardless of the height. If you want the scratching post to be a full two to three feet off the ground, you can always install one assembly higher than usual to get the height that you want/to need. BIG NOSE’s design ensures that your cats get to climb, scratch, and rest using the same product. The design is also very sturdy, and it’s something that all cat owners will appreciate for their fur babies.
PetFusion Activity Wall Shelves
We find PetFusion’s take on activity wall shelves for cats incredibly cute. This is a great, three-piece set that is very compact and easy to install. The shelves also have a natural sisal surface so your cats can scratch the surface, and the surface would be mostly resistant to physical damage. According to PetFusion, the interactive nature of these activity wall shelves will make your pet healthier as there is a bit of challenge when traversing one plane to the other. However, this is no more difficult than what cats encounter when they are playing outside. The activity wall shelves are incredibly tough and durable, and they are perfect for small apartments.
Cats kept in smaller indoor spaces tend to get bored easily, so they might be prone to acting out. If your normally happy cat begins acting out, it may need more stimulation and added vertical spaces to ‘hide’ when it is feeling insecure about the space. We must provide the right spaces because feline psychology is distinct, and they have specific needs that won’t work for dogs but work perfectly for them. If you want to extend the system, purchase more shelves and angle them properly, so your cat has an entire train of unique shelves to traverse.
PetFusion Ultimate Cat Tower
This cat tower or activity tree is humongous and is the tallest assembly we have seen so far. The assembly extends to 76.8” at full extension, and there are also multiple shelves for cats to sit or rest on. This cat tower is a scratching post by category, but because it has wide enough shelves, it can be an activity area for all the cats you have at home. What’s more, is it’s very friendly to cats of all ages. Both young kittens and senior cats will enjoy lying about and playing using the PetFusion Ultimate Cat Tower. If your living room is spacious, there’s no reason why you can’t buy this awesome cat tower.
During installation, make sure that this ultimate cat tower is secured to the wall. Use the drywall anchors provided in the package (these are zinc anchors) to ensure that the tower will not topple over. This is extremely important, especially if you have kids at home, as we don’t want any accidents.
Suppose you are worried that this ultimate cat tower might have some toxic materials used, don’t. It has been pre-tested and found safe from having toxins like formaldehyde. We can’t say the same for other similar towers.
Customer reviews show that buyers are extremely satisfied with their purchases. One user said that if you didn’t want to nail the ultimate cat tower to the wall, you could rearrange the shelves, so the widest shelves are on the bottom and the lightest ones are on top. This will stabilize the tower further, and even with jostling and added activity, the tower will not fall over. This is something to think about if you don’t want to damage the drywall in your living room.
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