Wall furniture for cats

Wall furniture for cats offers a variety of benefits that contribute to the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our feline companions while also enhancing the living environment for both cats and their owners.

 

Wall furniture for cats, such as shelves, “trees” and other climbing structures, offer numerous benefits for both cats and their owners. “Cats are natural climbers,” says Coral Amayi, humane education coordinator for Longmont Humane Society. “Vertical spaces provide a sense of security and comfortable places to rest. And an added bonus is less cat hair on the people furniture.”

Wall-mounted features can also help in  multi-animal homes. According to Longmont Humane Society Foster Program Coordinator Jillyan Patalina, “Wall structures provide an opportunity for dogs and cats to share space with less opportunity for conflict, especially when they are initially learning to live together.”

Here are five more reasons to consider adding some new features to your feline’s fun and fitness routines.

Vertical space utilization: Cats naturally seek elevated perches as it gives them a sense of security and control over their environment. Wall furniture allows them to climb and explore vertically, maximizing their living space.

Promotes healthy exercise: Climbing structures provide mental stimulation and physical exercise for cats. They can climb, jump and explore, which helps alleviate boredom and reduces destructive behaviors that may result from pent-up energy.

Territorial ownership: Cats are territorial animals, and having
vertical spaces to climb and perch on allows them to establish their territory within the home. This can help reduce stress and anxiety, especially in multi-cat households.

Space-saving solution: Wall-mounted cat furniture doesn’t take up valuable floor space, making it an ideal solution for smaller homes or apartments where space is limited.

Scratching outlets: You can incorporate scratching surfaces on the wall near perches, providing cats with appropriate outlets for their natural scratching behavior.

Overall, wall furniture for cats offers a variety of benefits that contribute to the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our feline companions while also enhancing the living environment for both cats and their owners. Thinking of adopting a cat? Call or visit Longmont Humane Society.  

By Julie Kailus, Longmont Magazine