Why Your Bengal Cat Climbs On Everything

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Why Do Cats Need High Up Space?

Have you ever wondered why your cat just loves to scale your bookshelves or peer down at you from above the refrigerator as you cook? It’s because we cats have an instinctual need to be up on high places. Being off the ground gives us a stronger sense of security and allows us to easily escape the stresses that are at ground level whenever we need to.

Vertical space provides us felines to take time apart from other cats or individuals whenever we choose. Like humans, sometimes we want some space too. Lack of somewhere high up to hide is actually one of the most common reasons why aggression occurs in multi cat households. This happens because the lack of space causes the cats to fight for territory. By making vertical spaces available for them, they’ll have more spaces to own and will be less likely to attack others.

Having a cat tree or space for your Bengal to observe from aslso makes the introduction of a new member of the family go a lot smoother, be that another cat, dog, or even baby human!

To help you choose which wall-mounted cat furniture to get, here are five of my purrrrsonal favorites:


1. CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Playplace Hammocks 


Give your cats the perfect indoor jungle with the CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Playplace Hammocks. It’s a beautifully handcrafted, functional pet furniture that will give your cat plenty of vertical space to enjoy. It’s very sturdy and safe to use even for large and heavy cats.

More about this cat shelf:

  • Sisal-lined holes
  • Durable fabric hammocks
  • Mentally stimulating structure
  • Hammock is tested to hold up to 62 lbs.
  • Wooden shelves are tested to hold up to 85 lbs.


CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat Playplace - Cat Hammock & Climbing Activity Center - Handcrafted Wall-Mounted cat Tree
  • Hand-crafted beautiful & functional pet furniture
  • Perfect play structure to bring out the acrobat in your cat
  • Physically and mentally challenge your feline friend
  • Ladder and Sisal hole combine to create a dog-free haven
  • The hole in the Escape Hatch is 7.75 inch diameter


2. CatastrophiCreations The Cat Mod

This wall-mounted cat furniture is buildable on to any of CatastrophiCreations’ other Cat Mod systems, like in number 1. You can connect each Cat Mod to create a wider vertical playing space for your cats or just leave them as is. Either way, they all function beautifully!

More about this cat shelf:

  • Fully customizable
  • Removable and washable fabric
  • Brackets are hidden for a floating look
  • Very aesthetically pleasing
  • Durable and sturdy (hammock holds up to 62 lbs., wooden pieces hold up to 85 lbs.)


CatastrophiCreations The Cat Mod - Wall-Mounted Cat Bridge with Fabric Lounger for Cats
  • Meant to be installed into 5 studs at 16” apart
  • Fabric is pre-cut, hemmed, removable and washable
  • Hidden brackets give the furniture a floating look
  • Weight tested: 62 lbs per hammock; 85 lbs per wooden piece
  • Easy to navigate mounting instructions


3. The Refined Feline Lotus Branch Cat Shelf

The feline lotus branch cat shelf easily fits into any household décor because of its sleek and modern design. A comfortable Berber carpet covers the top of the shelf so your cat can cozily sleep and lounge on it. Plus, it’s sturdy and spacious, making it purrrrfect even for larger felines!

More about this cat shelf:

  • Modern design
  • Comes with replaceable Berber carpet
  • 61″ long, 10.5″ deep
  • Made of solid wood and bent ply


THE REFINED FELINE Lotus Branch Cat Shelf, Espresso
  • Modern Cat Shelf
  • Great for large cats
  • Made of a combination of solid wood and bent ply
  • Comfortable Berber carpet replaceable if worn
  • 61" long and 10.5" deep


4. The Refined Feline Lotus Leaf Cat Shelf

The feline lotus leaf cat shelf can be mounted together with the lotus branch shelf to form a wider vertical space. If you have multiple cats in the household, you can customize the placement of the lotus leaf shelves around the lotus branch to create a mounted playground and lounge area for them. 

More about this cat shelf:

  • Replaceable Berber carpet
  • Made of solid wood and bent ply
  • 22’’ long, 10.5’’ deep


The Refined Feline Lotus Leaf Cat Shelf, Mahogany
  • Modern Cat Shelf
  • Contoured design
  • Made of a combination of solid wood and bent ply
  • Comfortable Berber carpet replaceable if worn
  • 22" long and 10.5" deep


5. BIG NOSE Wall-Mounted Cat Scratching Post 

The Big Nose wall-mounted cat climber is similar to a cat tree except it won’t be using up any of your living space since it’s meant to be mounted on the wall. It functions as a scratching post with multilevel shelves that any cat will enjoy. It’s very durable, easy to assemble and fully extendable!

More about this cat shelf:

  • Fully extendable
  • Sturdy
  • All parts are replaceable
  • Made from all-natural materials


BIG NOSE- Wall Mounted Cat Scratching Post Multi Level Cat Shelves with Solid Wood Steps and Sunny Seat Hammock …
  • Easy to install and fully extendable. Multivel can be adapted to any wall in different angel: Besides the window, behind the door or even in the coner, as long as going with the right screws. The total height for one set is 43''. If piping up two sets together, it will reach to a "floor to ceiling" size and with 6 levels.
  • High Quality and Sturdy. The diameter of the post is 3.5'' and each of them are connected by 2.75'' stainless steel screws. Totally three barkets will be applied to mount all posts nicely on wall. Two 0.7'' thickness solidwood rest board which can hold up to 15 LBS . For all the size of components , pls head to description.
  • Right propotion for M size cat (below 15LBS ). The modle cat in picture gallery is 15 lbs, adult male.
  • Every component is replacable and available from Bignose. Revising, renewing and restructuring is easy.
  • Natural and Safe for home. Jute rolling, natural solid pinewood steps and soft carpet hammock are all safe and tested to human and animal.


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