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.

 

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.)

 

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
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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 in White
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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


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