Catio Shelving

Explore Catio Shelving

It is a cat’s instinct to climb. Most cats adore to be up high, whether they are dangling from tree’s branches or just hanging from a high perch. The Catio can be a place that mimics nature with built in shelving, perches or tunnels that allow the cat to feel like they are really outdoors. Likewise, the cat will likely feel more comfortable and secure in a place with ledges and perches where they can have a panoramic view of everything around them. 

At Cat Topia, we have several shelving options. We offer our basic shelving included in each Catio. We also have more elaborate options like cat bridges, connected shelving, or grass turf shelving. We also have special catio stairs that can help if your cat struggles with a disability. Keep reading below to find out more about your options to customize the Catio for your cat’s or cats’ needs.

Basic shelving
Included with each Catio

 The basic shelving comes with each Catio. This includes 2 to 3 levels of 2 tier shelving with some connected shelving. To find out more about connected shelving, please see our upgrade options below.

Characteristics 

Constructed in same lumber as Catio

2X8 – Standard upgrade width 

Other width options available upon request (2X10, 2X12 or custom sizes)

2 to 3 levels of 2 tier shelving on each side of Catio

Includes some connected shelving

interior of catio project in Greenville North Carolina

Catio Bridges

Custom Catio bridges and walkways are another option to add enrichment to the space and create an environment that your kitties will feel stimulated in.

cat in cat enclosure
Custom cat bridge seen inside a Catio.

Characteristics 

Constructed in same lumber as Catio

Upgrade of lumber or log accents available upon request

Customised to cat’s or cats’ needs

2X8- Standard upgrade width 

Other width options available upon request

Provides stimulating environment for cat to shift between shelving or extra support

Grass turf shelving

Artificial grass can add a stimulating environment for your cat or cats to play inside of the Catio. We can add this option to some or all of the shelves. 

cat walking up cat turf ramp catio
Catio Shelves with Turf

Characteristics 

Constructed in same lumber as Catio 

Upgrade of lumber type available 

2X8- Standard upgrade width 

Other width options available upon request

Provides stimulating environment that mimics nature

*We would recommend making sure your cat enjoys synthetic turf. You can purchase a small piece before deciding to go with this option.

Catio Stairs for Cats with Disabilities

If your cat needs a bit more support within the Catio we would recommend our catio stairs. If you’re interested in reading our blog about Mariah, a cat who benefited from the Catio stairs due to her illness, please check out our blog here.

Mariah inside her catio with special Catio stairs to help her navigate in and out. Mariah suffers from

Characteristics 

Constructed in same lumber as Catio 

Upgrade of lumber available upon request

Customised to cat’s or cats’ needs

Stairs can provide extra security if cat needs support due to illness or handicap

 

 

 

Connected Shelving

Already included in our basic shelving, connected shelving works to bridge shelving within the Catio. With special grips placed on each shelf, your cat can move easily between each shelf. These shelves are great for creating a very fun and stimulating environment for the cats.

Connected shelving.

Characteristics 

Constructed in same lumber as Catio 

Upgrade of lumber available upon request

2X6- Standard upgrade size

Stairs where the cat can grip onto  

Customised to cat’s or cats’ needs

Other width options available upon request

Provides stimulating environment for cat to shift between shelving 

Creates more enrichment for cat that mimics the feel of nature