One of the best ways to keep your cat stimulated indoors is to increase the size of their ‘territory’ by creating perches for them, preferably up high. Cats like heights, though we don’t really understand why. Perhaps it’s a sign of status (the top cat!), or because it gives them a better observation point, or because they feel safer from the hurly burley of dogs and people at ground level.
The DIY Cat Shelf is easy to make, and can be placed anywhere around your home. You can build more than one and give your cat ‘steps’ to reach even greater heights! The design also works for window sills — and every cat-lover knows cats love to watch the goings-on outdoors.
Thanks to the Ecology Action Centre for permission to share this resource.