Work Your Way Up
Cats’ instincts tell them to go vertical, and while you may not want yours lounging atop the refrigerator, providing climbing space and a perch or two will result in feline joy. “When you offer them vertical freedom, you’ll immediately see cats have added confidence,” says Jackson Galaxy, host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. Jackson’s vision of a “cat superhighway” always includes “no dead ends” and “plenty of on-and off-ramps,” especially in multi-cat homes. Create a cat climbing wall by attaching a series of short, randomly spaced perches covered in carpeting. The result gives your kitty an ideal way to exercise and see her home from a different view. A good-size cat tree (or two) gives a similar above-it-all escape.
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