Benefits of Stimulating Cats
Custom Catios strives to improve enclosures by making them more fun and stimulating for cats. The greater the variation inside structures, the more cats have to think to maneuver around, which activates their minds, and helps prevent behavioral issues common in indoor cats. Fun stuff inside – like bed perches, ramps, cat ladders, cat steps, hiding boxes, and sisal rope climbing poles – also leads to greater running, jumping, and climbing (aka exercise) and help stave off obesity, which is common in indoor cats. Below are the options we currently offer, beyond shelves and bed perches, to keep things interesting for your feline family members.
Floor to Ceiling Sisal Rope Climbing Poles
There are few things more fun than watching cats scamper up one of our trademark 10-foot tall rope climbing poles. Note, we have shifted away from sisal to synthetic rope poles, which hold up much better when exposed to the elements. We continue to use sisal in fully covered and indoor areas.
A Fireman’s circle can be added to the top of a sisal or synthetic rope pole. It adds a dramatic effect and the furballs have lots of fun with this design element.
Spiral staircases not only look fabulous, but provide an excellent mechanism for cats to go up and down an enclosure with multiple exit and entry points along the way. In other words, they are aesthetically pleasing and highly practical.
Peek-a-boo Bubble Bed
Hiding Boxes with Cat Cutouts
Hiding boxes are the perfect solution for cats that want to be outside but hidden from view. The lid lifts open enabling easy cleaning and the placement of a perfectly sized pillow bed we provide.
Cubby Hole Beds with Cat Cutouts
While you can get just one, these are stackable cubby holes provide a pawtastic solution in 3 and 6 box increments.
Floating “Birdcage” Beds
Floating beds, which are handcrafted by a master carpenter, add a whimsical aesthetically pleasing element to any catio.
Cat steps make for a cute addition to any enclosure and keep feline family members on their toes. We now offer both regular and wide steps!
Cat ladders are an excellent conduit between shelves, especially different level shelves. Our cat ladders are a bit fancier and easier on feline paws as we utilize rounded cross pieces.
Ramps are a must for most enclosures, especially with elderly or special needs cats
Litter Box Compartment
Litter box compartments have become one of our most requested additions. Each compartment has a waist high drop down door which enables easy access to the the litter box daily. Say goodbye to bending over or kneeling on the ground.
The first time we designed and built a “cat shelf” was for Hannah the Kitten Lady! Note, the “Tito Shelf” below is black with a clipped ear, just like it’s namesake sitting on it.
Bridges provide safety for tall runs over open spaces and add a little pizzazz to a long run.
Glass Bottom Bridge
For those wanting to take a catio or internal catification to the next level!
Normally cats prefer to hangout on the perimeter of a catio where all the action takes place. However, if you have a large enclosure with a lot of space, why not fill it with a custom centerpiece?!
Never worry about losing keys again with a keypad lock.
Imagine the envious looks you will get walking around town in a Custom Catios t-shirt! Well, you need not imagine it anymore.
Here I am with Monkey modeling a Custom Catios’ hat. Honestly, the custom embroidered baseball caps are pretty cool!