If you’ve got very active cats who need to take their energy out on something other than your curtains, then this may be the product for you. It’s The Cat’s Trapeze from The Netherlands and I’ve never seen anything like it. They sent us one to test out and as you can see, Ando thinks it’s pretty comfy, although he’s a little too lazy to use it as it is really intended, but I can certainly imagine how this could provide a good distraction for some active kittens.
The Cat’s Trapeze was designed specifically to provide a place for cats to climb, which they do naturally. And wouldn’t you rather have them climb this instead of your curtains? The Cat’s Trapeze is made from durable, natural cotton/linen and comes in three sizes: single pillow, double pillow, and triple pillow, plus there’s a little hammock that can be attached to the bottom for an extra lounge spot. You can suspend The Cat’s Trapeze from the ceiling, or if your cats prefer a little more stability, place it against a wall or in a corner. Check out this video of some cats giving the trapeze a good workout.
There are more videos here.
You can use a variety of different hooks to suspend The Cat’s Trapeze from the wall, ceiling, or even from a door.
One of my first thoughts is that this may encourage cats to climb curtains, but if you already have curtain climbers, then this might be just the thing to deter them. Giving kitty her own special place to climb and play should take care of those natural instincts.
If you have one of those super-active kitties, then you won’t want to miss this giveaway! One lucky winner is going to receive a three-pillow Cat’s Trapeze. To enter, please leave a comment on this post. The winner will be selected in a random drawing on June 11. One entry per person. This giveaway includes shipping anywhere, so international readers are welcome to enter!
Here are some more pix of my lazy Ando.