Wall Mounted Cat Shelves – Safe Perch for Your Climbing Cat


Mittens, if you knock that vase over, I’m going to be pretty unhappy. I don’t know why you insist on climbing up the bookcase. Maybe I should get some cat wall shelves for you to play on instead.

Cats like wall shelves because it encourages climbing and exploration, but it’s far less risky than a tree. They’ll get a great view and have a safe escape to retreat to. This climbing system is a great way to burn off energy and provides a designated space for cats to mitigate mishaps.

Make your kitty the climbing king of the castle with their own set of cat wall shelves!

It’s a well-known fact that cats love to climb. Why not give them a safe outlet to do so with these innovative cat wall shelves?

Your cat will naturally seek higher ground, whether it’s stalking their favorite prey, or escaping from predators (like the dog). Instead of climbing on counters or scaling the porcelain cabinet, what if they had a shelf to safely climb up the walls of your home?

This is a set of 3 espresso-colored shelves designed to hang on your wall. Included are one small, one medium, and one large perch. The largest has a hole in one side, for cats to move through. They may be hung flat or at an angle, in any combination or layout you like!

Each of the wall mounted platforms has a sisal base as well. That’s just perfect for scratching and keeps them off the arms of the couch. When not sinking their claws in, it still makes a perfect base for lounging and napping.

Additional platforms and multiple sets may be paired together to create larger environments. This is great for multiple cat homes, or if you just happen to have the extra space. Your cat will thank you!

How do you install cat wall shelves?

Cat wall shelves are easy to install, and you should be able to complete installation in about 20 minutes. Here are the steps required:

  • Identify where you will hang the shelves. Use a level if you’d like to ensure they’re perfectly flat, but this is optional
  • Find the studs. Again, this step is optional and only if you’d prefer to anchor directly into studs
  • Insert drywall anchors using a hammer and screwdriver. This is only applicable if not using studs
  • Pull the shelf away from the bracket on the telescoping rails so you can access the holes
  • Screw in the 4 screws through the holes in the shelf bracket into the wall
  • Slide the wooden shelf back in until it is flush with the bracket on the wall
  • Secure the set screws through the top of the shelf into the bracket. This prevents the shelf from telescoping when your cat is on it
  • Cover the screw holes with the sisal cover, using the Velcro to secure it

For best results, wall mounted cat shelves should be about 12” apart (whether horizontally, vertically, or diagonally spaced). If you have smaller kittens, feel free to reduce the distance slightly.

Each shelf has a maximum weight capacity of 30 pounds, so it should support a couple cats. If your cats are on the larger side or you have more than 2, it’s recommended you secure to the studs for additional support.

Note that if you have plaster walls, pre-drilling of holes will be required for successful installation.

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Additional Notes

  • Made of high-grade MDF
  • Large shelf measures – 26” L x 11” W x 2” H, medium is 18” x 8” x 2” , and small is 8” x 8” x 2”
  • 4.2 star rating with over 600 reviews – pet approved!
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