Build-Your-Own Cat Towers

I have heard that cats do not mind if their horizontal living space is small-ish as long they have a variety of vertical heights to choose from. Japanese houses and apartments are definitely on the small side, but you can compensate for the lack of horizontal space by making sure that your kitty has some good vertical space to play in.

One good way to provide vertical space, without taking up a lot of your own, much-needed horizontal space, is to install a cat tower. The only problem with cat towers is that they can cost a lot of money — usually more than 10,000 yen, which can be more than you might want to spend on vertical real estate for your feline friend.

If that is the case, you might want to have a look at the Cat’s Haven site which has a list of sites that will help you design and build your own cat tower (see the sites listed on the left-hand side of the page).

If you have succeeded in building your own cat tower, please tell us about it on our mailing list.

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