ZOOM! There goes your new kitten racing across the room and straight up the curtains! As he sinks his claws into the fabric, you think to yourself "It sure is a good thing you're so cute!"
Kittens and active cat breeds love to climb; it's their natural instinct. Now you can save your furniture and curtains by giving them something designed just for them: the original Cat's Trapeze. This unique suspended cat climber and lounge provides active cats with a place to play and climb, plus a soft spot to rest.
► Provides an alternative to climbing curtains and furniture
► Challenges cats with height and movement
► Attractive to curious cats
► Contributes to your cat's overall fitness
► Creates a soft spot for napping
► Attaches easily to the wall or ceiling
► Comes with bonus hammock and sisal rope for hanging
► Made from durable, all natural cotton or jute fabric
► Machine washable
Styles and Dimensions
The Cat's Trapeze is available in two styles: the 2-pillow trapeze and the 3-pillow trapeze. Both come with a bonus hammock that attaches to the bottom of the trapeze. The 2-pillow trapeze measures approximately 3.5 feet, not including the hammock. The larger bottom cushion measures approximately 24 inches in diameter and the upper cushion measures approximately 20 inches. The 3-pillow trapeze measures approximately 4.5 feet, not including the hammock, with the two bottom cushions each measuring approximately 24 inches in diameter and the upper cushion measuring approximately 20 inches.
Choose from either a heavy duty cotton canvas or an open weave jute fabric. The cotton offers a more refined look while the open weave of the jute allows cats to sink their claws in and get a good grip on the fabric for easier climbing.
Filling the Cat's Trapeze
The Cat's Trapeze is sold separately from the inner pillows. Inner pillows are available as accessories in our catalog (click here to purchase). The trapeze can also be stuffed with your own throw pillows (such as the Slan pillows from IKEA, or something similar), or you can use old towels, recycled clothes or crumpled newspapers placed inside the inner pillow sleeves included with the trapeze.
If using the Slan pillows from IKEA, which measure 20" x 26", you will need two or three pillows for each large compartment and one or two pillows for each small compartment. The 3-pillow trapeze has two large compartments and one small, and the 2-pillow trapeze has one large and one small compartment. Use fewer pillows for softer cushions and more pillows for firmer cushions.
Hanging the Cat's Trapeze
There are several different options for hanging the Cat's Trapeze. To create the most movement, hang the trapeze from a ceiling-mounted hook positioned away from the walls. To create less movement, position the ceiling-mounted hook near a wall or in a corner.
Wall-mounted hooks or over-the-door hooks, similar to those shown above, can also be used to hang the Cat's Trapeze against a wall or door. Over-the-door hooks for use with the 2-pillow trapeze only. All ceiling- or wall-mounted hardware must be properly secured into wooden studs/beams or mounted with heavy duty wall anchors.
The Cat's Trapeze comes with a hammock that attaches under the bottom pillow, creating an extra napping spot. The trapeze also includes a small piece of sisal rope that is used to bind the trapeze straps together and attach to the mounting hardware. A longer piece of sisal rope can also be used to hang the trapeze. This will allow you to adjust the height of the trapeze.
COTTON - The cotton Cat's Trapeze and hammock can be machine washed at 104° F (40° C) after removing the inner pillows or stuffing. We recommend air drying and warm iron as needed. The cotton trapeze cover will shrink slightly after washing. Do not machine dry, this will cause the trapeze cover to shrink considerably.
JUTE - Hand wash only or spot clean. Air dry.
INNER PILLOW SLEEVES - Remove stuffing (towels, newspaper, etc.) from inner pillow sleeves before washing. Machine wash delicate cycle and air dry.
Here are some tips for getting your cat to use the Cat's Trapeze:
► Try hanging the trapeze in a different location that offers a view out a window.
► Sprinkle some catnip on the trapeze cushions.
► Play with your cat on or around the trapeze. You can even attach hanging toys to the trapeze to capture your cat's interest.
► Hang the trapeze and hammock closer to the ground, against a wall, or in a corner. You can even adjust the trapeze to rest directly on the floor.
The Cat's Trapeze is designed to hold up to 55 lbs. when it is properly mounted. Do not use the Cat's Trapeze with senior cats or with cats that have agility or mobility issues.
The Cat's Trapeze is designed by Esther Van der Wurff and manufactured by Van der Wurff Produkties, The Netherlands. The Cat's Trapeze is sold in the United States and Canada by Hauspanther LLC.