A bored cat is a destructive cat. Trust me, with six cats, I should know. As would my house, on a few occasions. But even if you have just one or two cats, it’s important to provide them with toys to occupy themselves with. But you know how cats love to find places to hide in, hide behind, and be on top of? Instead of your furniture, counter tops, and windows being sacrificed to claws and fur, why not give your cats something just for them? I’m talking about Catty Stacks, which are awesome individually-standing cardboard units that can be used as standalone units, or connected together to create play sets and climbing/hiding structures.
A single Catty Stack unit is 16″ x 15″ x 15″, so more than big enough for any cat to climb in and through, but not so big that it’ll take up a significant amount of space in the space you put it in. Catty Stacks are very sturdy, since they are made out of recycled industrial-strength corrugated ultraboard (cardboard). They’re also entirely eco-friendly — they come from recycled materials, and can be recycled themselves. Available colors: white, pink, green, blue, and brown.
In addition to the modular Catty Stack units, there are also Crawl Tunnels, which can be connected between two Catty Stacks units to provide additional fun crawling and hiding places. The Crawl Tunnels are also made out of 100% recyclable materials, and can be recycled themselves. One Crawl Tunnel is 6″ in diameter, 18″ in length, and weighs 1 lb.
Catty Stacks are incredibly easy to assemble. They ship flat, but easily unfold for you to lay flat, and then begin assembling. Assembling consists of nothing more than creating the cube shape, then tucking the appropriate ends of the ultraboard ends into the adjoining/adjacent slots. My husband, eight year old daughter, and myself assembled all 8 Catty Stacks in less than 15 minutes — though we did spend a bit more time creating the play structure. When setting up your Catty Stacks play structure, orient the boxes so that the centered holes are on the sides, and the non-centered holes are on the top or bottom. The boxes are sturdiest in this orientation (especially important if you have big cats, such as we do!).
Here’s a helpful assembly video from the Catty Stacks people themselves:
When creating a modular structure with multiple Catty Stacks, it’s important to use the included binder clips to clip the ends of the Catty Stacks together, like so:
Once together, it wasn’t long before our cats came investigating. We’ve re-arranged our Catty Stacks several times, and a couple of times a week I’ll hide catnip, cat treats, and toys in different areas of the modular setup, so as to give our cats a fun reason to go exploring.
Catty Stacks are a really fun, and surprisingly also not an eyesore at all (they’re quite stylish!), way to get your cats moving and exploring an area of your home that is just for them. If you’re like me, you’ll be grateful to suddenly have less cat fur on your furniture and more space on your counters.
Enter to win a set of four Catty Stacks!
- Start date: 03/22/13
- End date: 04/08/13
- Winner will be notified via email, and has 48 hours to respond
- Giveaway is open to U.S. entries
Disclosure: Catty Stacks provided me with a free product in exchange for my honest opinion.