Note cat stairs and cat rugs in the boxes and like OMG
Height: The top step/tread in any staircase can be level with the top floor/level, as long as it is as wide as the top floor/level opening. All Fast-Stairs starter 4 and 10 step models come with height adjustable (every ¼") steel top hook straps which allow for one extra stair riser. Most building codes allow a 2° slope AND a ¼" variance between any riser heights, thus allowing a combined 2 ½" to 3" additional adjustment up or down on full size stairs. Using the included extra riser top hook straps does not change the horizontal run. Thus the two sets of achievable height measurements per model, with the same horizontal run, shown on our Models & Prices Catalog page .
If you’re a little crafty – or know someone who is – this may be the way to go. By building your cat’s own stairs, you can make sure they fit your cat’s needs, your space restrictions and your budget. Again, this may take some calculations and a little know-how, but in the end you’ll know your stairs will suit your cat.
Whether you have one cat or multiplecats, consider building in areas where more than paths exist so catscan have options and avoid each other if they want to. While mostcats can easily jump down to the floor if another cat becomes anobstacle, it's best to make sure they are comfortable in theirvertical space.And while it's important to buildoptional paths in to your design, one or two spots on a wall will be enoughfor a cat to find a safe haven. You do not need to have twocompletely different paths, just a second place to give your kitty achoice during her movement.Below our Cat Tunnels were usedto offer two paths. One on top of the tunnel and one through thetunnel. Giving your cats flexibility in their travels allows them tocontinue to be comfortable in their vertical space and not get scaredby the thought of running into a dispute over territory.Here's a picture of the Kitty Superhighway at the Branford Compassion Club cat rescue by uber photographer Mary Johnson. Note that kitties have flexibility in how they move along the walls. The cat trees and cages also allow for a quick exit if one is needed.I was just reading the comments about declawing a cat whose scratching you can’t control. While you can try the usual sticky tape or orange scented spray, the best solution, in my opinion, is those wonderful nail covers you can buy at any pet store. No more scratching, and kitty gets to keep its fingers and their bones. Oh, you didn’t know declawing includes removing the finger bone up to the first joint? Imagine having that done to you. Also, for those of you unfamiliar with declawing, it can affect a cat psychologically also, and not in a good way. It can turn them mean, or take away all their self-confidence. It is illegal in several states, and I wish it were in every state. It is just wrong. Bless those of you who adopted a declawed cat and are helping them build up their self-confidence again. I have two cats. Neither is declawed. However, I am severly allergic to the bacteria one of them has. She has put me in the ER 3 times and twice I nearly had to have surgery due to the resulting infection from an accidental nail scratch. She goes to the vet for monthly nail trims as it is too risky for me to do myself. There is nothing that would make me declaw a cat, and there is no chance she is going anywhere but here in my home. Both of my cats were high-risk adoptations, but with training, patience and love are now lap cats. Please don’t declaw, it is inhumane.