13 Cat Hammocks That Are Purrfect for Your Feline BFF
"Cats like to be elevated above their environment so that they can easily watch what is going on around them," says Zay Satchu, DVM, co-founder and Chief Veterinary Officer of Bond Vet. "Being in a hammock or cat tree allows this."
Whether you choose to mount one high up on your wall, on the window, or buy a cat tree-hammock combo, Satchu recommends placing it with this instinct in mind.
"Most cats enjoy watching the outdoors and being able to lay in the sun," Satchu says. "If you have space near a window, that would be ideal."
When installing a cat hammock, be sure it's completely stable before letting your kitty pounce to avoid any injuries or unexpected vet trips. Test it out by placing a stack of books or another object that weighs about as much as your cat on the hammock. Once you're sure it's mounted properly and is safe for kitty, let them enjoy their perfect new perch! We've rounded up some of the best cat hammocks that'll keep your little sentry comfortable, day and night.