This outdoor-ready edition of our WideBridge is the perfect addition to your cats' catio playground. The wide slats are carpeted for extra grip, which is extra important as cats hate slippery surfaces. Both carpet options are mold-resistant, don't absorb moisture, and are also resistant to sunlight.
The spacing between the slats is small to avoid any injuries or slips, where a cat's foot might get caught or tangled. The spacing between the bars is something we've calculated and was heavily tested.
They're simple suspension bridges, with two hard-bearing PP ropes carrying the bars and following a hyperbolic curve, the CATenary. The curve is stiffened and made more stable by 2 screws in each bar, ensuring that the bars stay in place. This stiffness allows the bridges to be more stable and to carry much more weight while reducing the twisting motion.
When combined with other wall and ceiling-mounted products they're great stimulators for exercise and play, enlarging the cats' living space while giving them the ability to explore new heights.
Cats love bridges, they love the little sway that our bridges give as it's not a scary obstacle. Most cats will prefer laying in the middle of the bridge than on the sturdy mounts as they love the curve that just slightly hugs their body. Cats love bridges for the same reasons they love hammocks, it gives them a feeling of dancing on tree branches.
Both carpet options are thick, which will give them something to hold on to, something to punch their claws through, and something soft to lay on.
Most cats will love the bridges to be on the highest levels possible. It's aerobic in the air, safe from other pets or small creatures they may be sharing space with, and a place where they could perch up high, observing everything around and judging us for not having such awesome places to unwind.
Most cats find security in heights, and placing a bridge on a catio wall with 360° views is something freeing for cats. Imagine having an eye on the neighbours' exotic cat, a view of the birds and bees in your garden, and a side eye on your location. The know-it-all all and see-it-all all cat, who could top that?
👉It is sturdy and durable ensuring stability even with larger cats. Your cats will love to play and scratch their neck on the edges while rolling on it.
🌳Solid Birch Plywood construction is protected with multiple coats of non-toxic outdoor paints ensuring durability, as well as good looks, with easy cleaning and maintenance. The rope is 6mm PP rope flexible enough for multiple mounting options and strong enough for the biggest of cats.
📢The Bridge comes in multiple versions with various mounting options and can easily be added to any setup. It is available as a standalone item or with integrated mounting points if bought with some of our other elements. Let us know what you are working with and we will recommend the ideal mounting option for you.
Height: 10 cm (depending on tension)
Width: 25 cm
Length: Variable - Please pick the desired length from the options or contact us for custom dimensions
Each segment of the bridge is 25cm x 10cm / 10" x 4" with about 9mm / 3/8" spacing between them depending on the tension.
Length is determined by the number of segments - 6, 8, or 10 as standard options and others available on request.