All About Cat Strollers

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Many of us may consider backpacks & cat carriers as the only method to transport our kitties while exploring. But, have you thought about a stroller?

And no, we don’t mean re purposing a baby stroller for your cat. We mean a stroller that has been built for pets.

Is a Cat Stroller is For You?

There are many factors that may indicate if a cat stroller is for you. We asked the Catexplorer community for their experience with strollers.

The Type of Exploring You Do With Your Cat

Strollers typically require a fairly flat sturdy ground to roll easily.

If you’re doing a lot of back country hiking, with rocky and sandy ground – a stroller may not be the right option for you.

However, if you live in an urban environment and mostly stick to paved footpaths – a stroller may be a great idea. They may be especially useful when going to cafes or other urban adventures.

Just bear in mind, cat strollers will probably have the same limitations as a baby stroller – you may need to carry them up stairs and may be difficult to fit in tight areas. However, they are also easier to your body to push and navigate than a backpack, especially if you have any injuries.

Our Backs

Pet backpacks can be very convenient. However, they aren’t always designed with our backs in mind. As our kitties get bigger and heavier, these backpacks can put an additional strain on your back, which may be extra problematic for those of us with back pain.

A pet stroller may help reduce that load on your back as it is an easier way to transport your kitty around.

In saying that, you will need to use other parts of your body to push the stroller too. So we suggest you bear that in mind when making a decision.

Amount of Room for Storage

Typically a stroller is larger than a backpack, so it may need a lot of room to be stored. However, a lot of strollers do fold up to a compact size.

In saying that, many kitties love their strollers so much that it actually acts as their bed at home too.

Your Cat/s

Honestly, at the end of the day, everything we do depends on our cat.

Strollers are likely to be more comfortable for your cat as they have more room to move around than in a backpack. Some even have enough room for kitties to stretch out!

Whereas a backpack can be a little cramped and many backpacks on the market are very small. If your kitty is on the slightly bigger side, they may feel more comfortable in a stroller.

On this note, if you have multiple cats who enjoy travelling together – a stroller may be an easier and more comfy manner to transport them, rather than carrying 2 backpacks like our founder!

But there are some cats who prefer their own space and may not like to be in a stroller together.

At the end of the day, you know yourself, your cats and the kind of adventures you go on and this will determine whether you use a cat stroller or a cat backpack.

Pet Strollers For Your Cat

There are several pet strollers on the market. Here is a guide about a few strollers you can buy for your cat.

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Pros

  • Has a locking frame that will help keep your kitty inside and safe.

  • Comes in a few colours

  • Is lightweight

  • Has fitted air wheels which provides a smoother ride for your kitty

  • Is rated for 15.9kg (35 pounds)

  • Easy locking no zip entry, which ensures that you do not need to struggle with zippers

  • Has a large window that allows your kitty to watch the world go by

  • Has an undercarriage storage area

  • Has cup holders

Cons

  • Provided base may not be very comfortable for you kitty

  • Wheels may be not be of the best quality

  • Not the best for jogging

  • Harness tether may not be of the best quality

 

Pros

  • Comes in several colours

  • Compartment is very roomy

  • Has 3 separate entry locations

  • Padded interior

  • Easily collapsible for storage and transport

  • Holds up to 13.6 kg (30 pounds)

  • Has undercarriage storage area

  • Has cup holders

  • Manoeuvres easily

Cons

  • The zip may be difficult to zip up after being completely unzipped

  • Wheels seem to lose some of its traction tread quickly

 

Pros

  • Great quality

  • Durable

  • Holds up to 34.9kg (77 pounds)

  • Has tethers for harness/leash

  • Light wheels that allow for easy turning

  • Four wheels can lock

  • Has a undercarriage storage

  • Has a cup holder

  • Folds up easily for storage and transport

  • Has an adjustable height handlebar

Cons

  • Has Velcro closures on either side, which some cats might find scary

  • Is one of the more expensive options on the market

 

Pros

  • Easy to manoeuvre especially as the front wheel swivels

  • Holds up to 11.3kg (25 pounds)

  • Lightweight

  • Compartment for your cat feels soft and comfortable

  • Handle height is ideal

  • Escape proof

  • Has a cup holder

  • Has undercarriage storage

  • Great quality

Cons

  • May be more expensive than other options

 

Pros

  • Holds up to 6.8kg (15 pounds)

  • Easily transportable and stored

  • Lightweight

  • Easy to manoeuvre

  • Economical

Cons

  • Only suited for one cat and smaller cats

  • Handles may be a bit too low for taller humans

  • Wheels may not be very stable

  • Does not have a cup holder

 

Pros

  • Best for larger cats or multiple cat households

  • Comes in multiple colours

  • Stroller is light and easy to manoeuvre

  • Wheels appear to be well made and roll smoothly on pavements

  • Might not have an attachment for harnesses

  • Can zip up the front

  • Has a cup holder for humans (spot for your coffee!)

  • Has a little undercarriage compartment

  • Can be folded down easily with one hand

  • Made out of quality materials

Cons

  • Can be a little difficult to assemble

  • If your cat is heavy and is sitting all the way at the back of the stroller – it can tumble

  • There are several places in the stroller where your cat may be able to escape

 

Pros

  • Holds up to 24.9 kg (55 pounds)

  • Has 2 side by side units – allowing each pet to have their own personal space

  • Lightweight

  • Easily collapsible for storage and transport

  • Has undercarriage storage area

  • Sturdy

  • Easy to assemble

Cons

  • Large and heavy duty

  • No cup holders

  • Zipper might be a bit difficult to manage

 

Pros

  • Relatively inexpensive

  • Holds up to 13.6 kg (30 pounds)

  • Easy to fold

  • Goes over bumps very easily

Cons

  • Doesn’t look very fancy

  • May not have a tether for harness/leash

 

What stroller do you use for your cat?