How To Build Your Own Cat Tree In 3 Easy Steps

How To Build Your Own Cat Tree In 3 Easy Steps

One thing that all cat owners should have for their cats is a cat tree. Whether you have one or multiple cats, ideally you want to have multiple cat trees.

Of course this can be a bit challenging for many reasons. You might:

  • have limited space
  • find expenses add up quickly
  • find cheap cost means cheap & dangerous cat furniture
  • want to customize your own setup

Whatever the case may be, sometimes its just better to build your own cat tree. But like a lot of projects you think up from time to time, this might seem easier than it really is.

Coming from someone who enjoys carpentry and has won several blue ribbons, there are always hard ways to go about creating things and easy ways to go about doing things. The most important factor is that we DO NOT SACRIFICE QUALITY for being hasty, lazy, cheap or a combination of reasons.

I want to show you how easy you can build a quality, sturdy, DIY cat tree without turning your life into an emotional wreck. My dad used to always say, easy is better than hard and I’m going to show you how to make this work for you and your cat.

Before starting, always practice safe habits and use all tools according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Myself and anyone on the Cat Climbing Structures team are not responsible for any damages, injuries, or other occurrences that happen as a result of your building your cat tree.

Proceed with caution and if you find you need help take one of our professionally developed DIY cat tree plans to a professional carpenter who can build it for you.

3 Steps To Build Your Own Cat Tree

Step 1: Design Your Cat Tree

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The very first thing that you need to do before getting started is to figure out what direction you are taking. To do this, you will need to come up with a design plan.

It will guide you through each step of the building process as well as show you all the materials you will need to purchase. You can sketch the design plan on a piece of paper or you could get a cat tree plan like these.

Factors To Consider When Choosing A Cat Tree Design

Space Limitations – consider where you want to place your cat tree and then determine what size of a cat tree will fit seamlessly into that space. Take measurements of the space and record them. These measurements will guide you in making the finished product.

Your Cat’s Personality – this will determine to a large extent the design of your cat tree. If for instance, your cat likes to climb, your cat tree design should be tall with several perches. If your cat likes privacy and staying alone, your design should have privacy as a top consideration.

Your Carpentry Skills – if your carpentry skills are not advanced, consider keeping your design simple. This way, you won’t get overwhelmed.

Availability of Homemade Cat Tree Plans – although you can find numerous Free DIY Cat Tree Plans on the internet, most of them are poorly put together, hard to understand and all-around poor quality. Finding a good quality cat tree plan is tough but they are out there if you look hard enough. We have some available here or you can chance the rough seas and try to make sense of the bad

Step 2: Buy Your Materials

Once you have the design, you will know which materials you need. Plywood is often used for horizontal platforms while more sturdy lumber is better suited for vertical supports.

Carpet is perfect for covering the wooden surfaces and a great scratching surface that cats love.

You may also need some carpentry tools including:

  • a drill
  • wood screws
  • a hammer
  • nails
  • a table saw
  • wood glue.
  • etc.

Be sure to consult your cat tree plans for all of the tools and materials you need. If this is your first time building, be sure to follow all the instructions step-by-step so that you can see how all materials and tools work together.

Once you gain some experience, feel free to swap certain materials for others. For instance, you might like oak wood instead of plywood but be sure to follow the overall instructions.

Be creative but safe at the same time. YOU are responsible for your own outcomes so always take your due diligence seriously.

*Cat Climbing Structures is not responsible for any damages to you or anything related to you when you do your own projects*

Step 3: Assemble The Cat Tree

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Once you have all the materials together its time for the FUN PART! Time to put everything together.

Cut the materials to size

Using your design plan, cut all your materials according to the plan. A handsaw is very effective in cutting dimensional lumber while a table saw will cut sheets of plywood easily. Use sandpaper to smooth the rough edges.

Build the cat tree base

A reliable cat tree should have a sturdy base that can keep the entire structure stable. Such a base should extend out more than any other component of the cat tree for stability. You can make the base by joining together two squares of plywood using glue thereby making the base extra thick. Taller cat trees should typically have more extensive base to maintain stability.

Cover the base using carpet

You may also use a thick upholstery fabric to cover the base. This should be done before attaching the vertical parts. Cut the carpet such that its dimensions will be a few inches larger than those of the base on all sides. Wrap the carpet over the edges of the base and use a staple gun to staple it firmly on the plywood. Ensure that the carpet folds neatly on the underside.

Attach the vertical components to the base

The vertical parts are meant to hold the platforms in place. You can use screws, nails or wood glue to attach these vertical supports to the base.

Flip the base to an upside-down position and then drill the holes you need through the underside at the exact spots where the supports will be. Wrap the supports with carpet. Attach the vertical supports by driving screws or nails into the supports through the holes. You may wrap sisal rope on the vertical supports so that the cat tree also becomes a scratching post.

Attach horizontal perches to the vertical supports

You may use wood screws or glue to attach the plywood perches to the supports. Cover them with carpet or other reliable fabric after attaching them. The carpet also covers the screws ensuring that they don’t remain visible.

Refer to your design for more attachments

Refer to your design as you continue to add components. You may adjust your design based on stability needs, new ideas or discovered mistakes.

Congratulations! Now you know how to build your own cat tree in 3 easy steps.

The next phase is to get out there and do it. You can find cat tree plans right here on our site or you can find others floating around the web.

If you are ready to get started, click the button below. Feel free to ask any questions or add more information in the comments box below.

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10 Best Quality Cat Trees of 2019

10 Best Quality Cat Trees of 2019

Cat trees come in such a wide variety it can be hard to tell which one is best for your cat. Sadly, most are poorly made yet can still cost you an arm and a leg to buy.

We don’t want you to waste your money on garbage that your cat won’t even use. So we’ve done some research and compiled a list of the best quality cat trees of 2019.

This list will include trees and condos of all sizes for both large and small cats. First read the list but be sure to scroll down to see a short review and breakdown of each cat climbing structure.

Why Your Cat Needs a Good Quality Cat Tree

Although it is tempting to just buy any cat tree for your cat, we encourage you to take your due diligence not only for your cat’s safety but for everyone else in your home as well. There are two main complaints that come to mind when recommending the right cat tree.

  1. ‘My cat doesn’t use its cat tree’ and sometimes sad acts of cat shaming occur afterwards.
  2. The cat tree topples over and either breaks in half, breaks another piece of furniture or window, falls on someone or any combination of these.

Keep in mind that there are other reasons that you need to take your time when choosing a cat tree but we’ve chosen these two specifically because they are the most urgent issues in our opinion here at Cat Climbing Structures.

You do not want to have a poor quality shaky tree in your home. That exposes everyone to real danger. If the tree falls on your cat, a small child, elderly adult or other persons with frail bodies, it can cause serious damage and trauma.

It is also frustrating when you spend money on something that your cat refuses to use. This is a big one for us because you might not consider some issues about the tree from your cat’s perspective.

That’s ok because you’re not a cat but going forward, its important that you look at everything for your cat in this way.

A Wobbly Cat Tree

Buying a wobbly cat tree is probably one of the biggest contributors to why your cat is not using the cat tree. Think about how you feel going across a wobbly bridge or sitting in a wobbly chair.

Some people might be ok with it but most people won’t go on the bridge or sit on the chair. Why pray tell? Because you feel unsafe and not secure.

Your cat on a wobbly cat tree is the same. If it doesn’t feel safe using a poorly constructed cat tree then it won’t go anywhere near it.

Bad Odors

Since a lot of cat trees are manufactured, they are designed to be built quickly and as cheap as possible. This means they are often built with bad chemicals like adhesives that have formaldehyde and/or formaldehyde resins.

Not only are these chemicals bad for you and your cat (we’ll get to this in a sec) but they also have very strong odors. Do you remember in school when you did arts and crafts with strong smelling glues? They likely made you gasp for breath and put the container down just because of the fumes alone.

Well, your cat has the same response when similar products are used to put together cat trees. And get this, your cat’s sense of smell is even better than a dog’s sense of smell. So just imagine how much STRONGER the terrible odor is.

Hopefully it makes sense to you now why your cat doesn’t go near that cheap cat tree you may have got it or were thinking about getting it in the pet store.

Harmful To Your Health

As we just mentioned, some of the chemicals used to put together inexpensive cat trees contain chemicals that can not only be harmful to your cat but also everyone in the household. What are we talking about?

Sounds crazy but its true. One of the biggest offenders is the formaldehyde resin that is used to construct particle boards that the cat tree is made out of.

This chemical is highly invasive and can become airborne very easily. It is linked to a number of health issues including:

  • breathing issues
  • cancer
  • allergic reactions
  • irritation especially of the eyes and skin

The list goes on. If you want to read more about it, you can check out this article that talks about the toxicology of formaldehyde. They’re not going to tell you this stuff at the pet store but we’re NOT going to lead you astray about it! 🙂

How To Find The Best Quality Cat Tree

In the previous section we talked about things you need to be aware of that may make your cat turn away from a cat tree. In this section, we’re going to discuss three most important things that should be present in the best quality cat tree for your cat.

They are:

  • Stability
  • Cost
  • Cat Friendliness (scratching, stretching and laying surfaces, your cat’s preferences [likes to be hidden, etc])

Stability

It goes without saying that stability is one of the most important factors for you to consider when choosing the right cat tree for your cat. If it doesn’t feel safe on it, it won’t use it.

Think about it. Would you live in a house that shakes every time the slightest wind blows?

Well, some of us might have no choice due to circumstances (believe me I know from experience #truth ) but given the choice, we would want a stable home. Doesn’t have to be stable, but safe and secure.

Cost

Of course, cost is an important factor to buying your cat a cat tree. I challenge you to not let it be the defining factor though.

Sometimes it is worth saving for things and for your entire household’s safety, buying a cat tree is one of them. Now don’t be fooled by price either. Expensive does not mean top quality.

Be sure to read the description and make sure the cat tree is made of natural materials. Especially:

  • natural woods like oak, pine, and maple for example
  • natural sisal rope
  • good quality carpet (not necessarily natural) and scratching materials

If the tree has these things then it is worth it to spend the extra on it. If you can not afford one right away #nojudgement putting aside as little as $20 can do wonders! #noshame

Cat Friendliness

Once you have found a couple of good trees, it is time to consider your cat’s preferences. Just like we all have different preferences, so do cats.

Some cats might like to hide away more than others while some might like to lay high off the ground than others. The list goes on but you really need to take some time and note some things you cat likes best.

If you want some ideas, you can checkout our Ultimate Cat Climbing Structures Guide that talks about different cat personalities, sizes, age, and other characteristics that you need to consider. To quickly name a few though, you need to know if your cat:

  • prefers to be hidden all the time (more condos/closed spaces) or if it doesn’t mind being seen (open condos are fine)
  • prefers to lay up high or low (bed heights)
  • prefers to play in the air on or the ground (platforms, beds, toys on the tree, etc.)
  • prefered materials (plush, carpet, etc.)

I know this is a lot of information to take in and I hope you’re not too exhausted. Hopefully you have a better understanding of what you need to know to choose the best quality cat tree for your cat.

Remember that it is something that will affect your whole household so make sure you take the time to choose one that is safe AND secure. Now lets get into the Top 10 Best Quality Cat Trees 2019.

If you have any questions, comments or other feedback, please feel free to leave them in the comments box at the bottom of this or any post on this site and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Cat Climbing Structure’s 10 Best Quality Cat Trees of 2019

  1. Best Quality Overall – Cat Tree King Cat Mansion
  2. Best Quality Affordable Cat Tree – FEANDREA 67″ Multi-Level Cat Tree
  3. Best Quality Cat Tree for Large Cats – Cat Tree King’s Corner Cat XXL
  4. Best Quality Cat Tree for Small Cats – PAWZ Road Luxury Cat Tree
  5. Best Quality Cat Tree for Apartments – CatastrophicCreations Cat Mod Climb Track
  6. Best Quality Cat Tree for Older Cats – Trixie Pet Baza Cat Tree
  7. Best Quality Cat Tree for Multiple Cats – CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Climbing Tree
  8. Best Quality Cat Tree for Kittens – OKDeals Cat Tree Condo
  9. Best Quality Cat Tower – PetFusion Ultimate Cat Climber
  10. Best Quality Floor-To-Ceiling Cat Tree – Good Life USA X Large Adjustable Floor-To-Ceiling Cat Tree

10 Best Quality Cat Trees Reviewed

1. Cat Tree King Cat Mansion

Best Quality Cat Tree Overall

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Your cat will have a blast doing everything it wants and needs to do on this tree. Not only is it sturdy but it is well equipped for just about every cat situation we can think of.

If your cat is old, s/he can gain access to the tree through the multiple ramps. It is large enough for all size domestic cats including a Maine coon.

There are tons of scratching surfaces and ways to keep your cats paws happily entertained and off your furniture. And the best thing about this cat tree is, that it is built so sturdily that it won’t budge even if you have multiple cats playing or laying on it!

Here’s the breakdown of the Cat Tree King Cat Mansion:

Size (L x W x H): 23 in (59 cm) x 29 in (74 cm) x 71 in (180 cm)

Colors: Grey & Black, Beige (click here to see separate listing)

Levels: 3 levels

Towers: 2 towers

Condos: 1 condo, 1 hammocks, 1 bed

Toys Included: Giant swinging rope

Structure Material: Extra-strength ABS

Covering Material: Heavy-duty plush carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: Suitable for all adult cats

Scratching Post Material: thick sisal rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars, 30 customer reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

Here’s what some cat owners are saying on Amazon:

This product is hands down the absolute BEST cat tree you will find. Its VERY solid, sturdy and heavy duty. I have really fat cats and they fit on here great. They love this. I probably love it even more. Very easy to put together. Took me 20 minutes. – Excerpt from Brian’s review

My kitties love this tree!!! So do I!! Its heavy, quality and beautiful! The sisal posts are huge!!…They are happier than I have ever seen them with this tree. It puts other trees to shame!! I will be buying another one in another style for my kitties 🙂 this is seriously the best quality cat tree I have ever seen. – Excerpt from Kim’s review

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2. FEANDREA 67″ Multi-Level Cat Tree

Best Quality Affordable Cat Tree

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When it comes to good quality, affordable cat trees, FEANDREA (formerly SONGMICS) is the best there is. This tree is a slight bit lower quality than our top pick but will do the trick if you are working with a tight budget. #yourenotalone 😉

It has multiple condos, beds and platforms for your cat to share or pick choose and refuse depending on how much you have. It is also equipped with a ramp for when/if your cat is older, overweight or just feels like walking up instead of jumping!

What we love about this tree is that it comes with multiple toys attached at the top of the tree. We also love the contrast between the dark material and light sisal rope.

It will go in any room without taking up too much space. Your cat is going to LOVE this tree! <3

Here is the breakdown of the FEANDREA 67″ Multi-Level Cat Tree:

Size (L x W x H): 23.6 in (60 cm) x 21.6 in (55 cm) x 67 in (170 cm)

Levels: 4 levels

Towers: 3 towers

Condos: 2 condos

Toys Included: Yes, balls

Structure Material: CARB-certified natural board with battens at the bottom to make it more stable

Covering Material: Plush

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens.

Scratching Post Material: Natural sisal rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars, 293 customer reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

Here’s what other cat owners are saying on Amazon:

I have 10 rescue cats. Three are kittens and the rest are between 12 and 18 lbs each, and 32-34 inches long. BIG CATS! … Maine Coons can reach even larger sizes than my cats but if you that breed I think you would be pleased with the stability. – Customer

Compared to another Tower I bought from a pet store, this one is made so much better the quality is so much higher and my cats absolutely love it. It looks great too! It’s sturdy! I sometimes see three out of four of my cats on it at once. And they are Maine Coons and rag dolls. – Deborah Wirth

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3. Cat Tree King’s Corner Cat XXL

Best Quality Cat Tree for Large Cats

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Large cats need a tree that is sturdy enough to take their heavy activity but comfortable and safe too. The Cat Tree King’s brand in general definitely delivers.

This Corner Cat tree is comfortable and will not budge an inch even if you have multiple large cats. It is a little on the short side BUT it is more on the AFFORDABLE side.

We chose this one because it has two hammocks and a bed which means there won’t be any fighting over sleep space. Because we all know cats are SERIOUS about their sleep, lol!

That’s why we take cat naps instead of people naps, haha! And your cat(s) are going to love cozying up on this cat tree.

Here’s the breakdown of the Cat Tree King’s Corner Cat XXL:

Size: 59”  x 24” x 22” (150 x 61 x 56cm)

Colors: Beige

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 1

Ramps: 1

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Extra-strength ABS

Covering Material: Heavy-duty plush carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: Suitable for All adult cats of all sizes.

Scratching Post Material: Sisal rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars, 66 customer reviews

What People Are Saying On Amazon:

Here’s what some large cat owners are saying on Amazon:

I have four cats, three which are 17 pounds or more. I love this cat tree and thankfully so do all the cats. It’s very well made, super sturdy and large enough for all the cats – at the same time no less. I’m a 54 year old woman and put this tree together by myself with zero issues. I am very happy with this purchase, one of the best I’ve made on Amazon so far. I highly recommend this item.

Becky’s Amazon Review – “Best Cat Tree for Large Cats”

Beautiful and extremely sturdy cat house. I have never seen nor had such a well made cat house. I have a big Selkirk Rex who is 14 pounds. He can jump on it and it dies not sway. He even fits in the little pouches perfectly. The top level is very big to accommodate big cats. This is a well made cat house. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend it if you have a large cat!

Lau’s Amazon Review – “The Best There Is For Large Cats!”
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4. PAWZ Road Luxury Cat Tree

Best Cat Tree for Small Cats

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If you have a tiny kitty or kitten, it needs a little tree to suit its size. That doesn’t mean that you need to or should have to compromise on what your cat needs.

When you get this cat tree by PAWZ Road, your little one will have access to everything it needs including:

  • scratching posts
  • bed
  • condos
  • ramp

And to put icing on the cake, it is soooo comfy that it makes us wish we could lay on it too! …Well, that might not work out so well for us BUT for your kitten or small cat, this cat tree is one of the best options there is.

Here’s the breakdown of the PAWZ Road Luxury Cat Tree:

Size (L x W x H): 17.7 x 19.7 x 33.9 in (45 x 50 x 86 cm)

Colors: gray

Levels: 2

Towers: 1

Condos: 2

Ramps: 1

Toys Included: No

Structural Materials: TBD

Covering Material: Ultra soft plush or felt (#yaaas)

Type of Cats This is For: Small cats or kittens

Scratching Material: Natural sisal

Assembly Details: easy to assemble. Can find instruction videos on YouTube as well.

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 4.5 out of 6, 8 reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

Here’s what cat owners are saying about this cat tree:

So easy to assemble…our cat was on it before I could finish getting it together. It is very sturdy. The top perch is great and with two posts to hold it our big cat is very secure on it. I love the removable cover on top perch. There was even an extra felt bottom hideaway and pompom. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a tree that is good in a small space and looks nice. This is a very good buy!

Paula’s Amazon Review – “Worth The Money”

I have a 15 lb cat & he LOVES it!! Thinking about getting a 2nd one for downstairs for him.

Tanya Maples’ Amazon Review – “Very Pleased”
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5. CatastrophicCreations Cat Mod Climb Track

Best Quality Cat Tree for Apartments

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When it comes to small spaces, traditional standing cat trees can take up a LOT of space. Too much in fact.

That’s why our first recommendation for any tight space is to utilize your best asset, which is your walls. Wall-mounted cat trees are sturdy and give your cat everything that a traditional cat tree does.

Your cat will also enjoy the added benefits of:

  • being able to get higher
  • more customized pathways
  • runways that extend vertically and horizontally
  • play, sleep, and eat off the ground
  • and more!

You will also like that you can buy different attachments to continue to extend it in the future. Eventually you can have an entire runway for your cat without taking up ANY extra space.

They will love it even better than a traditional cat tree! We pinky promise 😉

Here’s the breakdown of the CatastrophicCreations Cat Mod Climb Track:

Size L x W x H: 56 x 11 x 69 in (142 x 28 x 175 cm) can be customized to your preferences.

Colors: Unfinished, English Chestnut, Onyx Wood

Levels: varies

Towers: varies

Condos: No

Ramps: varies

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: solid wood

Covering Material: canvas fabric

Best for: all cats

Scratching Material: sisal

Assembly Details: may be difficult and you should know (or be open to learning) how to use basic tools. Nothing too complicated though.

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

Here’s what cat owners are saying about the best wall-mounted cat tree:

Solid, beautiful piece of cat furniture. Cats took to it immediately. Took a little time to mount, but was not overly complicated. Really pleased with this purchase and company!

Lee H. Young’s Amazon Review – “Very Nice Looking. Quality Product”

At first I thought it was going to be difficult to install. I recommend looking at their website for additional helpful tips on the configuration based on stud spacing etc. It turned out to be a lot easier to install and they include all of the necessary screws and even the drill bit. In short it looks great and our cat loves it! Great craftsmanship. I will be expanding with their other configurations soon.

J. Gibson’s Amazon Review – “Great Crafstmanship. Cat Loves It.”
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6. Trixie Pet Baza Cat Tree

Best Quality Cat Tree For Older Cats

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If your cat is a senior cat, it might have a bit of trouble jumping but it likely still wants a comfy bed off the ground. This cat tree definitely delivers.

It is easy for your older cat to climb up while being both comfortable and stylish at the same time. Your cat also has plenty of scratching and stretching surfaces.

The only problem you might have with this cat tree is that it does not have a condo. In this case, you can buy your cat a little cubby or something that s/he can lay in.

Here’s the breakdown of the Best Quality Cat Tree For Older Cats:

Size: 19.5 x 19.5 x 27.5 in (50 x 50 x 70 cm)

Colors: Beige

Levels: 3

Towers: 1

Condos: 0

Ramps: 0 but stairs are close and easy to climb

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: CARB Phase II compliant

Covering Material: Long-haired plush

Best for: Older/Senior cats, Kittens and Small cats.

Scratching Material: Jute and Plush

Assembly Details: Quick and easy to assemble. All hardware is included along with easy to use instructions.

Warranty: One year warranty on materials (MDF, plush, jute)

Rank: 4.5 out of 5. 4,764 customer reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

This is what older cat parents are saying about this cat tree:

This has been a huge hit with our senior kitty. She’s on the larger side, and fits very easily in the hammock. She always looks pretty happy and cozy in there. And even before we put it together, she was clawing away at the scratching posts!

Exerpt from Amazon Customer – “Excellent! Cat Loves It!”

I have two senior kitties…I cannot say enough great things about this product. It’s well made and the kittens snuggle up and use this every day! One of my senior kitties loves it too.

Exerpt from kateinfl’s Amazon Review – “I Want To Buy Another Because It Is So Great!”
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7. CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Climbing Cat Tree

Best Quality Cat Tree for Multiple Cats

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If you have multiple cats then you need multiples of EVERYthing! That includes:

  • beds
  • scratching posts
  • platforms
  • condos

It also needs to be sturdy enough to handle multiple cats playing and/or sleeping on it at the same time.

Your cats will happily share this cat tree because it has all of the above. Multiple beds and condos are a definite MUST HAVE in cat culture and they won’t have to share either if they don’t want to!

There are also lots of different heights that your cats can choose from. Chances are, they won’t like the same thing so instead of having to buy multiple different trees, this one single tree gives your cats such an awesome variety of choices so you will save lots of money, time and stress levels! 🙂

Here’s the breakdown of the CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Climbing Cat Tree:

Size (L x W x H): 25 in (63.5 cm) x 25 in (63.5 cm) x 73 in (186 cm)

Colors: beige, mocha

Levels: 4

Towers: 3

Condos: 2

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: Yes

Structure Material: Wood

Covering Material Soft Plush

Type of Cats This Is For: Healthy adult cats. May not be suitable for older cats especially if they have mobility issues.

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4 out of 5 stars

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8. OKDeals Multi-Level Cat Tree Condo

Best Quality Cat Tree for Kittens

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Kittens love to play. They love to peek and twist and turn all around.

We love this cat tree because it gives your kitten a little extra play area to get its sense engaged and active. After all an active kitten is a happy kitten which means that you won’t have to worry about behavioral problems that can happen if your kitten does not get to exhaust all of its energy.

It is also adapt for multiple kittens to play on and is small enough to keep all of their activity in their section of your home. Kitten play can get pretty intense so you want to make sure that they have a tree that will keep them busy, far away from breakable things like vases or picture frames. Yikes!

Here’s the breakdown of the OKDeals Multi-Level Cat Tree Condo:

Size (L x W x H): 25.6 x 15.7 x 50.4 in (65 x 40 x 128 cm)

Colors: Dark gray/beige

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 1 if you consider the barrel will be used as one

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No but you will need them!

Structure Material: TBD

Covering Material: Soft Plush

Best for: Kittens

Scratching Material: Sisal rope

Assembly Details: easy screw-together assembly

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 3.5 out of 5 stars

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

My cat loves her tree! It’s very sturdy and unlike my last tree it doesn’t tip over when she jumps on it. Very easy to assemble. It’s cute and fits in my apartment well.

Cherilyn Joan Mattina’s Amazon Review – “Very Nice Cat Tree”

I am very happy. The parts can be assembled in many ways and I have adapted them for my two large cats. The barrel part is great. 12 lb. cat can fit in the cubby holes and they love the circle top area.

Harim’s Amazon Review – “It Can Be Assembled In Different Ways and 12lb. Cats Can Fit In The Cubby Holes.”
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9. PetFusion Ultimate Cat Climber

Best Quality Cat Tree Tower

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Your cat loves to dart up and down tall fixtures. That is because they naturally have the urge to do the same thing outdoors on trees.

When we bring them in our homes though, it is very hard to fulfil this need. This is where this awesome cat tree tower comes in.

Your cat will have fun shimmying up and down this tall tower. The best thing of all is that you won’t have to worry about if it will fall over or not because it is anchored to the wall which is the most sure way to have one of these units installed.

Well, unless your house is built of straw and your neighbor is the big bad wolf…but I have a feeling that’s unlikely! So you know there’s nothing your cat can dish out that will knock down your wall.

Here’s the breakdown of the PetFusion Ultimate Cat Climber:

Size: 24 x 20.8 x 76.8 in (61 x 53 x 195 cm)

Colors: brown/beige combo

Levels: 2

Towers: 1

Condos: 0

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: E0 MDF (passes formaldehyde safety regulations and European REACH standards which has stricter guidelines.)

Covering Material: None but comes with two soft laying pads

Best for: Older kittens/adolescent cats and adult cats. Older and larger cats may find it hard to jump from the top platform to the second.

Scratching Material: Sisal

Assembly Details: Some technical skills may be needed but installation is easy and straightforward.

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars

What People Are Saying On Amazon:

I have a rather shy nervous cat with Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome. This tree has turned him into the happiest cat on earth (almost). I wish I bought this years ago. Cats need to climb and hunt. This provides it all!

Coco’s Amazon Review – “Cats Need To Climb”

This is a great, high quality cat scratcher/perch! I do agree that some cats can have a hard time jumping down from the top tier to the middle to get off, and although my cat doesn’t quite have those problems, I do plan to hook up a few cat runways and sisal poles to the top tier so it has a few options to get down

Tom’s Amazon Review – “My Cat Loves It!”
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10. Good Life XL Adjustable Floor to Ceiling Cat Tree

Best Quality Floor-to-Ceiling Cat Tree

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For some cats, tower trees can be difficult to use and they don’t provide you cat with everything they need. An awesome alternative is a floor-to-ceiling cat tree because it has condos, platforms and is easier to gain access to.

This one is great because it is sturdy and we also like that the lowest platform is very low to the ground. This will help small, old or disabled cats to gain access to the tree.

There is a condo at the bottom and a hammock at the top to give your cat different sleeping options. But what we really love about this cat tree is all of the ins and outs it has like holes, tunnels side platforms and tall poles for your cat to shimmy up and down til its heart’s content!

Here’s the breakdown of the Good Life XL Adjustable Floor to Ceiling Cat Tree:

Size (L x W x H): 21 x 21 x 96-102 in (53.5 x 53.5 x 244 – 259 cm)

Colors: Coffee/Milk

Levels: 4

Towers: 2

Condos: 1 but also includes a hammock

Ramps: None

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: TBD

Covering Material: Durable fabric

Best for: All cats and kittens

Scratching Material: Sisal rope

Assembly Details: Easy assembly. Hardware and instructions included.

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 5 out of 5

What People Are Saying On Amazon:

This is a wonderful cat tower!! Our cats just love it!! They even use the very top round ledge and basket that doesn’t look big enough for a cat . Well it does and he loves it!! I can say it was easy to put together as I can’t put ANYTHING together so that says a lot !!

Seestar’s Amazon Review – “Wonderful Product!”
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Best Quality Cat Trees Compared

We hope this information has been helpful. Its a lot to take in so here is an easy to read side by side comparison of all of these trees.

Cat Tree NameMeasurementsFeaturesPriceAmazon's Rank
Cat Tree King Cat Mansion23 in (59 cm) x 29 in (74 cm) x 71 in (180 cm)3 levels, 2 towers, 1 condo, Plush covering, sisal rope$$$5 out of 5
FEANDREA 67" Multi-Level Cat Tree23.6 in (60 cm) x 21.6 in (55 cm) x 67 in (170 cm)4 levels, 3 towers, 2 condo, Plush covering, natural sisal rope$$5 out of 5
Cat Tree King's Corner Cat XXL59” x 24” x 22” (150 x 61 x 56cm)4 levels, 1 towers, 1 condo, 1 ramp, Plush covering, natural sisal rope$$5 out of 5
PAWZ Road Luxury Cat Tree17.7 x 19.7 x 33.9 in (45 x 50 x 86 cm)2 levels, 1 towers, 2 condos, ultra soft plush or felt covering, natural sisal rope$4.5 out of 5
CatastrophicCreations Cat Mod Climb Track56 x 11 x 69 in (142 x 28 x 175 cm) can be customized to your preferences.varies levels, varies towers, no condo, scratching posts, canvas fabric covering, $$$4.5 out of 5
Trixie Pet Baza Cat Tree19.5 x 19.5 x 27.5 in (50 x 50 x 70 cm)3 levels, 1 tower, long-haired plush covering, scratching posts$N/A
CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Climbing Tree25 in (63.5 cm) x 25 in (63.5 cm) x 73 in (186 cm)4 levels, 3 tower, 2 condos, soft plush covering, scratching posts$$4 out of 5
OKDeals Cat Tree Condo25.6 x 15.7 x 50.4 in (65 x 40 x 128 cm)4 levels, 1 towers, 1 condos, scratching posts, soft plush covering$3.5 out of 5
PetFusion Ultimate Cat Climber24 x 20.8 x 76.8 in (61 x 53 x 195 cm)2 levels, 1 tower, scratching posts$5 out of 5
Good Life USA X Large Adjustable Floor-To-Ceiling Cat Tree21 x 21 x 96-102 in (53.5 x 53.5 x 244 - 259 cm)4 levels, 2 towers, 1 condo, scratching posts, durable fabric covering$5 out of 5

Our #1 Recommendation for the Best Quality Cat Tree 2019

The competition was pretty close but there’s no contest that the best good quality cat tree is by Cat Tree Kings! It has everything your cat needs and is built to withstand the roughest, toughest cat activity.

It is great for single and multi-cat family homes and also can accomodate cats of all ages. If you want to learn more about this cat tree click the button below.

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10 Best Cat Condos for Large Cats of 2019

10 Best Cat Condos for Large Cats of 2019

Besides the obvious size differences, large cats are more energetic and stronger than the average cat. Some are crossbred with wild cats which make them a lot more active and curious.

Regardless of their origin, though, they have a strong need to be as high as possible. In order to get them to the heights they crave without your fridge, stove hood or TV stand precariously in the mix (not to mention the valuables you rest there) you will need to provide them with high spaces where they feel safe and comfortable.

That’s why we’ve taken the time to put together this list of the best cat condos for large cats of 2019. Your cat will need specialized condos that are made for their heavier weight, stronger activity and their seemingly unquenchable thirst to be up high.

To be clear about the difference between cat condos and other cat furniture, cat condos have at least one condo on it whereas some other types of cat furniture do not have them.

How To Choose The Best Cat Condos For Large Cats

In order to choose the best cat condo for your cat, there are a couple of things you should know first. Failing to have this information can leave you with a cat tree that will break or fall which can lead to serious accidents.

The most important quality you need to look for in your large cat’s future cat condo is sturdiness and durability.

This means that the cat tree is built with solid wood and well-balanced. It will stand firm to your cat’s roughest play times and last through the constant claw battering.

Some of the woods to look for are:

  • Plywood
  • Natural woods like Pine, Oak, or Maple
  • Compressed board

You should stay away from woods such as:

  • Pressed wood
  • MDF
  • Particleboard
  • Fiberboard

If the listing doesn’t say what type of board the cat condo is made with you can pretty much assume it is constructed with pressed wood. Pressed wood is what most cat trees are made of.

It’s flimsy, cheap and some studies suggest that the binding agents they use in these boards can be toxic to your everyone in your household. Also, these cat trees wobble and topple from normal cat play so they are definitely not what you are looking for.

Once you have established that the cat condo is sturdy, the next thing you need to think about is the perching preference of your cat. By this, we mean where does your cat like to observe.

Up high? Mid-air? or on the ground?

Whichever their preferences may be, make sure the condo has perches at that level. Usually, large cats like to perch up high because it gives them a good vantage point and also a safe resting place where most things can’t get them.

On the same topic, the cat condo should have enough perches for your cat to jump down comfortably. There should also be a way that your cat can jump straight up if s/he wants to do that instead.

The last thing to consider is scratching areas. These should be high enough for your cat to fully extend its body, front legs included.

It should have vertical and horizontal areas to do so. The scratching medium changes for each.

For vertical scratching, make sure the cat condo has good quality, unoiled, natural sisal rope. It should also be thick so that your cat doesn’t cut right through it.

For horizontal scratching, the material is typically carpet. Cats love the feel of sinking their paws into it as you may have noticed them doing on yours.

Now that you know how to choose the best cat condo for your large cat, let’s have a look at our top 10 list 🙂

Cat Climbing Structure’s 10 Best Cat Condos For Large Cats

1. Armarkat Jungle Gym Cat Condo

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If you’re looking for an affordable cat condo for large cats that is both tall and sturdy then this is the one for you. It is built with compressed wood which is not quite as sturdy as solid wood but it will do the trick for a temporary fix.

Another reason I can tell you this is because it has a huge weight limit of 60 lbs! That’s enough to get two large cats on this thing although it may not be as equipped for that in other areas.

Some other features you will love about this cat condo are:

  • It is very cat-friendly. Having two ramps means that any cat at any age can easily access even the highest point of the tree. That might not be as important for kittens but for seniors, it is a big deal because they will likely be unable to jump up anymore.
  • It is really tall. Large cats want to be up high and this tree gets them up 74 inches which is just over 6 ft. That is plenty of height for your cat to feel safe and secure from any threats while resting too.
  • The covering is tasteful and soft. Your cat will love the feel of it and you will love that it doesn’t clash with anything in your room because of its neutral color.

This cat condo is a really great option for your large cat. If you want to learn more about it, click the button below.

Learn more about the Armarkat Jungle Gym Cat Condo!


2. CozyCatFurniture XL Climbing Cat Condo

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If your cat likes to sleep high off the ground, this cat condo is for you. It not only has one but two different condos at different levels, both being off the ground.

So your cat will be able to rest easy, knowing it is safely tucked away out of sight. It also has a couple of high tower perches where your cat can observe from.

Its design also makes your room work, no matter how big or small, by fitting into the corner of your room. That means that it will save space which is especially great for you if you live in a small home, apartment, condo, or other small living space.

It also means that the tree has a little extra from the walls with support. For even more security, you can easily fasten this unit to the wall with a couple of angle brackets and screws.

If you like this condo, click the button below for more info.

Learn more about the CozyCatFurniture XL Climbing Cat Tree!


3. CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Cat Tower Activity Center

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There’s no doubt about it! Your cat will love you 10 times more when you bring a little slice of wilderness into your living room with this cat condo.

Not only is it styled to be wild but it is also designed to feed your cat’s wild instincts. So whether your cat wants to climb, sleep, stalk, lounge mid-air, observe, etc. it can do it from where ever it wants to on this tree.

Another thing your cat will enjoy about this tree is the many things that it can use to interact with its instincts. Look closely and you’ll notice that some of the vines are ropes, scratching surfaces, or other toys.

This will keep your cat busy and active. And a busy, active cat is a happy cat who’s paws and claws will stay away from and off of other places they shouldn’t be.

If you want to learn more about this tree and what others are saying about it too, you can click the button below.

Click here to learn more about the CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Cat Tower Activity Center!


4. New Cat Condos Premiere 7′ Tall Cat Playground

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This picture does not do any justice to show you how grand this tree is. Standing at a massive height of 7 feet, your cat will no doubt enjoy the high vantage point it can obtain with this cat condo.

As equally stunning about this tree is the fine attention to detail including:

  • the skillful craftsmanship to make it look like an actual tree
  • the skillful craftsmanship to make it look like it is a tree reaching through the sky and the clouds
  • ascending to the pagoda (Asian temple) up in the clouds theme

Oh yes, did we mention that this cat tree is handmade? If you are like us and enjoy supporting our fellow Americans, then you will love to know that this tree is fully assembled and handmade here in the USA.

You will also enjoy that it comes to you fully assembled so you won’t have to spend any of your precious time and energy putting this massive cat condo together. Just remember to have a game plan on how you’ll fit it through your front door 🙂

There is so much more to say about this tree so if you want to learn more and hear what others are saying as well, click the button below.

Click here to learn more about the New Cat Condos Premiere 7′ Tall Cat Playground


5. Cat Tree King Cat Mansion

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If you’re looking for a cat condo that is super soft, super cozy and super sturdy, then this one is for you. The pillows, beds, and carpeting on this unit are all super soft.

Not only are they soft but they are huge! That means your big kitty will have lots of room to get comfortable whether it wants to just chill and look around or sleep.

Its also built to last a lifetime. All covering is reinforced to make sure that it stays in place no matter what tears happen under your cat’s onslaught.

The sisal rope is natural, unoiled and super thick and the plush carpeting is very high quality.

This unit also comes with a variety of color alternatives like black sisal or carpeting, which we think looks better and you might like it also but what we are showing here is the standard version.

For whatever reason, this brand separates all their colors as separate listings and make no mention that there are color variations.

If you want to see more black variations and find out more about this cat condo, you can click the button below.

Click here to learn more about Cat Tree King Cat Mansion!


6. New Cat Condos Premier Cat Playstation

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This cat condo is a mischievous cat’s dream tree! The reason we say this is because of the tunnel at the top. Just look at it!

Your cat will have a good time playing in the tunnel, sticking its arms through the peaking hole to see what it feels. It could be another cat or even you!

You will also have fun with this as a playful interaction between you and your cat. This will help you bond closer to your cat and it is a really great way to destress believe it or not.

There are also lots of high and low places for your cat to sit and observe its surroundings. Be sure to put it on an outer wall of your home instead of the center of the floor and it will be an excellent addition for your furry baby.

If you want to learn more about this cat condo and read how much others love it too, click they button below!

Click here to learn more about the New Cat Condos Premier Cat Playstation


7. Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Purrfect Cat Condo

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When we see this cat tree, it says ‘strong, perfect yet simple’. If you’re looking for a cat tree that has all that your cat needs in a simple put together package, this is the cat condo for you and your large cat.

It has:

  • a full-length tower that your cat can shimmy straight up.
  • a three-quarter tower for your cat to take one huge leap onto
  • a cat condo that is off the ground for better security
  • and a perch in case your cat just wants to lay low

All of these features are vital for your cat’s well-being but you don’t have to have the most intricately designed cat condo to give it to him/her.

If you want to read what others are saying about this cat tree and read more details, click the button below!

Click here to learn more about the Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Purrfect Cat Condo


8. Go Pet Club Huge 87.5 in. Cat Condo

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All we can say is condos, condos and more condos! Your cat won’t run out of pathways, hideaways and areas to perch with this tree.

There are so much here that when they get bored of using it one way there are a million other ways to replace it so its like a continuum of choices that you don’t have to worry about rotating out like with your kid’s toys if you have any.

Having so many condos on a sturdy tree is also good for having multiple large cats in the same home as well. They can play and perch together or separate without causing conflicts over space and territory which is a big deal for you cats regardless of how friendly they are with each other.

If you are looking for a cat condo with multiple condos for your large cats then this is definitely the one for you. But to be sure you can click the button below to see what others are saying about it and also read more info.

Click here to learn more about the Go Pet Club Huge 87.5 in. Cat Condo


9. CatTreeKing Empire Cat Tree for Large Cats

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This cat condo is any large cat’s and large cat parent’s dream come true. It is HUGE!

Standing at 6 ft tall it gets your cat to the high level it craves. And not only that, your cat has three choices of how it wants to spend its time up high too.

So it can mix and match depending on its mood or choose one and stick to it. Whatever the case may be, you will enjoy it being on this condo instead of tearing up or breaking something valuable.

Your cat also has so many varying level platforms to jump over. This will definitely give it the daily exercise that it needs to live a healthy lifestyle.

And with a weight limit of 143 lbs. this cat condo is big enough for multiple large cats to enjoy the same benefits.

This is and awesome cat condo and we think you your cat will love it. But you can also read about how much others love it too just to see for yourself.

Click on the button below to read what others are saying about this cat condo and find out more info.

Click here to learn more about the CatTreeKing Empire Cat Tree for Large Cats!


10. Cat Tree King Tiger Cat Tree for Extra Large Cats

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Have you gone through this entire list wishing for a different color than the same old neutral colors? If you are looking for something different this might be an option for you to try!

Since a lot of cat condos for large cats are handmade and don’t sell nearly as fast as the cheap cat trees, they tend to be neutrally colored. This last cat condo is a chance at something different.

It is a fully black tree. At first, we were on the fence about the idea but have since come to love it.

The velvety color will still blend in with your roomscape while adding a special flare to it at the same time. It is also pretty unique to have a black cat tree.

There’s just not many out there. And to get this, you’re not sacrificing on quality.

To be sure of it, click the button below to see how much other people are in love with this tree and if it might be a good fit for you cat.

Click here to learn more about the Cat Tree King Tiger Cat Tree for Extra Large Cats!

I hope that you can see that there are many options for you and your large cat when it comes to cat condos. Always remember quality matters most.

If you haven’t found a cat condo that you like, you could take a look at our top 10 Best Cat Trees for Large Cats. They are also great quality cat trees built with your cat in mind.

You can read it by clicking the button below.

Click here to learn more about the best cat trees for large cats!

And that’s all we have for you today. If you have any questions, comments or other feedback, please leave them in the comments box below and I’ll be sure to get back as soon as possible.

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10 Best Cat Trees for Bengal Cats

10 Best Cat Trees for Bengal Cats

The Bengal is an energetic, intelligent cat who loves the duty of being your companion. It has a sturdy, muscular body that allows it to reach some pretty interesting places in your home like chandeliers and atop stove hoods.

Though this sweet cat can probably be called ‘man’s best friend’ of the cat kind, it needs to be able to have plenty of space to climb and play or you’ll never see the best of this breed. So I’ve taken my weekend to hand-select the best cat trees for Bengal cats to save you some time and energy. 🙂

On each cat tree breakdown, I will explain why your Bengal cat will love the tree as well as include additional information you need to know about choosing the right cat furniture for him/her.

This list is in descending order which means that my #1 recommendation is #10. I’m not sure how to do a countdown in HTML but I’ll be creating a video for better clarity at some point.

All this to say, you’re gonna have to read through all 10 to see the #1 cat tree for your Bengal.

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Cat Climbing Structure’s 10 Best Cat Trees for Bengal Cats

  1. Armarkat Cat Tree Furniture Condo, 72 in
  2. New Cat Condos Premier Solid Wood Skyscraper Cat Tree
  3. Go Pet Club Huge 87.5 in. Cat Tree Condo House Furniture
  4. Armarkat Jungle Gym Cat Condo Scratcher
  5. Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Staggered Cat Tower Cat Tree
  6. CozyCatFurniture XL Climbing Cat Tree
  7. CatTreeKing Empire Cat Tree for Large Cats, 72 in.
  8. CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Cat Tower Tree Activity Center
  9. New Cat Condos Premiere 7′ Tall Cat Playground
  10. CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat Playplace

10 Best Cat Trees for Bengal Cats Unboxed


10. Armarkat Cat Tree Furniture Condo, 72 in


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Your curious Bengal cat will have fun dashing about this tree. The ropes and hanging toys make it interactive so s/he will be able to really engage with their instincts.

The large platforms are made for jumping, playing and climbing. They also make big landing areas for your cat on it’s way down the tree.

The Armarkat brand is great if you’re on a budget and looking for a fairly sturdy cat tree which is an essential feature for your cat’s needs. Of course, there are better options out there so don’t settle for second best just yet.

Here’s the breakdown of the Armarkat Cat Tree Furniture Condo, 72 in:

Size (L x W x H): 53 in (134.62 cm) x 22 in (55.88 cm) x 72 in (182.88 cm)

Levels: 3 levels

Towers: 2 towers

Condos: 1 condos

Toys Included: Yes, ball, rope

Structure Material: Pressed wood

Covering Material: Faux Fur

Type of Cats This Is For: Tree dwelling cats only.

Scratching Post Material: Sisal rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: 6-month warranty on everything except toys. The manufacturer will replace any part of the tree for free within 6 months or for a small fee after 6 months.

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars, 2,564 customer reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

LOVE it! Complements from everyone who comes over! Most of all, my cat lives on it!!!! No more hanging out on my furniture and getting for all over the place.

I wasn’t sure he would like all the levels, but he really does. He uses different parts of it depending on the time of day or what he wants to play.

He’s a Bengal cat, so he’s fast jump high and is wickedly hard on the cat tree. It’s held up every step of the way! It was a chunk of change, but worth it! I spent hours researching all the different kitty condos and cat tree houses. So glad I went with this one!!! – CD

 

I like this brand because I had one previously for over 8 years and I thought it was time to get a brand new clean replacement. This model is sturdy as well.

I have bengals that play hard on it and it doesn’t shake much at all..Good Price on here too! – A. Nappi

 

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9. New Cat Condos Premier Solid Wood Skyscraper Cat Tree


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Usually I am not an advocate for tower styled cat trees but in this case, I am. Bengals love to jet straight up high poles.

As a matter of fact, they can scale to heights 3 times its length in a matter of seconds! Of course, you know this already but its no easy feat.

This tree has two, long, 72 in (6 ft.) poles for your cat(s) to do just that. The intricate way the curved beds alternate will also help it to engage its mind and natural intelligence as it runs over them.

This tree won’t budge either. Its made of solid wood and top notch, eco-friendly materials.

Another benefit for you is that you won’t have to assemble anything as it comes fully put together. It is made right here in the USA so the only problem you may have is how to fit it in the door, haha! 🙂

Here’s the breakdown of the New Cat Condos Premier Solid Wood Skyscraper Cat Tree:

Size (L x W x H): 20 in (51 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 72 in (183 cm)

Colors: Beige, Brown, Blue, Green, Gray

Levels: 5 levels

Towers: 1 tower

Condos: 0 condos but 1 bed at the top

Structure Material: Solid wood similar to what our homes are built with

Covering Material: Household carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: Adult cats except for cave-dwelling cats (cats that like to be hidden more than most)

Scratching Post Material: Unoiled sisal rope

Assembly Details: no assembly required. Handbuilt in the USA & comes assembled.

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars, 110 customer reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

Who this thing is HUGE. No cat, or human, is going to topple that thing over.

Takes up a lot of space, but works great for multiple large cats, also the carpet cleans up easily when there is a mess. – Meg

 

Excellent quality overall especially for the price. Very sturdy, nice and tall, and does not take up much room with its small footprint.

Has no silly or unnecessary embellishments. Our large male cat climbs the exterior posts of the whole tree at high speed and the unit stays put.

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW!


8. Go Pet Club Huge 87.5 in. Cat Tree Condo House Furniture


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Since Bengals are highly intelligent cats and need puzzles and other mind-engaging activities in addition to cat trees, this one by Go Pet Club is an amazing choice! You can see how it has tunnels, stairs, houses and toys that work together to make very intricate pathways.

And at 87+ inches, this tree is sure to get your Bengal to the heights it craves to be.

The only thing about Go Pet Club trees is that they aren’t the sturdiest of trees. Though this one doesn’t seem to have that problem, if it does, the wobbling can be worked around by fastening it to a wall with angle brackets.

Just be sure that you’re not drilling into a wall that has live wires running through it. Might be better to hire a professional to do it if you’re not handy in this area.

Here’s the breakdown of the Go Pet Club Huge 87.5 in. Cat Tree Condo House Furniture:

Size (L x W x H): 42 in (106.68 cm) x 23.5 in (59.69 cm) x 87.5 in (222.25 cm)

Levels: 4 levels

Towers: 2 towers

Condos: 5 condo

Ramps: 1 ramp, 1 swing

Toys Included: Yes, balls, ropes

Structure Material: Pressed wood

Covering Material: Faux Fur

Type of Cats This Is For: Tree and bush dwelling adult cats and kittens

Scratching Post Material: Sisal rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included, parts are not labeled so it will take some figuring to put together

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 4 out of 5 stars, 4,148 customer reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

My cats love this! Worth every penny.

Sturdy construction and very easy to follow instructions for assembly. My cats are large, and it does not wobble when all of them are on it at the same time. Highly recommend. – Amazon Customer

 

Worth Every Cent. We have five cats that live outdoors.

This Cat Tree House is super sturdy. It is also very heavy.

With five full grown large cats, this is the right choice. I purchased a cheaper one and regretted it. Glad I found this one. – Carrie C. Mustin

 

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7. Armarkat Jungle Gym Cat Condo Scratcher


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Go Pet Club has a cat tree that looks just like this one…don’t get it. This tree is much more sturdy and will stand up to your Bengal’s high-velocity play and added weight.

This one also has beautiful pathways that your cat can dash up on. It also comes with toys to engage its mind so that s/he won’t become bored.

You cat will also enjoy how the back poles go straight up. It can shimmy over them like Bengal cats love to do.

Here’s the breakdown of the Armarkat Jungle Gym Cat Condo Scratcher:

Size (L x W x H): 50 in (127 cm) x 26 in (67 cm) x 74 in (188 cm)

Colors: Beige

Levels: 3.5

Towers: 3

Condos: 2

Ramps: 2

Toys Included: Yes

Structure Material: Wood

Covering Material: Faux fur

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

What people are saying on Amazon:

This is our 3rd large cat condo. It is smaller than the first 2 that we bought.

We particularly like the 2nd large condo that we bought, which was made by Armarkat, so when we wanted to buy our 3rd one, we looked for this brand. Assembly was not painful and within half an hour the condo was put together. …

The condo is nice and sturdy, with the enclosures and resting platforms large enough for our large cats. – Bargain Hunter

 

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6. Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Staggered Cat Tower Cat Tree


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Do you see what I see? I hope so or maybe you should ask your Bengal kitty to show you instead 😉

Two tall, uninterrupted poles. That’s like a Bengal’s dream!

And this tree is built of solid wood so you know it’s not going anywhere as it does so. This is the shortest tree on this list falling just under 6 ft BUT that is still plenty of height for you Bengal to enjoy.

The materials are high quality and pet-friendly so you know your cat and household will be safe.

Here’s the breakdown of the Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Staggered Cat Tower Cat Tree:

Size (L x W x H): 23 in (59 cm) x 23 in (59 cm) x 71 in (180 cm)

Colors: Neutral colors like Grey, Beige, Taupe

Levels: 5 levels

Towers: 3 towers

Condos: 0 condo

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Solid wood

Covering Material: Extremely plush, household grade carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: Tree-dwelling, adult cats only.

Scratching Post Material: Unoiled sisal rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: Not specified.

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars, 1 customer reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

Very well made. the cats loved it. – Pamela

 

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5. CozyCatFurniture XL Climbing Cat Tree


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This tree is meant to go in a corner which means it is great for a free corner in your room that you don’t have anything. It is also a good choice if you lived in a small living space like an apartment or small house.

This cat tree gives your Bengal cat lots of different options to lay from hammocks to large condos.

It comes with rope and toys for your cat to play with while it does its thing although you might want to add something more challenging since Bengals are super smart!

There are tons of areas for your cat to scratch on both horizontally and vertically. If you’re looking to save even more space, you could try a wall-mounted cat tree which is coming up in a little bit.

Here’s the breakdown of the CozyCatFurniture XL Climbing Cat Tree:

Size (L x W x H): 25 in (63.5 cm) x 25 in (63.5 cm) x 73 in (186 cm)

Colors: beige, mocha

Levels: 4

Towers: 3

Condos: 2

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: Yes

Structure Material: Wood

Covering Material Soft Plush

Type of Cats This Is For: Healthy adult cats. May not be suitable for older cats especially if they have mobility issues.

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4 out of 5 stars

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4. CatTreeKing Empire Cat Tree for Large Cats, 72 in.


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When it comes to the best cat trees for large cats, Cat Tree Kings is the best there is. Their beds are massive and comfortable.

The material is soft plush and the tree is built of solid wood. Your Bengal will love leaping from pillar to post on this beautiful piece of furniture made for him!

There is also plenty of room for more cats even if you have multiple Bengals, other large cats or whatever combination of cats you have with an impressive weight limit of 143 lbs!

Here’s the breakdown of the CatTreeKing Empire Cat Tree for Large Cats, 72 in:

Size (L x W x H): 47 in (119.38 cm) x 24 in (60.96 cm) x 72 in (182.88 cm)

Levels: 5 levels

Towers: 5 towers

Condos: 1 condo, 2 hammocks, 1 bed

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Extra-strength ABS

Covering Material: Heavy-duty plush carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: Suitable for All adult cats of all sizes.

Scratching Post Material: Sisal rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars, 6 customer reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

These are reviews by large cat owners:

This is the best cat tree design I’ve ever seen. It is so well made super sturdy and my bengals love it. I will be replacing all of my scratchers with ones from Cattreeking. Thank you – Stacey Conway

 

The cats are in love !! The only Cat tree I have ever had that they can jump on and it doesn’t wobble! Very sturdy and they love all the climbing obstacles.

Definitely recommend to any cat loving family’s that want to invest in something that will last. – Joella White

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3. CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Cat Tower Tree Activity Center


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Bengals are natural jungle cats. They long to be one with nature, prowling atop the mighty trees of the forest.

This tree gives your Bengal cat EXACTLY that with the same sturdy, well-built structure you can expect from Cozy Cat Furniture.

The design of this is also one of a kind and awesome. It has stairs for older cats and kittens to access when needed and your inner-circle will love how it has this ancient Mayan temple/tomb feel going on with it.

It really reminds me of the setting in that movie…umm..(one sec while I boggle some people’s memory banks since mine is failing atm and Google search for it)…Ah! Congo!

Ok, maybe it’s in Africa but the feel is the same. You get the picture 😉

Here is the breakdown of the CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Cat Tower Tree Activity Center:

Size (L x W x H): 46 in (117 cm) x 25 in (64 cm) x 78 in (199 cm)

Colors: Green & Brown, Blue & Beige

Levels: 4

Towers: 2

Condos: 2

Ramps: 1 set of stairs

Toys Included: Yes, ball

Structure Material: wood

Covering Material: soft plush

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens but be careful with kittens on the higher levels

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4 out of 5 stars

What others are saying on Amazon:

N/A

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2. New Cat Condos Premiere 7′ Tall Cat Playground


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Did you read right? haha! Yes, you read right.

This tree is a 7 footer! Its the tallest cat tree in this list and one of the most unique pieces of cat furniture around.

Your Bengal cat won’t have to use the chandeliers anymore with this tree. It has lots of towers or tower-like areas to quickly shimmy up and hold on to view its surroundings.

You will get plenty of compliments with this tree that is inspired by Asian temples secluded high atop mountains in the clouds. The only place higher than the treetops so you know your Bengal will enjoy this unit!

Here’s the breakdown of the New Cat Condos Premiere 7′ Tall Cat Playground:

Size (L x W x H): 40 in (102 cm) x 48 in (122 cm) x 84 in (213.5 cm)

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 1

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: solid wood

Covering Material: plush household grade carpet and unoiled sisal rope

Type of Cats This Is For: All adult cats including large breeds and overweight cats

Assembly Details: no assembly required. Comes fully assembled and is made in the United States! 😀

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars

What people are saying:

I have a very happy [big] cat. Be prepared for 2 things.

It is tuff to get in the door and the delivery people where ill-prepared to deliver it into the house, they left it on the front porch. – Carrin

 

This is the BEST cat tree-ever! I had SIX kitties playing on it all at once!

It is gigantic, well-constructed and looks wonderful! The “movers” skillfully brought it right into the house for me!

LOVE IT!!!!!! – Micro

 

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1. CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat Playplace


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While I was tempted too put this one at the end, I decided not to because I don’t want you to get bored of reading and miss this awesome opportunity for your Bengal cat.

Out of all the cat trees available, the best cat trees for Bengal cats is by far wall-mounted cat trees. Now I know that having something on your wall might not seem too appealing and/or secure but level with me for a moment.

Your Bengal wants to be up as high as s/he can. Using big clunky trees can sometimes take up a lot of space that you might not have especially in smaller rooms like bedrooms…unless you’re a millionaire with a million dollar house…and you might be…

But seriously, you can really engage your cat’s instincts with a wall-mounted cat tree. They also would prefer to be on the outermost walls of any room in order to get the best vantage points.

I’ve done a full review on this already which you can read by clicking here. Or you can read more info on Amazon because they have several other models as well.

Here’s the breakdown of the CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat Playplace:

Size (L x W x H): varies because you can customize it to be the way you want.

Colors: Onyx & Natural, English Chestnut & Natural, Onyx & Black, English Chestnut & Black, Unfinished & Black, Unfinished & Natural

Levels: many/varies

Towers: N/A

Condos: 0 condos but they do have a cat bed that you can buy seperately from their website along with other interesting add-ons. Click here to learn more.

Ramps: Depends how you customize it. You can create a ramp if you wanted to.

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Floating solid wood planks

Covering Material: Canvas fabric

Type of Cats This Is For: All adult cats

Scratching Post Material: Sisal

Assembly Details: assembly might be a little challenging but they have a great instruction manual that anyone can understand.

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars, 6 reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

This looks really cool on my wall. I bought a few extra pieces and re-arrange some things to fit it the way I wanted on the wall and its great. Cats love it!

They chase each other over the top of it all the time. I’ve added plants (not in picture) and it looks fantastic! It was easy to install but took a while since there were so many pieces.

I will probably add more throughout the house over time.- Paul

 

We bought this and then changed our mind about where to mount. We ended up splitting it up into smaller sections. I like that it’s modular and you have a lot of freedom with how to mount it. – Clint

 

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Didn’t Find Your Bengal Cat’s FurrEver Tree?

If you’re just reading the full article before you make your decision, I totally encourage you to continue to do so! But if you’ve reached this point because you haven’t found a cat tree that you like, I have some more you might be interested in.

A while back, we did a similar list like this titled ‘The Best Cat Trees for Large Cats‘. This post includes sturdy cat trees that are made of solid wood.

So I thought this article would be helpful to you on your search as well. You can click on the button below to get started and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments box of any post on this site 🙂

Click here to see the Best Cat Trees for Large Cats!


Why Your Bengal Cat Needs a Cat Tree

As the video points out, Bengals are strong, energetic cats that love to run and jump around. They are notorious for climbing all over any and everything that they can.

Bengals want to be as high as they possibly can, no two buts about it. They are extremely intelligent and can open cupboard doors as well as figure out complex puzzles.

It is important that you provide your Bengal with more than one cat tree. This way, s/he will have safe places to perch and play rather than knocking over your valuables or potentially burning your house down.

In addition to cat trees, you can take your Bengal out for walks. It seems as though they are really easy to leash train and they do seem more dog-like than a cat in a lot of ways.


How To Afford Your Cat Trees for Bengal Cats

Some people have the money to buy these trees and some people don’t. Where ever you fall, it is fine.

This section is for you if you don’t have the money upfront to pay for one of these cat trees. The WORST thing you can do is settle for a cheap cat tree.

They definitely won’t work for these wild cats and can potentially put others in your home in danger as well if they fall or a shard of wood breaks off, etc. Trust me, its not a nice feeling to have a piece of wood stuck in your toe and its not the easiest thing to prove either because your blood saturates the board and its hard to find.

Sorry if that’s disturbing but its true. That’s my own personal experience and it is 50 times more painful than it sounds.

I’d definitely rather you avoid that all together so please do not take it lightly. Your Bengal needs solid cat trees designed for large cats.

Save Your Coinage

Never underestimate the power of stashing your coin. You will be surprised how it adds up.

I do this so much, my three year old daughter does it too. Most people are embarrassed about coin and I fail to understand why.

On average, saving all of your coin from purchases throughout that year can net you a savings upwards of 500 $s. That’s plenty for a couple of cat trees.

Save $20 From Each Paycheck

This is another method that I think is underutilized. Its so easy to get locked into the ‘I want this now’ trend that we forget that in a couple months from now, we’re still going to be alive, hopefully.

Don’t give me no sob story about you don’t have it either. This is a bit of tough love from me but chances are that you make tons of unnecessary purchases whether ifs coffee, food, clothes, etc.

Yes. You CAN afford to put aside 20 bucks per paycheck.

After 10 paychecks, you’ll have $500! And you don’t have to limit yourself to $20, you can make it as much as you want.

Buy One Here and One There

This goes along with what I was saying about wanting things to be instant. You might be able to afford one now or after a couple paychecks, so get the one.

Then next month, not the same month, get another. Repeat this process and you will be surprised how much cat furniture you will have collected in your home.

The important part about affording cat trees if you can’t is thinking long term instead of short term. Apart from these tips, I’m sure you can probably find lots of money-saving systems and plans online if you Google them.

Don’t stop at ‘I can’t afford’. Go on to ‘what do I need to do (legally & morally) to afford’.

How To Choose the Best Cat Trees for Bengal Cats

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Since Bengal cats are above average weight for cats and super energetic, you will need something a little more sturdy than what you will typically find at pet stores. You definitely want a sturdy tree that is designed to handle the extra weight.

And by sturdy, I mean that you want a tree that:

  • stands firm even during high energy activity
  • keeps its balance
  • built with strong durable material like plywood, pine or high-grade pressed wood
  • built with or the ability to easily add activities and toys for your cat

Your cat tree’s support is one of the most important features as you don’t want it to fall over on your cat, children, or other family members or guests to your home. It can be very dangerous to opt for a ‘cheap cat tree’ that is unstable, poorly built and not suited for cats over 10 lbs.

If you have multiple cats, buy for the largest cat. The good thing about cats is they are natural born jumpers, so a small cat will be able to jump around on bigger, taller platforms comfortably.

But a big cat will feel cramped on a small tree. If you have really young kittens, add ramps so that they can climb up on lower sections.

How To Tell If The Cat Tree Is Stable Enough To Support Your Large Cat

  1. In order to be sure that the cat tree is stable, first of all, look at the base. You want a square base or a rectangular one that is almost square meaning that there is only a couple of inches in the difference between the length and width.
  2. Next, check out how it is stacked. You want it to pretty much be stacked over the base. If it has too much going on outside of the base, then it might be unstable. A branch outside of the base won’t be a deal breaker. Just make sure there’s not too much and an opposing one is also a plus. Notice how the trees that we recommend all follow this rule.
  3. On the same subject as stacking, make sure that there is at least a base at the bottom or middle if there is one at the top. If there is only one at the top, figure how much weight you think the bottom is. If it is bottom heavy, it will probably be ok but if it is top heavy, you might want to reconsider. If in doubt, keep searching. You have tons of options 🙂
  4. Check out the material it is made from. Plywood is preferable as it is the strongest material, however, many cat trees are not plywood. The more common choice is compressed wood but make sure it is a good quality as they’re not all made equal.

Cat Tree Materials

Cat trees are made of specific materials that most cats like. The main materials that you need to know about are ones used for the:

  1. structure
  2. covering
  3. scratching posts

Let’s talk about each individually.

Best Structural Materials for Cat Trees for Bengal Cats

All cat climbing structures are made from wood. Typically, there are three main types. They are:

  • Plywood
  • Compressed wood or MDF (medium density fiber board)
  • Particle Board

The best cat trees for large breed cats should be preferably made of plywood. Plywood is solid wood.

It is the strongest and sturdiest wood which means that the structure will be able to handle your cat’s activity, weight, etc.

Compressed wood and particle wood are sort of the same as far as makeup. They’re both made of pieces of wood like shavings, clippings, and other forms of scrap wood. The biggest difference comes with their density and binding agent.

Compressed wood is the safest. Wood pieces are ‘glued’ together with wax and lignin (you can think of it as an organic glue). Not only is it eco-friendly but it is a very strong board that is durable and creates the best structural integrity for cat trees, etc.

Particle board is held together with binding agents that contain formaldehyde resin. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen but not to worry, there are different levels of it that are used in boards.

There are two types of particle boards and depending on the type determines the level of formaldehyde used in the binding agent. The safe type of particle board is E1. It is categorized as being ‘ecologically clean’ as it contains a very very small amount.

E2, on the other hand, maybe more of concern as it contains higher levels of formaldehyde. It is illegal to use this board to build children’s furniture. The levels vary but the safest versions come from Austria or Germany.

When choosing your cat’s tree or other furniture, it is important to take into consideration the type of board it is made up of. If it is made up of E2 particle board keep in mind that not only your cat is exposed to the formaldehyde but you and your household will be as well.

If you cannot get a tree that is made of plywood, compressed wood which is also called engineered wood or MDF, is a close second. If the structure is made of particle board, make sure that is E1 (sometimes called E0).

Best Covering Materials for Cat Trees for Bengal Cats

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Cats are hunters so it makes sense that they will like materials that feel like the prey they are driven to hunt. This can be hard to think of your furry friend but his/her instinct is to catch and hold other animals.

Let’s dissect this a bit. Cats like to hunt small animals like birds and rodents. If you think about what covers these animals, in a general sense, they are soft and plush.

That is the same feel your cat’s tree or other climbing structures should have, especially in the areas where they sleep and play. Of course, this excludes the scratching post which we will discuss in a little bit.

Covering a cat tree with real animal fur would be expensive and controversial to some so most of them are covered in faux (fancy word for fake) fur materials.

Popular covering materials include:

  • faux fur
  • faux fleece
  • plush
  • carpet

There is such a thing as faux leather, however, I don’t think this would be a good choice for an entire structure. If you are looking at a structure and it has a small section or attachment with faux leather, that might be pretty nice for your cat.

Best Scratching Materials for Cat Trees for Bengal Cats

Much like every other part of the cat tree, condo, etc. the scratching posts need to be able to stand up to heavy activity.  Scratching is a natural cat behavior.

Common materials used to compose scratching posts or boards are:

  • Sisal rope
  • Sisal carpet
  • Natural cardboard

Sisal is a natural plant fiber that can be spun into rope or made into carpet fibers. It is generally sturdier than natural cardboard but not necessarily favored over natural cardboard.

Since sisal is a stronger material and cat trees are built to last a long time (hopefully), it tends to be the material of choice for the attached scratching posts. You will usually find it wrapped around all or most posts of cat tree condos.

Since most of these posts are vertical, it is recommended to still purchase flat or angled scratching posts as cats enjoy scratching in different positions. This will save your furniture from being their scratching post for good!

Comparison Guide to the Best Cat Trees for Bengal Cats

Here is a recap of the trees we’ve selected for you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Cat Tree NameMeasurementsFeaturesPriceAmazon's Rank
10. Armarkat Cat Tree Furniture Condo, 72 in53 in (134.62 cm) x 22 in (55.88 cm) x 72 in (182.88 cm)3 levels, 2 towers, 1 condo, toys, pressed wood, sisal rope$ - $$4.5 out of 5
9. New Cat Condos Premier Solid Wood Skyscraper Cat Tree20 in (51 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 72 in (183 cm)5 levels, 1 towers, 1 bed at the top, household grade carpet, scratching posts$$4.5 out of 5
8. Go Pet Club Huge 87.5 in. Cat Tree Condo House Furniture42 in (106.68 cm) x 23.5 in (59.69 cm) x 87.5 in (222.25 cm)4 levels, 2 towers, 5 condos, scratching posts, pressed wood, faux fur$$$4.5 out of 5
7. Armarkat Jungle Gym Cat Condo Scratcher50 in (127 cm) x 26 in (67 cm) x 74 in (188 cm)3.5 levels, 3 towers, 2 condo, 2 ramps, scratching posts, faux fur$4.5 out of 5
6. Prestige Cat Trees' Neutral Staggered Cat Tower Cat Treee23 in (59 cm) x 23 in (59 cm) x 71 in (180 cm)5 levels, 3 towers, solid wood, plush carpet covering, sisal scratching post, $$$5 out of 5
5. CozyCatFurniture XL Climbing Cat Tree25 in (63.5 cm) x 25 in (63.5 cm) x 73 in (186 cm)4 levels, 3 towers, 2 condos, solid wood, soft plush carpet, scratching posts$4 out of 5
4. CatTreeKing Empire Cat Tree for Large Cats, 72 in.47 in (119.38 cm) x 24 in (60.96 cm) x 72 in (182.88 cm)5 levels, 5 towers, 1 condo, 2 hammocks, 1 bed, scratching posts, solid wood, plush household grade carpet and unoiled sisal rope$$$5 out of 5
3. CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Cat Tower Tree Activity Center46 in (117 cm) x 25 in (64 cm) x 78 in (199 cm)4 levels, 2 towers, 2 condos, 1 set of stairs, scratching posts, plush covering, wood$$$N/A
2. New Cat Condos Premiere 7' Tall Cat Playground40 in (102 cm) x 48 in (122 cm) x 84 in (213.5 cm)4 levels, 1 towers, 1 condo, solid wood, plush carpet, scratching posts$$$$$5 out of 5
1. CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat Playplace
varies because you can customize it to be the way you want.levels and posts vary on your customization. Solid wood and natural fabric.$$ - $$$$$5 out of 5

I hope this information has been helpful. If you have any questions, comments or other feedback, please leave them in the comments box below.

Still looking for more? Here’s our the tree of all cat trees that we recommend as the best sturdy cat trees for large cats. It will last your cat’s lifetime and won’t budge an inch even during the roughest play sessions!

Click here to learn more about the Best Sturdy Cat Tree for Large Cats!

If you have any recommendations of your own, also feel free to share them with us 🙂

See you next time!

Marlinda

10 Best Cat Trees For Large Cats [Full Reviews]

10 Best Cat Trees For Large Cats [Full Reviews]

Sometimes we get cats expecting them to be big like Maine coons and Bengal cats. But sometimes we get cats expecting them to be small or average sized and they turn out to grow beyond our wildest imaginations like my Genos who is a regular domestic shorthair well over 10 lbs NOT overweight (and I’m a health nut including with my animals just to let you know, lol)!

Whatever the case may be, we still love them and want to provide them with the best cat trees for large cats. Its important for their safety and the safety of everyone in your household to have sturdy cat furniture that doesn’t shake while they use it.

Below you will find the 10 that stand out to us as well as a guide for you to use in case you want to do some searching on your own. The brands that we choose in general build excellent quality trees for large cats and you won’t have problems with them keeping stock.

I’m telling you though, few will really stand up for your large cat and you can rest assured that we only choose trees that are built with the best materials, preferably natural, stand strong and the whole nine yards.

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Cat Climbing Structure’s 10 Best Cat Trees for Large Cats

  1. Cat Tree King Tiger Cat Tree for Extra Large Cats, 68 in.
  2. Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Staggered Cat Tower Cat Tree
  3. Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Purrfect Cat Condo Cat Tree
  4. New Cat Condos Large Neutral Cat Tree
  5. CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat Playplace
  6. New Cat Condos Premiere 7′ Tall Cat Playground
  7. New Cat Condos Premier Cat Playstation, 72-Inch
  8. CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Cat Tower Tree Activity Center
  9. CatTreeKing Empire Cat Tree for Large Cats, 72 in.
  10. Cat Tree King Cat Mansion Blackline

Why Large Cats Need Proper Cat Climbing Structures

Why It Is Important to Get the Best Cat Trees for Large Cats

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Large cats are very active hunters of small prey. This means that they usually want to be up high to get a good vantage point on their ‘prey’.

They are very active and will destroy your home if you don’t have the right cat furniture, toys, etc. in place.

Most large cat breeds are crossbred with wild cats so they maintain a certain level of wildness about them.

What this means is that when you bring one or more large cats into your home they need a lot of high space or you will find them on top of everything that they shouldn’t be like your TV stand, stove hood, etc.

There is also the consideration of size. Large cats carry around more weight than the average cat which means that they need something sturdy that can adequately support it at rest and in motion.

Bottom line is that if you don’t install a couple of tall, sturdy cat trees for your big kitty, consequences can be costly in expense, your cat’s health, home damage, and more.

How To Choose The Best Cat Trees For Large Cats

When deciding on cat trees for you large cats, they MUST be:

  • sturdy
  • tall
  • durable

Do not make the mistake of thinking that a cat tree is fine for your cat just because it is tall. If you buy a weak, wobbly cat tree for you big kitty, it will fall and/or break.

And when that happens, it’s not going to be good. You have been warned.

Here are the things you want to look for in your cat’s furrever tree:

  • It is built with solid natural wood like oak, pine, etc.
  • It is built using thick, natural, unoiled sisal rope.
  • It is soft and comfy.
  • It is preferably close to or over 6 ft tall especially for Savannahs and Bengals

You also want to make sure the tree is tastefully made and something that you can see in your home.

How To Afford Cat Trees for Large Cats

The cat trees on this list are very good quality and worth every penny you will pay. But some might find it ‘too expensive’ to pay for their cat.

I neither buy that or support it. Your cat and his/her well-being are just as important as everyone else’s in your household.

But before this conversation gets weird, let me assure you that I know from personal experience how hard it is to scrape together money for gas let alone a cat tree. I scrape together coin so frequently that my daughter has learned to save hers simply by watching me do it!

Now we have two of these trees for our cats and I still scrounge for change so let me assure you that there’s NOTHING wrong with not having the money upfront to pay for one of these trees.

What I do is save. Save what you can for your unique budget. Yes, you can even if its something as simple as committing to save your loose coin instead of spending it.

Another idea is to make your own coffee or favorite drink instead of buying it but be sure to put aside the money that you are saving. It takes some discipline but you CAN do it! 😉

Once you get this handled then you just keep buying one tree at a time. The next thing you know you will have a couple of awesome trees since it is best that you mix and match different structures around your home.

They come in so many varying colors from neutral to red, blues, browns, etc. The sky’s the limit!

By doing this, you benefit both you and your cat by strengthening your own disciplinary skills and your cat gets places where s/he cat can properly and safely release his/her natural desires in the correct ways in the right places.

Which leads to the second benefit for you which will be SAVING thousands of dollars on future repairs and replacements of furniture or appliances around your home. Not to mention avoiding additional vet bills associated with caring for an unhealthy cat.

I do recommend that you purchase your cat’s trees online as the ones in pet stores are overpriced, too small, NOT sturdy and nowhere near as awesome as the ones we’ve selected or others that are built by these companies!

10 Best Cat Trees for Large Cats


1. Cat Tree King Tiger Cat Tree for Extra Large Cats, 69 in.


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When it comes to the best cat trees for large cats, Cat Tree Kings is the best company. They are sturdy, made with high-quality materials and loads of room for your cat to do everything it needs to.

There is even room for another cat friend even if it is also large. Your cat will have lots of horizontal and vertical territory to add to ‘its own’ space and leave your stuff alone.

Your cat/s will also love this one because it gives him/her/them plenty of options to rest on whether its a:

  • regular platform
  • hammock (18 inches, 44 lb weight limit which is the strongest available for ANY cat tree)
  • condo
  • bed (24 x 17 x 6 inch with a 2 in thick removable pillow)

And we all know what a big part sleep has in our cats’ lives! For the price you’re paying, you’re getting loads of benefits.

The only down side to this tree is that, if you hadn’t come across this awesome article, you might not even know it was available. You get a little more space with that one too.

If you want to see the black version, just click on the word ‘black’ in the description below under color.

Here’s the breakdown of the Cat Tree King Tiger Cat Tree for Extra Large Cats, 68 in.

Size (L x W x H): 39 in (99 cm) x 24 in (61 cm) x 69 in (175.26 cm)

Colors: beige, black

Levels: 4 levels

Towers: 1 tower

Condos: 1 condo, 2 baskets/hammocks

Ramps: 1 ramp/stairs

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Extra-strength ABS

Covering Material: Plush

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens of all sizes and ages.

Scratching Post Material: Sisal rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars, 6 customer reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

This product is amazing! The quality is unlike any other that I have seen. Sturdy construction for my 2 Bengal kittens and I know this will hold up as they grow. Many visitors have been surprised at the cozy feel of the material and wish there were baskets like this their size to sleep in, haha. I contacted the seller since UPS damaged the package upon delivery and they have been amazing. My replacement pieces are about to be shipped and I didn’t have to jump through hoops with UPS. Phenomenal customer service and quality! I wouldn’t buy any other type of tree! – Amazon Customer

 

We received our tree (Tiger) yesterday. Easy to assemble.Very heavy, sturdy & well made. We have 3 cats, two 7 months old & one 17 yrs old. The youngsters LOVE it. Their old tree was great when they were little, but very un-stable as they’ve grown. They hit this one at a dead run & it doesn’t even wriggle – so much safer than the old one. I love that there are replacement parts available, should it break – unlike other trees that are costly and then worthless if they break. They may cost more up front, but over the life of the cat(s), I expect to save $$. Reviews in EU are all very good, I was part of the first US order. – Cindy Beardsley

 

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2. Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Staggered Cat Tower Cat Tree


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This tree is meant to be laid over. It is equipped with beds gA-LORE!

It is also great because the highest bed is out of reach from mostly everything unless you’re a tall person like me who is over 6 ft. But we know better than to bug our kitties while they sleep so s/he’ll be safe and sound up there.

The important thing is that the dogs and small children can’t reach him/her. It’s also a good place to rest their food bowls when its feeding time for the same reason.

And if you’re cat is like some of mine and prefer to lay low to the ground, this tree has plenty of beds there too. Its sturdy, super comfortable and your cat is gonna love it!

Here’s the breakdown of the Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Staggered Cat Tower Cat Tree:

Size (L x W x H): 23 in (59 cm) x 23 in (59 cm) x 71 in (180 cm)

Colors: Neutral colors like Grey, Beige, Taupe

Levels: 5 levels

Towers: 3 towers

Condos: 0 condo

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Solid wood

Covering Material: Extremely plush, household grade carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: Tree-dwelling, adult cats only.

Scratching Post Material: Unoiled sisal rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: Not specified.

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars, 1 customer reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

Very well made. the cats loved it. – Pamela

 

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3. Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Purrfect Cat Condo Cat Tree


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Although I’m not a fan of ‘tower’ styled cat trees, this one is a good choice for a couple of reasons.

The first being that it has a condo. Cats need to have somewhere to escape completely. Its an important part of your cat’s health and well-being so please don’t take this lightly.

I also like that it has varying levels. Having a large cat, it needs lots of space to make big stretched out leaps which it can do very nicely on this tree.

As you know, I am a big supporter of products made in the USA and this company builds each cat tree by hand right here in the USA with excellent prices for the value you are getting. It really is the purrrfect cat tree for your large kitty.

Here’s the breakdown of the Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Purrfect Cat Condo Cat Tree:

Size (L x W x H): 23 in (59 cm) x 23 in (59 cm) x 67 in (170 cm)

Colors: Neutral colors like Grey, Beige, Taupe

Levels: 4 levels

Towers: 3 towers

Condos: 1 condo

Ramps: 0 ramps

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Solid wood

Covering Material: Plush Household Carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: All adult cats

Scratching Post Material: Unoiled Sisal Rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: N/A; they are a new company with little reviews, however, where they have reviews, they are always 4 – 5 stars 🙂

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4. New Cat Condos Large Neutral Cat Tree


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I love this one and think your big guy/girl will too. You know why?

I can visualize your playful kitty in the tunnel poking out a playful paw to see what s/he can ‘catch’. Maybe another cat’s paw or air or your hair…haha!

Your cat will have tons of fun in that space for sure. And at 69 inches high, this tree gives your cat enough vertical space for extra scratching or jumping but also to increase its territory.

A bonus with this one is that it doesn’t take much to assemble it so you won’t have to waste time trying to fix it up AND it is handcrafted right here in the USA! 🙂

Here is the breakdown of the New Cat Condos Large Neutral Cat Tree:

Size (L x W x H): 24 in (61 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 69 in (175 cm)

Colors: Neutral colors like Grey, Beige, Taupe and mixtures of all of these

Levels: 4 levels

Towers: 2 towers

Condos: 1 condo

Ramps: 0 ramps

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Solid wood

Covering Material: Plush Household Carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: Tree and bush dwelling adult cats.

Scratching Post Material: Unoiled Sisal Rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: N/A; they are a new company with little reviews, however, where they have reviews, they are always 4 – 5 stars 🙂

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5. CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat Playplace


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One of the hottest trending forms of cat trees right now are wall-mounted cat trees. Just look at this baby!

Your cat has so much to do and engage in all of its sense. As you can see, it is also great for multiple cats.

The weight limits are aMAZing on this too. We’ve actually done a full review on this already which you can read more about by clicking the button at the bottom of this section.

These are great for if you are short on space and can’t fit a huge cat tree anywhere. A good example would be if you live in a small apartment or house.

But even if you live in a big home, adding a wall-mounted cat tree is an excellent choice to catifying your home which you’ll learn more about if you click the above button. But first, keep reading to see what else we have to show you. 😉

Here’s the breakdown of the CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat Playplace:

Size (L x W x H): varies because you can customize it to be the way you want.

Colors: Onyx & Natural, English Chestnut & Natural, Onyx & Black, English Chestnut & Black, Unfinished & Black, Unfinished & Natural

Levels: many/varies

Towers: N/A

Condos: 0 condos but they do have a cat bed that you can buy seperately from their website along with other interesting add-ons. Click here to learn more.

Ramps: Depends how you customize it. You can create a ramp if you wanted to.

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Floating solid wood planks

Covering Material: Canvas fabric

Type of Cats This Is For: All adult cats

Scratching Post Material: Sisal

Assembly Details: assembly might be a little challenging but they have a great instruction manual that anyone can understand.

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars, 6 reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

This looks really cool on my wall. I bought a few extra pieces and re-arrange some things to fit it the way I wanted on the wall and its great. Cats love it!

They chase each other over the top of it all the time. I’ve added plants (not in picture) and it looks fantastic! It was easy to install but took a while since there were so many pieces.

I will probably add more throughout the house over time.- Paul

 

We bought this and then changed our mind about where to mount. We ended up splitting it up into smaller sections. I like that it’s modular and you have a lot of freedom with how to mount it. – Clint

 

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6. New Cat Condos Premiere 7′ Tall Cat Playground


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This tree is your cat’s DREAM tree! It is a whopping 7 ft tall and has an awesome Asian cultured inspired theme.

Like your cat is climbing the tall mountain to get to the temple in the clouds. Do you see it?

I hope so because if you have the space for it, your large cat is going to love it! You can trust that it will stand tall as New Cat Condos is a top-knotch cat tree company.

You can also enjoy the ease of assembly because there is none as it is handcrafted and built for you right here in the United States! 🙂

Here’s the breakdown of the New Cat Condos Premiere 7′ Tall Cat Playground:

Size (L x W x H): 40 in (102 cm) x 48 in (122 cm) x 84 in (213.5 cm)

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 1

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: solid wood

Covering Material: plush household grad carpet and unoiled sisal rope

Type of Cats This Is For: All adult cats including large breeds and overweight cats

Assembly Details: no assembly required. Comes fully assembly and is made in the United States! 😀

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars, 5 customer reviews

What people are saying on Amazon:

I have a very happy [big] cat. Be prepared for 2 things. It is tuff to get in the door and the delivery people where ill-prepared to deliver it into the house, they left it on the front porch. – Carrin

 

This is the BEST cat tree-ever! I had SIX kitties playing on it all at once!

It is gigantic, well-constructed and looks wonderful! The “movers” skillfully brought it right into the house for me!

LOVE IT!!!!!! – Micro

 

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7. New Cat Condos Premier Cat Playstation, 72-Inch


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This tree has that mischievous cat’s dream to it too just this one allows more room to play with other cats. Cats love to reach and feel each other so if you have multiple cats, this is a great option.

There are lots of beds too and usually different cats like different laying situations so they have plenty of choices. This tree also gives all cats plenty of stretching and scratching room and is built with your large cats in mind.

I have just noticed this but most of these trees are made in the USA so by purchasing this you will be happy to know that you’re helping your cat and household but also the American economy! 🙂

Here is the breakdown of the New Cat Condos Premier Cat Playstation, 72-Inch:

Size (L x W x H): 22 in (56 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 72 in (183 cm)

Colors: Beige, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey

Levels: 4.5

Towers: 1

Condos: 1 condo, 1 tower

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: solid wood

Covering Material: plush household grade carpet and unoiled sisal rope

Type of Cats This Is For: All adult cats

Assembly Details: no assembly required. Comes fully assembled and is made in the United States! 😀

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars, 100 reviews

What people are saying on Amazon:

I mostly wanted a condo/cat tree that would be tall (at least 6 ft) but be sturdy, have scratch posts, and have perches wide enough to fit my two large cats (a 13 lb cat & a 15 lb cat)….& this condo met all of these desires. It is super tall, sturdy, has scratch posts, and my cats can comfortably fit on any perch on this cat playstation. – Excerpt from a review by Dinskus

 

This cat tree has been amazing. I have a very large cat, he’s not fat just really big at 15 lb of massive Tom Cat. This cat tree actually accommodates how tall and long he is and it doesn’t shake or move around when he climbs around on it. It’s good and heavy and I don’t worry about it falling over. My roommate’s cat also loves it. – Excerpt from a review by CocaNilla

 

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8. CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Cat Tower Tree Activity Center


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No matter how rough or not your cat may be, all cats have a wild side. Not only is this tree big and sturdy enough to handle your large cat, it is also made to allow them to be cats.

It is one of the widest trees on this list which gives your cat a ton of vertical and horizontal space for scratching, jumping and stretching their long bodies.

Another awesome feature about this cat tree is that it comes with two condos, a bunch of beds, and even a couple of hammocks. This tree is made to share, sleep and let your cat be a cat by interacting with everything it is driven to do outdoors by bringing a big slice of it indoors.

Here is the breakdown of the CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Cat Tower Tree Activity Center:

Size (L x W x H): 46 in (117 cm) x 25 in (64 cm) x 78 in (199 cm)

Colors: Green & Brown, Blue & Beige

Levels: 4

Towers: 2

Condos: 2

Ramps: 1 set of stairs

Toys Included: Yes, ball

Structure Material: wood

Covering Material: soft plush

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens but be careful with kittens on the higher levels

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4 out of 5 stars

What others are saying on Amazon:

N/A

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9. CatTreeKing Empire Cat Tree for Large Cats, 72 in.


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If you have multiple large cats, this tree, or any tree by Cat Tree Kings including our #1 on this list, is your best options. This one in particular though because it has two huge basket hammocks, a condo and a massive bed at the top.

It stands a regal 72 inches (6ft 1in) which will give them all the space they need without getting in each other’s way. Another highlight of this tree is how accessible the scratching posts are at the bottom.

Your cats can stretch aallll the way up to the second and third levels with ease and no obstruction.

Here’s the breakdown of the CatTreeKing Empire Cat Tree for Large Cats, 72 in:

Size (L x W x H): 47 in (119.38 cm) x 24 in (60.96 cm) x 72 in (182.88 cm)

Colors: Beige

Levels: 5 levels

Towers: 5 towers

Condos: 1 condo, 2 hammocks, 1 bed

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Extra-strength ABS

Covering Material: Heavy-duty plush carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: Suitable for All adult cats of all sizes.

Scratching Post Material: Sisal rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars, 6 customer reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

These are reviews by large cat owners:

This is the best cat tree design I’ve ever seen. It is so well made super sturdy and my bengals love it. I will be replacing all of my scratchers with ones from Cattreeking. Thank you – Stacey Conway

 

The cats are in love !! The only Cat tree I have ever had that they can jump on and it doesn’t wobble! Very sturdy and they love all the climbing obstacles. Definitely recommend to any cat loving family’s that want to invest in something that will last. – Joella White

 

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10. Cat Tree King Cat Mansion Blackline


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The previous tree is great but seemed like it was lacking some spice. So we’re closing out this list with this intricately designed one by the same company who specializes in cat trees for large cats.

This one is a lot different because it uses black sisal instead of the traditional beige/natural sisal in almost any other cat tree out there.

Your cat will have tons of fun zooming up the ramps and swinging on or swatting at the rope. Its funny, I could see my little kitten doing that so I KNOW your large cat will really enjoy this feature.

The condo on this is also quite large so your cat will have lots of room to stretch out for its private afternoon nap. Or if it prefers some light, there’s always the big bed at the top! 🙂

Here’s the breakdown of the Cat Tree King Cat Mansion Blackline:

Size (L x W x H): 23 in (59 cm) x 29 in (74 cm) x 71 in (180 cm)

Colors: Grey & Black, Beige (click here to see separate listing)

Levels: 3 levels

Towers: 2 towers

Condos: 1 condo, 1 hammocks, 1 bed

Toys Included: Giant swinging rope

Structure Material: Extra-strength ABS

Covering Material: Heavy-duty plush carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: Suitable for all adult cats

Scratching Post Material: thick sisal rope

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars, 2 customer reviews

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

These are reviews by large cat owners:

This product is hands down the absolute BEST cat tree you will find. Its VERY solid, sturdy and heavy duty. I have really fat cats and they fit on here great. They love this. I probably love it even more. Very easy to put together. Took me 20 minutes. – Excerpt from Brian’s review

 

My kitties love this tree!!! So do I!! Its heavy, quality and beautiful! The sisal posts are huge!!…They are happier than I have ever seen them with this tree. It puts other trees to shame!! I will be buying another one in another style for my kitties 🙂 this is seriously the best quality cat tree I have ever seen. – Excerpt from Kim’s review

 

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Didn’t Find Your Large Breed Cat’s FurEver Tree?

If you’re just reading the full article before you make your decision, I totally encourage you to continue to do so! But if you’ve reached this point because you haven’t found a cat tree that you like, I have some more you might be interested in.

A while back, we did a similar list like this titled ‘The Best Cat Trees for Maine Coons’. As you may or may not know, Maine Coon Cats are the largest domestic cats, reaching upwards of 18 lbs.

In addition to that, they are very playful and love to jump and climb. Knowing this, you can imagine they will need a solid tree to handle their weight.

So I thought this article would be helpful to you on your search as well. You can click on the button below to get started and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments box of any post on this site 🙂

Click here to see the best cat trees for Maine Coon Cats!

 


Comparison Guide to the Best Cat Trees for Large Cats

Here is a recap of the trees we’ve selected for you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Cat Tree NameMeasurementsFeaturesPriceAmazon's Rank
Cat Tree King Tiger Cat Tree for Extra Large Cats, 68 in39 in (99 cm) x 24 in (61 cm) x 69 in (175.26 cm)4 levels, 1 towers, 1 condo, 1 ramp, Plush covering, sisal rope$$5 out of 5
Prestige Cat Trees' Neutral Staggered Cat Tower Cat Tree23 in (59 cm) x 23 in (59 cm) x 71 in (180 cm)5 levels, 3 towers, Extremely plush, household grade carpet, scratching posts$$5 out of 5
Prestige Cat Trees' Neutral Purrfect Cat Condo Cat Tree23 in (59 cm) x 23 in (59 cm) x 67 in (170 cm)4 levels, scratching posts, high quality carpet covering, handmade in the USA, built with high quality materials$$N/A
New Cat Condos Large Neutral Cat Tree24 in (61 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 69 in (175 cm)4 levels, 2 towers, 1 condo, scratching posts, Plush Household Carpet$N/A
CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat PlayplacevariesLevels & towers vary, floating solid planks, canvas fabric, food stations, plant stations, scratching posts & surfaces$$$$N/A
New Cat Condos Premiere 7' Tall Cat Playground40 in (102 cm) x 48 in (122 cm) x 84 in (213.5 cm)4 levels, 1 tower, 1 condo, solid wood, plush household grad carpet, scratching posts$$$$$5 out of 5
New Cat Condos Premier Cat Playstation, 72-Inch22 in (56 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 72 in (183 cm)4.5 levels, 1 towers, 1 condo, scratching posts, solid wood, plush household grade carpet and unoiled sisal rope$4.5 out of 5
CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Cat Tower Tree Activity Center46 in (117 cm) x 25 in (64 cm) x 78 in (199 cm)4 levels, 2 towers, 2 condos, 1 set of stairs, scratching posts, plush covering, wood$$4 out of 5
CatTreeKing Empire Cat Tree for Large Cats, 72 in.47 in (119.38 cm) x 24 in (60.96 cm) x 72 in (182.88 cm)5 levels, 5 towers, 1 condo, 2 hammock, heavy-duty plush carpet, scratching posts$$$4.5 out of 5
Cat Tree King Cat Mansion Blackline
23 in (59 cm) x 29 in (74 cm) x 71 in (180 cm)3 levels, 2 towers, 1 condo, 1 hammocks, 1 bed, scratching posts, Extra-strength ABS$$5 out of 5

I hope this information has been helpful. If you have any questions, comments or other feedback, please leave them in the comments box below.

Still looking for more? That’s ok, I understand.

I have one more option for you. Check out our latest release which is a list of the 10 Best Cat Condos for Large Cats.

These include some pretty unique cat condos that your cat is sure to love! But I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so if you want to find out more, click the button below 🙂

Click here to learn more about the Best Cat Condos for Large Cats!

If you have any recommendations of your own, also feel free to share them with us 🙂

See you next time!

Marlinda

Keep Your Kitty Safe From Cat High Rise Syndrome With This!

Keep Your Kitty Safe From Cat High Rise Syndrome With This!

Its common knowledge that cats love to climb because they love heights. They are hunting machines with the skills and instincts for ultimate survival.

The problem is that while they have all the tools they need to be ultimate hunters, they aren’t as efficient at using them as we think. This means that many times cats end up in pretty sticky situations like the good old story about the cat stuck in the tree.

This is the start to cat high rise syndrome. The good thing is, this potentially deadly disorder can be easily avoided and I’ll be showing you how to later on in this post but first, let’s learn a little more about it.

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What Is Cat High Rise Syndrome?

The interesting thing about cat high rise syndrome is that its not an actual illness like one might think, or at least I did when I first heard about it. I thought it was going to be something more along the lines of being afraid of heights but that’s not what this is at all.

With the introduction to buildings into our world, cats have not been able to adapt to climbing on different materials like metal, concrete, siding, stone and other materials that building walls are made of.

Despite their inability to climb on these materials, their instinct to find the highest vantage point rules. To cats, buildings are ‘the best thing EVER!’ for lack of a better phrase because it gives them a real-life bird’s eye view of the area.

Intro To Cat High Rise Syndrome

Once cats climb on top of buildings and other high rise structures (antennae, water towers, etc.) they either get stuck or find it difficult to climb down. This is because going against gravity is much easier than going with gravity.

Think about walking up and down a steep hill. The resistance going up the hill makes it easier to walk up the hill.

Walking down the steep hill is more difficult. You will probably stumble and trip more often during your descent than your incline.

Its the same with cats climbing just that they’re not able to recover from the slip so they fall instead. As you can imagine, this is very dangerous for cats, however, their reflexive instincts may help them more than if you or I fell from these heights.

How Far Can A Cat Fall Without Injury

This is a tricky question to answer because it totally depends on the cat. While cats are well known for landing on their feet, many can still get injuries from falling out of a tree or about 2 stories high.

Cats have a natural instinct to orient themselves in an upright position during a fall and orienting their bodies to absorb the impact of a fall. Growing up they used to always say that cats can survive falls from any height.

This statement is still hotly debated. Some studies indicate that cats are more likely to survive higher falls because they have time to right themselves and use their body as sort of a parachute that slows their fall. Others suggest that this is complete nonsense.

Whichever side you choose, you should be aware that your cat can survive high falls but that doesn’t mean it won’t be without serious injuries. If your cat does fall from a high rise, don’t assume that it is dead.

Some studies suggest that a cat can fear better falling from higher than 32 stories than it can falling lower than 32 stories. This is up in the air because the study also reported that if the cat was dead after falling from these heights, people were probably less likely to report it.

It does make sense if you consider how cats fall. They use their bodies as parachutes which slows their decent dramatically compared to free-falling.

The best thing to do is ensure your cat is safe if you live in a high rise apartment. You can also see how letting your cat roam around can be a bad idea especially if you live in big cities.

I’ll talk later about your options, but for now, let’s stay on topic and continue discussing cat high rise syndrome.

Impact of High Rise Syndrome In Cats

You might assume that a cat will die when falling from great heights. If it were you or I that assumption is quite likely to happen but interestingly enough, its not the same for cats.cat_climbing_structures_cat_high_rise_syndrome_vet

The saying that a cat can fall from any height bares some truth although it is not always the case. Don’t think that if your cat falls from a high place it will survive.

Thought patterns like this are very dangerous, however, if it happens make sure you rush the cat to the vet IMMEDIATELY. Don’t assume it is dead.

Cats  suffering from high rise syndrome may experience a whole host of effects such as:

  • ruptured, bruised or collapsed lungs (most common cause of death)
  • broken legs (interestingly enough their legs are more commonly not broken since the impact is absorbed by their chest #physics ?)
  • broken jaws (more commonly broken than legs in these cases)
  • torn ligaments
  • overextension of their carpus (kitty wrists)
  • ruptured or fracture spleen and/or liver

Again, if you find a cat that has fallen from a high place, take it to the vet. It may be dead but it may not be.

Studies suggest that 90 percent of cats that suffered from feline high rise syndrome and were taken to the vet right away survived the fall.

Why Does Cat High Rise Syndrome Occur?

High rise syndrome occurs in cats because they love heights. You might think “why aren’t they smart enough to know they shouldn’t be up there”.cat_climbing_structures_things_cats_climb

But that’s you thinking like a human, not a cat. To them, being as high as they can is the best thing because it keeps them safe and also gives them the best vantage point for hunting.

Think about birds of prey. They don’t descend to hunt. They sore way up high in the sky to get that ‘birds eye view’ we so commonly talk about then descend to close in and kill their prey.

I think it’s entitled and rude of people (not necessarily you but I hear these sort of comments more than my ears want to) to call animals dumb for these sort of incidences when whether stray or housekept, cats are human responsibility. Humans took cats from their natural environments in the deserts and humans carelessly cast them out when they come up with whatever dumb excuse to throw them out.

Cats are not going to say, ‘Hmm, my claws aren’t suited to climb this concrete I better go to Lowe’s and get a pair of concrete climbing claw adjusting mitts.’

Instead, the cat is thinking, ‘I need to get up there to see the area and maybe take a nice cat nap right there in the stairwell cubby where nothing will find me.’

This might sound like a bit of a rant because it sort of is. Cats can’t go to the store and buy specialized equipment like we can and neither do they have the mental capacity and know how to create their own.

That’s why we’re people and taking over the world with our giant buildings instead of the cat. But they’re not cursing our names because we’re creating such unnatural structures…or maybe they are…

Another reason this condition is so prevalent is due to families who live in high rise apartment buildings and condos. Most people think it is safe to let their cats out on the balconies but as you now know, this is a very dangerous habit.

We have a better option for you if you have cats in a high rise building so keep reading to find out more.

What To Do If Your Cat Suffers From High Rise Syndrome

This part is redundant if you’ve read the whole article but I’m a realist and realize most people probably skim through, don’t read properly which means you likely could have missed it. That’s fine. I have no problem taking a few extra minutes out of my day for this section.

If you have a cat that has fallen from a high place, take it to the vet immediately. Don’t assume that it is dead.

Cats are likely to survive the fall but may succumb to injuries later. If you get the cat to the vet right away, they can give it the treatment it needs to survive.

Then make sure the cat doesn’t find itself in a place that’s hard for it to climb again! Even if you live in an apartment, create a better environment for your cat indoors so that you don’t have to let them climb on your balcony because it’s not safe for them.

Preventative Measures to Avoid Feline High Rise Syndrome

The good news about feline high rise syndrome is that it is fairly avoidable. At least if you have indoor cats.cat_climbing_structures_best_wall_mounted_cat_tree_catastrophiCreations_Cat_Mod_Garden_Complex_shelves_sm

All you need to do is create your cat’s ideal environment within the restraints of your home. How?

By feeding your cat’s instincts. Cats that suffer from high rise syndrome are fueled by the following impulses:

Now all this instinct stuff might make you feel like you’re in biology class, God forbid you hated it, but the solution to these problems is quite simple.

All you need to do is add some good cat climbing structures inside your home. In addition, if you have the space outside of your home, you can also install outdoor cat enclosures which come in many different sizes and styles.

Cat Climbing Structures

Cat climbing structures are awesome. They come in two main varieties:

My recommendation for anyone who is really serious about catifying their space is to go straight for the wall mounted despite free-standing options being more popular.

Wall mounted varieties are great because they:

  • keep your cat on the perimeter of the room which is their ‘goal in life’
  • gives them a higher vantage point than free-standing
  • saves room in your home
  • looks like wall art which gives a unique appeal to your home
  • sturdy enough to hold all sized cats
  • great cat tree or multiple cats
  • safer for everyone in your home
    • ex. you don’t have to worry about a shaky cat tree falling on your kids, pets or house guests

If you are interested in learning more about wall mounted cat trees, click the button below.

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Outdoor Cat Enclosures

Outdoor cat enclosures are awesome! They are basically what they sound like, fences specially designed to give your cat outdoor space.

Remember that they need to be fully closed up because cats can climb which is one of the main things that lead to cat high rise syndrome. There are also other specifications that you need to consider such as:

  • space
  • weather
  • number of cats
  • where it will be installed (usually on a window)

These can be as small as a carrying cage or as big as you want it to be. Your cat will have a good time interacting with nature, getting fresh air and sunlight and fulfilling all its other cat needs as well.

If you want to learn more about outdoor cat enclosures, click the button below.

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So you see, keeping your cat safe outdoors isn’t as hard as you may think. Always remember that an ounce of prevention is a pound of cure.

Don’t overwhelm yourself and your checkbook by thinking that you have to install all of these things at once. While that would be pretty cool, installing one thing here and another thing there will add up just as well for your cat.

I hope that you have found all the information you need to know about cat high rise syndrome buuuutttt if not, please leave your questions and feedback in the comments box below. I’d also love it if you share your knowledge about cat high rise syndrome with our community as well.

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10 Best Cat Trees Multiple Cats Go Crazy For!

10 Best Cat Trees Multiple Cats Go Crazy For!

I think it is safe to say the MOST cat families have more than one cat. In my family, we’ve just expanded ours by adding three kittens.

Our other two are less than thrilled about it but never the less, we need to make some serious adjustments.

One thing we need to get more of are cat trees that can handle the extra load. So after doing my own research, I’m sharing with you the best cat trees multiple cats will definitely enjoy AND be able to have their own little slice of the pie if you know what I mean!

10 Best Cat Trees For Multiple Cats

  1. CozyCatFurniture XL Climbing Cat Tree
  2. TRIXIE Pet Products Cat Tree Play House
  3. The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower
  4. Prestige Cat Trees Solid Wood Triple Cat Perch
  5. New Cat Condos Large Cat Tower with 4 Perches
  6. Armarkat Jungle Gym Cat Condo with Multiple Levels
  7. Cat Tree King Cat Tree for Large Cats
  8. Armarkat Cat Tree Condo
  9. Go Pet Club Cat Tree – 72 in.
  10. SONGMICS 67″ Cat Tree Condo

10 Best Cat Trees for Multiple Cats

1. CozyCatFurniture XL Climbing Cat Tree

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If you have more than one cat, this tree is perfect for your home. Not only does it have multiple structures that your cat will want like condos, towers, and beds but it will also save you space because it is designed to fit in the corner of your room.

There are also tons of scratching surfaces to keep their paws entertained and happy. And being over 6 ft tall, this cat tree gives your cats plenty of room to climb, run and increase their horizontal territory by a lot.

Here’s the breakdown of the CozyCatFurniture XL Climbing Cat Tree:

Size (L x W x H): 25 in (63.5 cm) x 25 in (63.5 cm) x 73 in (186 cm)

Colors: beige, mocha

Levels: 4

Towers: 3

Condos: 2

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: Yes

Structure Material: Wood

Covering Material Soft Plush

Type of Cats This Is For: Healthy adult cats. May not be suitable for older cats especially if they have mobility issues.

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4 out of 5 stars

Click here to buy the CozyCatFurniture XL Climbing Cat Tree


2. TRIXIE Pet Products Cat Tree Play House

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I love that this tree has multiple condos, ramps and scratching surfaces. The design is very unique and modern.

This tree is also nice because it has the addition of the curved scratching post which will help keep your cat engaged with this tree even more. That means they are less likely to become bored with it and they will also have plenty of scratching angles and surfaces to keep them happy!

The addition of the dark rings also adds a nice little pop of color. Just enough to make it stand out without being overbearing 🙂

Here’s the breakdown of the TRIXIE Pet Products Cat Tree Play House:

Size (L x W x H): 24 in (61 cm) x 27.5 in (70 cm) x 82.2 in (209 cm)

Colors: beige/brown

Levels: 4

Towers: 2

Condos: 2

Ramps: 2

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: solid wood

Covering Material: Soft plush

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: 1 year

Rank: 4 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the TRIXIE Pet Products Cat Tree Play House


3. The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower

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Honestly, this one might not be the best cat tree for you if you have multiple cats but it is a good option if you are looking for something that is more modern and stylish. You can easily get multiple trees to create the shareable environment that you need.

These come with very discrete scratching surfaces that you might miss upon first glance, however, your cat will enjoy them a lot. It is very skillfully crafted and sturdy enough to support multiple cats sitting, climbing and playing on its many levels.

Another feature that is unique is that the laying platforms can be removed and machine washed.

Here’s the breakdown of the The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower:

Size (L x W x H): 20 in (51 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 69 in (175.5 cm)

Colors: Mahogany

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 1

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Solid wood

Covering Material: Brown Berber carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: All healthy adult cats

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual and tools included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower


4. Prestige Cat Trees Solid Wood Triple Cat Perch

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This is a nice additional piecec of cat furniture when you have multple cats. It proves comfortable laying areas for them and you can easily get multiple of these and prop them next to windows for each one.

Your cat will enjoy many lazy hours in the sun laying acrossed this. They also have room to play on and jump over the different levels as well.

You can add some toys and make it a really nice center for your cats to interact and play on.

Here’s the breakdown of the Prestige Cat Trees Solid Wood Triple Cat Perch:

Size (L x W x H): 20 in (51 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 33 in (84 cm)

Colors: Beige, brown

Levels: 3

Towers: 1

Condos: 0

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: 

Covering Material: Solid wood

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens except cave dwelling cats (cats that want to be hidden)

Assembly Details: comes fully assembled. Handmade in the USA!

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to buy the Prestige Cat Trees Solid Wood Triple Cat Perch


5. New Cat Condos Large Cat Tower with 4 Perches

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If you’ve been following my other ‘Best cat trees for’ type posts, you will know that I’m now a fan of the tower styled cat trees because they don’t provide your cat with much vertical moving space or territory for that matter.

None the less, you might have certain reasons for liking this model of tree like personal preference, space requirements or perhaps you want it for the sole purpose of letting your cats sleep on it. The good thing about this one is that it has tons of beds.

You can put this next to one window and all of your cats can enjoy the sun together without having to share any of their space with another body. That way you’re not crowding all of the windows in your home which can become a big eyesore real quick!

Here’s the breakdown of the New Cat Condos Large Cat Tower with 4 Perches:

Size (L x W x H): 24 in (61 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 64 in (163 cm)

Colors: beige, neutral, brown

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 0

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Solid wood

Covering Material: Plush household grade carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens except cave dwellers

Assembly Details: minimal assembly. Handcrafted in the USA!

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to buy the New Cat Condos Large Cat Tower with 4 Perches!


6. Armarkat Jungle Gym Cat Condo Scratcher

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Armarkat is one of my favorite brands when it comes to getting a good value for a good price. Their trees are super sturdy and you can tell that much effort is put into the construction of each tree.

This one is a good choice if you have multiple large or overweight cats and since it has two ramps it also great if you have kittens or senior cats.

Your cats will enjoy their time running and jumping around on the many levels of this tree and you will enjoy the reduction of scratches in the furniture too! 🙂

Here’s the breakdown of the Armarkat Jungle Gym Cat Condo Scratcher:

Size (L x W x H): 50 in (127 cm) x 26 in (67 cm) x 74 in (188 cm)

Colors: Beige

Levels: 3.5

Towers: 3

Condos: 2

Ramps: 2

Toys Included: Yes

Structure Material: Wood

Covering Material: Faux fur

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to buy the Armarkat Jungle Gym Cat Condo Scratcher!


7. Cat Tree King Cat Tree for Large Cats

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If you’re not feeling secure about the Armarkat for your multiple large cats then I have one more option for you! That’s this cat tree by Cat Tree Kings.

When it comes to cat trees for large cats, they ARE the best. This one is great because it has a condo, 2 hammocks and a bed which is plenty to go around.

The quality is in a league of its own and neither you or your cat will be disappointed! If you don’t like this style, they have a few others for you to choose from 🙂

Here’s the breakdown of the Cat Tree King Cat Tree for Large Cats:

Size (L x W x H): 24 in (61 cm) x 22 in (56 cm) x 59 in (150 cm)

Colors: Beige

Levels: 3

Towers: 1

Condos: 1 condo, 2 hammocks, 1 bed

Ramps: 1 set of stairs

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Solid wood

Covering Material: Soft plush

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual and tool kit included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4 out of 5 stars

Click here to buy the Cat Tree King Cat Tree for Large Cats


8. Armarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo

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Even though this cat tree only has one condo it is still a good option for multiple cats because it includes a hammock which is just as comfortable for a cat to lounge in. This tree is also a good choice because it has the two tower beds at the top.

When it comes to cats, you never really know what they like until you start testing things out. With this tree, it gives your cats plenty of options to choose from.

And even if, say two cats like the hammock, you can easily buy or make another one to install on additional posts because it has plenty of room to do so.

As with most other Aramarkat trees, you can expect this one to be good quality and sturdy which means your cats and household will remain safe and secure!

Here’s the breakdown of the Armarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo:

Size (L x W x H): 53 in (135 cm) x 22 in (56cm) x 72 in (183 cm)

Colors: Neutral

Levels: 3

Towers: 3

Condos: 1

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: Yes

Structure Material: Pressed wood

Covering Material: Faux fur

Type of Cats This Is For: Healthy adult cats

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty:

As the manufacturer, AeroMark is sure your pet will get years of enjoyment from its products. If, however, any part is broken within six months due to a manufacturing defect, AeroMark will gladly replace it free of charge. After six months, pay only a small amount for broken parts,which are available at the official website.

*Pet toys not included in product warranty. For more information you can contact the official customer service or visit the official website.

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the Armarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo!


9. Go Pet Club Cat Tree – 72 in.

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Go Pet Club is an oldie but not necessarily a goodie. More like an ok-ie, lol.

They are cheaply made and as such, aren’t the best quality cat trees. But if you’re in a pinch or trying to get something in your home quickly then this tree is a good one to go with.

It has pretty much the same design as the Armarkat I shared with your earlier but the two are not to be mistaken for each other. They’re completely different, like night and day. The Go Pet Club is not as plush as the image makes it out to be.

Here’s the breakdown of the Go Pet Club Cat Tree – 72 in.:

Size (L x W x H): 50 in (127 cm) x 26 in (67 cm) x 72 in (183 cm)

Colors: Beige, Blue

Levels: 3

Towers: 3

Condos: 2

Ramps: 2

Toys Included: Yes

Structure Material: Compressed wood

Covering Material: Faux fur

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens except large varieties

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the Go Pet Club Cat Tree – 72 in.!


10. SONGMICS 67″ Cat Tree Condo

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This tree is a monster of a tree but I like it for one type of cat in particular. You may have noticed that in some of the descriptions I noted they were not good for ‘cave dwelling cats’.

These type of cats want to be completely secluded. This behavior is not to be confused with unnatural circumstances like avoiding threats, etc.

I like this tree for cave-dwelling cats because the condos are completely closed and dark. They are great if you also have multiple cave dwellers in your home but any cat will enjoy them just the same!

Here’s the breakdown of the SONGMICS 67″ Cat Tree Condo:

Size (L x W x H): 23.6 in (60 cm) x 21.6 in (55 cm) x 67 in (170 cm)

Colors: Dark grey, Light grey

Levels: 4

Towers: 3

Condos: 2

Ramps: 1

Toys Included: Yes

Structure Material: CARB-certified board

Covering Material: Plush fabric

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: 30 month warranty

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to buy the SONGMICS 67″ Cat Tree Condo!


Didn’t Find Your Cats’ Furever Trees?

If you haven’t found any trees that you think your cats will enjoy, I want you to take a look at these cat condos. They are designed for large cats but large enough for multiple cats even multiple large ones. Some of them even have multiple large cat condos.

Click on the button below to learn more about the best cat condos for large cats. Enjoy!

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Comparison Guide To The Best Cat Trees: Multiple Cats

Cat Tree NameMeasurementsFeaturesPriceAmazon's Rank
CozyCatFurniture XL Climbing Cat Tree25 in (63.5 cm) x 25 in (63.5 cm) x 73 in (186 cm)4 levels, 3 towers, 2 condos, 1 hammock, soft plush covering, scratching posts$$4 out of 5
TRIXIE Pet Products Cat Tree Play House24 in (61 cm) x 27.5 in (70 cm) x 82.2 in (209 cm)4 levels, 2 condos, 1 tunnel, a ladder, scratching posts, soft plush covering, two crescent beds, $$4 out of 5
The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower20 in (51 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 69 in (175.5 cm)4 levels, 1 tower, 1 condo, scratching surfaces, curved bed,$$$4.5 out of 5
Prestige Cat Trees Solid Wood Triple Cat Perch20 in (51 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 33 in (84 cm)3 levels, 1 tower, plush household grade carpet, scratching posts, 3 platform/beds$4.5 out of 5
New Cat Condos Large Cat Tower with 4 Perches24 in (61 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 64 in (163 cm) 4 levels, 1 towers, 4 beds, scratching posts, covered with plush household grade carpet, handmade in the USA!$$4.5 out of 5
Armarkat Jungle Gym Cat Condo Scratcher50 in (127 cm) x 26 in (67 cm) x 74 in (188 cm)3.5 levels, 3 towers, 2 condos, 2 ramps, 3 beds/platforms, scratching posts, faux fur covering, $$4.5 out of 5
Cat Tree King Cat Tree for Large Cats24 in (61 cm) x 22 in (56 cm) x 59 in (150 cm)3 levels, 1 tower, 1 condo, 2 baskets/hammocks, scratching posts, soft plush covering$$$5 out of 5
Armarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo53 in (135 cm) x 22 in (56cm) x 72 in (183 cm)3 levels, 3 towers, 1 condo, 1 hammock, toys, scratching posts, faux fur covering$4.5 out of 5
Go Pet Club Cat Tree - 72 in.50 in (127 cm) x 26 in (67 cm) x 72 in (183 cm)3 levels, 3 towers, 2 condos, 2 ramps, scratching posts, toys, faux fur covering,$4.5 out of 5
SONGMICS 67" Cat Tree Condo23.6 in (60 cm) x 21.6 in (55 cm) x 67 in (170 cm)4 levels, 3 towers, 2 condos, scratching posts, toys, plush covering,$$4 out of 5

Why Do Your Cats Need Special Cat Trees?

Can you imagine having to share a bed with someone else? You probably can right?

Even just sharing it with a spouse or significant other can get ball-kneeing crammed. Then pile on Fido(s) and the kids and things get too tight too quickly!

Its the same principle with your cats. They want their own space to layoff and call their own. For this reason, when you have multiple cats, you need a bigger, more equipped tree for them to share.

Depending on how many you cats you have, it may even be a good idea to get more than one.

What Will Happen If You Don’t Get Best Cat Trees Multiple Cats?

By not getting your cats the best cat trees for multiple cats, you’re pretty much asking for household war. Cats like to cuddle when they are ready BUT they are more possessive about their resting areas.

This means that they WILL fight over their spot. It can be as simple as a couple boxes to full-on brawls and even though cats are smaller than dogs when they fight they do much more damage.

Personally, I’d rather not break up any animals fighting which is why I ALWAYS go that extra mile to keep them happy and you should too. Its dangerous for you and everyone in your household to have fighting cats around but they’re pretty easy to please when you give them what they want.

Some cats will prefer beds to condos and some just want to be in the sun. You have to know what your cat likes and give it to him/her.

What to Look For In Best Cat Trees Multiple Cats

Since these cat trees are for multiple cats, you should look for ones that are:

  • very sturdy
  • have multiple structures like beds, condos, scratching posts, etc.
  • taller rather than shorter
  • ramps to make chasing more streamline

How Much Cat Trees For Multiple Cats Do You Need

If you have less than three you may be able to get away with one large tree. This wouldn’t work of course if you have large cats like Maine Coons.

If you have more than three cats, you will definitely need two or more trees. The good thing right now is that you can get a really good tree for pretty decent prices if that’s an issue to you.

It was for me at one point too so now sweat 😉 I’m really happy to be able to recommend decently priced, good quality trees to you.

But that is all I have for you today! If you have any questions, comments or requests, please leave them in the comments box below.

 

14 Unique Cat Trees And Towers Your Cat Can’t Live Without!

14 Unique Cat Trees And Towers Your Cat Can’t Live Without!

With the sudden boom of people creating their own stores on Amazon and Shopify, there are so many brands that sell cat furniture that all look the same! Its hard to really find unique cat trees and towers that make you stand out from the rest.

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Just because this is for your cat doesn’t mean it can’t be something fancy that you enjoy as well. You know, that one piece of decor that speaks to your personal style, that you get tons of compliments on by house guests, and halts your nagging in-laws in their tracks!

Ok, I joke about the last one…maybe…too much? Well, you get the picture ;3

I’ve got some of the best, good quality, stand out cat trees for you so grab a bag of your favorite snacks and let’s get into the good stuff!

Cat Climbing Structure’s Most Unique Cat Trees and Towers

Unique Cat Trees

  1. CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat Playplace
  2. New Cat Condos Premier Cat Play Tree
  3. PETMAKER 4 Tier Cat Tree
  4. CatHaven Cat Tree Condo
  5. Extra Large Cat Tower Tree Activity Center

Unique Cat Towers

  1. Majestic Pet Luxe Modern Cat Tree Condo
  2. Paws & Purrs Cat Play Tower with Bed
  3. KATRIS Modular Cat Tree
  4. The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower
  5. FrontPet Apex Modern Cat Tree Tower

Unique Cat Tree Houses

  1. New Cat Condos Premier 7′ Tall Cat Playground
  2. TANGKULA 36″ Cat Kitty Pet Toy Playhouse
  3. New Cat Condos Premiere Mini Cat Pagoda House
  4. K&H Pet Products Hangin’ Cat Condo

Unique Cat Trees and Towers Reviewed

As you can see this list includes:

  • 5 cat trees
  • 5 cat tree towers
  • 4 cat tree houses

The difference between a tree and a tower is that a tree has different parts whereas a tower is one unit that builds pretty in line with itself.

Since these are unique cat trees, some of them are structured a little differently. This means that some of the features might not fit into our regular categories.

We’ll adjust as necessary but I just thought I’d give you a heads up. 🙂


5 Unique Cat Trees Your Cat Will Die To Have

1. CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat Playplace

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Wall mounted cat trees have become the new standard among cat trees. Your cat will not only enjoy being on the outer wall of the room but you will also have a beautiful, unique piece of wall art.

These are so easy to customize and make your own, especially if you’re creative and know what you’re doing with lines and measurements. I’m this way with recipes, just glance at it and then do my thing, lol!

But even if you’re not a freestyler, just follow the instructions which CatastrophiCreations make super easy peasy!

You can also get attachments or other models like this one that adds wall mounted jumping posts (adjacent to the wall aka stands away from the wall like a shelf just that its a post wrapped in sisal), scratching posts (tall parallel to the wall), and platforms. If you are looking for something really standouts that you can make fully your own, this wall mounted cat tree kit system is for you!

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 52 in (132 cm) x 11 in (28 cm) x 45 in (114.5 cm) [if you follow directions, haha!]

Levels: 3

Towers: 0 technically, however, you can get platforms for laying, bowls, etc and posts for jumping and doing other catly things.

Condos: n/a

Ramps: ladder portion

Toys Included: n/a

Structure Material: solid wood

Covering Material: sisal and fabric hammocks

Type of Cats This Is For: healthy adult cats except for cave dwellers

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the CatastrophicCreation Wall Mounted Cat Tree

2. New Cat Condos Premier Cat Play Tree

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I love the fact that this tree is designed and crafted to look just like a tree. Your cat will love the feel of the carpet under its paws and you will love this cat-friendly addition to your home decor.

Think about it. Instead of a real plant, you have this tree that looks almost like something out of a storybook!

If you have kids, this will be a winner with them, their friends and their friends’ parents for sure! And if you’re a story-teller, you can even use this as a prop, in the dark, with your flashlight. OOOooooohhhhhh, lol.

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 20 in (51 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 52 in (132 cm)

Levels: 3

Towers: 1

Condos: 0

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: 0

Structure Material: solid wood

Covering Material: carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: healthy adult cats except cave dwelling cats

Assembly Details: minimal assembly required for two perches, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the NCC Cat Play Tree!

3. PETMAKER 4-Tier Cat Tree

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This one looks kind of standard until you realize how it is different. Do you see it?

Its all in the condo! Its got this teardrop shape going on that I love and is completely different from every other cat condo out there.

Also, the half brown half white color scheme is separated even in the floorboard. The alternation between sisal rope and carpet on the scratching posts will ensure that your cats won’t get bored of their scratching materials.

That means they’ll stay far away from your beautiful furniture and other decorations. And being it is just under 50 inches, it gives your cat a pretty decent altitude to have a good view of the surroundings too.

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 19.5 in (50 cm) x 15.75 in (40 cm) x 47.75 in (117 cm)

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 1

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: Yes, a ball

Structure Material: Particle board

Covering Material: 100% polyester plush fabric

Type of Cats This Is For: Average sized adult cats

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 3 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the PETMAKER 4-Tier Cat Tree

4. CatHaven Cat Tree Condo

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When it comes to functionality and feeding your cat’s instinct, this tree is AWESOME! You can’t get any closer to nature than bringing in a piece of furniture that mimics it to the T.

You cat will definitely enjoy being hidden in the leaves and you will enjoy having a plant in the house that doesn’t need to be cared for. Of course that’s because it’s fake but no one needs to know that right? 😉

Where this tree fails is sturdiness. It is made of flimsy particle board and splinters pretty easily when your cat decides to play on it.

Seeing as that’s what these trees are for, that makes it a sort of impracticle buy but its still a unique piece of furniture none the less.

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 26 in (66 cm) x 26 in (66 cm) x 60 in (153 cm)

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 0 but the tree leaves provide plenty of cover for your cat!

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: particle board

Covering Material: artificial turf, silk leaves

Type of Cats This Is For: Average to small adult cats. Definitely not for large cats but we have another similar option for large cats so keep reading 😉

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 3 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the CatHaven Cat Tree Condo

5. Extra Large Cat Tower Tree Activity Center

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We know our cats like it when we bring the outdoors inside but if you do too this unique cat tree is a beautiful choice. It is also a good alternative to the previous one if you have a large breed or overweight cat because it is more sturdily built though you may still have to fasten it to the wall for added stability.

The design of this is also one of a kind and awesome. It has stairs for older cats and kittens to access when needed and I love how it has this ancient Mayan temple/tomb feel going on with it.

Like walking through the Amazon without actually being there worrying about being attack by a jaguar or some random bug or parasite. It really reminds me of the setting in that movie…umm..(one sec while I boggle some people’s memory banks since mine is failing atm and Google search for it)…Ah! Congo!

Ok, maybe it’s in Africa but the feel is the same. You get the picture 😉

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 46 in (117 cm) x 25 in (64 cm) x 78 in (199 cm)

Levels: 4

Towers: 2

Condos: 2

Ramps: 1 set of stairs

Toys Included: Yes, ball

Structure Material: wood

Covering Material: soft plush

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens but be careful with kittens on the higher levels

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the XL Cat Tower Tree

5 Unique Cat Towers Your Cat Will Die To Have

1. Majestic Pet Luxe Modern Cat Tree Condo

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As soon as I laid eyes on this delicious piece of cat architecture I was in love! The side scratching post is a great addition but it also adds that extra pop of color without being to bold outlined by the dark frame.

I also love the shaped cutouts. You can tell there was a lot of thought put into designing and creating this tree.

I can see it in an open space with shiny tiles and a minimalist theme. But of course it will go with pretty much everything because it is neutral.

Your cat will also love it also because it has extra scratching surfaces which are missing in a lot of modern styled cat trees. This one’s a winner because it suits yours and your cat’s tastes purrrrfectly :3

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 48 in (122 cm) x 23 in (59 cm) x 16.5 in (42 cm)

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 0

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: Yes, ball

Structure Material: wood

Covering Material: sisal scratching posts

Type of Cats This Is For: adult cats besides cave dwellers (aka cats who don’t want to be seen at all)

Assembly Details: takes some work but nothing too difficult

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the Majestic Pet Luxe Modern Cat Tree

2. Paws & Purrs Cat Play Tower With Bed

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Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 42.5 in (108 cm) x 17 in (43.5 cm) x 39.25 in (100 cm)

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 1 if you consider the bottom works the same way as a condo

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: wood

Covering Material: Espresso Finish Melamine

Type of Cats This Is For: All adult cats even if they are large breeds or overweight

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the Paws & Purrs Cat Play Tower

3. KATRIS Modular Cat Tree

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This is one of the most distinct cat trees on our list. It is modernly styled and built sort of like a puzzle or maze.

It will definitely work your cats curiosity and instinctual senses to the max. At the same time it makes a BEAUTIFUL addition to your room.

Like a piece of wooden artwork, this cat tower is sure to get you lots of compliments and stun your guests, especially those who appreciate a good piece of art!

The best thing is that you can change it up and fit the pieces together any way you want. If you get a couple sets, you can really go crazy even mixing the different colors and we know your cat will enjoy the height as well!

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 35 in (89 cm) x 26 in (66 cm) x 24 in (61 cm)

Levels: many

Towers: n/a

Condos: 0

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: corrugated cardboard

Covering Material: Real wood veneer or eco-print paper or texture art paper or premium kraft paper

Type of Cats This Is For: Adult cats except for cave dwelling cats

Assembly Details: easy assembly

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the KATRIS Modular Cat Tree

4. The Redefined Feline Lotus Cat Tower

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When it comes to modern styled cat trees, this is one of my favorites because its so skillfully crafted and you can tell a LOT of time has been put into these units. But I also like that it takes your cat’s needs into consideration which is something that is missing in a lot of modern pieces.

This one has the condo, platforms, and decent scratching materials for your cat. The color is gorgeous and since it is made of solid wood, it stands firmly.

Your cat will love this as much as you do!

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 20 in (51 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 69 in (175.5 cm)

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 1

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: solid wood

Covering Material: Brown Berber carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: All healthy adult cats

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the Redefined Feline Lotus Cat Tower

5. Front Pet Apex Modern Cat Tree Tower

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When I look at this one, I think of a fair which gives me good feelings. When your cat sees this, it will have good feelings too.

The whole thing is built with solid, unfinished wood. That means that you can either leave it plain or if you want to express your own creativity then you can paint it or stain it whatever color or combination of colors you want.

Just make sure that if you do get creative that you use cat-safe materials and chemicals.

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 23 in (59 cm) x 23 in (59 cm) x 68 in (173 cm)

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 0

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: 0

Structure Material: premium unfinished wood

Covering Material: carpet mats

Type of Cats This Is For: Healthy adult cats except for cave dwellers

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the Front Pet Apex Modern Cat Tree Tower

4 Unique Cat Tree Houses That Everyone Will Love

1. New Cat Condos Premiere 7′ Tall Cat Playground

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This tree house is another tree that is designed to look like a tree. I love this one because it looks like a fantasy tree that you would expect to find at Hogwarts or some fantasy place like that.

And underneath the draw of this tree is everything your cat needs and LOTS of scratching surfaces, angles and materials.

If you’re a fantasy or sci-fi fan, this tree is definitely a good fit for your home!

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 40 in (102 cm) x 48 in (122 cm) x 84 in (213.5 cm)

Levels: 4

Towers: 1

Condos: 1

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: solid wood

Covering Material: plush household grad carpet and unoiled sisal rope

Type of Cats This Is For: All adult cats including large breeds and overweight cats

Assembly Details: no assembly required. Comes fully assembly and is made in the United States! 😀

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the New Cat Condos Premiere 7′ Tall Cat Playground

2. TANGKULA 36″ Cat Kitty Pet Toy Playhouse

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This cat playhouse is super cute. It is like a little gingerbread house with different colors.

Maybe its because the white outlines remind me of frosting. What do you think? 🙂

I love that this one has a ramp so that older cats and kittens can enjoy this tree to. At only 36 inches, it is also safe for kittens to play on as well as adult cats.

This playhouse is definitely a good all-purpose cat tree which would be a good addition for you if you have varying aged cats.

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 24 in (61 cm) x 18 in (46 cm) x 36 in (92 cm)

Levels: 2

Towers: 0

Condos: 1

Ramps: 1

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: durable compressed wood

Covering Material: Plush faux fur and sisal rope

Type of Cats This Is For: All cats and kittens

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the TANGKULA 36″ Cat Kitty Playhouse

3. New Cat Condos Premier Mini Cat Pagoda House

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In case you’re wondering, a pagoda is one of those huge, tiered temples commonly associated with ancient East Asian cultures like China and Japan.

This little cat tree definitely captures the essence of a pagoda. If you’re into anime, K-dramas or other aspects of Asian cultures like me and my family, this tree is a good fit for you!

The only thing I wish they would add was more tiers to the actual pagoda but then it is a ‘mini’ version after all 😉

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 20 in (51 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 33 in (84 cm)

Levels: 1

Towers: 0

Condos: 1

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: solid wood

Covering Material: plush household grade carpet and unsoiled natural sisal rope

Type of Cats This Is For: all cats and kittens

Assembly Details: fully assembled and crafted in the USA! 😀

Warranty: not specified

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the New Cat Condos Premier Mini Cat Pagoda

4. K & H Pet Products Hangin’ Cat Condo

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Not that I planned it but it seems that I have started and ended this segment with a wall mounted cat tree, haha! This one is a little different because it hangs on the door for your cats to climb.

It is designed like a set of tier condos and perfect for your cat to get in a good exercise. Not sure if it will solve any scratching issues but I wouldn’t suggest using this as a standalone cat tree either.

It is, however, super cute and something your cats are sure to love!

Specs:

Size (L x W x H): 23 in (59 cm) x 16 in (41 cm) x 65 in (165 cm)

Levels: 5

Towers: 0

Condos: 5

Ramps: 0

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: technically nothing unless you count the straps. It’s collapsible and foldable for easy storage.

Covering Material: 600 denier waterproof fabric

Type of Cats This Is For: Healthy adult cats

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

Rank: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Click here to learn more about the K & H Pet Products Hangin’ Cat Condo

I hope that you have found at least one of these unique cat trees appealing. If not, let me know in the comments below what you’re looking for and I’ll try my best to help.

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Why Do Cats Scratch Carpet And Furniture?

Why Do Cats Scratch Carpet And Furniture?

You are likely familiar with your cat’s habit of scratching everything in your house. Or at least it seems that way sometimes.

But if you really zero in and pay attention to your cat’s habit, you will notice that it scratches certain things at certain times and in certain ways. And there is a reason for all of these differences.

So now let’s answer your question ‘Why do cats scratch carpet and furniture?’ before you completely lose your cool and do something irrational with your cat! Please read this especially if you are considering declawing your cat. This should NEVER be done and you have better options than this.

Why Does My Cat Keep Scratching Things?


Scratching is a normal part of cat instinct and behavior. They’re not doing it to piss you off or get even, they’re doing it partly because they have to.

Here are all the reasons that cats need to scratch:

  1. To remove the outer layer of their claws
  2. To mark their territory. Both male and females will mark their territories with physical/visual markings and with scents through glands in their feet.
  3. To stretch their claws, feet, and body. You might not be aware of this but cat claws are part of their skeletal structure just like our fingers are. The only difference is that they retract theirs into their paws.
    Now you can see why they need to be stretched if you imagine your fingers being cramped up in a small compartment like their paws.
  4. To find comfort or feel good like how you feel when you have a good stretch or massage

What Kind of Materials Do Cats Like To Scratch?cat_climbing_structures_why_does_my_cat_like_to_scratch_things_wood

Cats like to scratch materials that are rough and textured that do not give easily. It has to be something that they can really sink their claws into and get a good feel of.

Painfully so, sometimes this can be our skin if we don’t teach them not to scratch us. This is one reason that it’s important not to use your hands as ‘playthings’ for your cat.

Now if you think about it, you probably don’t see your cat scratching the fridge or the TV because these appliances aren’t made of materials that cats like to scratch. Don’t get me wrong, they may lay or even stretch their bodies across these but they usually don’t scratch them.

In nature, this would usually be a tree however indoors some materials cats love to scratch include:

  • natural woods like oak, pine, and maple
  • natural, untreated rope like sisal and coconut ropes
  • house grade carpets (which is why your cat may scratch the floor)
  • mesh, like what covers speakers (not sure what the exact name is but personal confession, that’s what I used as my ‘first cat tree‘ was a giant car speaker that didn’t work anymore, haha! ^^; )
  • rubber like tires or large erasers

So you can see why your cat seems to be addicted to scratching your furniture and floors no matter how much times you tell it not to. But there is a way to keep their claws happy without shredding your house apart and we’ll be discussing it later on in this article so keep reading!

When Do Cats Scratch?

Cats are pretty habitual, instinct-driven animals. This means that their habits are pretty regimented and pretty much predictable once you know what to look for.

If you spend time watching and documenting your cat’s behavior, you’ll notice the same and can better plan to intercept or teach your cat to scratch on more appropriate surfaces.cat_climbing_structures_when_do_cats_scratch_yawn

Cats tend to scratch:

  • when they first wake up. Like we usually stretch, yawn and other actions when we wake up, so do cats but they tend to scratch as a part of it.
  • they scratch when marking their territory.
  • they scratch when they are excited about something like when they get in their excited, frenzy state or maybe your about to feed them when they’re really hungry.

I can agree that my cats do all of the above especially when I start the ‘Feeding Animals’ ritual part of the morning. There are active paws in the background until their bowls get placed which is always after the dogs to keep them from eating their food instead.

Yes, my dogs do eat the cat food when given the chance but my cats also want to eat the dog food when given the chance. I’m yet to figure out if this is a good or bad thing but from my research at least I know its a normal thing, hehe.

How Do Cats Scratch

Cats need to scratch both vertically, up and down, and horizontally, side to side. As you can imagine this is for both comfort and necessity.

Thinking about when we stretch, we tend to turn directions to get the right muscle or area. Your cat is the same. In order to stretch the right area, it has to change directions.

Also, marking territory works in the same way. It’s not enough to just have markings or scents up high or down low or facing one direction, it must be all of the above.

How To Stop Your Cat From Scratching The Furniture

Now that you understand how much scratching means to your cat I hope this has brought you to figuring out better options to keep your cat in your household. I also hope that if you were considering declawing that you realize how detrimental it will be to their instincts not to mention other harmful effects of this procedure.cat_climbing_structures_maine_coon_cat_furniture

If anything, you can try trimming your cat’s claws but that can be challenging because your cat likely won’t keep still.

The best plan of action that you can take to stop your cat from scratching is to get a scratching surface that is specially designed to speak to them better than your couch does. This can be as simple as a scratching post or a larger cat tree.

My recommendation to you is to get a sturdy, good quality cat tree. This is because it is more likely to get and KEEP your cat’s attention because it satisfies your whole cat.

By that I mean, a cat tree doesn’t just get your cat’s scratching under wraps but it gives your cat its own place to sleep, play, climb, and jump all over. It will claim it as its own, so that will also take care of territorial scratching as well.

The good news about cat trees is that there are so many different styles for just about every kind of cat you can imagine whether its a small, large, old, or young cat. There are even cat trees for your cat if it has mobility or joint issues like arthritis!

To find out more information on cat trees and choosing the best one for you, your cat and your household situation, you have come to the right place because we have a guide that will walk you through everything you need to know.

Click on the button below to get started and if you ever have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments box below any post on this website.

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Best Cat Climbing Structures [For ALL Cats]

Best Cat Climbing Structures [For ALL Cats]

In order to keep your cats off your furniture, you should be providing them with a variety of the best cat climbing structures for their personalities, sizes, and preferences. Cat climbing structures are not to be confused with cat scratching posts which are only good for your cat to scratch on.

Structures are tall with multiple platforms for your cat to jump, sleep, scratch and play on. They are more practical and will keep your cats more satisfied than getting a toy that only satisfies one behavioral instinct.

Now don’t get us wrong, scratching posts are an amazing addition to your cat pleasing repertoire but it should be paired with furniture like cat trees, condos, wall mounts, etc.

The Importance of Finding the Right Cat Climbing Structures for Your Cats

Cats are the lovable, cuddly members of our family that bring a whole new perspective and variable to our lives. Their personalities, preferences, and sizes vary so much that sometimes it’s hard to really know what’s the best thing to do for them or how to make them more comfortable.

One problem that a lot of cat parents face is the dreaded furniture shredding. We spend THOUSANDS on couches, dressers, love seats, tables, chairs, and even toys for our kids just for them to be destroyed by our furry babies.

But we can’t be mad at them, we love them too much for that! Also, remember that scratching is a natural part of cat behavior albeit is still a big problem.

Sometimes we go and buy a cat climbing structure or scratching post that they’re really not even interested in. Has that happened to you?

Don’t worry, lol, its happened to me too, PLENTY of times! Then I learned that there are basically three different categories of cats and according to each category determines what sort of toys or structures they will take to.

Then after that, you need to consider other factors like their size, age, and physical condition.

For instance, if your cat is large then she’s going to need a sturdier structure than a small cat. She’s going to be heavier and likely stronger as well then a kitten or smaller breed of cat.

On the other hand, if you have a kitten or smaller cat, they might not be able to climb up a tall structure. If pushed too far they can potentially develop problems like a fear of heights or get injured if they fall off a tall cat tree for instance.

Likewise with older cats. They will likely suffer from joint issues that do not allow them to jump and climb as easily as when they were younger.

Studies have found that around 80 – 90% of cats over 12 years old will have developed osteoarthritis. In this case, you will need structures that are connected by ramps or stairs that make it easy for your cat to access and climb.

So you can see how important that you take the time to choose the right cat climbing structures for your kitties.

Now I know what you’re thinking. Your mind is exploding with questions, ‘what should you do’s and you might even be feeling a little nervous.

That’s ok! Just keep reading. We’re going to deliver the information you need to know and more!

Understanding Cat Behavior: Its A Little Different

You might not realize it, but cats are actually more aggressive than dogs. They are by nature hunters.

Think about your cat’s behavior and you will soon realize the validity of this statement.

Cats stalk, pounce, scratch, bite particularly around the neck & trip even in play. Some cats show these behaviors more than others but it is still important that you know, understand and accept this information.

Cats communicate differently depending on their upbringing and environment.

Some cats are very vocal. These are usually cats that have been raised around other cats since they were kittens.

Since cats are naturally hunt driven, they like areas where they can get a good vantage point. Different cats do this differently but the goal is still the same.

Some might like to be high and have a bird’s eye view of the area while others might like to be low and hidden. Obviously, a house cat doesn’t need to stalk their prey but they still have that instinct, therefore they still portray these behaviors.

It is important that you know how your cat communicates and behaves so that you can best help him or her. Also, it will avoid wasting money on a ‘stupid thing’ that your cat has no interest in.

Choosing the Right Cat Climbing Structures For Your Cat

Picking a Cat Climbing Structure By Your Cat’s Sizes (Sm, M, L, XL)

Cat sizes are very varied even in domestic breeds. Basically, there are four sizes, small, medium, large and extra large.

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Small Cat

A small cat might also be a kitten. It is under 8 lbs (4kg) and under 13 in (33cm). Some small cat breeds are the Singapura and Bombay. Even if your cat is a kitten, s/he will still need cat climbing structures.

Small cats need cat trees that are low to the ground. They will still have multiple platforms and condos for them to play in. Sturdiness isn’t as important but you still want to get something decent.

Medium Cat

Most domestic cats fall into this category but some notable breeds are the American Shorthairs and Bengals. Their size ranges from 13-16 in (33-41cm) and weighs between 8-12 lbs (4-6kg).

Medium cats need climbing structures that reach above 52 inches high. This is the easiest category to find cat climbing structures for.

Large Cat

Some large cat breeds are the Ragdoll and British Shorthair. They range in size from 13-16 in (33-41cm) and weight between 12-16 lbs (6-8 kg).

A lot of large cat breeds may also fall into the extra large size category because their size ranges are so varied.

For Large cats, you need to make sure to get a sturdy cat climbing structure. Usually, these will be made from solid wood rather than compressed wood like most others.

They may also be taller since your cat will likely need to climb higher. Many models are designed like towers which means they are reinforced a lot better but there are also sprawling varieties as well.

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Extra Large Cat

To give you a visual, an extra large cat is about the size of a medium dog. The largest domestic cat breeds, the Maine Coon and the Savannah, can both get up to 25 lbs (11 kg) naturally!

These cats also need a lot more play and jumping area than smaller breeds. This is why if you are the parent of an extra large cat you will need some sturdy, wall mounted, cat climbing structures even more so.

Extra Large Cats can be upwards of 16 in (41 cm) and, as forementioned, upwards of 16 lbs (8kg) reaching 25 lbs (11 kg). That is a lot of cat to cuddle!

Like with large cats, if you have an extra-large cat, getting a cat climbing structure made out of solid wood is not an option. You will probably also need more than a standing tree.

Adding wall mounted climbing structures is a must.

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Choosing the Right Cat Climbing Structures By Your Cat’s Behavioral Patterns

In general, there are four different cat behaviors. This is what will really matter when deciding what cat structure is right for your fuzzy baby.

Have you ever wondered why there are so many variations of cat trees. for example? Its because different cats prefer different domiciles and observation settings. Sounds confusing? Here, let me explain.

Behavior 1: Tree Dwellerstree dweller

The tree-dwelling cat is probably the one that we are all most familiar with. Mainstream media always depicts the cat that got stuck in the tree or the one taking a quiet, afternoon snooze up high in its branches.

To some degree, this characteristic of cats is true. They tend to hunt in trees and get a birds eye view of their prey.

Some cats have a very strong instinct to be able to see what is around them, hence they spend more time up high. They do not and will not feel comfortable on the ground.

Cats with this behavior pattern will need climbing structures that are tall, off the ground, and parts with varying heights such as a tall cat tree with tall and short parts or/and (usually and) wall mounts that go up and down your wall. One breed that I can think of that is notorious for this is the Savannah.

Remember, if your cat starts getting aggressive and displaying bad behaviors, he might simply not feel comfortable being on the ground. One way to identify if your cat is a tree dweller is to note where she rests. If she is in a high place like on top of the fridge, TV stand, or dresser, she is probably a tree dweller.

When you think about structures for this type of cat, think HIGH off the ground!

Behavior 2: Bush Dweller

The Bush Dweller is almost the opposite of the Tree Dweller. He likes to be on the ground or close to it. He wants to be ready for his prey when it happens along. He likes to hide in a bush or tall grass much like a lion does.bush dwelling

If you are trying to identify if your cat is a bush dweller, again, notice where she is resting or relaxing. Does she prefer a pile of clothes in the laundry on the floor? or maybe she hides in the open drawer you didn’t feel like bending down to close properly.

Structures that are good for tree dwellers are low to the ground. Scratching posts and trees with boxes that are low to the ground will be perfect for your bush dweller. Remember, even though the cat prefers to be low to the ground she still wants to be hidden.

Behavior 3: Cave Dweller

This behavior is not commonly known and can easily be mistaken for bush dwelling but they are not the same. Let’s dig into the cave dwelling personality a little bit deeper.

Cave dwellers like low areas like bush dwellers but they don’t want to be found. They don’t want to stalk their prey, they want to hide out in dark, enclosed, secluded areas. This means that they tend to seek refuge under things like the bed or in your closet.dark cat

Have you ever had to really, and I mean reeeaaallllyyy, hunt for your cat to find them under the bed or behind the couch? During your search, you’re bending, crawling and moving things trying to find your fur baby?

Now, this shouldn’t be confused with a scared cat who is trying to escape a threat like another cat, a child or a dog. This is the natural, comfortable, normal behavior for cave-dwelling cats.

To keep a healthy relationship with your cat if he is a cave dweller, you will want to get cat climbing structures with fully closed in sections. This will keep your cat used to you, your family and your visitors. By doing this, he is less likely to display anti-social behavior which can be physically and emotionally draining as well as damaging.

Behavior 4: Combination

As the name suggests, a combination cat will display a combination of the above behavior patterns. This can mean that the cat portrays only two or all three.

Also, note that this type of cat varies greatly. No two cat is the same but realize that in this group, the variation is even more so. You will really need to pay attention to your cat’s habits before making a decision on climbing structures.

For instance, you might notice that your cat is sleeping in the closet and on top of the fridge or in areas that are in the open as well as really covered up. Their mannerisms might change too. For instance, they might be very sociable with you one minute and then not sociable with you the next.

Structures for this cat will be ones that include features that all cats would like. For instance, you would want a tree with varied heights that has a closed in box and another cubby of some sort.

Choosing the Right Cat Climbing Structures By Your Cat’s Behavioral Patterns

As you probably know, cats age differently from humans. In fact, their aging process is much more accelerated. Because of this, sometimes it is easy to think that you can buy an adult structure for your cat’s entire lifetime.

Although this is a pretty attractive choice, it is not the best one for your cat’s well-being. Like us, your cat has 3 stages to their life cycle. Note: The below ages are reported in human years.

  1. Baby/Adolescent aka kitten – under 2 years old
  2. Adult – 2 – 12 years old
  3. Senior – 12 years old until death

How To Tell Your Cat’s Age In Cat Years

For your information, if you want to find out how old your cat is in cat years, you can do so by using the following formula.

1st cat year = 15 people years

2nd cat year = 24 people years

Every cat year after = 4 people years

So a cat that is 12 human years is about 64 years old in cat years!

Best Climbing Structures for Kittenscat_climbing_structures_carpet

Kittens are the trickiest age when it comes to cats because a 6-month-old kitten looks pretty grown up. Don’t let its size fool you.

A kitten takes 2 years to fully develop. This includes body mass but also its structure aka bones, muscle, etc., cognition or brain development, reflexes, etc.

For this reason, we recommend that you get kitten furniture that is specifically for kittens. Look for structures that are low to medium in height and have relatively close platforms.

This way, small kittens can climb their way up and larger kittens can jump over them. In addition, if there is an accident and the kitten falls, they are less likely to be traumatized or injured.

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Best Cat Furniture for Adult Cats

Most cat furniture is designed with adult cats in mind. The biggest factor in deciding what kind of climbing structures to get for an adult cat would be their behavior preferences which we discussed in the previous section.

Always make sure the structures are sturdy to avoid accidents.

Best Cat Climbing Structures for Older Cats

Whether we like it or not, old cats are likely to have some sort of joint issues. This means that they will need specialized structures.

When deciding on furniture for senior cats, look for ones that have ramps, closely situated platforms, and low or relatively low to the ground.

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What Can You Do To Get Cat Climbing Structures for Your Cat?

First of all, spend the next two days evaluating your cat’s behavior, age, and limitations if they have any. Write down where she naps, how she plays, where and how she likes to scratch if she’s having trouble moving and any other information that you think will help you in choosing the best cat climbing structures for your kitties.

Then come back and search for factors that depict your cat and situation. For instance, you might have two XL cats in an apartment building or 3 small cats that alternate between indoors and outdoors.

Next, pick up your free copy of our cat climbing structures decision making graphic. It will guide you to the exact setup that you should choose. You can grab yours below:

 

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As you may know or now should realize, there are a lot of variables that you have to consider when finding the right structure set up for your cat. For instance, you have to consider size, personality, breed, behavior and even your location may have some part to play here.cat in tree

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