What To Do If My Maine Coon Is Mean? [Aggressive Behavior Guide]

What To Do If My Maine Coon Is Mean? [Aggressive Behavior Guide]

Maine coon cats are well known for their gentle, playful nature. These big cats are known as ‘gentle giants’ and one of the most sought-after cat breeds in the world today.

Sounds like the best cat to have so you get one! Then you bring it home and s/he’s anything but friendly.

Its biting and hissing and everything opposite of nice leaving you confused and wondering ‘why my Maine coon is mean‘. Well, friend, you’ve come to the right site because we’re going to have an in-depth discussion about your cat’s behavior.

See, Maine coons are very loveable cats but there is a caveat to its personality that you need to be aware of right now. The good news is that most of the culprits for his/her unwelcomed behavior are pretty easy to fix but some might be more serious and need more serious attention.

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About Maine Coon Cats

Maine Coon Cats Breed History

The Maine coon breed originated in the United States. It is believed to have appeared around the 1850s when long-haired European cats bred with American shorthaired cats.

As a result, their offspring were large, sturdily built cats with fluffy, ring-shaped tails that resembled a raccoon’s tail. Thus their name, Maine coon, is a combination between their place of origin (Maine) and the shortened form of the word raccoon, coon.

They were very popular in rural environments in the northeastern states due to their excellent rodent hunting skills.

In 1980, they were exported to the United Kingdom where they have also gained popularity.

In 1982, they began to be internationally recognized as a purebred cat.

Maine Coon Cats Personality Traits and Breed Standards

As I mentioned previously, Maine coons are known to be good-natured cats. Now let’s dissect this vague statement to see what is really meant by it.

cat_climbing_structures_maine_coon_trioMaine coon Physical Traits

These cats are huge and their bodies are built to be exceptional hunters. Depending on it the cat is male of female, they can weight between 11 – 25 lbs.

Of course, the females are smaller than the males but they both have large, muscular bodies and legs with long, fluffy tails.

Their ears are large and pointed with tufts that grow up over their tips which give them a Lynx-like appearance.

Features that make Maine coons distinct are the shape around their eyebrow area, makes an ‘M’, their noses are square and clearly separated from their forehead and they have extra fur on their paws that help them move easier in the snow.

Their fur is denser in their hindquarters, chest, and belly. It is shorter in the head, shoulders, and legs.

They also have a thick undercoat that keeps them warm and dry in the snow. Their fur should be soft and silky to the touch and requires daily grooming.

Maine Coon Life Expectancy

You can expect that your Maine coon cat will live between 9 and 15 years old. Of course, this depends on their health and unforeseen circumstances that may cause early deaths but we don’t want to think about that right now.

Maine Coon Cat Personality

Maine coons are very unique in terms of cats. While they are still untamed hunters, their drive is even more amped up than the average cat.

They are also more skilled and good at hunting.

Nevertheless, they are very sweet, friendly, playful and sociable cats.

As I mentioned before, this comes with a caveat. That is that they must be properly socialized as kittens and males especially should be fixed as their hormones make them even more territorial and possessive which is a leading cause of aggression. We’ll get into more details later but keep this in mind.

cat_climbing_structures_maine_coon_cat_snowAnother thing Maine coons are opposite to most cats is they love water and snow. They are also famous for being vocal by making chirping and other sounds different from typical cat sounds like meows.

My cats don’t really make sounds at all unless they’re hungry so if we have one of these it would be a big change for sure, lol. The good thing is that Maine coons get along with other cats and if you have multiple cats already, they should adjust quite well together as long as you have adequate space for each of them to have a slice of their own ‘territory’.

They also get along well with children, dogs, people and other pets.

Requirements to Keep A Maine Coon Cat

Territory

Your Maine coon is well adapt and equipped for the outdoors. S/he will need lots of space and at least a small space designated for him/her outdoors as well.

They enjoy interacting with nature so you can set up a small garden area for them. If you are concerned about them escaping, you can utilize a good outdoor cat enclosure and set up a little area for them.

Your cat should also have plenty of relaxing and playing areas including multiple cat trees for large cats (don’t buy a flimsy one like the leopard print cat tree in the video. It will NOT last.)

If you live in a small space like an apartment, remember that vertical space counts when you try to increase your cat’s territory.

Diet

Like any living organism, with greater size comes the need for more energy and the generation of more waste. Your Maine coon should be eating a diet of natural and even raw products.

You should also be aware that Maine coon cats are predisposed to obesity. Given their large size, they tend to have large appetites and are likely to overeat.

I’m not an expert on cat diet so be sure that you talk to your vet about your Maine coon’s nutritional needs. I would even say find a certified breeder because sometimes vets aren’t specialized in one particular breed’s needs and may only have a general idea.

A breeder will know better about their specific specialty cat which in this case is the Maine coon.

Don’t take this for granted. Just like you feel bad when your body doesn’t get the right nutrients, your cat is the same way.

Never underestimate the power of good fitness and nutrition for your cat and even for your self, to be honest (this is not a criticism or opinion but study proven and personal experience). If your cat is being aggressive, this is the second place to check after illness.

Expense

Maine coons are easy to care for but require more financial needs to care for than the average cat. They need more and high-quality food but also high-quality toys and cat climbing structures.

They’re strong cats and also heavier weight makes for higher amounts of force and pressure. You will find your cat sticks and other toys snapping in your hands more frequently and the average cat trees will break, shake and crumble.

Not to mention scratching. If this part scares you, I beg you to take a deep breath and prepare for problem-solving instead of panic.

I’m a strong believer in the power of saving money and if you don’t, you will be surprised how fast even something as simple as saving all of your coinage adds up. Also buying ‘here and there’ adds up as well.

Too many precious cats end up in shelters for reasons that are easily dealt with if you just give a liiiitle bit more effort in the right places. That’s why I’m here to help so if you need any help or questions at all please feel free to ask in the comments below.

Grooming

Since Maine coons have long fur they will need their fur brushed daily. You also need to be sure to brush their undercoat as well.

Get a cat brush with long, grabby bristles. You may also need a pair of kitty hair trimmers to trim any knots or tangles.

Also take note of any skin irregularities as many bacteria, parasites, fungi, etc. can easily be incubated in their warm, dense coat. Additionally, matting and even daily rubbing can cause irritation so be aware of their skin with every grooming session.

If you notice any irregularities be sure to contact your vet immediately!

Play: Your Cat’s Daily Workout

cat_climbing_structures_maine_coon_cat_kitten_playI always say that exercising is more pleasant when we do something fun instead of ‘exercise’. Your cat is a good example of this.

Their play is important because it gives them their daily workout, however, they just do it because its fun for them.

It is necessary that you play with your Maine coon at least 20 minutes per day. I would recommend more along the lines of 40 minutes per day.

This will increase your relationship as well as reinforcing with them how they are supposed to interact with humans. Always use toys.

NEVER use your hands to play with your cat! And yes, even old Maine coons love to play.

Why Is My Maine Coon Cat So Mean?

Phew! That took more time than I thought but I hope that you have learned a lot about your cat.

Hopefully, at this point, you’ve begun to think about some things that might be causing your cat’s bad behavior but if not, we’ll give you some ideas right now.

So ask me again:

My Maine Coon Is Mean. What’s Going On?!

As you probably suspect, when your Maine coon is aggressive, something is definitely wrong. It could be something as simple as them not being able to burn off all their energy to something more serious like a disease.

I’m going to go through as many options as I can think of along with solutions and any other relevant information. If you are ever in doubt, call your vet, they are usually friendly and happy to help.

What Is Aggression For Maine Coon Cats?

Before we get into the reasons for your cat’s aggression, I think it is important to actually define what is considered aggression. As a parent of both cats and dogs, I know both have habits that seem aggressive but are completely normal for each animal.

For instance, cats will play bite each other while playing. Biting is also a form of cat affection. Its obviously not a hard bite where skin is broken but if your cat bites you like this, you might be startled and think it is attacking you.

This actually happened to my daughter the other day for the first time. She panicked of course but I explained to her it was being loving and she was alright afterward, lol.

In general, the following behaviors can be considered as aggression in your Maine coon:

  • bites that draw blood
  • scratches that are usually preceded by a swat, box, or some other attack like movement
    • your cat, especially if it is a kitten, might try to claw your leg like normal cat scratching that they do on a post. This is not aggression. They just mistakenly think they can scratch their claws on your leg.
  • boxing
    • declawed cats do this a lot and it actually really hurts even though they don’t have claws. If you are thinking about declawing it. DON’T!!!
  • hissing
  • accessive and frantic tearing to destroy things in your home like furniture and other household items
    • this is much more hyper than normal cat play. More like they had a massive anxiety attack and pillow feathers are everywhere type of thing.
  • fighting with you or other members of your household including children, other cats, other pets, spouse, guests, etc.

Usually, with aggression, your Maine coon cat will appear very stressed and his/her hair will be clearly raised. Its tail will be frantically swinging back and forth.

It will be making growling or other ‘scary’ sounds. Its eyes will be dilated and it might be snarling.

Possible Causes For Your Maine Coon’s Aggressive Behavior

As mentioned before, there can be many reasons your Maine coon is acting out of character. Here are some common and not so common reasons.

Illness

Whenever anything unusual happens, always think health first. There could be a number of issues both internally and externally that could be causing your cat discomfort.

Think about when you’re feeling ill. Especially something like the flu, your menstrual cycle (if you’re a woman of course 😉 ), or an allergic reaction to name a few.

You can’t see these things but they make you feel less than normal and make you act in different ways of varying magnitude. Also, depending on the person, you might never even know that they’re in pain until they actually come out and say it.

It is the same with your cat with the additional variable that they can’t actually come out and tell you anything. So it is up to you to figure out what is going on, which you are, and that’s pretty awesome!

Maine coon cats are predisposed to a few common disorders as a breed. They are:

Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

A feline condition that causes the cat’s heart to thicken which makes it difficult for it to function properly. As a result, they can experience a whole host of problems even things that aren’t related to the heart.

It is not something that is commonly found in most domestic cats, however when if comes to Maine coons, it is an issue. Although not much is known why this is, scientists attribute it to genetics.

Other breeds that are prone to this disorder include:

  • Ragdolls
  • British shorthairs
  • Sphynx
  • Chartreux
  • Persians

Seems like it might have European origins but don’t quote me on that its just an observation of these breeds all have links to there in some form.

You can read more about it by clicking the below button.

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Feline Hip Dysplasia

Feline Hip Dysplasia is the abnormal formation and subsequent deterioration of the cat’s hip joint (formally known as the coxofemoral joint). As a result, this disorder causes abnormalities in the cat’s hips along with many other musculoskeletal deformations.

Early detection is important with this condition. If you notice any structural irregularities in your cat, call your vet immediately.

You can click the below button to learn more about Feline Hip Dysplasia.

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Feline Pectus Excavatum (Sunken chest)

Feline Pectus Eexcavatum is a deformity in the sternum (chest bone) and costal cartilage (connect the chest bone with the end of the ribs). As a result, there is a horizontal narrowing of the chest.

This causes a host of problems for your cat including:

  • breathlessness
  • weakness
  • disorientation
  • weight loss
  • and more!

If you want to learn more about Feline Pectus Excavatum aka “Sunken Chest”, click the button below.

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In addition to these common illnesses, there are a whole lot more ailments that could be bugging your cat. For instance, male cats, in particular, are prone to getting urinary tract infections or your cat could have a nasal infection.

Both of these require immediate attention by the way. Some more examples are:

  • allergies
  • parasites (more on this in a bit)
  • ingrown nail(s)
  • digestive issues
  • circulatory issues
  • visual issues
  • etc.

Parasites

Parasites are anything that feeds off of your cat’s energy instead of taking the time to find or create its own. In other words, they feed off the food your cat has eaten or already digested in the bloodstream.

They can live inside their bodies or externally. Most parasites, or the presence of parasites, can be easily detected but some require specialized tests to verify.

Parasite infections are quite uncomfortable for your cat. Their effects can be quite severe causing stomach and intestinal pain as an example.

Some common cat parasites include, but are not limited to:

  • several types of worms
  • fleas
  • ticks (from my experience, cats usually have fleas because they are constantly grooming and ticks are easy to remove. Every once in a long long time, I do find ticks on cats though.)
    • also, you will typically see fleas OR ticks. You usually don’t see them both at the same time.
  • mites
  • etc.

If you need to verify if your Maine coon cat has a parasite, you will need to take him/her to the vet. Something like fleas is easily treated with medicines that you can find at pet stores or online but something like worms needs a prescription.

The worm meds that you will find at pet stores are usually garbage and bad for the animals even in the case of dogs.

Stress

cat_climbing_structures_maine_coon_cat_startledJust like we get stressed, your cat does too. Don’t think that because s/he just ‘lays around all day and doesn’t have to pay bills or work’ that s/he can’t be stressed.

Common causes for your cat’s stress may include:

  • lack of territory
  • introduction of new family member be it animal or human
  • unfamiliar sounds like instruments or a TV show you’re watching
  • kids, other pets or other family members playing too aggressively
  • overweight
  • unhealthy eating
  • changes to their environment
    • like a house move, new furniture, etc.
  • etc.

Some signs your cat is stressed may be:

  • accessive shedding
  • dramatic weight loss or gain
  • bad breath
  • loss of appetite
  • accessive hiding
  • aggression
  • abnormalities in their pupils
  • medical condition
  • etc.

The good thing is that most of these can be easily fixed. If you feel like your cat might be having medical issues, be it mental or physical, start the conversation with your vet.

Cats do have anxiety, depression and other mental disorders like that. Just don’t jump to conclusions. Be open to possibilities without judgment and wait for the results. 🙂

Territory Squabbles

cat_climbing_structures_maine_coon_cat_cuddlesCats are both social and solitary. I think that we are too.

Most of us like to have our own place and space to do certain things but we also enjoy the company of our friends, family, and colleagues most of the time. Maine coons are like this too.

They like to have their own area to sleep and get a good vantage point of your room. Some even like to have their own litter boxes and toys.

It really depends on the cat but in this case, we’re mainly talking about space.

Maine coons are especially hunt driven which means they especially uphold their hunting borders. These areas don’t have to be large but you will have to be sure that each cat in your home has their own.

The really cool thing with cats though, is that you can easily add to their territory by providing them with vertical space. For instance, adding a good cat tree for Maine coons is an excellent idea, one I fully recommend you do.

This can be done regardless of how small your home is. Just find something that fits the distance between the floor and ceiling of your home that fits through the door.

You will find cats develop their need for territories around 1 and 2 years old. One really good way to tell that your Maine coon is aggressive over its territory is that it will make a very bad, unpleasant sound that’s hard to describe otherwise.

They will likely also display some or all of the following:

  • murmuring
  • snarling
  • spitting
  • fast footwork
  • loud cries
  • pursue/stalk intruder whether another cat, other pet, etc.

Owners beware. They will attack you too.

This sort of aggression is more common in unneutered and unspayed cats (yes, both male and female cats have a territory) because they are hyper-protective of their claimed space.

Too Much Contact

Whether you’re aware of it or not, when you pet your cat you stimulate and excite their senses. When you pet them too much you can overstimulate their sense which sends them into a hyper, spazzy cat mode.

Another reason your cat might become aggressive when you touch him/her is if they have a sensitivity in the area that they touched. If they do and you don’t know what it is, be sure to speak with your vet right away.

Baby Fever

The purpose of life is to live and produce more offspring. Sometimes the need comes and goes at different times of our lives.

The female body is made to carry babies. The female instinct is to carry babies.

Not all females want to have young but for some, they get the urge to even though they can’t, especially if they are not fixed. Let me tell you a little story.

This is a long time ago before I knew better. I had a dog that wanted nothing to do with male dogs when she was young.

She was not fixed, had a very dominant personality and believe it or not, thought she was the one supposed to be doing the…you know…male side of things, lol!! Well, as she got older I notice a shift.

She started to act like she had puppies but she never had any and she wasn’t pregnant. What was happening was that she was having baby fever.

She’d get so frustrated that there wasn’t any puppies around and became quite depressed. She had one litter before she passed.

Your female Maine coon can likely feel the same if she doesn’t have kittens. Of course, she’ll have to deal with it BUT I mean, in all truthfulness and understanding instinct, some understanding and cuddles is in order. Don’t you agree? 🙂

Family Tensions

Usually pets choose one person to be loyal to or in sync with. This doesn’t mean that they dislike the other peron, it just means they’re in tuned with one person.

If there is tension between two opposite members of your household, your cat will feel it too. They will feel exactly what you feel and react according to their own impulses.

I’ll give you a good example. Me and my hubby had a big argument and two of our cats started fighting later on that day and they did every day UNTIL we settled the disagreement and tensions dissipated in the house.

These two cats cuddle and bathe each other under normal circumstances but because one is in tune with me and one is in tune with my hubby, they conflicted because we conflicted. Lesson?

Be very mindful of your feelings. Your pets, dogs and even your kids feel them too.

Just take a deep breath in and let a deep breath out. B-R-E-A-T-H. 🙂

New Family

If you’ve recently adopted your Maine coon cat, good job! Adopting animals can be such a beautiful thing.

But remember that your cat has gone through a lot before it reaches your home. It will also have to get over fears like the fear of abandonement along with anything else it may have develop post-you.

Your house looks, feels, and smells totally different to your new furbaby. Just like you have to adjust to new surroundings so will s/he.

Just give them time, love and be patient. They will settle in eventually and if they still have anxieties, talk to your vet or even the rescue group that you got him/her from since they can shed more light on the cat’s personality and/or history.

Learned To Play With Hands

cat_climbing_structures_maine_coon_cat_kittensI touched on this a little before. Kittens should be properly socialized especially between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks.

Do NOT accept a kitten that has been taken from its mother before it is weaned which is usually AFTER 3 months (12 weeks). The kitten needs to learn important cat communication and behavior as part of the litter like:

  • learning the feline language
  • bite inhibition
  • how to play with others

It is also important that you do not let anyone play with your kitten with their hands. Always provide toys for your kitten to play with instead.

Hands =/= Toys. NO EXCUSES!!

When that adult Maine coon chomps down on your hand thinking its a toy, you’ll know about it alright. It won’t be a comfortable experience and your cat will be very confused as to your reaction since it thinks it’s doing something normal.

Like I always say with my daughter, if it’s a bad habit, why start it in the first place? Wish I did this with sucking her fingers cuz I have no idea how to stop her.

Also, learn from me, don’t listen to anyone who tells you ‘just this one time’ or makes you out to be the bad guy, grouch, etc. Do what you gotta do and to h e double hockey sticks with that trash talk junk even if it’s coming from your own parents! T_T

Redirecting Stress

Have you ever lashed out or yelled at someone just because you’re in a bad mood?

Yup, I think we’ve all had these less than glorified moments, heh-heh-heh. Well, your cat has these sort of moments too.

Sometimes it might be feeling stressed out and just take it out on you or someone in your household. The best thing to do is find the source of the stress and fix the issue.

I wrote some ideas earlier on in the post. If needed, consult with your vet or cat behaviorist for assistance.

Genetics

Some people are more or less aggressive than others. Likewise, some Maine coons are more or less aggressive than each other.

A lot of times here, a good workout and outdoor session will work the stored up energy. If they have a mental dysfunction, you may have to seek medical attention.

Overweight

cat_climbing_structures_maine_coon_cat_overweightAs aforementioned, Maine coon cats are predisposed to obesity. Just like in humans, carrying access fat can have negative effects on mood, health, etc.

Things that you can do immediately are to:

  • get your cat on a grain-free, weight control food
  • incorporate enough exercise into their DAILY routine
  • install quality sturdy cat trees for large cats for it to use to get more exercise and movement into its lifestyle
    • it will also take up less of your time or on the odd occasion that you aren’t able to exercise him/her, s/he will still get in their workout

How To Stop Your Cat’s Aggression

I’ve talked about many reasons your cat may be aggressive. I’ve also talked about many solutions.

One solution that has a baring on most of these is a lack of physical activity. Maine coons lean more to the ‘wild’ side of things and need a lot of physical activity throughout the day.

If they are cooped up all day every day, they will be pretty unhappy and their health can be greatly affected as well. Before you drive him/her off to the pet shelter, don’t.

One thing that you can do right away is to install cat trees in your home. They come in a number of different styles, colors and some can even go up on your wall.

The wall varieties are actually the best for your cat, and yes, they can hold your big fluffy kitty too. At least the one I recommend by this awesome company called CatastrophicCreations.

cat_climbing_structures_best_wall_mounted_cat_tree_catastrophiCreations_Cat_Mod_Garden_Complex_smI won’t go into details about them because I’ve already done a full review on the best wall mounted cat trees right here. You can really get creative with these too.

In addition to cat trees, take your cat to see your his/her vet. A consultation with his/her cat behaviorist is a good idea too.

You can research online for the best of each in your are by searching for ‘cat vet’ or cat behaviorist’ then add ‘near me’. So it will look like this:

‘cat vet near me’

And related searches.

Phew! I feel like I’VE just worked out after writing this massive article in one day!

But its no problem and I feel happy that I could shed some light on this problem for you. I hope that I’ve been able to help guide you in the right direction.

If you have any questions, comments or anything else to add, leave them in the comments box below. If you want to learn more about what you need to know about choosing the best cat trees for Maine coon cats as well as the top 10 that I recommend, click the button below.

See you next time!

Marlinda

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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.

cat size chart

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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Your next step is to read our blog. We will have information about all kinds of cat climbing structures and which ones are right for what kind of cats because it can be tough to really decide.

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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The Best Wall Mounted Cat Tree [CatastrophicCreation Review]

The Best Wall Mounted Cat Tree [CatastrophicCreation Review]

Wall mounted cat trees are the best cat furniture for cats because they are intricately designed structures that are off the ground and are situated around the edge of any room where cats prefer to be.

The problem is that many of the models available are not very good and even if you want to build your own, you will find that there aren’t many good plans available either.

So we’ve looked through the available options and done the necessary research to present to you the best wall mounted cat tree for your cat. That is the Multi-level Cat Climbing Activity Center by Catastrophic Creations.

It is a kit that provides you with all the materials you will need to build your own customizable unit. It is also very easy to clean and has many benefits for you cats that we will discuss in depth later on in this review.

CatastrophicCreations Multi-Level Cat Climbing Activity Center Overview

Product Name: CatastrophicCreatsion Multi-Level Cat Climbing Activity Center

Website: CatastrophicCreations.com

Size (L x W x H): standard dimensions: 109 in. (279.4 cm) x 11 in. (27.94 cm) x 63 in (160 cm)

Color Combinations: Onyx/Natural, English Chestnut/Black, Onyx/Black, Unfinished/Black, English Chestnut/ Natural, Unfinished/Natural

Levels: Designed for you to create your levels if you want.

Ramp: has 2 ladder pieces

Structure Materials: Unfinished, English Chestnut, or Onyx wood

Covering Materials: Canvas fabric walking platforms

Scratching Post Materials: Sisal-lined pole and escape hatch

Weight Limit: Shelf plank & 16 in. hammock: 84 lbs ; 32 in  hammocks & floating sisal posts: 65 lbs

Who Is It For: Adult cats except for cave-dwelling cats.

Assembly Details: easy installation

Warranty: TBD

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

CatastrophicCreations Multi-Level Cat Climbing Activity Center Summary

CatastrophicCreatsion Multi-Level Cat Climbing Activity Center is a fully wall-mounted cat tree system. It is a kit that you will use to use intricate, tasteful walkways for your cat to climb, play, jump and scratch.

This kit comes with well-built scratching posts and platforms that are for holding food and water trays as well as plants.

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Benefits of Using CatastrophicCreations Multi-Level Cat Climbing Activity Center

The biggest benefit to using this wall mounted cat tree opposed to using a traditional standing one lies within your cat’s own instincts and preferences.

Cats like to see without being seen. They want to pay attention without getting attention.

Cats don’t like to be surprised and they don’t like to be out in the open. The point is?

Your cat will feel most comfortable the closest it gets to the walls aka a wall mounted climbing structure. You might even be surprised that you actually see your cat more than usual since it has a safe place to chill.

And a happy cat means a happy home for sure. You can also expect that s/he won’t be shredding the furniture which not only saves you stress and mental juice but also hundreds or even thousands of dollars

Another benefit of using this cat tree system is that your cat will get a better workout jumping, climbing and playing on a structure that is more tree-like with varying levels and shapes to them with the spring in each platform challenging their balance and so forth.

When your cat gets a better workout, it has much of the same effects to your cat as it does on you. Some examples are:

  • improved mood
  • improved health
  • improved skin, fur, etc.
  • disease prevention
  • and more!

You may have seen other wall mounted cat trees on the market but what I love about this one is that it is strong even though it is on the wall. This means that you can rest assured that your cat and other members of your household are safe from it unexpectedly falling which is pretty hard to find whether buying a kit like this or building your own.

How To Use The Catastrophic Creations Multi-Level Cat Climbing Activity Center

This cat tree system is mounted to the wall with studs. You have to fully install it so some technical skills are required.

But the instruction manual is super clear and easy to follow that even if you’re not the best DIY’er, you’ll be able to fix it. If not, you can always hire someone to install it for you which will save you time, stress and money because if you mess up something, it can be costly depending on what it is.

Don’t worry, we all have our strengths and weaknesses 🙂 And at the same time, with practice, you will get better. Just try and see what happens 😉

Once the studs are up, the wood bards are secured to them. And the canvas platforms are held by the wood bars.

The instruction manual tells you all of the measurements and apart from what comes in the kit you will need a:

  • Stud Finder
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Drill
  • 7/64″ Drill Bit
  • 3/16″ Drill Bit (for Drywall Anchors)
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver and/or Bit Self-Drilling Toggle Anchors
  • Hammer

Catastrophic Creations Multi-Level Cat Climbing Activity Center Features and Description

  • handcrafted, sleek design
  • sturdy and high weight capacity
    • shelf, planks, and 16″ hammock section = 84 lb limit
    • 32″ hammock and floating sisal posts = 65 lb limit
  • standard dimensions: 109 in. (279.4 cm) x 11 in. (27.94 cm) x 63 in (160 cm)
  • Available colors: Onyx/Natural, English Chestnut/Black, Onyx/Black, Unfinished/Black, English Chestnut/ Natural, Unfinished/Natural
  • Materials made with:
    • Unfinished, English Chestnut, or Onyx wood
    • Canvas fabric walking platforms
    • Sisal-lined pole and escape hatch
  • Elevate dining area
  • Safe space and climbing outlets
  • Plant holding platforms
  • Modular system
  • Floating shelf design
  • Very customizable
  • Easy installation

The box includes:

  • 258” Canvas fabric
  • 4-ft Vertical sisal-lined pole
  • 18” Sisal-lined escape hatch
  • 8 Mounting planks
  • 2 Ladder pieces
  • Pots for plants (but actual plants are not included)

Who Is This For?

cat_climbing_structures_best_wall_mounted_cat_tree_catastrophiCreations_Cat_Mod_Garden_Complex_smThis is for anyone looking for the best solution for their cat(s) health, well-being, and behavior/instincts. It is more interactive than traditional cat trees and with their easy to modify designs, you can continuously change up the design so that your cat doesn’t get bored of the same structure.

In addition, it is especially a great option for large cats because it is extra sturdy and has very high weight limits even for being a wall-mounted cat tree. That means that this unit can even hold multiple large cats at once without issue.

It is also for people who may be experiencing behavioral issues with their cats. Because cats are so deeply rooted in predatorial instincts and resistant to training or conformity, sometimes if they don’t get the proper activity the unreleased energy can present itself as bad behavior.

When it comes to your cat, it is important that you understand them as such. Their needs are those of cats and activity is a really big part of cat culture.

So by giving them a structure that gives them their space to get their energy out while being engaged in what they love to do really makes a big difference in the same way it does when you get to do things that you love to do.

Why Do I Call This One The Best Wall Mounted Cat Tree?

This might sound cliche to say but this cat tree is just plain awesome. Here are the facts.

If you’ve done any amount of research in the cat tree space, in general, you’ll find that the majority of them are just not good. And it gets even worse as you learn more about what your cat really needs.

This was one of the biggest reasons that I started this site in the first place was because I couldn’t find any good trees and I want to help you find and show you the GOOD ones in the sea of garbage.

I mean, you can drop a couple hundred dollars on a tree that is a piece of junk and your cat hates it. Then guess what you have to do next?

Cough up another couple hundred dollars on something else until you find something your cat STILL might not even like. I know, it’s frustrating.

That being said, there are many videos and reviews of people showing their cats using and enjoying this unit. Even cats who seemed to ‘NOT like climbing the cat tree’. Why?

Because as I mentioned, this takes care of your cat’s needs and looks amazing to it because it takes into account what its instincts drive it to do.

I also love the design. Instead of screaming ‘cat tree on my wall‘, it whispers ‘decorative piece of wall art’.

This thing is also super easy to clean AND the platforms are removable and washable!

Not only are the finishes perfect but you can also add cat-friendly plants that will add a uniquely beautiful touch that you and your cat will enjoy. In case you’re wondering, here are a couple of awesome ideas:cat_climbing_structures_best_wall_mounted_cat_tree_catastrophiCreations_Cat_Mod_Garden_Complex_shelves_sm

  • cat nip
  • cat grass
  • lemon button fern
  • spider plant

As you can tell, I love this unit. So without taking up too much of your time, I want to leave you with this last comment.

The versatility of this structure is AWESOME! It is suitable for just about every cat type there is whether it be a large cat, senior cat or small cat. It is also suitable for multiple cats, small spaces like apartments and more!

The value you get from this unit is worth more than this unit costs. Also, the Catastrophic Creations brand itself has so many other models that if you have to choose a smaller one, for now, you can do that and still be able to experience top-notch quality.

What I Don’t Like About This Wall Mounted Cat Tree

I can honestly say that there’s not a whole lot to dislike about this unit. The price point is high but the good news is that you can buy smaller versions for much less.

You’ll just be spending more in the long run but what works for your budget works. At the end of the day, the money isn’t the important thing.

Your cat’s well-being is. And when you really sit down and calculate it, you will also be saving money in the long run because you:

  • won’t be buying cat trees every couple of years
    • Math: Average cat lives 16 years. Cheap trees don’t last more than 2 years and cost roughly $150.
      • So divide 16 by 2 you get 8.
      • 8 times $150 is $1200
    • So you see, if you get a cheap tree you see that you’ve already racked up a thousand dollar bill and that’s without the furniture your cat keeps destroying.
  • won’t be replacing furniture as often

Cat Climbing Structure’s Final Verdict

Is This Really The Best Wall Mounted Cat Tree?

Our final verdict is that this really is the best wall mounted cat tree on the market. Its handcrafted, sturdy and built with top quality material.

The design is versatile so even if you don’t like the instruction’s setup, you can customize it to something else you like. Catastrophic Creations make it super easy to install this unit too.

Cleaning it is easy as well which is something you can struggle with most other cat tree setups.

And best of all, its perfect for just about every cat setup you have whether you have multiple senior cats, large cats, or a mix of different types, this cat tree is built to take on the challenge.

I hope that this review has helped open you to a new world of possibilities to accommodate your cat whether you have a big home or a small apartment.

If you have any questions, comments or other feedback, please leave them in the comments box below. To buy the Catastrophic Creations Multi-Level Cat Climbing Activity Center, click the button below. Enjoy! 🙂

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The Best Sturdy Cat Tree for Large Cats [Your Cat Needs This]

The Best Sturdy Cat Tree for Large Cats [Your Cat Needs This]

Ok, let’s be real. When your cat is the size of a small dog, you need a little bit more than the average, flimsy cat trees that are meant for cats under 9lbs.

There’s no taking any chances with your cat, other pets, kids, and everyday household hustle and bustle going on. You need the best sturdy cat tree for large cats and cheap crap is out of the question.

But don’t be alarmed right away. The good news is that in the long run, you will be saving a ton of money because this one tree will likely last your cat’s lifetime whereas the cheap stuff you have to keep buying every couple of years.

Yes, it will pay for itself. You will get a sturdy tree that your cat will enjoy. And your home will be happy and safe.

What Is The Best Sturdy Cat Tree for Large Cats?

In general, the fast, cheap manufactured trees are not going to work when you have a large cat. Most of the best sturdy trees are handmade which is good but it also presents a  big problem.

You may find that they have difficulty keeping stock in because they are in high demand and take a little extra time to make. Some even ship fully assembled a lot of times at no extra cost.

In addition to that, they have very low review counts. As a business owner, I can relate to how challenging it is to get buyers to leave reviews.

The good news is that the few reviews they do have tend to be excellent because they truly are excellent creations.

Despite these conundrums, we’ve weighed the options and chose one that stands out above the rest.

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Product Name: 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)

Cat Climbing Structure Style: Condo

Colors: Beige, Black

Levels: 4 levels

Towers: 1 towers

Ramp: 1 ramp/stairs

Condos: 1 condo, 2 basket/hammocks

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Extra-strength ABS

Covering Material: Heavy-duty Plush

Scratching Post Material: Natural sisal rope

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

Assembly Details: easy assembly, manual included

Warranty: TBD

Rank: 5 out of 5 stars, 6 customer review

The Best Sturdy Cat Tree for Large Cats Summary

Cat Tree King’s Tiger Cat Tree for Extra Large Cats is built to withstand anything your cat throws at it. It is built of solid wood and instead of the cheap plastic connectors that normal cat trees use, the ones in this unit use extra-strong ABS.

ABS stands for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and what it is a super strong, recyclable thermoplastic. You might be familiar with products like Lego, computer keyboard keys, and power tool casings.

If you don’t know how strong this plastic is, try stepping on your child’s Lego block (which I’m sure every parent has done anyways, lol!) or drop your desktop keyboard on the floor (just a regular drop). They likely don’t break and this is the same strength that you can expect to find in the plastic used in the joints of these cat trees.

Not only that but the plush covering is also extra strong. Every part of this tree’s covering from the sisal rope to the plush are reinforced by being glued to the wood structure.

It is huge, stylish and comfortable. Which means that it will go lovely in your living space and your cat will be able to enjoy it while you rest assured that the tree won’t fall on your cat or anyone else in the home.

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Benefits of Using Cat Tree King’s Tiger Cat Tree for Large Cats


Oh where to begin! This tree has so many benefits for your cat and your household.

The Best Sturdy Cat Tree for Large Cats Delivers Peace of Mind

As you probably already figured, having a cat tree that doesn’t shake or wobble is obviously safer for all members of your household and visitors. You will gain great peace of mind when the weight of your old wobbly tree has been lifted.

I can tell you from experience, never underestimate the power of peace of mind. When your mind is at ease you will be more productive, have better relationships with others, have a huge boost in mood and overall internal health, and more.

Cat Tree King’s Tiger Cat Tree Will Substantially Increases Your Cat’s Territory

Another benefit to using this cat tree is that your cat will have a large increase in its territory. This matters whether your cat is male or female. I’m not sure if you know but vertical territory, in your cat’s terms, is an increase in its overall space.

By doing it you can do amazing things for your cat including:

  • Improve its mood
  • Your cat may start to get along better in your home
  • You may see your cat more often now that it has this new place that is its own away from threats
  • Give your cat peace of mind
  • Being almost 6ft tall, it will give your cat the vantage point it needs to feel comfortable.
  • The bed at the top is super comfortable so it will spend many hours there instead of undesirable or potentially dangerous places like on top of the oven hood or refrigerator.
  • Your cat gets horizontal room as well which will allow it to stretch out and horizontally scratch in addition to vertical stretching and scratching
  • Good exercise/workout
  • A designated area for your cat to do what cats do like scratching, climbing, that crazy scratch-climb-dash spaz they do, sleeping and more

Give Your Cat Somewhere Secure and Comfortable To Lay

It goes without saying that we all like a comfortable place to rest. So seeing how this is covered with extra comfortable plush, that is a given.

However, this is even more so beneficial if you have an older large cat. More than 90% of cats over 14 will have developed some sort of joint problems.

That being said, they will be able to rest their aching joints on something cushiony instead of a hard piece of board. Just visualize that for a second and you will see which choice is the clear winner.

In regards to senior cats, I also like that this model comes with stairs which will give them easy access to climb onto it since they will likely have issues with jumping up.

How To Use The Cat Tree King’s Tiger Cat Tree for Large Cats

The good thing about this cat tree is that assembly is easy and doesn’t take much technical skills at all.

Once the tree is up, we always recommend that you put it somewhere along the wall because that’s where cats want to be, around the edge to get the best view of the entire room.  Don’t stick it in the middle and wonder why your cat isn’t using it.

Once the tree is fully assembled and installed, put your cat’s food bowl at the top or on one of the higher platforms where small children and dogs won’t be able to reach.

If you have multiple cats, you can do this one at a time especially if they have their own specific bowls by their terms. Cats can be iffy, some are like this some aren’t.

For instance, my female is possessive about her bowl but my male couldn’t care less.

Don’t force them on the tree. If the food doesn’t get them there try putting some of their favorite toys on there.

You can also gently pick them up and introduce them to it. Feed them treats while you do this. Make them feel special and comfortable because if you feel uneasy then they will sense it and be afraid.

Personally, I’ve never had trouble getting my cats to use any tree and I think my approach is a big part of it. Animals have good senses but don’t necessarily know what everything is that we want them to use.

So show them that the tree is their refuge and they will learn that it is that as well.

Who Is This Cat Tree For?

This cat tree is for anyone who wants the best, sturdiest cat tree for their large or extra large cat. This includes any cat that is over 16 lbs (8 kgs). Specific breeds include:

  • Maine Coons
  • Bengals
  • Ragdolls
  • Bermise
  • American Bobtails
  • etc.

This tree is also great for senior cats who have joint issues because it is so sturdy. But also because it is soft for them to lay their aching joints on and they can gain access to the tree by climbing the stairs instead of having to jump up.

What I Like About Cat Tree Kings Tiger Cat Tree for Large Cats

  • Stylish
  • HUGE!
  • Sturdy
  • Made with good quality, non-toxic, material
  • Coverings are glued down including the sisal rope on posts
  • Parts can be re-ordered as needed

What I Don’t Like About This Cat Tree for Large Cats

There’s not a whole lot to not like about this tree, to be honest. I know a lot of people would say that it’s expensive but I disagree.

This tree is well worth the price. I personally think its a steal especially considering this huge thing is imported but costs the same as ones that are handcrafted in the USA.

If you ‘can’t afford it’ I challenge you to look into saving up the money. I think we sell ourselves short by only looking at what we currently have in our pockets instead of what we can accumulate over time.

Even if its just $20 per pay cycle, you will be surprised how that money will add up. Also, studies show that if you save up all your loose change through the year, on average, you will have saved around $500!

That’s enough for this tree and a nice treat for yourself as well for doing a good job saving!! 😉

Believe me, I know the feeling, dread, and disdain to cash out money on something especially when you really ‘don’t want to.’

I hope this doesn’t come across as harsh. I’m truly delivering this advice sincerely with the best intentions and your cat’s well-being in mind.

No matter how you look at it, this tree is the best sturdy cat tree for large cats. If you have any questions, comments or other feedback, please leave them in the comments box below and I’ll get to you at my soonest convenience.

Otherwise, click the button below to buy or learn more about Cat Tree King’s Cat Tree for Large Cats.

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10 Best Cat Trees For Maine Coons 2018

10 Best Cat Trees For Maine Coons 2018

cat_climbing_structures_maine_coon_trioMaine Coon cats can reach weights up to 18 lbs (8.2 kg)+ and lengths of 3 ft (91.4 cm)+ on average so it’s clear that they need sturdier cat climbing structures than the ones designed for ‘typically sized’ cats which are half their size. The Cat Climbing Structures team has tirelessly gone through the multitude of cat trees that claim to be for ‘large cats’.

As you probably guessed, there were many that didn’t stand up to the test but there were a couple of good ones that really stood out. So now we’re going to reveal to you our exclusive list of the 10 best cat trees for Maine Coons.

These trees will also work for other large cat breeds such as Bengal and Savannah cats.

Make sure to watch the video so that you can have an idea of what to expect and also cut down on reading time. Also be sure you don’t miss our mini guide that tells you everything you need to know before deciding on a cat tree for your Maine coon cat.

The last thing we want is for you to get the wrong one that breaks easily and causes a bad accident if it falls on your cat, another pet, your child or even you! Yes, some of us know that by experience so please take our word on it.

How To Choose the Best Cat Trees for Maine Coon Cats

Before you decide on a tree for your Maine coon cat, there are a couple of things you need to consider first. These qualities are non-negotiable and combined, they will ensure that you are choosing a solid tree that will last a very long time.

It goes without saying that the tree must be sturdy. Cheaply made cat furniture will not last under the pressure of your Maine Coon’s weight or strength but it can also pose a big danger as it will undoubtedly topple over.

The cat tree you choose must be:

  • built with solid wood or comparably strong materials
    • typically plywood but some other woods include oak, maple and pine
  • well balanced
  • able to hold weights over 30 lbs. on all parts

There are two reasons that you want the tree to be constructed from solid wood. The first is obvious in that it will create the most sound structure for the tree.

The second reason is that cats prefer to scratch into natural materials. Though their whole paw won’t reach the wood, having a sturdier foundation under the natural sisal rope or carpeting will feel quite nice and allow your cat to really stretch and apply force on it.

Have you ever stretched on a wall or bench as compared to a bed after exercising? The bench and wall feels better right?

That’s because benches and walls are sturdier structures. It’s the same principle when your cat stretches as well.

The tree must also be well-balanced. Even though it shouldn’t be in the center of your room (I’ll never understand why people do this since cats want to be on the perimeter anyway), you still don’t want it constantly knocking on your wall either.

That will create some serious damage AND leave you with a migraine especially after a long, hard day at work. That’s the LAST thing you want to come home to hear.

There is also the hazards that we mentioned earlier. You want to be sure the tree isn’t going to fall on anyone or anything in your home.

Lastly, you want to be sure the tree can hold at least 50 lbs (30lbs is ok for hammocks since they won’t see as much activity). Many of the trees we recommend have huge weight limits many of which are over 100 lbs.

Remember that weight is measured at rest on these units but the force of that weight increases with movement. And add speed with it, the cat tree that you choose for your Maine coon MUST be able to handle it appropriately.

Cat Climbing Structure’s 10 Best Cat Trees for Maine Coons

  1. Cat Tree Kings Cat Mansion
  2. New Cat Condos Premier Solid Wood Skyscraper Cat Tree
  3. CatTreeKing Empire Cat Tree for Large Cats, 72 in.
  4. Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Staggered Cat Tower Cat Tree
  5. CozyCatFurniture XL Climbing Cat Tree
  6. Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Main Coon Cat Tower Cat Tree
  7. Armarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo, 74 in.
  8. Go Pet Club Huge 87.5 in. Cat Tree Condo House Furniture
  9. SONGMICS 67″ Cat Tree Condo with Scratching Post
  10. Armarkat Cat Tree Furniture Condo, 72 in

Top 10 Cat Trees for Maine Coons Reviewed


1. Cat Tree Kings Cat Mansion

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Cat Tree King’s cat furniture is definitely the best there is when it comes to the best cat tree for your Maine coon. This tree is HUGE and comfy. Your cat will love spending hours sleeping in the large, soft beds or running up and down the tower while scratching, rolling and doing what cats do, lol.

It is built as solid as a rock and won’t budge an inch. This one would make an awesome surprise to any cat family with large cats like Savannahs, Bengals, etc. And even more so if they have multiple large cats.

You can rest assured as your Maine coon jumps and plays on this or any other tree made by Cat Tree Kings.

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

Size (L x W x H): 29 in (74 cm) x 23 in (59 cm) x 71 in (181 cm)

Colors: Light grey & Beige, Light grey & Black

Levels: 4 levels

Towers: 2 towers

Condos: 1 condo, 1 baskets/hammocks

Ramps: 2 ramp/stairs (if you count the scratching board which they will run up)

Toys Included: Giant rope

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, 3 customer reviews

What People 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. Comes with everything you need. Pics dont do this thing justice.

Its really a great Cat Tree for the price. You wont find anything online even in the same league.

I want to order their cat tower too if I can figure out how. If you want a cat tree thats reliable..heavy duty and worth the money. You cant go wrong with one from Cat Tree King.

I HIGHLY recommend. And will buy more in the near future. – Brian C .

 

My kitties love this tree!!! So do I!! Its heavy, quality and beautiful! The sisal posts are huge!!

My kitten loves to climb up the side completely, too to bottom, he loves to lounge in the hammock like bed. My other cat love to use the “slide” and lounge on the top bed like a king!

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. I am hooked on this brand. – Kim

 

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2. New Cat Condos Premier Solid Wood Skyscraper Cat Tree


cat_climbing_structures_best_cat_trees_for_maine_coons_new_cat_condos_premier_solid_wood_6_six_foot_skyscraper_cat_tree_beigeNew Cat Condos has quickly become one of my favorite companies for sturdy cat trees for large cats. The fact that all of their trees are handmade, come fully assembled AND are 100% made here in the USA is absolutely FANTASTIC!

They are amazing quality, constructed with the best quality materials and your cat will have a good time scaling up and down the levels of this cat tree.

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:

These reviews are from Maine Coon owners! 🙂

My Maine Coons really love this, but only spend time on the top flat surface. I would prefer more of the same flat surfaces in place of the rounded ones, but it is a sturdy and well made tree. – Michelle

 

It is big enough and wide enough for my large Maine Coon cats. – Amy

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


cat_climbing_structures_best_cat_tree_for_large_cats_3_cat_treee_king_empire_This cat tree is a large cat’s and large cat parent’s dream tree. With a weight limit of 143 lbs, it is made to hold multiple extra large cats without budging even during play.

Not only is it built to hold your cat’s weight but it is also built to stand up to their strength in play, scratching and climbing. Everything from the carpet to the ropes is securely glued to the tree’s structure so that they don’t budge an inch even if tears, rips, or natural wearing happen.

The beds are huge, strong and covered in a cozy, comfortable plush bedding that cats go crazy about. Each hammock has a weight limit of 44 lbs. Your cat will enjoy spending hours sleeping, observing and relaxing in the high perches undisturbed except for the occasional pet of course!

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


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Prestige Cat Trees are made in the USA and super tough. Most of their trees are specifically made for Maine Coons.

Your cat will love this one because there are many varying leveled platforms for it to jump over. It can get in big long leaps or little short bursts or even a mixture or the two.

I’m not a fan of cat trees without condos because most cats like their private time, however, I do like (and your cat will too) that this one has a really tall tower that nothing will reach it and be a pain. Even you depending on your height, haha!

I also like that this is a ‘tower’ design but the platforms allow your cat to have vertical space as well. Your cat will love this tree and the neutral colors will match just about every color scheme so you won’t have to worry about it clashing with your other furniture.

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)

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 excellent if you are looking to save space because it is designed to fit in the corner of your room. It will go perfectly in free spaces like the corner by your TV stand that usually isn’t used.

Your cat will also enjoy the many levels and platforms on this tree although some might be a little small for a full-grown Maine coon.

Most importantly though, 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.

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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6. Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Maine Coon Cat Tower Cat Treecat_climbing_structures_best_cat_tree_for_large_cats_6_prestige_neutral_maine_coon_cat_tower


This cat tree was made to lay over! Your Maine coon will have plenty of room to spend lazy afternoons watching you do what you do 🙂

It also has plenty of scratching surfaces to keep big paws happily filed without destroying your house. A happy cat is a destruction less cat and this tree is the one that may help you to help your cat get there!

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

Size (L x W x H): 24 in (127 cm) x 24 in (66.04 cm) x 65 in (188 cm)

Levels: 3 levels

Towers: 4 towers

Condos: 0 condos

Ramps: 0 ramps

Toys Included: No

Structure Material: Solid wood

Covering Material: Plush Household Carpet

Type of Cats This Is For: Tree dwelling and maybe Bush dwelling cats and kittens. Good for multiple cats as well.

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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7. Armarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo, 74 in.

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Like the other cat trees on this list, Armarkat Cat Trees are well-built trees. They are not as sturdy still good nonetheless.

This one is nice and tall so your cat will have lots of climbing, running, and playing space. And you won’t have to be on pins and needles worrying about if it will fall down during your cat’s rougher moments for everyone in your home’s safety.

Here’s the breakdown of the Armarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo, 74 in.:

Size (L x W x H): 50 in (127 cm) x 26 in (66.04 cm) x 74 in (188 cm)

Levels: 3 levels

Towers: 3 towers

Condos: 2 condos

Ramps: 2 ramps

Toys Included: Yes

Structure Material: Plywood

Covering Material: Faux Fur

Type of Cats This Is For: Tree dwelling and Bush dwelling cats and kittens. Good for multiple cats and kittens as well.

Scratching Post Material: 10 sisal posts, 3.5 in (8.89 cm) diameter

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.-month warranty on everything except toys

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

What People Are Saying on Amazon:

This is the nicest cat tree we have seen yet. Very easy to assemble. Heavy duty fasteners, its made of plywood, not cardboard like you see in the big “pet stores” for twice as much. Very sturdy when our cats run up the side out it chasing each other. Can not believe how well its made. You will not be able to find another one at this price range at this high of quality. Extremely happy with this purchase! – WH

 

This one is a snippet of a happy Maine Coon that sums everything up just right. He talks about how cheap cat trees didn’t work, including ones sold at pet stores that would constantly fall over. It’s titled ‘Bob gives it 2-paws up’:

Bob [the Maine coon] loves his castle of a cat condo!! He looks like such a proud kitty every time he lays, plays and climbs on it! – SKC

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


cat_climbing_structures_best_cat_trees_for_maine_coons_gopetclubIf you’re looking for a HUGE cat tree, this is for you! Not only can your cat jump, play and climb, but they’ll also be able to walk and run across it too.

It has lots of condos, scratching posts and toys for multi-cat use. The only downside is that some levels are a bit small for larger cats to squeeze into.

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) x

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:

These are reviews by Maine Coon owners:

I LOVE this cat tree. I needed a big tree for when my Maine Coon kitten grows up, and this is a good value. It’s sturdy and didn’t take too long to assemble – Emily R. Huxley

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9. SONGMICS 67″ Cat Tree Condo with Scratching Post


cat_climbing_structures_best_cat_trees_for_maine_coons_SONGMICS_67_inch_large_cat_tree_condo_with_scratching_postThe SONGMICS cat tree is excellent if you have multiple Maine Coons or multiple other large breeds of cats. It has two huge condos and plenty of platforms, toys and scratching areas to go around.

Your cats will enjoy the half carpet half sisal scratching areas and they will stay engaged with them instead of getting bored and drift towards the duh-dun-duuuuuuuunnn furniture.

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

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:

These are reviews by Maine Coon owners:

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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10. Armarkat Cat Tree Furniture Condo, 72 in


cat_climbing_structures_best_cat_trees_for_maine_coons_armarkatThis cat tree is a large cat’s dream tree. 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 hammock, beds, and condo are perfect for cradling your kitty during their downtime too. It is definitely a must-have for your Maine Coon cat furniture repertoire!

This one is made of sturdy, pressed wood and is well-balanced on a square base. It is the perfect, safe playground for a large cat.

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:

These are reviews by Maine Coon owners:

To answer my own question yes, it’s sturdy enough for your 19 pound furbaby. I was wary of this product because of it’s price, it was a little too inexpensive, and after seeing pictures of some horror stories from plush fur, cardboard tube, twine wrapped, monstrosities…as well as my cat being a 19 pound maine coon, I was honestly worried. But it came, ever so quickly as promised, I opened the box and was pleasantly surprised at the quality! I mean i was expecting the very worst but it was actually a really nice plush fabric, and it was well wrapped coils and was really sturdy after I put it together! i mean i recomend getting adifferent hex key, but if thats my only complaint your golden, overall assembly wise I was quite pleased at how easy it was, I had it together in 30 minutes tops (but I also put together ikea furniture without instructions easily so…). Our cat took to it immediately and loves to get “drive by pets” by pawing out the window of the box for our attention as we pass. Maybe a bad habit to indulge? but it’s pretty adorable. – Kiki Denison

 

The tree house is spectacular! Not in the slightest bit wobbly, in which with a bit cat like my 18lb Main Coon, Tiger, that is a good thing! – Auntie Caryn

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Best Cat Trees for Maine Coon Cats Compared

I hope you found a good cat tree for your Maine coon. If you’re having trouble deciding, here is a side by side of all the cat trees.

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$$$5 out of 5
New Cat Condos Premier Solid Wood Skyscraper Cat Tree20 in (51 cm) x 20 in (51 cm) x 72 in (183 cm)5 levels, scratching posts, high quality carpet covering, handmade in the USA, built with high quality materials$$4.5 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$$$4.5 out of 5
Prestige Cat Trees' Neutral Staggered Cat Tower Cat Tree23 in (59 cm) x 23 in (59 cm) x 71 in (180 cm)5 levels, 3 towers, Extremely plush, household grade carpet, scratching posts$$$5 out of 5
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 condo, scratching posts, soft plush covering, $$4 out of 5
Prestige Cat Trees' Neutral Main Coon Cat Tower Cat Tree24 in (127 cm) x 24 in (66.04 cm) x 65 in (188 cm)3 levels, 4 towers, soft plush covering, scratching posts$$N/A
Armarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo, 74 in.50 in (127 cm) x 26 in (66.04 cm) x 74 in (188 cm)3 levels, 3 tower, 2 condo, faux fur, scratching posts$$4.5 out of 5
Go Pet Club Huge 87.5 in. Cat Tree Condo House Furniture42 in (106.68 cm) x 23.5 in (59.69 cm) x 87.5 in (222.25 cm) x 4 levels, 2 towers, 5 condos, 2 tunnels, 1 ramp, 1 swing, toy, scratching posts, faux fur covering$$$4 out of 5
SONGMICS 67" Cat Tree Condo with Scratching Post23.6 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,$$4 out of 5
Armarkat Cat Tree Furniture Condo, 72 in53 in (134.62 cm) x 22 in (55.88 cm) x 72 in (182.88 cm)3 levels, 2 towers, 1 condo, scratching posts, faux fur$$5 out of 5

Didn’t Find The Best Cat Tree For Your Maine Coon Cat?

If you have go this far and haven’t found a cat tree that your Maine Coon may enjoy, we have one more option for you! Check out our post on the best cat trees for large cats.

The trees included in this list are the same great quality and durability but different styles. If you have any questions, comments or other requests, you can leave them in the comments box below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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