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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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.
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 2 bengals that play hard on it and it doesn’t shake much at all..Good Price on here too! – A. Nappi
9. New Cat Condos Premier Solid Wood Skyscraper Cat Tree
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.
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.
8. Go Pet Club Huge 87.5 in. Cat Tree Condo House Furniture
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 theGo 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
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 largecats, this is the right choice. I purchased a cheaper one and regretted it. Glad I found this one. – Carrie C. Mustin
This is our 3rd largecat 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 2 largecats. – Bargain Hunter
6. Prestige Cat Trees’ Neutral Staggered Cat Tower Cat Tree
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)
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
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.
3. CozyCatFurniture Extra Large Cat Tower Tree Activity Center
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 andkittens 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
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
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)
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!
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.
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.
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 🙂
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 🙂
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:
Let’s talk about each individually.
Best Structural Materials for Cat Trees for Bengal Cats
Compressed wood or MDF (medium density fiber 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
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:
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 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.