Buyer’s Guide: The Best Cat Trees

Those who have cats know how hard it is to actually keep them away from YOUR toys and clothing. With the incorporation of a cat tree, you won’t have to worry about them scratching or biting at your stuff all the time (well, for the most part). In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of using cat trees, along with the factors to consider before purchasing a cat tree, and even the tips to know before you purchase.


 

The Benefits of Buying the Best Cat Trees

One of the primary benefits of purchasing a cat tree is obviously that your cat will become more distracted. Instead of clawing at your couch or making your clothes an unusable pile of fabric, you’re able to begin the first day of the rest of your life when you purchase a cat tree. We all love our cats, but sometimes they’re like little children, running rampant with claws. It’s worth mentioning that with this in mind, something stems from the bottom of your cat’s mind: their behavior. While it’s extravagant for your cat to play with, there are many beneficial areas that will help improve the quality of life for your cat. Not only doesn’t it present somewhere fun for the cat to go, but they’re generally also great for exercise, comfort, and even a place for them to feel safe when they aren’t feeling safe in other places (i.e. a high place for them to go when the dog is after them). Instead of having your kitty in an area like the top of the refrigerator, or somewhere like a bookcase, you and redirect them towards a safer area that doesn’t risk your prized possessions, cereal, of the life of your cat.

Keeping the peace: as we mentioned, cats like to go towards higher ground for safety reasons. Sometimes the cat and dog don’t get along, or if you have another type of pet that can’t reach high places, a cat tree is a wonderful incorporation into the furniture system you have going at your house. The cat can get away safely and keep the peace amongst the other animals within the household. She can claim her status of being high on her perch at the top of the cat tree, disabling the other cat from feeling superior, as higher ground to cats = a way to not physically fight.

Safety: We’ve mentioned safety quite a few times, but for cats who aren’t cocky, nor looking to fight, the more timid cats can find high ground of safety in one of the many areas that a cat tree offers for sleeping. When timid cats are able to look over the entirety of their environment at a high perch, they’re able to feel more relaxed and confident within their home. Those that are timid can be comforted by the structure that’s theirs and only theirs, and anything unfamiliar (other pieces of furniture, animals, and even people), can harm them where they are. When they leave their own scent in an area, they will go back to that place and remain safe.

Sharing is caring: When you have multiple cats within your home that you want to be able to share furniture, a cat tree with multiple perches will enable them to do so. Each cat will leave their own scent on their perch, claiming that perch. In being able to do this, they have their own special space that no other cat will take from them. In addition to this, the materials that are composed and put into a cat tree are fantastic for scratching themselves, as well as clawing. You won’t have to risk your favorite pair of leggings or hoodie, and you won’t have to worry about them snagging and kneading it. You may see these styles of cat trees in a carpeted or roped manner, but you should always make sure that the rope is untreated.


Factors to Consider Before Purchasing the Best Cat Trees

If you’ve had a cat tree in the past and you’re unsure of why it was never used, the placement in which you’ve put it may be the deciding factor. Before you purchase another cat tree, you should look for areas in your home that are near windows or in corners. If you want the cats in your living room with everyone else, you should place the cat tree there. If you don’t want it there, as you have guests over quite often, with doors opening, you should place the cat tree in another populated area of the home, like in a den or a bedroom if you wish for them to spend time there. Always make sure that the cat tree is in a comfortable area of the home, and not the hottest area, as when the cats rise on the cat tree, the air becomes hotter. In return, your cat won’t be doing much relaxing on this cat tree or perch.


 

Tips to Know Before Buying the Best Cat Trees

As you go on and shop for your cat, you should know that those cat trees that are roped should be untreated so that your cat won’t become sick. Those that have already carpeted cat trees should consider putting rope around them to ensure a better scratching post that can withstand the clawing that a cat can do.

The personal space of a cat is extremely important and when you don’t respect that, you’re wasting your money. A cat tree is pivotal in keeping a cat safe from children or dogs, or feeling threatened by anyone or anything. When you introduce a cat tree to your home that has a very curious dog, you should also learn to train the dog so that they won’t try knocking the cat tree down as the cat is going up it. In doing so, you’ll be able to keep the peace and of course, the harmony amongst your pets.

Last but not least, you should know the height or your home or apartment. If you don’t, you’ll want to measure this out yourself and look towards the measurements of a cat tree before you purchase. Without, you may buy something far too large, and the cat won’t be able to properly use the best cat tree you can find.

ImageTreeDimension
Go Pet Club 72" Tall Beige Cat Tree FurnitureGo Pet Club 72" Tall Beige Cat Tree Furniture22 x 33 x 72
Go Pet Club Cat Condo, 67-Inch, BrownGo Pet Club Cat Condo, 67-Inch, Brown24 x 28 x 67.2
Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 80-Inch, BeigeGo Pet Club Cat Tree, 80-Inch, Beige30 x 45 x 80
Go Pet Club Cat Tree Furniture 62 in. HighGo Pet Club Cat Tree Furniture 62 in. High27 x 38 x 62
Go Pet Club Huge 87.5 in. Cat Tree Condo House FurnitureGo Pet Club Huge 87.5 42 x 23.5 x 87.5
Armarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo, Height -70-Inch to 75-InchArmarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo53 x 22 x 72
Go Pet Club Cat Tree, Brown, F49Go Pet Club Cat Tree, Brown, F4925 x 32 x 47.5
Go Pet Club Cat Tree Furniture 72 in. High LoftGo Pet Club Cat Tree Furniture 7222 x 33 x 72
Molly and Friends Three-Tier Scratching Post FurnitureMolly and Friends Three-Tier Scratching Post Furniture54 x 28 x 28
FurHaven Tiger Tough 33 StylesFurHaven Tiger Tough15.8 x 46.5 x 15.8

The Best Cat Trees Product Reviews


 

GO Pet Club 72” Tall Beige Cat Tree Furniture

Go Pet Club 72" Tall Beige Cat Tree Furniture

If you want something that has little perches with roofs on your cat tree, you may want to look towards this tall cat tree. Features of the aforementioned include the forthcoming:

  • Great for medium and large cats
  • 72” high
  • Assembly tools included
  • Compressed wood, faux fur, sisal rope composition

The Breakdown of the Features

If you’re wondering what the measurements are first and foremost, we’ll break it down. The overall size is 33-inches in width, with 22-inches in length, along with being 72-inches in height. For those that need the baseboard measurements, you’ll be happy to know that they are 23.5-inches in width by 21.5-inches in length, and there are individual measurements for the “condos” and perches. The big condo towards the bottom measures 18-inches in width by 12.5-inches in length, along with 11.75-inches in height. The top condo that’s smaller measures 12-inches in width, 12-inches in length, and 10-inches in height. The top three perches are all the same measurements, and are 12.75 x 12.75 by 2.25-inches in height.

The Advantages of the Product

It’s hard to find a cat tree that fits a large cat well, especially one with perches that are roofed and have doorways, instead of being a flat for them to sit on. In having these features, your large cat can be comfortable, and your cat is able to completely hide themselves away from any dangers that they may feel threatened by. There are also numerous perches so that multiple cats can leave their scent and be comfortable.

The Disadvantages of the Product

There aren’t too many disadvantages of this product, as this cat tree comes with perches and rooms, along with steps to the various levels. Those that want something that is a different color may want to either learn to dye sisal rope or find something else entirely!


 

Go Pet Club Cat Condo 67-inch, brown

Go Pet Club Cat Condo, 67-Inch, Brown

Another cat tree from Go Pet Club, the Cat Condo features quite spacey areas with a minimalistic design for the average color scheme in your home. Featuring wide perches for cats to lay on entirely, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of the forthcoming specifications:

  • Posts are covered in natural sisal rope
  • There is faux fur covering as well
  • Board material is wood
  • White and brown design
  • Perches and cat condos on the base and up high

The Breakdown of the Features

Covered in faux fur, along with a white and brown design and natural sisal rope, you’re going to want to make room for this one! The base material is wood, which ensures that the cat tree won’t topple over, but won’t be too heavy to move around when needed. There are two condo areas and multiple perches both high and low for your cat to enjoy and relax.

The Advantages of the Product

If you want something that’s a little shorter in height than the last cat condo cat tree, you’ll be happy to know that the height of this tree is 67-inches. Beyond this, the sisal rope that’s included within the composition of this cat tree is natural, and you won’t have to worry about your cat getting sick of they play around with this material.

The Disadvantages of the Product

If you don’t like the brown and white design, you’ll have to look elsewhere, as the brown is pretty prominent, but we think that’s a matter of personal taste and doesn’t affect the performance of the product whatsoever.


 

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 80-inch, Beige

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 80-Inch, Beige

Another from the Go Pet Club, this cat tree is quite different than the rest in terms of design. Specifications of the aforementioned include the forthcoming:

  • 80-inch high
  • Compressed wood, sisal rope, faux fur
  • Medium to large sized cats can play around on this
  • Tools included for assembly

The Breakdown of the Features

Let’s discuss the measurements of this wedge, corner cat tree. The overall size is 450inches in width by 30-inches in length and 80-inches in height. The wedge baseboard measurements are 24-inches in width, by 24-inches in length. The large condo size includes the measurements of 16-inches in width by 16-inches in length by 14-inches in height. The small condo measurements include 12-inches in width by 10-inches in height. The basket that hangs off the side has the measurements of 12-inches in width. The top perch measures 14-inches wide and 16-inches in length with a 3-inch height. Beyond this, there are four hanging ropes for toys, and a ton of levels for playing!

The Advantages of the Product

One of our favorite features of this cat tree is that it was made for corners. If you want something to have a solid place in a corner and not be bulky around, then you’ll want this design, as it features a wedge base with an overall half circular/wedge shape for the perches and for the little condos. The large condo is okay for medium and maybe large cats, while the smaller one may be perfect for the little kitten that wants to get away.

The Disadvantages of the Product

If you want something that’s smaller than 80-inches, any one of the aforementioned cat trees will work perfectly for you. While the measurements do not negate the performance of this cat tree, there something to think about for those that don’t exactly have the vertical space for this cat tree.


 

Go Pet Club Cat Tree 62-inches High

Go Pet Club Cat Tree 62-inches High

Want your cat to have the most fun possible and get some exercise before they relax? Check out the forthcoming specifications:

  • Comes in a variety of sizes, affordable
  • Baseboard, condo and top perfect
  • Toys hanging, hammock included
  • Ladder included, condo and perch also included

The Breakdown of the Features

If you want your cat to get a little exercise before they relax, you’ll love the inclusion of the ladder, hammocks, and ropes that are included. Lots of bells and whistles will mesmerize your cat as they make their way up to the highest perch, which measures 62-inches from the ground.

The Advantages of the Product

Beyond being able to choose one of four neutral colors to fit within your home, you’ll also be able to allow your cat safe spaces, along with a relaxation space. Let them show dominance on their top perch or let them invite other cats to the hammocks sprinkled around this cat tree.

 The Disadvantages of the Product

There aren’t too many disadvantages, but if you have a large dog that will have no problem getting to the top perch, you may want something taller for your cat.


 

Go Pet Club 87.5-inch Cat Tree/Condo House

Go Pet Club 87.5-inch Cat Tree/Condo House

If you’re a cat lady and want a large structure for your cats to rest and have fun playing in, you may want this affordable cat condo that features tons of perches, ladders, play areas and relaxation rooms. Features include:

  • Pressed wood board material
  • Natural sisal rope coverings
  • Faux fur coverings
  • Five cat condos
  • Multiple perches, hammock, rope

The Breakdown of the Features

There are a ton of things to look at in this cat tree/condo house, and your cats won’t know where to go first. With different sizes condos spread out along the cat tree, each cat you’ll have will be able to fit with ease. There are perches with ropes hanging down, as if it were their own real tree house!

The Advantages of the Product

The entire structure of the cat tree is an advantage, as there are tons of rooms and toys for multiple cats to play with. The fact that you’re able to put multiple cats within this structure will allow you to make everyone happy in your furry household.

The Disadvantages of the Product

If you have multiple cats, but feel that this is too large for your home, and you don’t have a dedicated space, you may want to look for something less bulky (although it’s quite thin, but more “thick”.


 

ArmarKat Cat Tree Furniture Condo

Armarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo, Height -70-Inch to 75-Inch

Looking for something that’s multi-level but features toys and all the necessities for your cats to have fun? Look no further. Features include the forthcoming:

  • Perfect for sleeping, exercising, climbing, and scratching
  • Pressed wood and faux fur composition
  • Fantastic for corners or away from corners
  • Assembly is easy
  • Tools included
  • Hammock included

The Breakdown of the Features

With easy assembly and tools included for assembly, along with a generally easy on the eyes design, you’ll be able to place this cat condo anywhere within your home without it being an eyesore.

The Advantages of the Product

There are a plethora of different sizes included for those that need to cater to a smaller home, or have room for something larger. With one color across the board (literally), you won’t have to find an area that this cat condo matches your home. The one shade of neutral coloring ensures that it can fit it anywhere.

 The Disadvantages of the Product

If you want something that isn’t as beige and that features more toys, you’ll want to purchase something else, as this isn’t available in more colors with more toys.


 

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, Brown

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, Brown, F49

Next on our list is a cat tree that’s great for those that need something smaller than 60-inches. A cute little corner nook for your kittens, this 47.5-inch cat tree includes the following specifications:

  • Covered in faux fur board material
  • Pressed wood, with some natural rope
  • 5-inches in height
  • Perfect for corners

The Breakdown of the Features

If you want something short, and perfect for a corner, the aforementioned cat tree is perfect for you and your fur babies! Featuring a wedged-back design, the pressed wood, and faux fur covering with some natural rope included will ensure that your cat can exercise, relax, and claw when they need to.

The Advantages of the Product

One of the primary advantages of this cat tree is the way it’s designed. The ladder leads up to the first cat condo, and then your cat is greeted to a rope covered pole that leads up to a perch. Beyond this, they can relax on the landing and play with one of two ropes offered.

The Disadvantages of the Product

There aren’t too many disadvantages of this, but if you don’t like dark brown in your color scheme, you may want to look for another.


 

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 72-inch High Loft

Go Pet Club Cat Tree Furniture 72 in. High Loft

Want your cat to have their very own skyscraper? Look no further! Features of the aforementioned include the forthcoming:

  • Various colors offered
  • Multi-level cat high-rise
  • Two cat condos, multiple perches
  • Rope poles and faux fur covering

The Breakdown of the Features

Featuring a faux fur covering, along with multiple perches and dashes of rope here and there, your cat will not only have fun clawing, but exercising and making their way up to their dominant perch.

The Advantages of the Product

The inclusion of hanging rope at the upper landings will allow the cat to have fun whether they’re on the landing or in the condo.

The Disadvantages of the Product

While we have many high cat trees on this list, there are some for those that don’t need something as high as this. Regardless, we think the higher they are, the more fun a cat will have – regardless! If you don’t have the space, though, there are other great options available.


 

Molly and Friends Three-Tier Scratching Post

Molly and Friends Three-Tier Scratching Post Furniture

While not exactly a cat condo, it’s a different type of post furniture in the mix of all the similar cat trees we’ve shown. Features include:

  • Multiple colors offered
  • 54-inches in height
  • All natural thick sisal rope included in the design
  • High-quality carpet, solid construction, materials that are durable

The Breakdown of the Features

Perfect for those that need something compact and not too tall, this is a great cat tree for the solo cat owners. Composed of all natural thick rope that’s s

isal, along with high-quality carpet, and other durable materials, your cat will love this cat tree!

The Advantages of the Product

One of the prime advantages of this product is that it’s compact in size and can fit anywhere in the smaller to average sized home.

The Disadvantages of the Product

There aren’t any landings or hanging rope from this cat tree, but we think that it’s a great addition to the smaller homes that don’t have a lot of room to spare.


 

FurHaven Tiger Tough Cat Tree

FurHaven Tiger Tough 33 Styles of Scratching Posts and Cat Tree House Furniture Condos for Cats and Kittens

Last on our list is a cat tree that’s one of a couple dozen offered by FurHaven Pet. Features include the following:

  • Cream clubhouse design
  • Perches and cat condo
  • Perfect for corner or out in the open
  • Hanging rope toy

The Breakdown of the Features

Featuring a design that’s convenient and perfect for the corner, you only need a few minutes to assemble this cat tree house. Being 46.5-inches in height, you don’t have to sacrifice height in your home when purchasing a cat tree.

The Advantages of the Product

One of our favorite advantages of the product is that you’ll be able to reap the benefits of your cat being able to claw the natural sisal rope that’s included within the design. Goodbye couch snags!

The Disadvantages of the Product

There aren’t too many disadvantages, but the faux fur covering in the crème shade may not be your jam. Although, if you have multiple cats that don’t care too much to be around one another all the time, you may want something wider. Regardless, this is a fantastic cat tree for the price!


 

The Final Verdict

If you’re totally unsure of the direction to go in and want something that’s durable, fun, and will keep your cat busy (or sleep) for hours, you may want to try the Go Pet Club 72″ Tall Beige Cat Tree Furniture. It’s a great piece of castle-like furniture for your pet to dwell in for hours. Great for medium and even large cats, the composition of this cat tree will keep their paws busy for days. Although if your cat is anything like ours, they’ll just end up playing with the box instead; regardless, at least they aren’t clawing your leggings or your couch!

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