Cats are notorious for their need to climb, and they are happier in high places, the higher the better. Cats feel safer from predators at extreme heights, and they have more control over their prey.
If you are tired of seeing your cat on the kitchen counter, or on top of your refrigerator, face it: he needs a climbing tower he can call his own. These are my choices of climbing towers and other cat furniture.I've started with a small number and hope to add more selections based on my readers' recommendations.
I bought this tree at my son's request for his birthday gift. Our three cats, Jaspurr, Joey, and Billy, have been vying for "top cat" privileges, although Billy, the youngest, usually takes the perch on the right of the photo, which is closest to the window, for bird-viewing purposes
We chose this one over other models because of its height, the variety of levels, the ramp, which makes it easy for short-legged Billy to reach the top, and the sturdiness of the base. I was surprised at how quickly my son was able to assemble it. It seemed as if the package had only arrived about half an hour earlier when he called me into his bedroom to view the assembled tower. I felt for a tower with this many features, the price was relatively low.
Formerly outdoor cats may prefer natural bark for their scratching and climbing needs. the Angelical Cat Company is a forerunner in the creation of handsome, sturdy climbing trees for cats with bark-covered tree limbs for posts. They have a large number of models to choose from.
I selected the Medium Cat Tree, model B3 for this list. All their trees have many options to choose from. You may select either carpet or plush fabric (or half and half) for the perches, or even substitute all carpet or sisal-wrapped posts for the natural tree limbs. Carpet colors are also an option.
This company's products are not inexpensive. This particular tree retails at the mid $200s, plus shipping, and each option selected comes with an additional price.
This condo is perfect for a home with small space and only one or two cats. It stands 39" tall and contains one double barrel with two rest spots for lounging (one inside the "tunnel cove"). I could see my Jennifur lounging on the top perch.
Molly and Friends boasts that its products are handmade in the U.S.A. and are shipped fully assembled. Having said that, this unit is heavy at 50 lbs., but the good news is that the merchant advertises free shipping.