The design is very good and my three cats love it. The artificial fur is smooth, soft, and inviting. The scratch rope on the posts is heavy duty. The height is great, it stands about 8" from my ceiling. Cats love sleeping in high places and the three platforms are ideal beds. The three little fluffy balls on stretchy strings that come with it are great toys, they can't leave them alone.
The only reason I did not give this product 5 stars is that the little ladder that climbs up through the hole is too small for my cats. It is basically kitten-size. The hole itself frustrates the larger cats because it is a nuisance for them as they enter and leave the little "house". It is right in front of the entrance and they have to step over it constantly. I am going to just cover it up with a piece of wood and remove the ladder. They can jump to the third platform from the second platform because the corner of the third platform is cut away.
So if your adult cats are small or if you are raising kittens then this cat tree is absolutely wonderful. It is well worth the price.
One last note: If you want the overall structure to be strong and not wobble then tighten down all the joints very firmly as you assemble it. It can take it, it's a tough piece of gear.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Very close match.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is excellent. The parts are substantial and they fit together well.
This cat tree is huge and considering how much it would cost from a pet store, it is a great buy. I really like the fact that it is a neutral color and that the undersides of the perches are covered with carpet too. This makes it a little better quality then some. I didn't rate it higher because it is a bit wobbly and needed to be placed firmly in a corner for support. This works well, solving most of the problem. As with other trees, the cat toys were quickly chewed off by my cat, as the strings are thin. The other complaint is the small hole at the top of the ladder. I have a large cat and he had to be coxed into using it. Once he realized that it was fine he used it. The placement is a design flaw in my opinion, because once your cat gets onto the second platform, be has to pull himself around to the front of the latter to get up to the third level. Otherwise, he has to jump from the ground straight up the ladder. Very strange. However, it was very easy for my husband to put together and my cat seems to like it. I would probably give it a 3 1/2 star if I could.
Before purchasing this product, I've looked in local pet stores such as Petsmart and Petco for cat perches. Neither Petsmart nor Petco have products of similar quality. If you have a lower ceiling, I'd pay attention to the height of this tower as it is really a TOWER (I'm 5'2 and can barely reach the highest perch). My cats love it. This tower is great value for the money.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? as shown
How accurate was the on site description of the product? as described
Please tell us about the quality of the product. As advertised, good value for the price
We bought this cat house for our 4 indoor cats to play on. They LOVE it!! We bought two other cat houses in the past that were not this brand and our cats don't really play on them. This cat house we can always find our cats playing on it and scratching their claws on it instead of our furniture.
The quality is amazing. This cat house looks and feels like a $300+ cat house.
I should have heeded the other reviews about the poor design of this tower for use by cats. I think a feret might like it. Perches are too small for average cat. Cats will not use the ladder to get to the house level.They leap from my chairs to get up there. They all like to nap in the house. The bottem levels are never used One cat will use the scratching posts but not other The construction of this tower was fine but choose a different model by Armarket..
I researched a great deal before I got it: The quality of the material is great; the instructions, easy (and fun). The only think that was not mentioned in the reviews and descriptions, were how it may not be so great for big cats. My smaller, more average sized cat absolutely loved it. But the bigger one took a few month before he climbed up through the hole on his own. When he did, after so many times, the hair at the back of his shoulders fell out from what I suspect was from him trying to squeeze through the hole
I bought this model January 2013, and I just sold it today so I can buy a different model from the same brand: Armarkat, one that I think my bigger cat can enjoy just as much as his smaller brother.
- Great quality
- Both cats loved the house part of the tree, and the smaller one loved the very top perch.
- Not very ideal for big cats (can cause hair loss after repeatedly squeezing through the ladder hole).
This thing is awesome for the price! I had a cat tree many years ago and paid about the same price but it was way smaller. I love the aesthetics of this one, it appeals to my OCD and need for symmetry. :) My only complaint is that the carpet is much thinner on this one than the one I owned previously. I hope it holds up. Other than that, I love it and so do my kitties!
I was concerned my 5 cats from 6 months to 13 years old would play to rough with the tower but they have moved in very quickly. The tower is sturdy enough for aggrewssive cat play. They love the top or will hide in the house. The tower has even gotten the older cats to join in the fun. It is just the right size for my needs.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. sturdy
Very easy to put together-seems to be quality-made. Very fast shipping. At first it was a bit of a challenge for my cats to get the concept of the ladder to the third level-most of them just jump from the nearby chair directly but a couple of them have figured it out. They all seem to love it!
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