Allow your cats natural scratching instincts to flourish with this Altea scratching post from Trixie. Multiple platforms and scratching posts will keep your cats off your carpets and furniture and preoccupied.
Brand: TRIXIE Pet Products
Color: platinum grey
Materials: Sisal, plush, MDF
Dimensions: 16 inches wide x 16 inches deep x 46 inches high
Weight: 26 pounds
Number and size of access points: platforms 15 x 11 / 20 x 13 / 13 x 13 inches
Safety: Suitable for cats of all ages and activity levels
Accessories: Scratching posts wrapped in natural sisal (3.5 inches in diameter), top platform with extra padding, dangling pom-pom toy
We have two kittens who absolutely adore this! The first couple of days we had it in the middle of the room and they loved running up and jumping onto it. Now it's by a window and their favorite place to nap is on the top landing so they can see out. It's sturdy and the vertical posts make great scratching pads. The ONLY drawback is the ball. The kittens of course had a grand old time swatting that ball around. However, we put it together one night and then next morning, we woke to the worst sound of a cat sounding like it was being tortured. My husband ran into the living room and the string had stretched out enough that it had wound around the cat's back legs and the cat was hanging from it--horrible! My husband yanked the string off the post and the cat was freed but I shudder to think of what would have happened had we not been home then or if the cat had gotten the string wound around it's neck instead. Please, remove the string and ball immediately about assembling this!
One more thing--the gray of the carpet is nice color and makes it much more sophisticated and contemporary than the ubiquitous beige you usually find on cat trees.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as pictured
This piece is mostly what I expected, other than that it could have been a little heavier. When the cat gets up on it it is a little wobbly. Perhaps the base could have been a bit larger. If given a choice, I probably would not buy this one again. I was motivated by price to see if I could lure the cat away from the furniture.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? looks the same.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Average - value for what I paid
The scratching post is good quality and looks pretty but it needs something heavy on the bottom plank or it shakes too much. It may be Ok for cats below 8lbs but people with bigger cats will need to secure the post to the wall/window and put a heavy block on the bottom plank. My cats are around 10lbs and when they climb to the top-most post the tree shakes so much that they have stopped climbing all the way to the top. But they love laying on the second and third tier and use the scratching posts constantly. Apart from being super shaky it is not a bad purchase.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Product looks like the image
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
I'm not overly impressed with this item. The base is not big or heavy enough to balance the height of the item, especially once the cat is on it. My cat is of average size (8lbs) and wobbles when she is on the top shelf. The shelves themselves are barely big enough for her to sit on. I had to turn the bottom shelf inward in order to balance some of the weight of the tree. She uses the scratching posts but as for it being a place for her to climb and play, it is worthless. A lot of money and cumbersome for nothing but a scratching post. Makers of these items really need to focus on the base. It must be more sturdy!
This product is so sad. Very poor quality when trying to put it together. Both of my cats are around 10 pounds each, so if either of them jump onto this cat tree, it falls right over on top of them. You could add extra screws and also fasten it to the wall to make it work better, but good grief.
over all its a really good scratching post, as long as you have something to stabilize it with.. my 7lb cat nearly pulls it over any time he jumps to the top of it. he loves it though. cut back on the coutch scratching. and he likes to sit on the top and nap
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? lookes almost exactly the same
How accurate was the on site description of the product? functioned exactly as other reviews suggested
Please tell us about the quality of the product. every part was deffinatly made for kittnes, the ball on the string didnt last too long for my cat tho
Easy to put together. My cat was a bit nervous because it wobbled when she jumped on it, but that was because the base was on carpet. I don't think it would do that on hardwood or vinyl flooring. She has adjusted and uses it to catapult to the top of our TV, which was her normal perch. Good product.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? It looks jst like the picture
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description said it had carpet on the shelves. I think it's more like fauz fur
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdy
like the look and cost of the item on Mar 17, 2015
It's a nice cat tree and good price. on Mar 22, 2015
Would you tell me the height between each platform and the dimensions of each platform, please? I have elderly, overweight cats and need to make sure they can climb this. It is nice, though, because the platforms are staggered for ease of access as opposed to being strictly vertical as many cat trees. Thank you.shyler13 on Nov 5, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello shyler13, The platform between each is: Dimensions: 1 platform 15.25 x 11.25 in; 2 platform 20.25 x 12.5 x 12.5 in; 3 platform 13.25 x 13.25 in. On the Trixie Altea Scratching Post. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 14, 2013
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