Tired of your cats roaming around scratching up your good furniture? This lovely beige cat tree house condo provides the perfect place for cats as well as other pets to climb, scratch, play, and sleep without damaging your expensive furniture....more
I bought this for my two kitties a little over a week ago. One is a 12+ pound domestic shorthair and the other is a 10 pound Maine Coon Cat. I wanted something to replace the empty bookshelf they had claimed as their window seat/ lookout tower (the bookshelf was too tippy when they jumped on it). However, while I wanted something fun and sturdy for them, I also wanted something that wasn't too obstrusive or large.
This? Is perfect.
I put the tree together myself in about an hour or so, though I did have a couple of false starts. (It pays to have a picture of the completed tree pulled up on the computer so you can refer to that in case you have questions. The instructions, while clear, were diagrams only) . The kitties were so intrigued that they started jumping on it and using the scratching posts as I was putting it together. (NOTE: They were more interested in the tree than the box it came in. THAT tells you how much they liked it right away.)
In the last week they have scratched at it, slept on it, used it as a perch to look out the window. They've tackled each other on the highest platform and the thing barely wobbled. It's very sturdy. And yet, the material that covers it is soft and looks comfortable.
A few notes:
- I did NOT attach the string toys that came with it. My cats have a tendency to eat string and string toys, and I could see that as a disaster waiting to happen. The rope toy I did attach. I think that's fine for them.
- O.com price-matched this for me and gave me free shipping when I found it for $10 less on another site. I just talked to customer service via instant message it was handled very quickly and nicely. Love Overstock!!
- The directions advise you to tighten the screws on this tree after the first couple of days. You definitely should. The tree wasn't about to come apart or anything, but I could see how the platforms could get knocked askew by a rambunctious kitty or two if the screws weren't re-tightened after initially putting it together.
In all, five stars!
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exactly the same
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Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality
I have a total of five cats...2 very large, I needed something to help with the winter house-bound blues and STURDY!.....the instructions are good but I still ended up having to redo a couple times on the middle layer platform...pay attention to the holes and picture because they were covered by carpet...other than that is was pretty easy to put together, I did ALOT of searching for the right cat tree and I'm not dissapointed in my decision to by this one. It was definatley better that any found at my local stores, quality and alos important PRICE! I love the sturdiness of this most of all, the cats love it and are on it all the time. 5 paws up! )o(
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? great
How accurate was the on site description of the product? great
Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
I got this cat tower about 3 weeks ago, and I am very satisfied. It was easy to put together (took me half an hour, maybe) and it seems very sturdy. I have two young cats, 14 pounds each, and they play on it (or sleep on it) all the time. Since my cats are on the big side, I was concerned that a lot of cat towers seem to have very small platforms and enclosed boxes. This tower is good, size wise. Each cat can curl up comfortably on one of the top platforms or in the enclosed box. And if they feel like sprawling, the box has a sort of porch in front of each doorway, so they have room to spread out.
I have the tower in a corner so it can lean against a wall, but that's more because I don't want the cats to slide it around on my hardwood floor if they get carried away playing on it. It seems very stable and solid. The fleecy covering is nice; I was worried this would be cheap and flimsy since the tower is so much cheaper than the ones with carpet, but it is soft and the cats seem perfectly happy to sleep on it. I haven't noticed any wear on it yet.
My cats like scratching on the posts, and they loved the toy on a string (until they chewed it apart and tried to eat the string, sigh...), but they have totally ignored the rope toy so far.
I researched a lot of cat condos before I decided on this one. The brand Armarkat, looked to be the best based on reviews from many different websites. It arrived in a box that weighed about 48 lbs. It was packaged nicely and all of the pieces were in perfect condition upon arrival. The picture instructions were easy to understand and it took me around 20 minutes to put it together. The carpet is excellent quality and very soft to the touch. I really tightened the screws well while putting it together and once up, it is VERY sturdy and solid. I have a 15 month old cat who weighs about 10 lbs. and is a smaller size cat. She loves it! She fits just perfect on the perches and in the house. If she was much bigger though, it would be a tight fit. The ball attachment only lasted one day before it was ripped off by her. But no worries I hooked another toy there and she loves it. There is a funny glue/fish smell that I could smell when I stood next to it, but it has become less noticible after I aired it outside in the sunshine. It didn't seem to phase my cat at all. Overall for the price and quality, it is a fantastic buy! I highly recommend this product.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exact as the picture shown
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate on the description
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality
See, I got a new shelter kitty when my older kitty, sadly, passed away. My new kitty is about a year old and she is a sweety. Unfortunately, I had forgotten how much energy they have at this age She decided that my upholstered couch, chair, ottoman were her go-to play/scratch places... I have draped all the furniture and am one step away from those plastic furniture covers!
Arrives the Armarkat 57-inch Cat Treehouse. Quickly, too. I assembled it myself in about 45 minutes....not bad for an , ah-hem, "mature" woman. The directions are easy to follow and I was impressed with the quality which is very good.
My cat absolutely LOVES it ! She adopted it right away and it is now her go-to place. Lots of neat places to scratch and sit with her favorite toys. I placed it in front of the window and she is able to watch everything in her domain. Lots of nice sleeping places and, when she is feeling less than sociable, the little box shelter is the place for a quick cat-nap.
All and all, one of better buys from Overstock....which has become my go-to place for just about everything. Thanks O !
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
This is the exact cat tree my kitties had before at a much higher price. They loved having a new one to tear up.....better than your furniture! So easy to assemble. Purrfect for our two huge Siamese cats.
I BOUGHT THIS CAT TOWER OVER A YEAR AGO AND IT HAS HELD UP TO MY 4 ADULT CATS AND NUMEROUS FOSTER KITTENS IN THE LAST YEAR AND IT IS STILL IN GOOD SHAPE!!!! THE ONLY THING IS THE TOYS DO NOT STAY ON VERY LONG LOLOL IT WAS VERY EASY TO PUT TOGETHER AND IS VERY STURDY. MY CATS RUN UP AND DOWN IT ALL THE TIME HECK ONE EVEN POLE DANCES AROUND THE SISAL POSTS LOL I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TOWER ANY CAT/KITTEN
We bought the larger cat condo first and loved it but realized they needed more
so we bought this one. We place them side by side, added treats and watched the show. It's hysterical. Our lazy cats are now more active.
No more scratching our furniture, that's a big plus.
It's sturdy enough to hold 2 fat cats jumping back and forth.
Well worth the entertainment.
I did a lot of reading and researching to find the cat condo I thought would be best for my cat and a good price. This one was it. They love it.
When looking for a cat condo, one should get one that is wide enough so that it is not top heavy. Also important is the long length of the scratch posts. Cats should be able to stretch out as much as possible when reaching for these posts. My gray cat really loves the top shelf the most. The other cat uses a different perch since cats don't tend to want to be too close to each other. Sometimes they do lay on the top and second shelf with the dominate cat on top. They tore off the little balls right away and the rope thing that hangs seems useless. It fits in a corner nicely and the color is neutral and goes with everything. Shipping was fast and it was easy to assemble. Overall, I would say it is an excellent deal.
Our cats no longer hang out on the back of our chairs; they now love to run up and down their new cat tree. When the box arrived, there was one piece that had inadvertently been packed on top of the rolled pieces and was cracked. The Customer Service group went into action and we had a replacement within days and we completed the final assembly. The treehouse has levels that allow our cats to feel more superior than before and we're all happy.
Hello happyinmadison, The White-wood Armarkat 57-inch Fleece-covered Sturdy Cat Treehouse is made in China. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 20, 2013
What is the height between perches? ae. How high does my cat have to jump from the first platform to the second platform with house?kmb25 on Jul 6, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello kmb25, unfortunately we were not able to obtain the information you requested. We will update the response if the information becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for shopping with us and have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 16, 2013
Do the top two perches have edges on them to help keep sleeping cats from rolling off? (I notice they look thicker.) on Jul 29, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
they do have edges big enough to keep the cats from falling offgreenfairy21 on Mar 27, 2013
When this is put together (properly) will it fit back into a corner? The corner of the 2nd shelf up from the bottom on mine sticks out preventing this & I've gone over & over the diagrams & pictures, my installation looks the same. My husband just keeps yelling at me that I did it wrong!78catfamily on Jul 22, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Some of the platforms do stick out, which may prevent the item from siting completely flush with a corner.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 24, 2012
you can tilt the shelves though so you could manage it into a cornergreenfairy21 on Mar 27, 2013
What is the weight limit on this? I have cats 11 and 7 pounds, would they both be able to jump around and it still remain stable?missawesome on Jun 1, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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