Best Cat Trees for Large Cats
In this article, we take a look at some of the most suitable cat trees which are designed specifically for large cats.
We all enjoy the comfort of a furry feline running around our homes, not just because they’re adorable but for several other reasons. While sitting down and snuggling into them is something that we wish we could do all day, it’s simply not possible.
When you aren’t snuggled up watching television with your cat, they will either be running around outside or playing inside. One of the most common things for cats to play with while they are indoors being their cat tree, therefore in my eyes if you have a cat then it is essential that you have a cat tree for them.
Today, we are going to be looking at what you should look for when purchasing a cat tree and more specifically, what you should look for when you have a large cat.
After conducting some research, with consideration to the criteria discussed below the reviews, we have put together a list of the cat trees which have stood out from the crowd.
Go Pet Club Cat Tree Review
The first cat tree that we’re going to look at is fairly basic and on top of that, it is very reasonably priced.
If you aren’t sure on which cat tree to purchase and have no experience with purchasing cat trees, then this is a great starting point.
Simply put, this cat tree has a simplistic design and won’t take up too much space. It is made from compressed wood, faux fur, and sisal rope, and is suitable for all types of cats.
Whether you have a large cat or a kitten, it’s perfect.
The only downside about this cat tree is how flimsy the design is.
Due to this, if you have a cat that is full of energy, it may topple over every now and then. Other than that, this is a perfect cat tree.
Go Pet Club Tall Cat Tree Review
In regard to price, this cat tree is a step up from the last tree. This tree shares a lot of similarities to the first tree due to the fact they are produced by the same manufacturer. Material wise, they are identical.
The biggest difference here is size. This tree is fairly large and has a wider range of activities for the cat to enjoy.
The only concern that I have with this tree is that there are a few hanging features, therefore if your cat is heavier than the average cat the hanging features may not offer total support.
Armarkat Condo Cat Tree Review
Simply put, this cat tree takes up a lot more space than the others and is made from much more sustainable materials. Although expensive, the price is worth it.
This cat tree comes equipped with three separate levels, each equipped with a different activity. Although a similar feature of cat trees nowadays, this one is equipped with several scratching posts.
There are two small yet-concerning negative points about this cat tree. The first being the height.
If you have ceilings which aren’t fairly high, you may have to pass on this one. Another negative point to this cat tree is that due to the height, toppling is more of an issue than other cat trees. While only minor concerns, they are worth keeping in mind.
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The last cat tree that we’re going to look at is perfect if you have multiple cats.
A common concern with cat trees is the worry that they will topple over if your cat is too rough with it, although due to the area of the base with this cat tree, this isn’t fortunately not an issue. Following this, the cat tree is fairly heavy.
Something that pushed me away from this cat tree was that the materials which it has been made from, while durable, have a distinct smell which neither me or my cat enjoyed. Although the perfect design, the materials were what ultimately made my decision.
Things to Look for When Purchasing a Cat Tree
There are several different aspects of a cat tree to look out for when purchasing one, especially when you have a large cat. This includes:
Strength and Material. The strength of the cat tree and the material which it is made out of is important when purchasing a cat tree. Large cats tend to be stronger than smaller cats and therefore if they are running, jumping around, and playing on the cat tree, then they are more likely to tear the material that the tree is made out of.
If you have a large cat, make sure that the tree isn’t made out of cheap stiffened cardboard; your cat will wear this out fairly quickly.
Durability. Following on from the previous point, the material which the tree is made out of contributes greatly to the durability of your cat tree. Look for cat trees which aren’t made from cheap materials thus lasting a lot longer.
If your cat is an outdoor cat then this isn’t as important as your cat won’t be using the cat tree a lot, although if you have an indoor cat then they will be constantly jumping around the cat tree.
Cost. When we refer to cost in a cat tree, we aren’t targeting the specific cost and the worth of the cat tree, but rather the consideration of the cost. Is your cat an indoor or outdoor cat? Has your cat shown any interest in toys or are they lazy? Do you think that your cat will use the cat tree?
If you have an indoor cat, it may be worth investing more money into a cat tree than if your cat was an outdoor cat. If your cat tends to be lazy and spends a lot of time sleeping, spending less money might be better. By taking each of these things into consideration you should come to a reasonable price range.
Space. While this may seem like a self-explanatory point, I feel as if it’s worth mentioning. If you have a lot of space in your home and want to provide your cat with a bigger cat tree than average, then by all means purchase a large cat tree.
However, if you don’t have a lot of room around your home, look at some of the smaller cat trees. Remember, even if your cat doesn’t spend a lot of time indoors, while they are inside they will still be inside and cats tend to enjoy running around a lot. The less space for them to run around, the less happy they will be.
There are a lot of options out there when it comes to purchasing a cat tree, although if you take into consideration each of these points and combine then with your own criteria, then you should have no issues finding a cat tree for a large cat which is suitable for your cat.