Best Cat Tree For Large Cats
A high vertical cat tree allows cats to feel confident. Otherwise, you may end up with a cat who’s always nervous and scared. The second purpose a cat tree serves is it makes cats feel safe because it’s designated a cat place that humans can’t go on.
Nala, Charlie and I HIGHLY recommend this 73” Cat Tree for Large Cats available on Amazon.com. After a long time researching and comparing (including in physical pet stores), this is the most affordable under $100 that is over 6 feet. It is sturdy for 2 cats, of which one of them is 18 pounds. And this cat tree comes with scratching posts and condos, so you get 3-in-1. The delivery was hassle-free and assembly was very easy.
Why Cats Need a Cat Tree
Cats are instinctively hunters. As hunters in the wild, they need to climb up to a high vantage point, survey the area for prey, and ever so quietly attack their prey with one swift movement.
They have the body that allows them to navigate around height as well. If they jump or fall from a high place, their body allows them to twist and land on their feet (watch it in slow motion!)
Seeing what’s happening makes them feel reassured that they’re not in some unknown area where they might get attacked.
Tried & Tested: Best Cat Tree For Large Cats
For the price, it was too good to be true.
And I was weary that such large parts would be delivered all in one piece from China. So I read reviews, I compared options, I checked the ratings of the sellers (mostly were from China), and looked through page after page of search results.
But I didn’t have anything to worry about.
I bought it back in 2015 and although by year 2, the cat tree turned into the leaning tower of Pisa, hey, it’ still going strong.
Delivery & Assembly
When it came in the mail, all the parts were removed and they came in several big boxes. Assembling it was a breeze. It came with instructions which showed you which piece to connect to the other, but just looking at the finished product was enough to figure it out on your own.
You don’t need any tools as they already have screws or holes for the screws built in. The screws are the long fat ones that don’t have a pointy end.
Very very economical compared to other cat trees out there in physical stores and even online. For example, the one over 6 feet at Petco is $170 + tax. Um, NO THANKS.
No tools needed. The cylindrical screws just need to be twisted on and attached to other pieces. You can do it on your own. Doesn’t take 2 people to do it. Comes in several big boxes. Turn on some music and turn your mind off; it’s actually quite a relaxing and meditative exercise to put the pieces together.
It’s the tallest one I could find for the most bang for your buck. Nala and Charlie always fight to be the one on top. It’s game over when Charlie sits on Nala, but Nala puts on a good fight.
Built-In Cat Scratcher
The poles are all wrapped in rope, so the cats absolutely love using them as a scratching post.
Built-In Cat Condos
There are 2 rectangular cat condos at mid-level and top-level. Although my 18-pounder fits a bit too snug in them and as a result doesn’t ever go in, my slender Abyssinian loves to hang out in the condo and “hide”.