7 Best Cat Tree Reviews| 2019 Buying Guide to Top Rated Cat Condos

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The benefits of owning a cat tree go beyond what one might expect. Whether it be a cat’s instinctive urge to climb and play or their desire to view the room at a higher level, a cat tree is a must have as a cat owner.

In order to maintain a healthy weight, cats should engage in some sort of exercise for at least 10-15 minutes multiple times throughout the day. Making your kitty climb up to their favorite perch is a great way to do so. It is especially entertaining to watch multiple cats jumping from level to level.

Top 3 Cat Trees

[TOP RATED CAT TREE]

1. Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo

4.7/5

  • Can handle multiple cats
  • Easy assembly
  • Encourages climbing/exercise
  • Sturdy Base
  • Over 5000 positive Amazon reviews

4.5/5

  • Amazing price
  • Simple screw together assembly
  • Extremely sturdy
  • Made of real carpet
  • Fast shipping

4.5/5

  • Compact size
  • Doesn't wobble or fall
  • Very soft carpet
  • Wide top viewing perch
  • 30 month warranty
  • Buying Guide for Cat Trees

    Before we give a list of the best cat trees, it is important to understand what will make a tree a good fit for your cats. With tons of choices and so many home situations, it can be difficult to choose the right tree, especially if this is your first time.

    Here are the most important factors to consider when buying a cat tree:

    Core/Materials:

    If you have a small kitten than the sturdiness of the insides won’t have much effect on the experience. However, there is a great difference in durability between some of the higher end trees made of solid wood and some of the lower end trees made of pressed wood. If you have an especially large cat I would recommend buying a tree with solid wood to avoid any stability issues.

    Another choice to consider is between the different materials of the cat tree. Most cat trees either have faux fur or household carpet. Faux fur is usually on the lower priced cat trees. It is softer than carpet, however with excessive scratching, it can wear. Carpet is much more durable, which is why it is on the higher quality cat trees.

    Size:

    If you live in a small apartment or condo it would not be wise to purchase a massive, multi-level cat playground. I would read the dimensions of the product and envision a spot where it could fit before purchase.

    Another thing to factor in is the size of different perches or condos. Some trees just weren’t made for large adult cats, so they may not fit inside comfortably.

    If you have a older cat, be sure each level of the tree can be easily accessed. Bone pain from arthritis could discourage your cat from climbing to levels that are out of reach. 

    Comfort:

    Depending on the type of cat some prefer a plain carpeted perch, and others a soft, padded condo. I would recommend maintaining the comfort level to their previous bed/home in order them to adjust and enjoy easier.

    Other features:

    There are many other additions to account for when buying a cat tree. One could go for a simple cat perch and scratch post, or a more elaborate tree with ladders, hammocks, and hanging toys.

    Either way, it is best to buy what you think your cats will enjoy the most, and best fitting of your situation.

    For the models we picked as some of the best, read on!

    7 Best Cat Tree Reviews

    1. [TOP RATED] Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo

    4.7/5

    The Go Pet Club Cat tree’s high quality along with reasonable price is why it is has ranked as “Amazon’s Choice” and gotten over four thousand positive reviews. Its ladder, hammock, and dangling rope provide the perfect play space for your felines.

    It measures 27"L by 38"W by 68"H and is composed of faux fur and pressed wood.

    Like most Go Pet Club cat trees, they come with a quick and easy build process. This is definitely one of the best cat trees you can get in this price range. Users found it to be very sturdy if built correctly and can handle multiple cats.

    Some did find that the upper level came loose after time, so they would have to make reinforcements. However, a stability problem should not occur if you evenly distribute the space on the double ended screws to each post. (See picture)


    The popularity of this tree seems to prove its worth with one great positive review after another. You should definitely consider this purchase if you want a solid tree that will serve its money’s worth.

    Things We Liked

    • Multi-Cat
    • Quick assembly
    • Multiple lounging perches
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      Sturdy structure and base
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      Amazon best seller

    Things We Didn't Like

    • Top tube is not very usable

    Price: $

    2. [Best Budget] AmazonBasics Cat Tree with Scratching Posts

    4.5/5

    Amazon's branded cat tree provides a great option for those looking for a tree that won't tower over your home. The stout size keeps the tree from wobbling or falling over. 

    This cat tree measures 18"L by 18"W by 46"H and is composed of real carpet and pressed wood. Its skinny dimensions make it great to place in a corner next to a piece of furniture.

    Reviewers love how easy it is to assemble, only taking about 10 minutes with no tools needed. Be sure to follow the provided directions and your tree will be sturdy. 

    For cats who love to scratch this tree has multiple posts on every level. The top serves as a nice perch to lounge in.

    This tree is best for normal sized cats, or most large. If your cat ranges in the 20 pounds plus we recommend getting a tree especially for large cats. While your energetic kitty may love jumping up and down the different levels a larger cat may find this unpleasing.

    Things We Liked

    • Very low price
    • No tool assembly
    • Extremely sturdy
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      Doesn't take up excessive space
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      Soft, real carpet

    Things We Didn't Like

    • Too small for extra large cats

    Price: $

    3.  Feandrea Cat Tree with Sisal Covered Scratching Posts

    4.4/5

    Amazon's branded cat tree provides a great option for those looking for a tree that won't tower over your home. The stout size(24"L,16"W, 33"H) keeps the tree from wobbling or falling over. 

    Reviewers love how easy it is to assemble, only taking about 10 minutes with no tools needed. Be sure to follow the provided directions and your tree will be sturdy. 

    For cats who love to scratch this tree has multiple posts on every level. The top serves as a nice perch to lounge in.

    This tree is best for normal sized cats, or most large. If your cat ranges in the 20 pounds plus we recommend getting a tree especially for large cats. While your energetic kitty may love jumping up and down the different levels a larger cat may find this unpleasing.

    Things We Liked

    • Compact fit/size
    • Low to ground(won't wobble)
    • 30 month warranty
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      Plush coating
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      Easy for older cats to climb

    Things We Didn't Like

    • Too small for extra large cats

    Price: $

    4.  New Cat Condos Large Cat Tower

    4.6/5

    People with large adult cats tend to struggle to find a suitable tree for their cat’s size. That is why we recommend a tree that is made to handle them.

    Each perch is crafted for easy access and plenty of lounging room. The tree is made of real wood and carpet. You can tell a lot of time and effort went into making this new home.

    The hardwood composure makes it outstandingly durable, able to withstand multiple large cats playing on it at once. It even comes partially assembled so all you have to do is connect the base to the upper levels.

    Being made of wood, this tree ranges on the heavier side(55 lbs; 20"L, 24"W, 65"H) when compared to other cat trees. Prevented mobility or the inability to lift heavy objects may be something to factor in when buying this tree.

    If you are looking for extra durability with multiple spots for your cats to lounge than this is the tree to buy. The house grade carpet gives it an authentic look similar to what you would find in a pet store.

    Things We Liked

    • Highest quality materials
    • Has lasted buyers many years 
    • 30 month warranty
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      Level entry steps
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      Made in the USA

    Things We Didn't Like

    • Long shipping period(1-2 weeks)

    Price: $$$

    5.  Feandrea Songmics 68.5" Sturdy Cat Tree with Feeding Bowl

    4.4/5

    For the person that own multiple cats(or pets), and wants to give them space to play, climb, scratch, and lounge then this is the best cat tree for you. 

    Its dimensions are 36"L, 35"W, 68"H and is composed of CARB-certified particle boards and faux fur.

    Although this tree is very large, owners still found assembly not too difficult. All of the parts and materials feel very durable. Many buyers went onto say they still have it after many years. This is due to strengthened bottom battens and anti-toppling fittings.

    One of our favorite features is a detachable bowl on the upper level to keep food safe from any dogs reach. 

    If you are an owner of multiple cats or just want a cat tree that will hold up for a long time then this tree is a great choice.

    Things We Liked

    • 9 different scratching posts
    • Lots of room to climb
    • Reinforced base and wall mounts
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      Detachable food bowl
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      30-month warranty

    Things We Didn't Like

    • Takes up a lot of space

    Price: $$

    6.  Aeromark International Armarkat Cat Tree

    4.1/5

    Some popular trees great for multiple cats are made by Armarkat. Their multiple toys, multiple perches, condo, and hammock make it a great option for cats to play on. Even though the tree isn’t as expensive as others its size, the quality doesn’t lack.

    Thousands of positive reviews describe its easy five-step instructions and quick delivery. Although it may not look very stable at first, the extra wide base of the structure ensures that stability is not a problem.

    It should be noted that if you are looking for a playground for multiple kitties, then it is going to take up a lot of space. Of course for the person that has that kind of space, this tree is a great find.

    I would recommend this cat tree to someone who wants to give their kitties lots of space to play and exercise, and also doesn’t want to spend a premium.

    Things We Liked

    • 5 step assembly
    • Multiple styles to choose from
    • Large scratching posts
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      Easy to replace parts 

    Things We Didn't Like

    • Heavy(59 pounds)
    • Hooks attached to hammock were not secure

    Price: $$$

    7.  Molly and Friends Simple Sleeper Cat Scratch Post and Bed

    4.3/5

    This cat scratch post and bed is a great choice for someone looking for a high-end home for their loved one.

    One of my favorite things about this tree is that there is no assembly required. It is also the perfect height for cats to relax without having the tree be an eyesore. The premium construction ensures lots of stability even with very heavy cats.

    One of the downsides would be the lack of space to really play and jump. Therefore I would not recommend this to the owner of multiple kittens or really rambunctious cats.

    This is overall a premium tree best fit for adult cats. Durability and longevity are both the primary focus with nicer trees like this one made by Molly and Friends.

    Things We Liked

    • Compact fit
    • Extremely sturdy
    • Made from real wood and carpet
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      No assembly required 
    • Can handle all cat sizes

    Things We Didn't Like

    • Long shipping period
    • Only 2 levels

    Price: $$

     

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