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7 Best Cat Trees for Her Majesty, Your Feline Friend

Cats have been around for thousands of years and were once worshiped as Gods so it makes sense that your modern day, domesticated cat expects to be treated like royalty.

You want to show your mighty felines that you adore them, so what better way to do this than by offering them a new, cat-friendly tree that will keep them entertained and happy?

To help you treat your kitties like the royals they are, we’ve made a list of the best cat tree and condo options you can for them.

Their durability, quality, buyer reviews, and usefulness are some of the factors we considered when assessing and selecting the products for this article. Her Highness ready to purr an approval?

gif of a cat with a crown sitting on a chair and waving its tail
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7. EliteField Cat Tree Scratcher Condo House

EliteField cat tree scratcher furniture condo

😻 Which Kitties Will Love It? 😻                                               

All Small, Medium, and Large-Size Cats

The EliteField Tree and Scratcher comes with three stair-like pedestals, so your cat can easily climb them to reach the throne-like seat waiting for it at the top. Don’t be fooled by its simple aspect though. This tree structure also includes 3 sisal scratching spots throughout the climb that will surely make for one busy cat. You should also take a look at the tree’s other height and design models too.

Meowtastic (the Good):

🧶 Adjustable height
🧶 Different surface materials to stimulate your cat
🧶 Simple to put together (all the parts are labeled and it included the tools + assembly instructions)

Hisss (the Bad):

😿 Slightly complicated to set up, according to several reviews (but this might depend on the model)
😿 The scratch board might not last that long and the tree itself can seem flimsy

6. Trixie Altea Tree

Trixie Altea cat tree

😻 Which Kitties Will Love It? 😻  

Laid-back Cats that Like to Lounge

  Ideal for Small Apartments Too

The Trixie Altea Tree is built with 3 alternate levels for easy climbing. Its top tier has extra padding, so your kitty will enjoy lounging on it too once it gets bored of exploring.

There’s also a dangling “pom pom” toy for additional play time, along with several sisal rope scratching posts to keep your cat’s claws in perfect condition. Trixie’s Altea tree comes in 4 color schemes, to make it easier to fit in any decor, and it might just be the best cat tree for a more comfortable (cough~lazy~cough) feline, thanks to the way it’s built.

Meowtastic (the Good):

🧶 Alternate tiers for easy climbing
🧶 Soft, plush covering with an extra padded top platform
🧶 Five scratching posts for sharpening the claws
🧶 Comes with a 1-year warranty

Hisss (the Bad):

😿 Small base makes this tree a little unstable and wobbly, and possibly prone to toppling over
😿 Plush covering prone to tears
😿 Might break down sooner and easier than expected

Perfectly sharpened claws, and furniture intact? Perfectly possible if you take a look and select a good cat scratching post.

fluffy grey cat looking at a fluffy ball on a rope
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5. Kitty City Steel Claw Mega Kit

Kitty City steel claw mega cat tree kit

😻 Which Kitties Will Love It? 😻       

Small, Medium, and Large-Size Cats

The Kitty City Claw kit can well be the best cat tree for larger houses with multiple feline inhabitants under its roof thanks, in part, to its modular design.

Made with durable fleece and heavy-duty tear resistant fabric for rambunctious pets. Almost each and every one of its multiple levels has engaging toys attached to it. These should help burn off excess energy, so its a great tree structure for playful kittens and energetic and hyperactive cats (there are such felines too, you know).

Kitty needs a rest? No problem, as the Mega Kit Kitty City has hammocks and condos that make for plush, comfortable resting places. Kitty City‘s modular design also allows you to add other compatible modular products from the company, and make the tree even more interactive.

Meowtastic (the Good):

🧶 Multiple cats can use it simultaneously
🧶 Heavy-duty joints make for a sturdy structure
🧶 Modular design (with extra models available) that you can adapt to fit your home
🧶 Easy to move around and clean, and lightweight
🧶 Perfect for exploring, scratching, jumping, playing, hiding, or just lounging around

Hisss (the Bad):

😿 Several users complained about its Velcro
😿 Reviewers claimed that their product broke apart much sooner than expected

4. BestPet Cat Tree Scratcher Play House Condo

BestPet cat tree scratcher play house condo furniture bed

😻 Which Kitties Will Love It? 😻        

Small, Medium, and Large-Size Cats

This interactive tree stands 73 inches tall and features pedestals and condos at various levels. It has ramps for easy access to all its features and is covered by a soft material that makes it perfect for playing or just lounging around.

The condos come in two different sizes (medium and small) so furballs of all sizes can use them. Still, as the pedestals are stacked, a more senior cat might find it harder to reach them. All in all, this is among the best cat tree and scratcher condos for kittens or younger cats who like climbing, exploring, and playing at different heights.

Meowtastic (the Good):

🧶 Stable and durable E1 Grade Pressed Wood construction
🧶 Multiple condos and pedestals at different heights and sizes
🧶 Great for exercising, exploring, scratching, playing or just lounging on

Hisss (the Bad):

😿 Complicated setup
😿 Pedestal set up makes it difficult for older cats to jump up
😿 Might be smaller and of lower quality than expected

Looking for some great cat condos, but unsure what to choose? Then take a look at our selection of condos, you might find it easier to choose this way 🙂

grey cat sitting in a grey condo
Photo by Taylor Ruecker on Unsplash

3. FurHaven Tiger Tough Cat Tree

FurHaven Tiger tough cat tree house furniture

😻 Which Kitties Will Love It? 😻

  All Small, Medium, and Large-Size Cats

The FurHaven Tree is designed with 6 different levels and includes steps, pedestals, and a condo for security. This product is covered in a soft material along with a hanging rope for playing and scratching. It also includes an additional flexible spring wand, an interactive toy which will keep your pet entertained for hours.

All these extra toys and features will surely keep kittens and young cats active, but senior felines haven’t been forgotten either. Elderly cats will enjoy it as well because this tree was specially designed for easy passage from one level to another.

Meowtastic (the Good):

🧶 Comes with a comfy and cozy cat house perfect for privacy and naps
🧶 It only takes a few minutes to assemble it (instructions included)
🧶 Simple to clean – you can wash or blot spots with soap or mild detergent and then air dry
🧶 Features a half-cup, open bed as its top post

Hisss (the Bad):

😿 Takes up more space than expected because one piece won’t allow it to go right against a wall
😿 Can be rather unstable (you can secure it to a wall to prevent this)
😿 Can break down (toys, part, or even the whole structure) according to several reviews

2. Go Pet Club Cat Furniture

Go Pet club cat tree furniture

😻 Which Kitties Will Love It? 😻

Kittens and Smaller Cats

This durable, budget-friendly Go Pet Club tree is made of compressed wood, uses sisal rope, and is covered in faux fur for a soft feel. It is 52 inches tall and very sturdy.

Your cats will also get to play with two hanging toys for some extra fun and hours of entertainment, and they can use the ramp for easy access to the condo portion. Also, as the pedestals are more on the small side, this tree is best suited for kittens and small to medium-size cats (at most), as large-size cats will likely have trouble perching comfortably on them.

Meowtastic (the Good):

🧶 Faux fur for a soft feel and comfortable design
🧶 Hanging toys for some extra stimulation
🧶 Tools and assembly instructions included

Hisss (the Bad):

😿 Likely not the easiest tree to assemble
😿 Poor quality construction and ropes, according to several reviews

1. Armarkat B5701 Cat Tree Furniture Condo

Armarkat easy assembly cat tree furniture condo

😻 Which Kitties Will Love It? 😻

Kittens and Small to Medium-Size Cats

The Armakat B5701 tree 57 inches tall so your cat will be able to watch everyone in the room while still feeling steady and safe.

This is also the best cat tree for relaxation as it is coated with soft fleece for that walking on clouds feeling that is further helped by its off-white color; you should not have any problems fitting it in with the room’s decor either.

Besides the tree itself, felines also get to enjoy multiple pedestals and a built-in covered place that is perfect for hiding (be sure to check there when you can’t find your cat). Kittens bouncing with energy will also surely enjoy climbing and exploring the smaller pedestals.

The B5701 has a maximum holding weight of 40 lbs.

Meowtastic (the Good):

🧶 Adjustable height
🧶 Designed for durability and stability
🧶 Simple to assemble
🧶 Long-lasting scratchability ensured by its cured sisal wrapping

Hisss (the Bad):

😿 The fleece can tear at the claws of more rambunctious cats
😿 Might arrive with some missing parts or with mismatched assembly holes

All Ready to Jump and Explore that Tree?

sitting cat wearing crown
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Whether you have a kitten bouncing around with energy, or a cat looking to lounge around like the royals they are, you will surely find a great tree for them on this list. This is because these structures should fulfill all their needs, from scratching to jumping, playing to hiding, or just sleeping in a nice, comfy place.

Is her highness using another tree that might be just as good, if not better, than the ones we presented? Then tell us all about it in a comment!

Editor’s Note: This article was initially published in June 2017 but has been updated to include the latest and best cat tree you can get!

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