Cat Trees

Cat Tree Buyers Guide

Example of Modern Cat Furniture Cat tree with scratching post In today's market there are a wide array of styles in cat furniture, from carpeted cat trees to aluminum framed cat condos. Some cat trees come with condos for bedding, viewing perches atop, hammocks for lounging, and cat nip enhanced toys creating a cat playground. With all of these choices comes the added responsibility of finding a product that best suites you, and your pets needs the best!

Some important things to consider would be your cats tendencies, age, and environment. The material and structure of the product are the main area to focus on when you are deciding on the appropriate product. Are your cats prone to scratch or would they rather use it as a viewing perch?

Scratching is instinctive allowing cats to mark their territory, so why not channel that activity into a designated area. Most cat trees come with sisal scratching posts, or is incorporated with padding into the design as a whole.

Multi-Level Cat Tree
Some cats are not as interested in sinking their claws into objects, and would enjoy just having a getaway from their daily activities. Depending on your cats age and agility you will want to consider the number of perches and the spacing between each level.

There are endless options for the height of trees available and depending on the amount of cats using the tree you would want to provide sufficient space for all cats to enjoy it. Each cat tree product posted on our website provides in depth information on the material provided, the way it is constructed, and dimensions in detail. Given the number of cat tree options on the market you can find a tree that suites your cat perfectly!

Teaching the Cat Tree

Some first time cat owners may have difficulty getting cats to use their cat tree or post. Usually cats will take right to it and use it naturally, but sometimes there are some hiccups along the way that make it more difficult and we will go over some ways to make the transition more natural and faster.

When you think of scratching post you should think of the word "tree." While bringing an actual big tree into your home isn't realistic there is a simpler alternative. A sturdy scratching post that has the make-up of a tree is the best substitute. Many rustic trees already feature this tree-like look because they are usually made directly from trees. Because trees and scratching posts are a form of exercise sturdiness is important.

To discourage cats from destroying our furniture and liking a tree or post we need to get something they'll like more than the furniture. Purchasing something that is sturdy, which allows them to stretch out and something that easily let's them dig their claws into. Also some cat-nip here and there helps as well. It's easier to start cats on a tree or post as kittens. Putting them on the post and praising them and petting them letting them know it's okay to use this as they feel fit is a great starting point. If you find your cat scratching on something they shouldn't, remove them from that item and put them on the post. Encourage them to use the post. Be firm, but not to scare the cat.

Placement of the post or cat tree is also key. You'll want to place the tree in an area the cat frequently uses or in the area where you usually linger. This encourages use and if you place it somewhere they usually don't go such as a basement or attic they will not take to it quickly or even at all. It's about territory.

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Large Three Level Cat Tree

Click Here to see all of our food dispensers and storage units Many cat owners like all-natural products. The Large Three Level Cat Tree is an Eco-friendly option for any cat to have. The unit is modular and is assembled together into pieces. Three main levels are present in this large model which gives a variety of different heights for the cat to jump or exercise on. Each of the three levels features a rope border which provides better traction...Click here for full article

What Cat Tree to Purchase?

In regards to purchasing, normally the more cats you have the more landings or perches you want. Also you'll want to take into account the space you will be putting this in. If the tree is far to large it obviously won't work. Also you want to take into account the features... Click here for full article. 06-10-2012

Kitty Shelf

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Cats like to sit on window perch and prowl during the day and night and usually it's not very comfortable and there's a limited amount of space for the cat to sit and perch. The Kitty Shelf is designed to be work with almost any sash window with it's simply yet effective design. ... Click here for full article 06-09-2012

Kitty Window Sill

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As a cat owner we want our cats to be as comfortable as possible and if we buy anything for them we want them to enjoy it for years to come. The Kitty Sill is a great product that will last for years and provide comfort for your cat. This oval-shaped cat perch features a generous... Click here for full article 05-13-2012

Scratching Post

Product Review
Sometimes when provided our cats with cat trees or scratching posts we want something simple and extravagant. The Scratching Post is meant to be just that thing that is simple and minimal. The Scratching Post is approximately 16x22x30 and is designed with 1 platform and 3 different surfaces giving a variety for the cat to choose from... Click here for full article 0 5-13-2012