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Walmart Cat Tree?

post #1 of 13
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Has anyone bought, or know someone who bought a Walmart cat tree? We just got some in, and they are 60 dollars. The box is heavy like heck, but the picture doesnt really convince me. I cant tell if it is high enough, and no where on the box does it say the height.

If anyone could help me out? I dont want to risk buying the thing, building it and having to take it back to Walmart. 60 dollars is alot to me so I am sure if it turns out crappy I will be the first one returning it!!
post #2 of 13
I have never bought one there. But it looks like it is mid height for the ones we have here. My rule of thumb, if you have doubt, don't buy it. I bought mine on spoilmykitty.com and it's wonderful!
post #3 of 13
I believe I bought that tree for Sadie a while back and it was garbage. She destroyed it in 2 days - the carpet was not plush so she wouldn't scratch it, the wood was not strong enough to support a 4 kg cat (she jumped on it after running around the house doing her "kitty laps" and the wood on one platform broke in half). I wouldn't recommend it to anyone as it is not a good quality product.
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Originally Posted by Sadie's Mom View Post
I believe I bought that tree for Sadie a while back and it was garbage. She destroyed it in 2 days - the carpet was not plush so she wouldn't scratch it, the wood was not strong enough to support a 4 kg cat (she jumped on it after running around the house doing her "kitty laps" and the wood on one platform broke in half). I wouldn't recommend it to anyone as it is not a good quality product.


The lowest platform on mine broke too. But I think my daughter tried to step on it.
post #5 of 13
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The lowest platform on mine broke too. But I think my daughter tried to step on it.
LOL, I dont think theyre supposed to be kid proof! But because I do have a kid, I think its safer for it to be sturdy, I can just see him trying to climb on it!

So I dont think i'll go with it, I dont want anything cheap, I hate fighting the customer service people!
post #6 of 13
Perhaps you could have one made?
post #7 of 13
I bought it and my boys wouldn't trust it to climb up. Its sitting in my hall on its side being used as a scratching pad.
post #8 of 13
some people on other boards i am on bought it. but i think they had to make modifications to make it sturdy enough for the cats to play on. we looked at one ourselves a few months ago. DH said no way. he didn't think it looked like it would stay up or be safe for the cats to play on.
post #9 of 13
I bought it and my cats LOVE IT!! Sushi chases her tail around the top.
post #10 of 13
I have one and have yet to have a cat fear climbing it. Mine is supported by a corner though. They've all chased their tails around the post at one point or another.
post #11 of 13
I saw the one at our WalMart out of the box and it was SO unsturdy and cheaply made, I wouldn't buy one, thats for sure.
post #12 of 13
We are on our 2nd one in about 3-1/2 years. The first one lasted about 2years before the spring stoped holding it up. Of coarse that might happen to any tree that had 2 or 3, 13 lb cats hanging from all at once. The 2nd one I bought is actually better quality. It has a piece of wood that is carpeted that you put under the spring loaded bar (Hope that makes sense). Maggie lays on the top shelf all the time & at least onceevery day she chases her tail around the post (I'm waiting for the day she falls of the shelf). She's about 9 lbs.

I just saw the other posts about cats chasing their tails around the post. I wonder why that is, Maggie loves to do that too.
post #13 of 13
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I saw the one at our WalMart out of the box and it was SO unsturdy and cheaply made, I wouldn't buy one, thats for sure.
Its nice to see some reviews both ways. I think my main doubt is that I dont see it up on display, it doesnt have the measurements on the box, so I dont know what the heck im buying. The picture on the box makes it look gorgeous, but I can get an idea of how it will turn out. I think im going to go in tonight and talk to a manager about getting a display up. If the display looks sturdy then i'll buy one.

They do need to put up a display though, how else will people buy it?

I hope it looks good, because theyve brought in some slings, and a fabric thingy that you hang from the ceiling and they have cubby holes for the cats to sleep in. I plan on getting them a nice play room put together.
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