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post #1 of 26
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I am looking for a cat tree for Jack, NuNu and our new kitten that will be coming home in April. We have a very tiny one but I want a bigger one that they will enjoy. What is your favorite tree???
post #2 of 26
The one I made! I couldn't find one already made that I liked or that I thought Jack (my kittens name too) would like.

I have a thread about it from recently.

Leslie
post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by lillypug View Post
I am looking for a cat tree for Jack, NuNu and our new kitten that will be coming home in April. We have a very tiny one but I want a bigger one that they will enjoy. What is your favorite tree???
Have you looked right here on The Cat Site? Click on The Cat Site logo and look in the upper right hand corner where it says Our Partners. The first two entries give you a good selection of cat trees.
post #4 of 26
IMO you should not bother with any treehouse/post that is less then 4 feet tall I'd get one that had multiple levels, a tunnel or "bed" with it rather then plain shelves.

I like ones that have little steps to a level. We have one now (4 feet tall) that has a shelf and a round bed at the top. Charlie can clear it from floor to top now, so DH will be building an "addition" to the one we have and connecting it with a ramp between. This one will be another 3 feet higher.
post #5 of 26
well, i have four trees, total. 3 are less than 4 feet high - one is about 2-3 feet, 2 are about 3-3.5 feet, & one is close to 7 feet [the favorite, of course!]. but one of the shorter ones is by the front window, so it's used quite a bit, as well. both of the 2 faves are Armarkat trees: this one & this one. i also have 2 catnap window perches that are quite popular... here's a link to Chip & Firefox in one of them: snuggling in the window
post #6 of 26
I love the navy blue one and like the other one too - but wish it was as tall as the navy one The design of the light blue is cool.
post #7 of 26
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I love the navy blue one and like the other one too - but wish it was as tall as the navy one The design of the light blue is cool.
well, if it were, it wouldn't fit where i have it! the tall one is in the bedroom, the shorter one in the living room by the front window. the colors of the trees go w/the wall colors in their respective rooms.
Pixel, Java & Cable on light blue tree
Java on dark blue tree
Chip & Pixel on dark blue tree
post #8 of 26
laureen,

How sturdy/stable is the dark navy tree? How long have you had it? Was it truly easy to assemble? (My b/f is handy by trade, but my tree would turn to dust waiting for him to get around to it. )

I'm looking into ordering one of these:

http://www.armarkat.com/pix1/A8001.htm

http://www.armarkat.com/pix1/A9505.htm
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
I love the navy blue one and like the other one too - but wish it was as tall as the navy one The design of the light blue is cool.
I have been going through my Grandfather's old rare stamps that he willed me. And then I noticed your "I've been frosted". Wow, that must be worth a lot of money!
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by kittyTales View Post
laureen,

How sturdy/stable is the dark navy tree? How long have you had it? Was it truly easy to assemble? (My b/f is handy by trade, but my tree would turn to dust waiting for him to get around to it. )

I'm looking into ordering one of these:

http://www.armarkat.com/pix1/A8001.htm

http://www.armarkat.com/pix1/A9505.htm
that 1st one looks like it'd be quite stable.
mine were both easy to assemble, but the tall one did wobble a bit. i put an L bracket on one of the lower levels & attached it to the wall, & that stopped it.
my dad looked at it prior to that, & told me it wouldn't topple over... but since it would fall on my bed [if it did fall] i felt better after securing it.
post #11 of 26
Persi - you are sooo goofy sometimes


Laureen - you are so color coordinated I think when we do the add on, we will look for a leopard like spotted carpet to put on the addition. That way when Charlie and his future brother Jack are on there - no one will see them
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
I love the navy blue one and like the other one too - but wish it was as tall as the navy one The design of the light blue is cool.
I have the navy blue one as well. The cats all fight over it - and Cosmo still thinks he can fit into the little tunnel - yeah, Momo, maybe your head but that is all that will fit now.
This is my 2nd Amarakat tree and my only advice is that the base does need to be weighed down. When my cats are running and jump on it, it does wobble.
post #13 of 26
I purchased one of those aramarket trees off ebay, I think it was cheaper then at their website.

I was considering getting another tree so I did a search on ebay and found plans for 6 cat trees, now that sounds like fun for me and my cats, check it out...

http://cgi.ebay.com/MAKE-A-CONDO-TOW...QQcmdZViewItem
post #14 of 26
After looking at some tree plans and searching the net for designs, I've decided to make a simplified version of the stackem trees linked below. They should be very easy to build and most likely will be much sturdier then the aramarket type trees. I think each one will cost me about $20 to build.

http://www.angelicalcat.com/stackem_cat_perch.shtml
http://www.bjmarketers.com/stackable-tree.htm
post #15 of 26
I have one that I got from Petsmart years ago that's about 66" tall. I bought this style because it's easy for older cats to climb. The pic is fuzz because it was taken with my phone:



I also just purchased this 78" one for less than $100 on ebay:

http://www.armarkat.com/pix1/B7801.htm

I wanted to get my new kitten a more interactive tree than the one I currently have, but at the same time make sure it was easy enough to climb so my 10 year old can enjoy it too.
post #16 of 26
Riley has this one http://www.armarkat.com/a6501.htm and he loves it. He will not use the hammock or the little "house" however and spends nearly all his time on the top perch.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by river View Post
After looking at some tree plans and searching the net for designs, I've decided to make a simplified version of the stackem trees linked below. They should be very easy to build and most likely will be much sturdier then the aramarket type trees. I think each one will cost me about $20 to build.

http://www.angelicalcat.com/stackem_cat_perch.shtml
http://www.bjmarketers.com/stackable-tree.htm
Please post photos when you complete your's I love the stackable idea!
post #18 of 26
I love Riley's treehouse

But DH will "add on" to our existing one and build a bridge to a taller treehouse. The add on will be more wood/sicle on it so its a different texture for them - and it will be about 3 feet higher then the current one (which is about 4 feet tall).
post #19 of 26
Lucy Belle has this one:-

http://www.cozycatfurniture.com/imag...thammock_m.jpg

And here she is at play with her cat condo:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk5XCwuPwRs

I have absolutely no idea what the rope in the middle or the one at the base is for. She also never climb into the hammock, instead she loves to swipe it with her paws or fish out toys I purposely left in there for her.
post #20 of 26
Where did you get the toy she keeps dragging back to the floor? My kitty would loooovveee one of those...
I just ordered the navy blue tree too - you guys convinced me!!
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by jennywhite686 View Post
Where did you get the toy she keeps dragging back to the floor? My kitty would loooovveee one of those...
I just ordered the navy blue tree too - you guys convinced me!!
It's supposed to be a doorknob dangler toy but she refuses to play with it if it's hanging by the doorknob. I found out that she prefers dragging it along wherever she goes and if I were to place it at the highest perch of her cat tree, she'll dash from wherever she is to bring it down to the floor, again and again!

Here's where you can purchase it online;-

Mouse Dangler Toy
post #22 of 26
Thankyou! Very helpful reply, I just ordered one for my little girl, I think she'll love it Your kitten is super cute by the way
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
Please post photos when you complete your's I love the stackable idea!
Just finished, my cats seem to really enjoy it It cost more then I thought it would, about $50US for the bottom and $35 for the top.


post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by jennywhite686 View Post
Thankyou! Very helpful reply, I just ordered one for my little girl, I think she'll love it Your kitten is super cute by the way
Great! I'm happy to have helped. I am sure she will love it and will carry the toy everywhere she goes. The sound of the bells might drive you crazy for a while but you'll get used to it. LOL!
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by river View Post
Just finished, my cats seem to really enjoy it It cost more then I thought it would, about $50US for the bottom and $35 for the top.


I love it and it seems they do, too Not sure I could build something like that. It would be great to have them up as high as they could go
post #26 of 26
gosh you guys pretty much have me sold on one too!
http://www.armarkat.com/a7202.htm
Who needs to eat when theres cool stuff to buy for the kitties, lol! (and I love that weird mouse toy too so I bought one!)
Just wondering if anyone that ordered one got theirs yet and how the kitties like it!
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