If you have a cat, you know how essential a cat tree (also known as a cat condo or cat palace) is to them—and if you're about to become a feline parent, you should put one on your buying list right away.
Not only do cat trees provide your cat with additional safe, vertical territory, but they also:
- Give them a private, stress-free place to nap and watch birds or people
- Give them the opportunity to fulfill their natural instincts to climb, jump, and stretch out
- Give them a —and protect your furniture from unwanted and scratching
- Give them plenty of space to relax or exercise without taking up too much space in your home. Most cat trees have a smaller footprint or can be mounted on walls
There are plenty of cat trees on the market these days, ranging from sleek and minimalist to fully customized, but if you're going to add another piece of furniture to your home, we say go large. We've gathered some of the most incredible cat trees on the market so you can give your cat the tree of her dreams.
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Multiple Perch Post Cat Tree
This cat tree is what kitten paradise looks like if you've ever wondered. This cat tree, which has various cloud-like perch posts, hammocks, and scratching posts, can accommodate multiple cats at once and keep them active, preventing disputes. Isn't it also cat nirvana for the owners if there are no fights?Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Cat Tree Utopia
Who needs a single cat apartment or palace when you can have your cat rule over a whole kitty city? With all of the activities our bespoke set-up has to offer, accommodating numerous cats—or keeping a single cat extremely busy—is simple. All across this little town, they may rest, itch, and pose for charming Instagram photos.
Combine many store-bought cat trees or towers to make your own small kitty metropolis, or make your own with a few ordinary home objects. Start with a couple pieces of upholstered plywood, cardboard boxes, and rope (for scratching!).Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Sleek and Tall Cat Tree Castle
Why not embrace the fact that your cat already acts like royalty? This castle-like cat tree provides her with a stronghold to shield her from her foes (also known as the family dog), as well as a hammock to relax in while her subjects (also known as you) feed her kibble. Isn't it the royal life?Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Jungle Cat Tree
You'll want to check out this do-it-yourself design whether you're seeking for a budget-friendly cat tree or just want to let your cat embrace his inner jungle cat. This cat tree is handcrafted with branches, rope, covered plywood, and imitation flora and has all of the characteristics your cat enjoys, such as perches and scratching locations, while remaining affordable. In fact, most of the materials are likely already in your garage!Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Mid-Century Modern Cat Tree
It only makes sense to buy a mid-century modern cat tree if your home is decorated in that style, right? Mid-century contemporary home design, defined by clean lines and organic shapes, has dominated the market since the 1950s—and it's now completely accessible to cats as well. This cat tree would make Frank Lloyd Wright (the founder of mid-century modern design!) pleased, with its clean lines and neutral tone.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Multi-Platform Cat Tree
Your cat's 3 a.m. antics make it sound like a circus is taking place in your living room, so you may as well provide him with a safe haven. With many platforms, a hammock, scratching posts, and a ladder, your cat can practice his acrobatics at all hours of the night—and then nap the day away on one of the cushioned platforms.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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The Lion King Cat Tree
Remember the Disney movie The Lion King's famous Pride Rock scene? With this gigantic (and really imaginative!) cat tree, your cat can duplicate it every day. It's made of solid wood and provides lots of opportunities for cats to play, scratch, and belt out—err, meow out—"The Circle of Life." We recommend hanging this cat tree to both the floor and the ceiling due to its size. After all, you never know when your cat will be up against Scar and his hyenas.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Minimalist Cat Tree
If your cat like clean lines, white walls, and IKEA, she may be a décor minimalist, and this minimalist cat tree will satisfy all of her Scandinavian cat tree fantasies. It ticks all the minimalistic design boxes, including a basic, organic color palette and form, while also meeting her need to itch and slumber. She'll be set with a pretty pricey kitten drink from a chic coffee shop.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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A Wall-Mounted Jungle Gym for Cats
A wall-mounted cat tree can be the perfect option if you're short on floor space and your cat isn't short on energy. Your cat may channel his inner Indiana Jones and leap from mount to mount using platforms, bridges, ladders, and hammocks. You may make your own wall-mounted cat tree out of common home objects or buy one from your local pet store. Just make sure you secure each component to a stud in your wall to avoid their collapsing under the weight of your cat. Of course, keep an eye out for flying kittens as you traverse the room.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Where to Find the Perfect Cat Tree
Because there are hundreds of cat trees on the market, it's critical to determine your cat's demands as well as the sort of cat tree your area will allow. If your cat enjoys scratching, look for a cat tree with many scratching posts. Your furniture and your cat's nails will thank you! If you don't have a lot of room for a cat tree, a wall-mounted system will save you some space. Pre-made and built cat trees are readily available online and at your local pet supply store.
If you want to save a few bucks (and show off your DIY skills!) It's more easy than you would think to make your own cat tree. Most of the goods are likely already in your garage! You may make a handmade cat tree out of the following materials:
- Cardboard boxes
- Plywood upholstered with batting and fabric
- Fleece fabric
- Pompoms, feathers, or other embellishments
If feasible, install your DIY cat tree with a staple gun to boost longevity and stability while protecting your cat's paws from sharp nails and screws. You may also use really strong wood glue, but make sure it dries completely before allowing your cat to play with it.