The Best Cat Trees (2022 Reviews)

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Buying a new cat tree for your cat can be a daunting task, especially when you are trying to decide between all of the different brands and styles available in the market. I can totally sympathise! This is why I have decided to dig a little deeper and find out what exactly you should look for in a cat tree.

I’ve examined some of the most popular cat trees on the market and compiled a list of a few of the best cat trees to buy in 2021 for your feline friend. I will also be taking a look into the pros, cons and features of each cat tree high up on this list.

NameCategoryProduct
FEANDREA 67 inches Multi-Level Cat TreeBest OverallFEANDREA 67 inches Multi-Level Cat Tree
Furhaven PetBudget PickFurhaven Pet
The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower FurnitureUpgrade PickThe Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower Furniture

1. FEANDREA 67 inches Multi-Level Cat Tree

Our rating: 9 / 10

FEANDREA 67 inches Multi-Level Cat Tree

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Pros:

  • Available at 67 inches
  • Lots of large perches for lounging
  • Great price for the quality
  • Sturdy and made well, even for larger breeds

This is a quality cat tree that feels sturdy. The material is thick and heavy which can make it difficult to move. If you have a smaller space, you might want to look at a smaller option. This is probably not the best option for small, apartment dwellers, but for people with a house, or who have the ability to move it to different locations, it’s a great value.

This is a huge cat tree, measuring in at 67 inches, so it’s a good option for bigger cats or multiple cat homes. The perches are huge, so larger cats will be able to spread out. It also should hold up well over time. The multiple perches could be a pro or a con, depending on your needs. If you only want the cat tree to be used by a single cat, it can offer the chance for a cat to have a lot of privacy in a single nook. This is also a good choice for cats who like lots of vertical space to play.

This cat tree is all made in the USA.

2. Armarkat Cat Tree Model A5201

Our rating: 9 / 10

Armarkat Cat Tree Model A5201

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Pros:

  • Has plenty of room for multiple cats
  • It is cheap and when at this price it lasts longer than many other high end cat trees
  • High quality product that is well built

3. PetFusion Ultimate Cat Climbing Tower & Activity Tree.

Our rating: 9 / 10

PetFusion Ultimate Cat Climbing Tower & Activity Tree.

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Pros:

  • Creates more room for your cat to play and climb
  • Worth the price
  • Durable
  • Good appearance
  • Provides a ton of fun for your cat
  • Safe

This product originates from the USA and is made of recycled cardboard. You can get this product in five sizes. The most popular has 18 sticks and can be extended to 40 inches. You can also purchase a smaller cat tree for the young ones or 1-3 pound cat.

The tree will not take up much space in your house. Your cat can hide inside the tree and it is big enough to accommodate multiple cats.

This is a very high-quality product and your cat will always find something new to do. Even you can get a small workout out of this.

4. Paws & Pals 3-in-1 Cat Scratching Post w/Hammock & Toy

Our rating: 9 / 10

Paws & Pals 3-in-1 Cat Scratching Post w/Hammock & Toy

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Pros:

  • Not very expensive
  • Strong and sturdy
  • No assembly required
  • Doesn’t take up too much room

This no-effort assembly scratching post not only gives your cat the perfect place to stretch and scratch, but it also doubles as a lazy lounge in the form of a hammock.

There’s also a toy dangling overhead designed to engage your pet both mentally and physically. This scratching post does sit a little higher off the ground than some of the other products out there, which can be a good thing as cats like to look down on their territory.

Whether the post is being used as an elevated platform to stretch out on or as raised ground to scratch at, you’re sure to be providing your kitty with a long-lasting (or at least until the cat discovers it’s an excellent way to claw the heck out of the sofa) place to relax.

5. BEWISHOME Cat Tree Condo Furniture Kitten Activity Tower Pet Kitty Play House

Our rating: 9 / 10

BEWISHOME Cat Tree Condo Furniture Kitten Activity Tower Pet Kitty Play House

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Pros:

  • Weighs over 50 pounds so it is very solidly constructed
  • Meets the higher standard of pet furniture
  • The cat tree has three perches
  • This cat tree accommodates cats of all sizes, and can accommodate up to 15lbs

Cons:

  • It is best used for sedentary cats.
  • The Bewishome wood cat towers feature a cat tree that is a full 36 inches high, with two hammock lofts that are 32 inches high, a ground level perch which is over 30 inches in length and has a diameter of over 10 inches, making it perfect for sleeping or lounging.
  • One of the most extraordinary aspects of this cat tree is when so many other things are of so little interest to your cat, this piece will keep them interested for months and years.
  • This cat tree is extremely sturdy and functional, and this is one of the most popular cat products on Amazon.

6. Go Pet Club Cat Tree

Our rating: 9 / 10

Go Pet Club Cat Tree

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Pros:

  • Big and sturdy
  • Easy to assemble as all you need is a screwdriver
  • Tallest of all reviewed

This is the first time i have reviewed this brand, and it’s the largest of all cat trees i have reviewed.

The cat tree has four levels to it, two of them being for sleeping (about 35" high), and two play areas.

The two bottom levels are about even height with the top level. I will admit the steps are a bit small for a large cat. In the photo my husband's foot is on one of the steps.

7. Go Pet Club 62-Inch Cat Tree

Our rating: 9 / 10

Go Pet Club 62-Inch Cat Tree

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If you have multiple cats you will want something a little bigger than this.

If not, it is a really good product.

The price is right and the flexibility of height and locations to put it is great.

8. Go Pet Club Cat Tree Condo House

Our rating: 9 / 10

Go Pet Club Cat Tree Condo House

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Pros:

  • The carpeting is very soft and comfortable
  • Solid as a rock
  • Stable and has never tipped over

This tree is great. We have 7 cats and one kitten, they love it. When they are not sleeping or eating they are on the tree, especially in the morning.

This tree is a great buy. My kitten loves to play on the hammock and swing. I think this will also help the other cats with their arthritis.

The tree’s height makes it easy for my cats to get to the top to enjoy hanging out with me while I am on the computer. It is a very sturdy tree. I have two kittens and have never had any issues with it tipping over. I sometimes even sit on the floor with it while the cats are on top.

9. MidWest Curious Cat Cube

Our rating: 8 / 10

MidWest Curious Cat Cube

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Pros:

  • Built for heavy cats
  • Incredibly sturdy
  • Easy to install and clean
  • Comes in 3 sizes

The MidWest Curious Cat Cube is a top tier product from a top tier brand.

It’s extra large enclosed design makes it a fantastic cat tree for multiple cats. It also fits easily into smaller homes with limited space.

The cubes are big enough to facilitate multiple cat climbs. Also, each cube is sized for multiple cats.

10. Furhaven Pet

Our rating: 8 / 10

Furhaven Pet

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Pros:

  • Quality Cats furniture
  • Easy assembly
  • Available in 3 Sizes

(Furniture for Cats)

FurHaven Designs has upgraded Tiger Tough Cat Tree with a faux fur floor, squeaky ball, and natural sisal carpeting.

This cat tree is one of the best quality out there, you will be more than pleased with the design and sturdiness of this cat tree. I can guarantee that your cats will absolutely love this cat tree.

11. MidWest Curious Cat Cube

Our rating: 8 / 10

MidWest Curious Cat Cube

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Pros:

  • Built for heavy cats
  • Incredibly sturdy
  • Easy to install and clean
  • Comes in 3 sizes

The MidWest Curious Cat Cube is a top tier product from a top tier brand.

It’s extra large enclosed design makes it a fantastic cat tree for multiple cats. It also fits easily into smaller homes with limited space.

The cubes are big enough to facilitate multiple cat climbs. Also, each cube is sized for multiple cats.

12. FEANDREA Cat Tree

Our rating: 8 / 10

FEANDREA Cat Tree

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Pros:

  • Made using non-toxic, environmentally safe finishes and fabrics
  • Step design offers multiple entry and exit points
  • Allows you to adjust the level of difficulty to fit your pet
  • Has scratch protections
  • Soft plush padded base
  • Sisal rope weaving, natural sisal scratching post
  • Swing suspended from wooden beams
  • Comes with an instruction manual
  • Assembly required
  • Engineered to be stable and sturdy without its use of cheap materials.

Cons:

  • Not the prettiest looking tree
  • Your cat may not like the scratch post, and it is not made in the USA
  • Trees seen are made from MDF which is a synthetic wood that does not offer a very high quality finish.
  • You may find the non-slip pads on the bottom a bit loud when they rub against the carpet.

The FEANDREA Cat Tree for Large Cats is my top choice when it comes to a high-quality cat tree that comes at a reasonable price. This product comes in a two pack and is perfect for your larger household kitty!

13. Furhaven Pet

Our rating: 8 / 10

Furhaven Pet

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Pros:

  • Quality Cats furniture
  • Easy assembly
  • Available in 3 Sizes

(Furniture for Cats)

FurHaven Designs has upgraded Tiger Tough Cat Tree with a faux fur floor, squeaky ball, and natural sisal carpeting.

This cat tree is one of the best quality out there, you will be more than pleased with the design and sturdiness of this cat tree. I can guarantee that your cats will absolutely love this cat tree.

14. Go Pet Club Cat Tree Perch

Our rating: 8 / 10

Go Pet Club Cat Tree Perch

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The distance between the top platform and the bottom platform is a little small, not very ideal for pets that are very large.

Looking to get your kitty a sturdy and affordable cat tree? Check out this Go Pet Club model. The cat tree is spacious, great for multiple cats or kittens and comes in 4 different sizes. It has a little storage space built-in too, so you can put your cat’s toys and bedding in the cubbyholes.

Its design is rated by pet owners as very cozy and comfortable. There is a tiered carpeting, which is very beneficial. It’s cozy, lined with luxurious carpeting and noiseless. The cat tree is stable and just the right size for adults cats and kittens.

15. BestPet Cat Tree Cat Tower Cat Condo 72 inches Tall Multi-Level Playpen House Kitty Activity Tree Center

Our rating: 8 / 10

BestPet Cat Tree Cat Tower Cat Condo 72 inches Tall Multi-Level Playpen House Kitty Activity Tree Center

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Pros:

  • This cat tree will keep your kitty busy for hours with its multiple play areas
  • Can accommodate different levels of activity which will keep your cats active and stimulated
  • Great value for the money

Cons:

  • Some customers who purchased this cat tree had issues with the quality
  • It can be a little tricky to install
  • Cheaper cat trees can be better if you don’t really have the money to spend on it

This cat tree (which is marketed as a cat condo) will definitely keep your kitty entertained for hours.

This multi-level cat tree is 72 inches tall and comes with hanging balls and a plush fabric that will appeal to your kitty. It is available in multiple colors, which is a plus.

It is sturdy enough for up to three cats to play on at the same time. The sturdy base allows your cat(s) to jump and play from any of the platforms.

16. Petsfit Outdoor Cat House

Our rating: 8 / 10

Petsfit Outdoor Cat House

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Pros:

  • Fits any size cat with a generous interior
  • Perfect for cats that love to lounge inside
  • Nice looking with a rustic touch
  • A great space for your cats

Just like any other pet, your kitty likes places to hang out. With summer underway, finding the right place for your cats to lounge can be a little bit complicated.

The Petsfit Outdoor Cat House features a removable floor panel, a removable roof panel and an opening door for you to reach the interior of the house.

The removable floor panel allows your cats to lounge comfortably on the ground during nice weather. The removable roof panel is where you place warm bedding during the colder months.

Our rating: 8 / 10

TRIXIE's Popular Cat Trees

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Pros:

  • Available at a budget friendly price
  • You’ll be able to find a variety of options, suitable for all spaces
  • Attractive design
  • There are many color options available

( The Best Cat Trees For Your Kitties And Your Interior, in All Sizes )

One of my favorite aspects of this cat tree is the elegant yet simple design. It’s not super fancy, with a million extra things that look like they’re for show.

I like to buy the dark colored ones, and then throw in some fun kids toys to give it a more interesting look…then I have to remember to put the toys away because they look a lot better hanging from the hooks or laying on the surface than the cats do.

18. AmazonBasics Cat Activity Tree

Our rating: 8 / 10

AmazonBasics Cat Activity Tree

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Pros:

  • Simple, yet attractive design
  • Surprisingly sturdy

Perches, and Condo.

This simple cat tree from Amazon looks way more expensive than it is.

It comprises a series of ramps on both sides, a large perch on the right, and a hammock-style liner, where you can keep your cat’s toys. A lot of users love how easy it is to put together.

19. Petsfit 2-Story Weatherproof Outdoor Kitty Cat House/Condo/Shelter

Our rating: 7 / 10

Petsfit 2-Story Weatherproof Outdoor Kitty Cat House/Condo/Shelter

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Pros:

  • Cost, Cost, Cost
  • It is solid, well-built, and sturdy
  • Easy to assemble
  • It looks like a mini-house and it comes in a variety of colors
  • Somehow, the smell-proof material does an excellent job, so I don't notice any litter smell in the house even when the kitties litter box is under the tree.
  • I bought two of these for my single cat (she is now 5 years old), and when she recently gave birth to a litter of 4 blind kittens, the two/three-story house was perfect for them. In fact, it was not uncommon to find two of the four kittens in the top bedroom at the same time.
  • Well-designed and spacious
  • The kitties love it

Cons:

  • I dare you to find one !!

Taupe.

Before kitty house arrived, my cat lived in a cardboard box that she had claimed as her own. One day I saw a kitty house on display in a pet store. I hesitated for a couple of days because of the price but finally decided to go ahead and buy it.

20. Trixie Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower

Our rating: 7 / 10

Trixie Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower

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Pros:

  • Folds flat for storage
  • Excellent for multi-pet households
  • The natural wood material provides added traction for the cat

Strong and resilient, the Trixie Fold and Store cat tower is a great value for the money. Made from extremely sturdy wood, this cat tower is designed for a single feline. Its compact and simple design collapses flat for easy storage if you don’t have the space to leave it up all the time.

This is a very budget-friendly cat tree, and a great way to see if your cat would enjoy living in a tree house. It comes in one color: dark wood, but it features a faux sheepskin mat at the base which retains the natural qualities of that fabric, such as water resistance.

Your cat won’t get bored just lounging on the pillar, as it has an array of provided toys for your kitty to play. This cat tree is ideal for single cats and works better for cats over 8 pounds than it does for smaller cats.

21. The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower Furniture

Our rating: 7 / 10

The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower Furniture

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Pros:

  • The quality is top notch
  • The price is relatively low
  • Very simple to assemble

Cons:

  • There are limited color choices
  • Not suitable for extremely large cats

Beige Cat Tree.

If you're looking to give your cat a place of their own, the Refined Feline Lotus is a great option thanks to its high quality of craftsmanship, low price point, and simple assembly.

The Lotus sports a number of different features which make it a comfortable living space for cats.

22. Aeromark International Armarkat Cat Tree Furniture Condo

Our rating: 7 / 10

Aeromark International Armarkat Cat Tree Furniture Condo

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Pros:

  • Available in three heights
  • Price
  • Easy to Assemble

One of the best cat trees for indoor cats is the Aeromark Cat Tree which is 60-70-inch in height.

There are 1, 7 and 9-tier models available to choose from starting at 60-inch and going up to 70-inch.

It is easy to assemble comes with a lovely white color. You have to assemble it but it is not difficult at all.

23. New Cat Condos Premier Triple Cat Perch

Our rating: 6 / 10

New Cat Condos Premier Triple Cat Perch

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Pros:

  • 3 Doorways To Enter/Exit
  • Sturdy And High Quality

At 60 inches tall, this cat tree from New Cat Condos helps to provide multiple levels for your cats to climb and play. The openings in the tree are perfect for providing a place for your cats to hide, and it also helps to improve the circulation within the tree itself.

This tree will help you to encourage your cats to play with each other by giving them a place to play, hide, and perch. Cats love trees like these as it also helps to give them a sense of freedom and the ability to get away from their humans for a little while.

24. K&H PET PRODUCTS 3200 Hangin' Cat Condo Cat Furniture

Our rating: 6 / 10

K&H PET PRODUCTS 3200 Hangin' Cat Condo Cat Furniture

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Pros:

  • Very good quality item
  • Great price
  • Adequate size for kitty to stretch out and relax

Cons:

  • A bit difficult to put together
  • A little low to the ground, but not a big deal

Well as the name suggests, the K&H Pet Products 3200 Hangin' Cat Condo is an excellent way to give your cat more room to play, lounge, and play as well as provide a nice place to take a nap.

Made out of durable and attractive new and recycled carpet material, it's sure to give your cat a lot of enjoyment. It's also a lot easier to put together than some of the other best cat trees that I've had the chance to review.

Made with safety in mind, the Hangin' Cat Condo measures in at over 40" tall, which is a great size for your cat to climb, jump, and play, all while feeling safe and secure with the ample room to move about.

25. Cat Craft 12400301GRCOM Three Tier Floor-to-Ceiling Cat Tree

Our rating: 5 / 10

Cat Craft 12400301GRCOM Three Tier Floor-to-Ceiling Cat Tree

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26. SmartCat Cat Climber

Our rating: 4 / 10

SmartCat Cat Climber

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Pros:

  • Quick and Easy to Build
  • Extra Wide Base
  • Velvety Sisal Ropes
  • Large Enough For Multiple Cats
  • Contains Various Rope Levels and Scratchers
  • Saves Your Wallpaper from Scratching

Cons:

  • Some customers complain that their cats don’t like climbing on it
  • Customers complained about some parts being frail

The SmartCat Cat Climber is one of the top cat towers in terms of practicality and value. The different levels give you a lot of room for playing or snoozing time. It is a tall, sturdy structure, so you don’t have to worry too much about your cats knocking it down by jumping on it.

It has a triangular base that’s extra wide, protecting the carpet. The staircase and platform, as well as the two perches, are made of premium-grade carpeting. The rest of the structure consists of Velvety Sisal Ropes, something cats love to scratch. Eco-friendly pellets in the base keep the platform sturdy.

It’s a quick and easy piece of assembly for anybody that can read instructions. The literature provides everything you need to know, and SmartCat even has an instructional video. The times may very slightly depending on your own assembly skills.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the best cat tree for large cats?

Choosing a cat tree for large cats can be a little tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Below are 8 of the best cat trees for large cats. The price range is from cheap to expensive, but all these cat trees are the best for large cats.

Here are the best cat trees for large cats:

  • Happy Cat 8 – Cat Tree – Check Price
  • Paw Abode Giant – Cat Tree – Check Price
  • Go Pet Club 72" Cat Tree – Check Price
  • Armarkat Cat Tree with Scratching Post and Condo – Check Price
  • The Go Pet Club Cat Tree Condos and Towers – Check Price
  • Petcube Play Cat Tree – Check Price
  • Armarkat 20" Cat Tree – Check Price

Are cat trees worth it?

Do cats actually use cat trees?

If you live with a cat, you probably spend a lot of time searching for them all the time. Of course, they could be hiding under a sofa or behind the curtain, but sometimes they love to escape to a special secret spot, high away from anyone’s reach. One of the best ways to ensure your pet stays where you can find them is by purchasing cat trees. Luckily, they also do a good job of making for a great cat hiding place.

Plus they provide another important function in the form of hiding out and relaxing. Cats have a natural instinct to climb, so it’s no surprise that they love furniture that lets them reach the ceiling. The best cat trees will also offer perches where your cat can sit and stare out the window.

How big of a cat tree should I get?

Bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to cat trees. When selecting a cat tree for your kitties, it’s usually best to match it to the smallest sized cat as top priority, with a little extra room for small and medium sized cats.

For example, if your smallest cat is a little bit smaller than your average small sized cat, then you’d be better off going with a small at just a little smaller than big. This gives larger kitties room to stretch and fall down as they please without risking getting stuck on the top.

Conclusion

Wondering how to go about choosing the best cat tree? If so, then this review should help you make a decision. Cat trees come in many sizes and shapes, and there is a wide variety when it comes to style, color, and design. So there is a lot to consider, which is why we wanted to help you with this in-depth and unbiased review of the best ones on the market.

We’ve reviewed all of the features that cat tree owners were looking for. It was the most comprehensive review on the internet, and we hope you find it helpful and informative.

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
FEANDREA 67 inches Multi-Level Cat TreeBest OverallFEANDREA 67 inches Multi-Level Cat Tree
Furhaven PetBudget PickFurhaven Pet
The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower FurnitureUpgrade PickThe Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower Furniture