The internet is upping its cat tree game. Pet parents are hungry both for a new way to entertain their cats, and for something special to enhance their individual living spaces a little better than the standard carpeted towers. So today we’re looking at amazing cat trees, and of course, where to find them!
Whether you’re looking for something modern and sleek, or something straight out of an enchanted fairy tale forest, the perfect cat tree is out there for you. With all the incredible images we see in our browser searches, it can be easy to fall down the rabbit hole and become confused about where to actually find these marvelous creations. (I certainly did while researching this article!)
So we’ve rounded up the best of the best and will take a look at all of the options individually. Some are available from familiar places such as Amazon, but in order to find the most complete selection it’s necessary to branch out (no pun intended) and see what else is out there.
Catsplay is the best cat furniture source that you’ve probably not yet heard of. The company has been in operation since 2002, and they are known for making a wide variety of quality cat products that are unlike any of the others out there on the market. Priding themselves on being the “web destination for cats whose owners spoil them,” they certainly live up to their promise with their MANY unusual designs.
The Kitty Hollow series of cat trees is truly one of a kind. The hollow design of the trunk allows cats to actually play inside of their tree, encouraging their natural instinct to burrow and crawl through enclosed spaces.
Pictured here is the largest (and of course most expensive) model, but there are two smaller sizes available as well as a “Mushroom” cat tree line which has the same sort of stylized look but without the trunk being hollow.
If enchanted forest isn’t your style, check out this ultra chic modern take on the cat tree. It’s so sleek that most people probably wouldn’t even realize it’s a piece of cat furniture! But the multi-leveled openings and sisal scratching pads will let your cat know otherwise.
At 67″ high, this tower is high enough for your tree-dwelling feline to get a good look around her territory. The second level features a private cubby hole for peaceful napping, and the upper levels are left bare so you could choose to add some cat-friendly decorations or simply leave them open for climbing.
Aaand back to the fanciful we go with this Pink Lotus Flower cat tree by Catsplay. A new product, this could be the perfect piece to add a delightful pop of color to an imaginative cat lover’s home.
At 49″ wide by 44″ tall, it’s large enough to accommodate any size cat without taking over the room too much. Imagine what a cute stage this would be for Instagram pictures!
Finding a balance between an organic, natural look and a stylish modern accent piece, this “cat tree that looks like a tree” would fit perfectly with multiple decors. If you’re searching for a unique cat tree and like the look of plants around your home, why not kill two birds with one stone?
This 5′ tall tree comes in a choice of four leaf colors – green, orange, green and orange mix, and purple. You also have your choice of a square or circular base. Pictured above is the large size with three adjustable perches for cat to explore and nest, but this tree comes in two smaller sizes as well.
With both a curvy organic shape and a sleek modern look, this appropriately named “Eleganza” cat tree is a well thought out and beautifully designed piece of furniture.
Though the design is minimalist, the functionality is high. Each level is covered with a carpeted pad that is attached by velcro for easy cleaning. Replacement pads are also available if necessary. Each ledge can support over 50 lbs each, and the bottom of the tower is weighted to prevent tipping. This cat tower is definitely built to stand the test of time!
If you have a large living space, or are looking for a great cat play tower for your yard, check out this gorgeous indoor/outdoor gym. Completely made out of weather and bug resistant cedar, this play center ships unfinished so the customer can decide whether to leave it natural or stain it.
This cat paradise requires assembly, and ships in two boxes. It features many different perches for jumping, as well as two ramped ladders for easier climbing.
Now, for something truly cool, check out this spooky haunted cat condo! This hideaway has four 16″ x 30″ floors inside, and the top three are berber-carpeted. The highest floor features an open roof design so your kitty can see out.
This marvelous creation is made from 1/2″ marine grade plywood and painted in cat safe latex paint.
Another great place to find amazing cat trees is Etsy, the global online marketplace for artisans to make their work available to all. Below we’ve selected and featured some of the best examples of what Etsy has to offer by way of one of a kind cat structures.
The nice part about Etsy is that each seller is highly motivated to give you the best customer service experience possible. So if you have any questions at all, or would like additional photos of a particular product, don’t hesitate to contact the shop owner via the easy-to-use Etsy messaging system.
Additionally, Etsy customers are far more likely to leave reviews with pictures than they are on other websites, as they tend to experience more of a “pride of purchase” feeling from supporting smaller businesses.
When searching for “amazing cat trees” on Etsy, the Mau Store is one of the first shops to come up, and it’s easy to see why. Each piece is handcrafted, incredibly durable, and completely unique.
The Mau Store’s designs are made from real, natural wood that is professionally crafted to suit a cat tree. The cushions are made of premium, machine washable materials that will hold up to years of use. Each perch is quite large and can fit up to two full grown cats.
Unlike a lot of Etsy shops, this store offers 100% money back guarantee within 30 days if you aren’t completely satisfied. They also plant a tree for every piece purchased and donate 5% of the proceeds to animal charities.
With an innovative and versatile take on elevated cat structures comes HAPPYSTACK, winner of the 2020 Editor’s Choice Award for pet products. If you watch the short video on this product page, you can see how easily this tower stacks, unstacks, and can be used in multiple ways.
The pyramidal shape gives this product the stability to be stacked high, so your cats can climb and play without knocking it over. The bottom unit has no base floor, which allows the other two pieces to nest inside of it, “creating a storable basket lightweight for ease of transportation.”
Out of Evanston, Illinois comes the Kitty Cat Trees shop, which specializes in extremely organic, natural branch cat structures that are about as far away from box store brands as you can get. With the charming opening line, “Long before there were cat trees, there were just cats climbing trees,” this artisan brings the beauty of nature straight into your home.
Though these gorgeous trees have a delicate look to them, the seller explains that each construction is strong and durable, with the critical areas to supporting weight reinforced and cleverly hidden from view.
Amazon also has some pretty great options for cat trees with that extra special something. We’ve highlighted a couple of them below.
This tall, curvy design by Good Life USA is perfect for cats who like to climb and play with their claws. With a total of TEN sisal columns, and six rows of play space, this tower is sure to entertain them for hours on end (not to mention help save your furniture.)
This charming forest design by Anbull is another cat tree that screams photo op. At 40.5H × 24.8L × 20.4″W, it’s a little on the smaller side compared to some of the others we have looked at. This would be a perfect tree for smaller cats or for someone who routinely fosters kittens.
Tuft and Paw
Tuft and Paw is a newer company that focuses on high quality, modern cat furniture and products that exceed the typical market standards. The owner explains on their website that he started Tuft and Paw because he “knew we could do better.” You won’t find the lowest prices at Tuft and Paw, but you will find products that are made with respect, love, and a focus on behavioral research.
Tuft and Paw’s largest design, Milo is the creme de la creme of cat towers. Our favorite part is the space bubble bowl that pretty much guarantees you the best cat pictures around. The extra large ramp and super extra tall scratching post is a great way for indoor cats to get plenty of exercise.
*Update – Due to Covid-19 this product may not be available but check here for Tuft and Paw’s current inventory.
Wayfair has been a trusted destination for home furnishings since duo Steve Conine and Niraj Shah founded the company back in 2002. Unlike Amazon which sells everything under the sun, Wayfair focuses exclusively on home goods so their variety for certain products is sometimes better.
At just 43″, this certainly isn’t the tallest cat tree on the market, but we included it because it has the largest sleeping basket we’ve ever seen! With a gigantic cubby on the bottom and the top, this bad boy is the perfect tower for big cats who like to snuggle together.
Featuring four sisal rope wound posts and sisal fabric covering both the top and bottom compartments, the Gertrude is covered in textures that your cats will love.
This wall mounted cat tree is perfect when you don’t have a lot of space, but want a trendy and modern looking design for your home. It sits firmly against the wall and secures with hardware. This novel take on the cat tree measures 58 3/4″ x 38 1/4″ x 15″.
Our last selection is a stunning piece of functional art – a hand carved stylized cat tree by Archie and Oscar. This whimsical piece comes in either the Early American finish (pictured) or Espresso, a size choice of 48″ tall or 60″ tall, and features six carpeted tiers that can easily support the weight of multiple cats. Although the photo shows the tree outdoors, the carpeted platforms would hold up best indoors.
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