There is a wide range of cat trees on the market – and they come in all price ranges. You can find a perfectly adequate cat tree for under $100 – one that allows your cat to play, stretch and snooze. But, sometimes you want to really splurge for that special feline in your life. If you’re ready to take the leap into high end cat trees, we have some amazing ideas for you. (And, these more expensive cat trees tend to be made of superior materials – meaning the jungle gyms are very sturdy and strong, able to bear up under a bunch of cats!)
- Multi-level cat tree with many activities – These cat trees can reach right up to the ceiling! First on our list, these cat trees generally mount right onto a wall, so that they will be very secure and safe for your pet. These pieces can have all sorts of levels and hiding places for cats to play in and discover. And, if you’re a multi-cat household, having a large and complex cat tree means that every cat in the family can find their own special spot to play or sleep on! These pieces can include ladders, hammocks, ropes to climb, and dangling toys to pounce on.
2. Cat trees with cat tunnels – Cats love a place to hide, so these cat trees with sturdy cat tunnels incorporated in the design are a real favourite with cats.
3. Cat trees with cradles – This totally makes me think of an old song: “The cat’s in the cradle, and the silver spoon…” (It was apparently a folk song from the 70’s. And I’ll now be humming that particular tune all day!) A cradle in a cat tree is a rounded piece of carpeted wood that is a natural and comfortable place for a cat to snuggle down in and get comfy. And do what cats do best – sleep! (For an hour or five.)
4 Cat trees that look like REAL trees – These handmade creations are pretty impressive. If you have an indoor cat who can’t enjoy real trees, these are the next best thing. These very strong and sturdy structures often bolt into the wall. Some are covered in heavy-duty carpeting, and others are made of real wood. Some also have artificial leaves that will appeal to cats who have climbed outdoor trees in the past.
5. Modern cat trees – This type of cat tree looks like a piece of high-end furniture, except it has nooks and crannies for your cat to play in! The colour and finish of the wood grain varies, so that you can match it with the rest of your furniture. Your cat’s indoor furniture doesn’t need to clash with yours.
A high-end cat tree is definitely an investment in your cat’s well-being. Above all, it provides indoor cats with an amazing variety of exercises they can do. Plus, it allows them a space that is all their own. After doing a bit of research, you should feel armed and ready to bring a new piece of furniture into your home. This is one that your pet will be playing with, and sleeping in for years and years to come. Happy cat tree hunting, cat lover!