Armarkat Cat Tree
Great for all ages of cats (except 17-yr olds)
As soon as I took everything out of the box, each of my four cats found a piece to play with: round cave, rectangular cave, two nests, round tunnel. As I needed a piece to add to the tower, I had to dump a cat out of it and he/she promptly found another piece to occupy their time until the thing was vertical.
Even though I'm still recovering from surgery on both legs (and I'm 62), I was able to put this together by myself! It took me a couple hours, but I just had to be patient. The directions were terrible; that's one of the reasons for the four-, rather than five-, star rating. I found the picture of the post online and enlarged it, printed it, and was able to put all the pieces together the way they were supposed to.
The second reason for the lack of the last star was that the ladder would not attach to the first floor, and the ramp would not attach to the third floor. It was these two pieces that I was hoping would help my arthritic, 17-yr-old golden tabby to get up on a perch. As soon as I find a man with a drill, I'm going to do what I can to get the ladder and ramp on there!
I live in a very small apartment and have two towers in the LR and one in the BR. The views are great from both sets of windows, so I had to make sure the cats would make full use of this tool/toy. They are!
January 1, 2015
Worth the money
I have two cats, and one of them took to this immediately. It's a little tricky to put together (get someone with patience and have them take their time) but overall a very sturdy product for the price.
November 30, 2014
I find my cats are semi-picky and its generally hard to make a cat love anything. Theyre even so-so about the box fort we set up for them. But they love this cat tree. It's the first thing my adult cat and my kitten like to do together. We simply pulled it out of the box and were trying to assemble (very easy to assemble but large so should be assembled in the room that you intend it to be in) it and they were already playing in the cubbies. My younger cat enjoys the perches and my older cat enjoys the cubbies. The younger one runs up and down it all day and sleeps on it at night, but we put it near a window and they could spend hours together watching the birds outside. We do every once in a while sprinkle it with catnip to get more excitement out of them but they would play on it either way.
Also, the adult cat is on the larger cat side. And after a bunch of research we are happy that we went with the Armarkat brand. It truly is sturdy even for him and the cubbies are big enough.
One note is that when they say the little toy balls or feathers are just for show they mean it. Just get some cat toy that you know your cat enjoys and hang it for them.
April 7, 2014