My Review on Cat Trees and Cat Wall Climbing Shelves

My Review on Cat Trees and Cat Wall Climbing Shelves

My Review on Cat Trees and Cat Wall Climbing Shelves

 

Good afternoon, today I am giving you My Review on Cat Trees and Cat Wall Climbing Shelves. It all depends on what you want in your home and how much space you may have.

Now, there are hundreds available to choose from and how do we choose which ones are the best? Let’s take a look at a few cat tree’s and then towards the end of this article we will take a look at Cat Wall Shelves which are wonderful.

 

JAXPETY 36” Cat Tree Bed Sisal Scratching Post Furniture

 

My Review on Cat Tree's and Cat Wall Shelves
Assembly is extremely easy.

Playhouse Pet Bed Kitten Cat Tower Condo Stairs for Kittens Post Pole Beige with Paw:

  • Product: Jaxety 36″ Cat Tree
  • Item model number: PS5797BESize: 13 x 17 x 7 inches (11.24 lbs.)
  • Price: Click here for the price.
  • Guarantee: Please contact the seller directly for warranty information
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon
  • My Rating: 4.5 out of 5

This tree has many qualities that make it purrfect for your kitten;

  • Stable & High-quality material
  • Several colors to choose from- be careful in choosing your colors read here
  • The CAT condo perch is both wrapped in soft plush fabric, natural sisal scratching post.
  • This cat tree is wonderful for kittens and adult cats
  • Great for scratching, climbing, sleeping, and exercising.Comfortable fabrics and exquisite design; covered with a polyester wool cloth.
  •  Overall Size: 11.8″X 11.8″ X36″

 

Without a doubt, this is a great little cat tree for my kitten. It was super easy to put together and I only needed help from my son to make sure all elements were screwed on tight.

This cat tree offers my kitten: hours of playtime for an active spastic ninja jumping acrobatic energetic kitten 🙂 Moreover, It is very sturdy and she also loved the box that it came in and played in it for hours before she was interested in the tree itself!

It also provides my kitty with 3 scratching posts, 3 landing spots, and 2 catnap areas! Great buy, I’d say… what does Sammie think?

When I first put this together Sammie was happy about her new toy! Because she ran around the house and jumped on it and played with the mouse.

She loved it so much that she was breathing heavily and I had to calm her down because of her excitement that she was panting like a dog does.

Now, on that same day albeit she tore the mouse off the string and now she plays with the mouse separately from the cat tree and then she plays on the cat tree and the string that hangs down. (see photo)

 

 

My Review on Cat Tree's and Cat Wall Shelves
I woke Sammie up to take pictures of her on her cat tree 🙂

Some Other Qualities That I Love About This Scratching Post

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Sammie also scratches the posts and they do hold up rather well and she fits inside with no problem and also fits on all landing shelves with ease.

I like this cat tree because it was inexpensive, sturdy enough for my growing kitten and although she uses the posts to scratch, which is a great thing, however,  I still catch her trying to scratch my carpet but that’s normal training problems.

She will soon outgrow this cat tree and I will need to purchase a bigger one which I have already picked out, it’s like my daughter’s cat tree.

My daughter has a bigger one that holds up too and I will do a review on that one in a few moments.

What I don’t like about this cat tree is that if Sammie goes crazy and runs around the house and down the hallway and jumps up onto the very top of the cat tree it tends to fall to the side.

As regards to the hanging mouse, it didn’t last very long with my kitten tugging it and playing with it and she inevitably tore it off and now it’s just a mouse toy!

Moving on…

Our second tree is a lot larger than the one I bought for Sammie and this is the one that my daughter bought for her cat last year but, sadly Violet passed away in June of this year and she stopped using it because she was so sick.

However, it is a nice setup and it is taller than me at the highest point, so it’s pretty tall 🙂

 

O.k…. so here we go…

64″ Majestic Pet Cat Tree Casita

 

Purrfect Large Cat Tree!
My Review on Cat Tree's and Cat Wall Shelve

  • Product: 64″ Majestic Pet Cat Tree Casita
  • Item model number: # 563476655
  • Price: Click here for the price  
  • Guarantee: Please contact the seller directly for warranty information
  • Available at: Walmart
  • My Rating: 4.0 out of 5

This large cat tree is easy to install with somewhat clear instructions and is sturdy enough for 1- 5 cats to play on.

What I love about this large cat tree is that it is a light color and looks great in my daughter’s home and the carpet is plush and oh so soft to the touch.

Purrfect for catnapping and scratching!

This cat tree offers to any cat: 8 scratching posts a  house to hide away in; various levels to explore, and a toy mouse to play with until kitty rips it off 🙂 that’s inevitable!

The color is neutral light beige so that it will easily fit into any color scheme in your home and it comes in various colors as well!

Now the scratching posts are covered in durable roping. The box that it comes in weighs almost 60 lbs so you might need help taking it to your house.

The only thing that my daughter didn’t like is that Violet had to be careful when she would jump off of it because it is so tall and might fall over, however, sadly she wasn’t able to use it for long because she got really sick.

Although it’s a nice tree and well worth the money I think the manufacturers should make toys that don’t get ripped off the first day or two.

The string hanging down without its mouse attached could be dangerous for a kitty.

The box is super cool for cats to play in haha.. expensive toy- untouched- makes an expensive play box-inevitable 🙂

 

An Alternative to Cat Trees – Cat Wall Climbing Shelving Units

Cat wall climbing shelves are another way to go because they are out of the way and if you have an empty wall space why not put a cat wall shelving there? You can make it look super nice by using the box shelving to where they have versatile uses.

We all know that cats and kittens love to play and this shelving unit is by far a pretty cool idea and I have seen some pretty awesome shapes and sizes.

When I first got Sammie, I didn’t have a cat tree but I had some shelving I had bought a few months earlier.

Here is the info and I was surprised that they worked and you will find that they are relatively the same as some expensive cat wall shelving

 

SRIWATANA Floating Shelves Wall Mounted, Solid Wood Wall Shelves Set of 3(Carbonized Black)

  • Product: SRIWATANA Floating Shelves Wall Mounted
  • Item model number: #8541858542
  • Price: Click here for the price  
  • Guarantee: Please contact the seller directly for warranty information
  • Available at: Amazon
  • My Rating: 5 out of 5 

The shelving is made for decorative purposes from books to knick-knacks to hey! why not CATS? Haha pawsome oh yes and just don’t use your cat for wall art – that’s a big no! no! haha!

However, since I didn’t have anything for Sammie I decided to use this shelving system that I already had and you know what? It worked! I was so excited!

The shelves are available in 2 finishes Carbonized black and Vintage black and another brand I noticed carry them in white. 

Now, this shelving unit of 3 will look great on your wall and your cat will love climbing on them.

My Review on Cat Tree's and Cat Wall Shelve
Shelving has a very nice finish!

When I first put these up on the wall, albeit Sammie didn’t know what to do with them because she was not tiny and she wouldn’t play on them.

It is absolutely wonderful that she took interest in them while I was taking pictures of them for all my wonderful readers!

I was thinking why not buy two or three units and have more jumping and lounging space or perhaps buy a different brand and put carpet or plush blankets on them.

If that’s too much trouble you can always buy them already made for your furry child and pay a bit more for the manufacturer to label the wall shelving for cats.

I don’t know what the intent for the manufacturer is however, I do know that because it’s labeled for cats it will be more expensive.

I might purchase another unit and put plush pet blankets on them and maybe use a hot glue gun to make them stay attached to the shelving and not fall off!

Doing it that way you have more control of matching the fabric to your decor colors. Pawesome! Right?

In Conclusion

With the small Jaxety 36″ Cat Tree you will find this cat tree easy to assemble with clear instructions on how to put it together.

It is sturdy and the white mouse is pretty cool, however, it came off the first day Sammie played with it.

On the other hand, she still plays with the mouse and also loves her cat tree. It is super durable for the price and not too fancy but as she grows I will have to get a different one that can withstand a larger cat!

Regarding the large cat tree 64″ Majestic Pet Cat Tree, it was somewhat easy to install with instructions that were kind of hard to follow and it does stand pretty tall. 

Provides excellent landing spots for any cat to play and nap on and jump up to the very top to feel brave like the king of the ffffforest! Oh yes, they would love to get as high off the ground as possible.

This is a super nice tree and will look nice in any room and is sturdy and durable for up to 5 cats if not more.

Sammie hiding under the bed…

 

With the shelving units, you can either purchase an elaborate one or you can go the least expensive route and buy something like I did and put the plush pet blanket of your choice to create a beautiful piece of artwork!

As a cat parent, we always strive to keep our little angels entertained with plenty of toys to play with and it’s truly up to you which route you will take or perhaps several different ideas that you can come up with, we would love to hear.

Just leave them in the comments section and let us know what toys for your dear fur babies are your ultimate choice!

We are always open for suggestions on what you would like to see reviewed and I will do my very best to follow through with your request!

 

Please leave a comment if you like this post. If there is anything that I can help you with, please let me know and I will do my best to help you!

Blessings,

All my best to you and wishing you a lovely day!

Meowz to you!

Donna Rayne

 

 

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Other cat wall shelving options: take a look

CatastrophiCreations Cat Mod Gardens Set

Click here for the price on Amazon

Artisan Made Rustic Wood Cat Wall Shelves


                                         Available at CatsPlay Furniture

 

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4 thoughts on “My Review on Cat Trees and Cat Wall Climbing Shelves

  1. Nice, thorough reviews on the cat trees. I didn’t realize before reading this that color played a role. It does make sense that shelves would be a place to land and play for cats. My girlfriend has 2 cats, and she is always talking about what she buys for them. Her cats love to explore, and are always running, climbing, and scratching things. I will have to tell her about your website.

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