My cat uses this cat tree every day and loves the hammock and box bed. It's great value for money and is easy to put together. I had hoped to place it flush against the wall but the wall bracket was too long to do this. The only issue I've had is the ceiling fixture isn't sturdy, so Ive had to use more wall brackets to stop it from wobbling.
Ok for small cats but still needs stronger fixtures
A nice easy to assemble product, although it does not tell you what size spanner you require. I used much stronger fixtures than the bracket supplied, and my 2 x 3kg cats still managed to unwind the sisal poles and get the fixtures off the wall. I will use at least 2 sturdy wall brackets, maybe three on the repair. The plush on the base easily gets scratched away, I'll replace this with a carpet remnant and carpet adhesive. My two little cats enjoy using it as an alternative to the stairs,
My cat adores this tree, she has abandoned all her other favourite sleeping places in order to spend all her time snoozing in the hammock. She also plays with the mouse a lot despite generally not being interested in toys.
It is also great for my tiny little studio flat, fits in a small corner and the hollow box is just the right height to use as a side table.
Lost one star coz the scratch pole sections are not long enough for a decent sized cat to stretch out against when they scratch.
We worried that it would be too tall, with the shortest height mentioned being much taller than the height of our ceiling but decided to buy it and adjust as needed but it actually fitted fine and would've been fine even with a lower ceiling. Both our cats jumped into the box and onto the hammock pretty much immediately and have loved it since before(!) it went up. It is sufficiently stable that even our cat that's scared of any height taller than a chair happily climbs into the hammock!
I'm sure there must've been catnip or something in this with how keen the cats were on it! They generally don't like anything new but one cat (who loves boxes and being close to the ground) jumped straight in the box part as soon as it was out of the box and our other cat (who loves being high up) was straight in the hammock at the top once it was put together. Our room height is shorter than the stated minimum height but could've been shorter and still fitted easily.
Awkward to tighten and secure to the ceiling and had to keep retightening it as the weight of my cat in the hammock kept causing it to lean over. So in the end we forgot about the ceiling fixing and just screwed the whole thing to the side of the bookcase. The round bed is always in use but the box part is never. The tree was just the right compact size we needed for the space but the ceiling fixing just wasn't secure enough.
The price is just so good, I had to get one for my young Maine Coon rescue cat, Maky. She adores it and is now weaning off clawing at my old chair onto the posts. It was just too tall to actually fit properly in my house, so I inspected the build and found I could shorten it easily myself.
4 inches shorter made it ideal for fixing, and it is probably more sturdy rather than less as a result of the modification. -¶-
I have a heavy duty stapler, so I was able to simply re-attach the screw plate taken from the cut off section into the new top section.
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Heavy duty stapler -¶-
Junior hacksaw -¶-
Needle nosed pliers (Or some tool able to extract the existing staples.)-¶-
First pry out the staples that secure the sisal rope from the end you are going to remove. There is also glue, but this easily comes away.
Then mark and cut the portion you are going to remove. It is just very heavy duty cardboard and cuts easily with a junior hacksaw.
Pry the remaining staples from the plastic housing of the screw section.
Ease out the plastic disc, place it back in to the shortened post.
Secure in place with heavy duty staples. (It may be possible to use nails, but staples worked perfectly for me.)
Re-glue, and staple the sisal rope, cutting off and discarding the unused rope. (My cat loves the rope tied to the posts as an added toy.)-¶-
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Second ceiling tree I have bought and this is ideal for the smaller space I have. Kitties love it lots of space and places to call their own. Not needed to fasten it to the wall despite having some heavy cats it has not moved at all. Highly recommend the ceiling trees.
Very quick delivery, assembled in 20 minutes, very easy to do. I have two birman kittens who love to climb, its a real hit with them, allows them almost to the ceiling. Excellent value for money ! Would recommend this to anyone who has 'climbing kitties'.
We have wanted to buy a ceiling cat tree for ages and this was on offer at £29.90 also it was free P+P. It was delivered just four days after ordering. Both our cats were interested as soon as I opened the box, sniffing inside the cat cave and at the scatch posts. The instructions were easy to follow and the tree was easy to put together on my own. Once the cat tree was fixed in place, the cats needed to be tempted with some bicsuits and have been using the scratch posts which are a good size for adult cats. The screws are easy to fix to the ceiling and are secure, so I feel the cat tree won't topple over when the cats jump up it and it doesn't take up much room either, so I would recommend buying this cat tree.
Despite the first tree having to be sent back as it didn't assemble properly - when we got the second one it was up in minutes and so was the cat!
He loves to chase his tail around on the top tier and watch his kingdom underneath. He also loves the box - perfect for diving into to escape a telling-off!
All in all, a good solution for him to strenghten his muscles and practice climbing without using the curtains.
just recieved cat post came quickly and easy to assemble. looks good up and cant wait for my siamese kitten to play on it. the piece of rope could of been attached better,and the underneath of the stands could be covered but good for price.will be buying more from zooplus in future.