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Cat Craft 3-Tier Cat Climbing Tree

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  1. louche
    "Great concept, execution needs work"
    Pros - cat uses it sometimes
    Cons - unstable, difficult to prop up and push in spring mechanism,
    The assembly for this tree was very simple. It might be a lot sturdier if the screws were longer, and there was a change to the bit that extends to the ceiling to hold it in place. It is frustrating to put it in place alone, or if you are short in any way so I recommend a ladder or step stool. It wobbles a bit much so it took my cat a while to take a liking to it. Another issue, specific to my cat, and maybe other declawed cats, is there isn't much grip. I ended up stripping the cloth from the bases and polls, purchasing plastic canvases and stapling the canvases on it. Eventually, I added a shorter, single base tree next to it. She was more comfortable climbing on it from then on.

    I wouldn't recommend this for medium to large cats, maybe small cats. I do not know if the product has issues on flooring without carpet. 

    She's never been to the top, at least when I've been around.
  2. kittens mom
    "Poor construction"
    Pros - None
    Cons - Poor construction, material covering odd type of carpet.
    Voted as a death trap as soon as it was put together and put in place. Took apart re-boxed and returned to store.  It would have taken installing a mounted hook in our ceiling to make this safe. Even then the materials didn't seem worth the effort. A high quality piece of cat furniture I wouldn't have an issue making some modifications. This wasn't worth the trip to the hardware store.

    I have other Cat Craft products that are decent and worth the price which is minimal. This model is poorly designed.
  3. fyllis
    "Not what I thought it would be"
    Pros - The color matches my decor
    Cons - It's very unstable, platforms way too small, after 2 months the covering is already tattered.
    I have two fairly large cats - each approximately 15 pounds - and I thought this would be ideal for them!

    When they (actually, only one of them uses it) climb on it, the entire tree wobbles and shakes and I am always afraid the whole thing is going to fall over! They don't spend much time on it because it scares them. The platforms are too small for them to lay on, so they can only sit on it.  Oh, the overall dimensions are a decent size, but once the poles are in place, they take up a good portion of the platform leaving only an 8 x 11 inch space. 

    My DSH uses the bottom shelf only for a 'stepping stone' to get up on the window sill. Otherwise he never climbs on it. My Maine Coon will go as far as the second shelf and sits to look out the window, but he refuses to go up any higher because of the way it moves when he climbs up. He does use the very bottom of the pole as a scratcher - but the material is not a very good quality and I have to trim lose threads off it every day or so. They shelves also spin around and move. I have tightened them as tight as they can go, but they still move around. 

    Poor quality and construction! And definitely not worth what I paid for it. 
  4. turretman1st
    "cat craft 124003 3 tier cat climbing tree"
    Purchase Date:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Purchase Price:
    Pros - only one usable in a rv, adjustable size
    Cons - covering not very cat proof
    purchased this from air force exchange for use while traveling in our class a RV. its adjustable for size with a spring loaded top also by leaving out sections. the only problem with it is the covering is not to cat proof, i fixed this with 4" PVC pipe covered with rope over existing tube sections my 6 cats just love it and one weighs in at 22 lbs. they do not use it when we are driving, only while stopped.

    highly recommended for cat lovers who take their cats with them in RVs.
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