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Why did I decide to write a review of the New Cat Condos Premier Triple Cat Perch?
Well, in my household, I currently have two senior kitties. Both of them have arthritis in their back hips, although one cat (Xanadu, my Birman) is significantly worse than the other.
As our felines age, they may need special accommodations in order to prevent them from getting injured or to assist them in reaching their favorite napping spots.
(For example, I've moved our smaller scratching post closer to our sofa so that they can more easily make the jump. Beforehand, Xanadu would occasionally miss the sofa when she tried making the leap.)
In addition, cats cannot as easily climb as they could in their earlier years. This can present a challenge when shopping for cat furniture because most of it is designed with younger felines in mind.
As a result, I thought it would be useful to review a cat tree that is good for older cats.
Let me start by pointing out that the design and size of this tree make it very versatile.
The mix of carpet and sisal rope gives your cat two scratching options.
Aside from the obvious use of a scratching post, it also makes a great window perch. You can put this near a window so kitty can lounge on the top level while gazing at the outside world. (Even our senior felines still enjoy bird watching!)
Plus, with three levels, it's also an option for households with multiple cats. (Though they may all want to be on the top, like my kitties.)
- The staggered perches are the number one reason I chose to highlight this cat tree for older cats.
The step-like design allows older kitties to easily access all three perches.
While the 6 foot and 7 foot towers you see online are certainly eye-catching, they can present a problem for senior kitties because the levels are usually not offset enough for easy climbing. These taller, more narrow trees are more suitable for younger cats who can use all four legs to claw their way to the top.
This one, on the other hand, is far more suitable for cats that need a little assistance accessing the top level.
- Sturdiness is the second reason I love this tree.
The last thing you want is for an older cat to knock over its scratching post.
This one has a large enough base that it is very sturdy and doesn't have any complaints of toppling over.
Nobody wants their kitty to accidentally get hurt while climbing a piece of cat furniture.
This product is so sturdy that is also suitable for large cats. It will easily hold a 20lb cat. In fact, one happy buyer posted a picture of her Maine Coon kitty lounging on the top level! The cat was hanging off a bit but looked very content.
- Quality is the third reason I chose this product.
Unlike other cat furniture made from pressed board, this piece is constructed from solid wood.
Plus, it's covered in sisal rope and real, household grade carpeting -- not just fuzzy fabric that's used to make stuffed toys. (Not sure what I'm referring to? Check out some of the cheap, large cat trees. They are not covered in carpet so they are very easy for kitty to tear apart.)
And, last but not least, it's made in the USA.
This is a high quality piece of cat furniture.
- Another great feature? It comes fully assembled!
Have you ever tried to assemble a cat tree? Yikes!
The first cat tree I ever purchased online needed to be assembled. Even though I used an electric screwdriver, I was never able to tighten the screws enough to wear it wasn't wobbly. (Plus, I had to attach a longer piece of wood to one of the platforms so that my cat could actually make the jump.) What a waste of time and money!
Thankfully, with this product there is no assembly required.
Just remove it from the box and it's immediately ready for kitty to explore!
- The last reason is because it is available in five colors: gray, green, brown, beige, and blue.
It's great that there are multiple colors from which to choose since everyone's home decor is different. Some people want their cat tree to blend in with their surrounding decor. Others want it to pop and make more of a statement.
Product PerformanceIt is also a good option for larger cats. Many of the reviews are from people whose kitties are up to 20 lbs.
Plus, it works well for those that want a smaller sized cat tree.
DimensionsThe cat tree weighs 33 pounds. It is 33 inches high. The base is 20 inches by 20 inches.
The top perch inside measurements are 16 inches wide by 9.5 inches deep.
The middle perch inside measurements are 11 inches wide by 15 inches deep.
The bottom perch inside measurements are 11 inches wide by 19 inches deep.
(By inside measurement, I'm referring to the area where your kitty will lay, not including the lip that goes around each platform.)
- 3 large perches that are easily accessible by older cats
- Very sturdy
- High quality construction
- Multiple carpet colors to choose from
- At 33 inches high, it may be smaller than what some buyers want
- I would want the sisal rope lower on the posts, but this is just a personal preference
- Comes with free shipping but not Amazon Prime available
PriceAll in all, you get a very high quality product -- especially at this price point. While you can certainly find taller alternatives with more platforms for the same price, they tend to be far lower quality and very wobbly.
With this tree, you are definitely getting your money's worth!
New Cat Condos Premier Triple Cat Perch Tree RatingOverall, this is a very good cat tree for older cats, or if you are simply looking for a smaller cat tree with large perches.
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