Best Cat Tree USA

Best cat tree in the USA
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What is the best cat tree in the USA? How do you figure this out? I decided on this method:

  1. Buy from Amazon. They have a large selection from different suppliers. They are reliable and their prices are outstanding. They have customer reviews aplenty. There is one caveat: customer reviews are very useful but should be read with a degree of caution as these days so called, “customer reviews” can be the work of professional writers!
  2. Digest the assessment of a respected cat lover and professional writer. Who better than Franny Syufy of About.com who regular writes product guides.
  3. Where the two methods described in 1 and 2 above intersect or correlate, those cat trees or cat tree will be the best. At least it will be one of the best. Caveat: Franny Syufy may have made her selection based on Amazon listings! As usual a best cat tree listing should be assessed itself or at least used cautiously.

This assessment relates to the North American market.

Cat Trees on Amazon.com as at Christmas 2010

Cat Tree – these are links to the Amazon page Reviews No. of reviews x rating Price
1 Cat Tree, Beige 50 x 26 x 74 inches ; 65 pounds
119, 4.5 stars 535.5 $127.49
2 Armarkat B5701 57-Inch Cat Tree, Ivory 102, 4.5 459 $84.99
3 Beige 73 22, 4 88 $58.99
4 Armarkat Cat Tree Model A6202, Beige 22, 4.5 99 $100.91
5 Armarkat A7202 72-Inch Cat Tree, Beige 36, 5 180 $149.20
6 Armarkat B5301 53-Inch Cat Tree, Ivory 43, 4.5 193.5 $93.29
7 Molly and Friends 27, 5 135 $257.58
8 47– Cat Tree Condo in Beige Faux Fur 16, 4 64 $76.95
9 62 – Cat Tree in Beige Faux Fur 20, 3.5 70 $59.99

The best cat trees based on the list above are the ones highlighted in “Alice Blue” when also taking into account price.

Best cat tree — Franny’s top picks

  1. Armarkat 74″ Deluxe 9 Level Cat Tree – this is item no. 1 above.
  2. Angelical Cat Rustic Medium Cat Tree – a more natural product that might appeal to outdoor/indoor cats. The support posts are tree trunks.

I will stop there because it is obvious, on this selection criteria, that the best cat tree in the US, is the Armaket 74″ which is listed as No. 1 in the list above.

It is 74″ tall. That is just over 6 feet tall. I think that is acceptable in a room as it is about the height of the male human.

Are there any other reviews that support this assessment? The website: www.viewpoints.com features the 74″ Armakat (item 1 in the table above) and rate it 4.67 out of 5 from 6 reviews (link opens in a new window – links can become defective over time). This is clearly a good product at a very reasonable price on Amazon. A decent sized cat tree would seem to necessary as it is designed to replicate tree climbing, provide a high vantage point and a cat scratcher all in one.

Photo: An Amazon customer – thank you.

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