I am a certified cat behaviorist and a registered veterinary technician. I try to choose products that I think will best suite my cats and my clients who I work with for behavior problems like inappropriate urination and aggression. I want to avoid having people shell out hard earned dollars for inferior products. The tower above is the 67 inch Multi-Level Cat Tree.
Most behavior problems as people know stem from an inappropriate environment or enrichment opportunities for the cats to utilize. Vertical space is the solution to many behavior problems that I see.
I was recently introduced to the Songmics brand of cat towers from their media representative and have to say that I am impressed with the construction quality and the ease of putting everything together. The tower is made out of CARB-certified P2-grade particle board which is known for offering superior durability and stability. The only difficult part of the cat tower is putting together the hidey holes which will take some practice.
I would have to put this cat tower brand in my top 3 list of cat towers in terms of being sturdy and enticing right along with Armakat and Vesper within the $100-$200 range.
Features That All Cats Will Love
What I love most about the Songmics line of cat towers is that the plush beds are comfortable and designed for larger cats such as the Maine Coon and Siberian to lay on. The plush like beds also seem resistant to tearing.
The hair seems to come off quite easily compared to my other 5 cat towers. My three large cats who are all above 15 pounds can stretch out to their maximum and still manage to sleep on the beds. I have ten cats of varying sizes which includes a Ragdoll, Maine Coon, Siberian and a Siamese among that mix.
The beds are extremely comfortable and fluffy compared to other brands which is another feature that I look for when I am looking at a cat tower to buy or recommend. This is good for me since I run a cat rescue and want them to have plenty of unique sleeping or climbing structures.
I would see my cats struggle to lay down or sleep in other brands of cat towers which was both a major flaw in design and a major nuisance at the end of the day for both me and the cats. Many of the Songmic branded cat towers will also have a bottom hammock which some cats and kittens may or may not use.
The scratching posts are made of high quality natural sisal which allows the cat using the tower to get a full body stretch. The posts are at varying heights to accommodate even the smallest kitten or biggest adult cat. With so much space – your cats won’t have any problem sharing the beds or the hidey holes included with the tower. This transforms the cat tower into a playground for kittens and adult cats alike.
Hidey holes provide comfort for the cat who is shy or not as confident as other cats who are living in the same residence. The base is made with strong material because it does not even want to move or wobble with multiple kittens or heavy cats on top of it who are also playing with the dangling toys most of the time. Most of the towers that they sell come with more than enough toys.
I was a big fan of other cat tower brands apart from Songmics and still am but I would probably buy a Songmics tower as my next tower if I had to buy a tower brand for a very large cat or a group of very large cats like the Maine Coon. The last good thing I want to say about Songmics is that they offer a 30 day money back guarantee on their product.
Songmics is also doing a give away on their website which you can find more information about on their Facebook page or website. Make sure to check that out before the 20th of September.
Giveaway And Disclaimer
I received this product for my cat rescue at no cost to me in exchange for writing this review. The free product did not persuade my opinion and my views on this product does not necessarily reflect the opinion of other writers on this website.
All of the opinions listed are my own after extensively testing this product with over 20 cats from a range of different backgrounds and personalities.
The price point is very competitive, the tower is sturdy and comfortable and it is easy to find on Amazon. The only con I can think of is that it can be hard to move around once assembled because it is just that heavy. You can also screw it to a row for additional stability.
- Construction Quality: 10 out of 10
- Durability: 9 out of 10
- Aesthetics: 10 out of 10
- Ease of Construction: 8 out of 10
- Packaging: 10 out of 10
- Customer Service: 10 out of 10
- Shelter Friendly: 10 out of 10
- Sturdy: 9 out of 10
- Value For Cost: 10 out of 10
- Cleaning: 9 out of 10