Cats love to lounge around and watch over their territory from high places, and the more perches you can provide your pet, the happier it will be. Tall cat trees can be the perfect solution when you need more perches, and it can also help if you have more than one cat and they aren’t getting along. However, most cat trees can be quite expensive, and many people are hesitant to buy one before they know if it will be right for their pet.
Lucky for you, we’ve reviewed the market thoroughly and have chosen several different brands to review for you so you can see the difference between them. We’ll give you the pros and cons of each one and tell you if our cats enjoyed them. We’ve even included a short buyer’s guide to help you know what to look for if you continue to shop. Keep reading while we look at height, stability, assembly, and more to help you make an informed purchase.
A Quick Glance at the Winners of 2022
The 7 Best Tall Cat Trees
1. Yaheetech Multilevel Indoor Cat Tree & Condo – Best Overall
The Yaheetech 54.5” H Multilevel Indoor Cat Tree & Condo is our pick as the best overall tall cat tree. It stands more than four feet tall and has six levels. It uses eco-friendly materials in its construction, holds up to 44 pounds, and features two cat condos, three perches, and sisal-wrapped perches that your cats can use to sharpen their claws.
The downside to Yaheetech is that even though it’s easy to assemble, it takes quite a while and will easily consume your entire afternoon, as well as a fair amount of room in your house.
2. MidWest Curious Cube Cat Condo – Best Value
The MidWest Curious Cube Cat Condo is our pick as the best tall cat tree for the money. It stands a little over 30-inches tall and features two floors. It has a faux sheepskin interior for added comfort and a sisal scratching pad that your cat can use to keep its claws sharp. On top is a comfortable plush bed your cat can lounge around on. It’s incredibly easy to assemble and only takes a few minutes.
We liked the MidWest Curious Cube, and our only problem with it was some of our cats didn’t take to it very quickly.
3. FEANDREA Faux Fleece Cat Tree & Condo – Premium Choice
The FEANDREA 55.5-in Faux Fleece Cat Tree & Condo is our premium choice tall cat tree, and it features an adjustable base plate so you can customize it to suit your home. This plate is extra thick, so it’s sturdier than other brands, and the natural sisal rope is fun to play with and will help keep your pet’s claws sharp. The space-saving design features multiple platforms, a soft bed, and even a cat condo.
We like the FEANDREA and found it attractive and durable. The only negative thing we can say about it is that it took a considerable amount of time and concentration to construct.
4. TRIXIE Baza Junior Plush Cat Scratching Post – Best for Kittens
The TRIXIE Baza Junior 38.6-in Plush Cat Scratching Post is our pick as the best for kittens. It has a soft faux fur covering that your kitten will love, and thick sisal wound posts will help keep your pet’s claws sharp. It also has a cat condo that your kitten can use for privacy. The top bed has a soft cushion, and there is even a hammock your pet can use to lounge around.
The TRIXIE Baza Junior is a great tree that’s a little shorter than some other models but is perfect for kittens. The only problem was that it had a bad odor out of the box that took a while to dissipate.
5. Frisco 61-in Faux Fur Cat Tree & Condo
The Frisco 61-in Faux Fur Cat Tree & Condo is one of the tallest trees on this list at about 61 inches tall. It features a private cat condo your cat can use for privacy. It has two top perches, multiple platforms, and it’s extremely sturdy and durable. It has several sisal-wrapped posts that will help entertain your cat and keep its claws sharp.
The Frisco is an attractive and tall tree that our cats enjoyed using. The only problem we had with it was that it’s hard to assemble and takes quite a while. Another problem was that several of the bolts came loose as our cats ran up and down it.
6. Armarkat GleePet Faux Fur Cat Tree & Condo
The Armarkat GleePet 48-in Faux Fur Cat Tree & Condo features a soft plush carpet covering that your cats will love and will help them feel comfortable. It has three raised nesting spots for your pets to use and a cat condo to provide privacy. It has a durable pressed wood construction and is easy to build.
The downside to the Armarkat is that its height makes it a little unstable, especially when your cats run up and down on it.
7. Sam’s Pets Pufak 27-in Cat Tree Cylinder
Sam’s Pets Pufak 27-in Cat Tree Cylinder is a smaller cat tree that will fit perfectly in the corner of most rooms. It has a soft, fluffy covering that is durable and will last quite a while, even with heavy use. It has a sturdy construction and features two floors, each with a cat condo. There is also plenty of room on top for lounging around.
The downside to the Sam’s Pets Pufak is that it isn’t as tall as many other brands. We also noticed that it could slide around when the cat jumps on it, especially if you place it on a hardwood floor or laminate, which could spook the cat, making it less likely to use it.
Buyer’s Guide: Picking the Best Tall Cat Tree
The first thing you will want to look for when choosing a tall cat tree is its height to make sure you get something suitable for your home. The size of a tall tree is subjective, so we listed the total height of each brand to make it easy to see at a glance.
While height is important, another thing to look for is the number of platforms your perch has. Your cat will enjoy more resting spots, and it is more likely to use it. Additional platforms can also help ease tensions if you have multiple cats fighting over the best location.
Having a stable cat tree is essential if you expect your cat to use it. Wobbling will scare your cat, and it will be hesitant to try it again. If you need to assemble the tree, we recommend taking your time and making sure all bolts are tight before inviting your pet to use it. We tried to point out any brands on our list that were rickety when we used them and recommend you check reviews of any brands you are looking at if you continue to shop.
We highly recommend choosing a tree that includes sisal wrapped posts when possible because it can help keep your cat entertained, and we found that it cuts down significantly on the scratching our cats do on our furniture and carpet. The sisal seems to have a better feel, and most cats prefer fit. Of course, you could purchase a sisal scratching post, but having it built into your cat tree is a better option.
When choosing your next tall cat tree, we highly recommend our pick for the best overall. The Yaheetech 54.5” H Multilevel Indoor Cat Tree & Condo is quite tall, features several levels and even sisal wrapped posts. Another smart choice is our pick as the best value. The MidWest Curious Cube Cat Condo is a smaller cat tree with two floors with private condos your cats can use with a large lounging platform on top.