Picking the right cat tree can be quite a daunting task. This is especially true when shopping on the Armarkat website, where you will find over one hundred different models. Of course the main job for your cat tree is to provide the fur family with a tall place to call their own where they can climb, scratch, snooze and preside over the room. Of course, for you, the main purpose of the cat tree is to keep Kitty from scratching your good furniture!
Please keep in mind that when you purchase your Armarkat cat tree, it is an investment that can easily last the life of your cat. In case you’re wondering, Armarkat makes affordable replacement posts which can and should be replaced every few years as they are made to be used until destroyed. Rest assured that Kitty is using the cat tree to scratch, not your furniture. So, all is good! Before you buy, let’s consider some of the most important aspects about your felines and their lifestyles, as well as your own, before you make the big purchase.
Size Matters. This is your first consideration. Do you have a gaggle of cats, or just one, size huge, or two growing kittens? Do you plan on expanding the fur family in the next few years? These matters will influence the size of the tree you need. Next, take into consideration where you live. Do you have a spacious home with many rooms that can easily accommodate a large and wide tree? Or, do you live in a small apartment where your space is limited and your tree must nest into one designated corner? Obviously, if your space is unlimited and you have, or are planning on numerous cats, you can go big. If not, smaller is better.
Stability. All Armarkat cat trees are engineered to be structurally sound. If you assemble correctly and tighten the screws regularly, Kitty should be able to run from across the room to scale your tree from base to tallest perch in seconds flat. There should be no wobble! This is where we refer you to “holding weight.” As long as the total weight of all feline occupants stays under the designated holding weight, you are golden. Don’t forget to look for holding weight on your tree’s description on www.armarkat.com. This is what gives your tree its structural integrity—and why Armarkat replacement parts are the only parts that should ever be used with your Armarkat tree.
Materials and Construction. All Armarkat trees have different coverings over wooden bases and perches. The only Armarkat trees without coverings are the “S” models. These are made from Scotch pine, which is a polished wood surface that cats can get their claws into as needed for climbing. Besides these, the balance are covered in silky faux fur, cozy faux fleece or luxe carpeting. Depending upon Kitty’s preferences and your decor, you can choose from various colors and textures meant to blend in neatly with most environments.
Amenities. Armarkat cat trees have perches, platforms, and any number of the kitty distractions: condos, running ramps, hammocks, baskets, hanging toys, and more. Every single scratching post is covered in seasoned sisal, the best you can buy. It will totally keep them away from your furniture and provide their claws with as much scratching fun as they can handle.
You Get What you Pay for. Here’s the bottom line: Armarkat trees sometimes cost a bit more than the others because of their premium materials, reliable construction and engineering for extreme durability. Other brands look similar but cost less since they are not wood. For that reason, they are not built to last.
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