Cats like climbing and looking out by nature. If you don't buy cat utensils, it will be very depressing over time. Just like people have the need to scan Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook, but you just don't allow them to download them.
Without a cat tree, cats will climb to high places, such as wardrobes, refrigerators, etc. In order to satisfy their desire to climb, they will also grab the sofa to satisfy their needs for grinding claws, and will do all kinds of things that we don't want to see.
My friend’s cat used to have no cat tree. The cat liked to climb to the top along the curtains. Then curtains had been scratched.
Since cats have a natural desire to climb higher, of course, the higher the better, it is usually recommended to be more than 140cm, and it is not impossible to be short, but not too short. Just imagine, if it is shorter than the computer desk, why not jump on the computer desk? If there is water next to the keyboard, the keyboard may be useless if it is spilled by a cat. So cat tree is a very important item.
In addition, it is necessary to look out when climbing high, so it is best to place it in a spacious place where cats can see the outside. Finally, the post with a scratch board made of material such as "sisal" is the best, because it can also serve as a scratch board.
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It is qualified. First the height is appropriate, 1.6 meters is not too high or short. And then it brings cat house, platform and toys. Cats can play while climbing, and even there is a place to rest.
Another type of upright style is also very good. This is a relatively simple style. If it is purely for fun, you can consider this style. This type is entirely designed for ascending, standing upright, directly to the ceiling, cats can climb as high as they like, each floor is 55cm high, and the height can be adjusted. The column has a diameter of 9.5cm and its center of gravity is very stable, just like a big tree. There is no danger in how the cat plays with the springboard.
Or this type, similar to the first one, has different specifications such as 168cm, 138cm, 132cm, 135cm, etc. according to your own family situation, and different shapes can be selected.
In summary, it is as high as possible. The function depends on one's own needs. Some columns can be used as cat scratching boards, some do not. Some have cat houses, and some do not. In terms of budget, less than $180 is completely enough, and there are some good ones that can easily be thousands. I personally think that it is not necessary.