The kitties here got to try out a new item recently. In exchange for an honest review, Topeakmart sent me a cat tree of my choice from their online store. I chose a cat tree that is 36" tall and has 3 tiers. One of the primary features that drew me to this particular tree is that it has a cubby on the ground level. I always strive to look for cat trees that have this type of feature, as that gives my hind limb paralyzed Evan easy access to a portion of the cat tree. I don't often find cat trees with this type of feature, and I was beyond happy to see that Topeakmart indeed offers a cat tree with a cubby on the actual base of the tree.
Now, let's rewind and start from the beginning. Just as with essentially every cat tree you order online, I had to assemble this cat tree. That wasn't an issue, as it comes with all the pieces you need as well as a manual, and was generally just very easy to put together.
The only slight hitch was that the provided hardware was missing 1 out of the 2 screws required to put the tree's ramp on. This isn't a huge deal for me or my kitties, as the felines at my house never touch the ramps on their cat trees. What's more, not having the ramp attached actually allows Evan to more easily enter his floor-level cubby. The ramp is also not essential to the foundation or sturdiness of the cat tree, so it's also not an issue in that way. Nevertheless, I did reach out to Topeakmart and they were more than willing to send me the missing screw.
I could tell this cat tree was going to be a hit before we even had it fully assembled. As I was laying out the cushy bed that goes at the top and as I was putting together the individual cubbies, the cats were already helping themselves.
With lots of helps from lots of cats, the cat tree was assembled in something along the lines of 30 minutes. The feline testers were already present to give it a go, and they all loved it. They loved the cat tree so much they were literally fighting over it.
This cat tree offers 2 cozy cubbies, a soft bed on top, a dangling toy, poles with sisal rope for scratching, and all sorts of climbing and playing abilities in between. It holds weight very well. Toby prefers the bed on the top of the cat tree, which supports all of his 17 lbs just fine. This tree has simultaneously had 5 cats climbing all over it on more than one occasion, those cats having a combined weight of roughly 65 lbs, and it's never tipped over or had any other issues.
This tree is now the favorite cat tree in the house. Cats are constantly curled up in the cubbies, and there's rarely a moment when a cat isn't snoozing in the bed on top. I don't know if I've ever before seen such a soft and cushy bed on a cat tree before, but this one sure is and the cats love it.
All in all, this cat tree quite is a big hit with the kitties. I myself was thrilled to find a cat tree with a ground-level cubby for my hind limb paralyzed Evan, and he certainly loves that cubby. I also found it very easy to assemble, which was an added plus.
The overall dimensions of this 3-tiered cat tree are 19.3" x 18" x 36". It comes in a choice of dark grey, light grey, or beige. If you're interested in this cat tree from Topeakmart, just click here. To learn more about Topeakmart's cat trees on their blog, click here. Their store also offers a variety of other cat trees, as well as playpens for dogs and cages for birds. If you're interested in purchasing from Topeakmart, I was given a 15% discount code to share with you all, and that code is fur15.
Today's tip is one we've mentioned before, but that we're going to mention again for these cold winter days. Though of course living indoors helps keep our furbabies safe and sound during the winter months, it is still important to remember that extra measures can be taken to keep them warm and cozy. This is especially important for young or old furbabies, those with little to no fur, and any cats or dogs whose health is compromised. You can start by putting out additional soft and cozy blankets and beds for them. To take it one step further, there are heated blankets and beds on the market. Of course, be very careful when using anything heated, taking especial care to ensure that no burns or fires result. To be on the safe side, you can look into beds that allow warmth in a non-electrical way. For example, there are pet beds constructed of material that essentially reflects a kitty or pup's body heat back to them, warming them that way. Lastly, also take into consideration the location of blankets and beds. Place your kitty or pup's blankets and beds somewhere that is elevated off of the floor, and away from drafts, doorways, and windows, to ensure that they can remain as warm as possible.