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Cat Trees: The Ultimate Furniture For Pampered Cats

Updated on September 11, 2013

Pamper Your Cat with great cat furniture

The most important pieces of cat furniture are cat trees, cat condos, window perches and scratching posts. And, they're a great way to pamper your cat -- you'll find everything here you need to know to buy the best. With facts about each with pictures and all purchase information and great prices.

I'll also cover how to repair or build your own cat trees. Cat trees and scratching posts are a must have for every cat. They provide a place for rest, but more importantly, they provide a place for exercise -- playing, climbing, stretching. They are also wonderful places for your cat to scratch, which exercises his paws, shoulders and arms and saves your furniture. Your cat will love to climb to the highest place to look down upon his domain as well.

BTW, the 7 foot cat tree in this photo we bought new in 1994 for about $100. It's a little worn but we definitely got our moneys worth. The 3 coveted positions are the triangle, the top and the very bottom.

3 Reasons Cats Scratch

Or Why Felix Shreads Your Furniture

Cats were deadly hunters before they were domesticated. Their claws helped them climb trees so they could pounce down on their prey. Even though the house cat doesn't need this capability now, they still sharpen their claws by scratching for 3 other reasons:

(1) Scratching keep their nails healthy by removing the outer part of the nails.

(2) Cats mark their territory, whether indoors or out. When they scratch, special scent glands in their paws leave a scent marking the spot as theirs.

(3) Scratching and stretching as they scratch works the kinks out and tones muscles much like stretching does for humans.

You cannot stop a cat from scratching, however, you can train them to use a scratching post (see section called: Teach Your Cat Where To Scratch) and provide them with a good scratching post (see section called: The Best Scratching Post For The Pampered Cat)

I wish I had a cat tree!

I wish I had a cat tree!
I wish I had a cat tree!

Carpet Vs. Sisal On Cat Trees

Which Is Better?

Most cat scratching posts and trees are covered with carpet or wrapped with sisal rope. But which is better?

Benefits Of Sisal And Carpet

Both are pretty durable and both condition your felines nails. Sisal is touted as being superior to carpet because carpet can snap nails. Also some people say that having the tree made of carpet encourages your cat(s) to scratch your other carpeted surfaces.

Give Them Both

I've found that having both sisal and carpet the way to go. Some of my cats prefer one over the other. And, I try to have the cat tree's carpet a different color to keep it separate in the minds of the cats. My cats get trained early and I keep on them (just like with kids) to make sure they do their scratching on the posts or trees NOT my furniture or carpets.

The picture at the left is the bottom of my 8 foot tree, which I've had for 15 years. The carpet came off the leg after 12 years and we wrapped it with sisal rope, which you can see is coming off -- however, that is probably because we did it ourselves and didn't really do a good job. But you can see carpet lasts a long, long time. Keep in mind as you look at this picture that we've had anywhere from 5 to 13 (with fosters) cats at one time using this tree over the 15 years.

How To Select The Best Cat Tree For Your Cat

The Things A Scratching Post Should Have

A good scratching post like a good cat tree will be one that your cat will constantly be on. They will use it for sleeping, playing, and scratching. Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting one for your feline.

(1) It should be several inches taller than your cat stretched out fully standing on his hind legs. This gives him the best stretch and really exercises his body.

(2) It should be made of a carpet -- nothing longer than a very short shag -- or sisal rope. Better yet, have some of each. Your cat may prefer rope one day and the carpet the next.

(3) Ideally, the tree you choose has at least 1 level with a perch. Cats love to be high and look down. 2 or more will allow him to jump and climb keeping him entertained and exercised.

Extra Items to treat your cat:

(A) An enclosure of some type like a triangle or box. Cats love to be enclosed yet be able to see who's approaching them or get out quickly.

(B) A rope hanging down with a ball or toy attached him another item to play with and exercise.

(C) A very tall -- say 7 or 8 feet -- cat tree with a landing spot on top is a cat's favorite spot. It allows him to look down on his domain and no one can reach him thus he'll feel completely safe to cat nap.

Don't underestimate how much pleasure your cat will get from a cat tree. Oh, yeah, you'll want to keep your camera handy so you can take pictures when they do something fun.

32" Tall Ultimate Sisal Scratching Post - Sisal Scratching Post

This is one of our cats favorite scratching post. it is the shortest I recommend for a grown cat as they can extend themselves fully while scratching. It is made of durable sisal which is perfect for conditioning nails the cats nails. Sisal does not snag the cats nails as carpet does and does not encourages scratching on other carpeted surfaces. It has a very sturdy base too so there is no wobbling or tipping over.

20" WIDE Scratching Post - Wide and Long - Cats love them!

Lean-it Scratching Post Wide 20-Inch, Colors May Vary
Lean-it Scratching Post Wide 20-Inch, Colors May Vary

Here's a scratching post that is way wide which cats love and it also leans and cats seem to like that as well. It's is sturdy and will last a while. You can get them two widths: Regular and Wide and several different lengths. The Regular size comes in 19” and 25” lengths and Wide in lengths of 20”, 26” and 38”.

 

Other Places Cats Like To Sleep

Cats Can And Will Sleep Anywhere And Everywhere

(Bruce) Lee likes to get in drawers and sleep

(Commander) Kira likes to sleep in anything soft she can find like my husband's jacket

This kitten finds her mother's back the most comfortable place to sleep

Teach Your Cat Where To Scratch

Cat Trees Great For Scratching

You may think that rolling your cat up like this little guy will stop them from scratching your furniture but it won't last. Cats are clever and they'll find their way out of these devices. The best thing to keep cats from clawing your furniture and to buy them their own furniture.

Cat trees are a great way for your cats to exercise they paws and sharpen their nails. Train your cat when he's just a kitten that this is where she should scratch, not the couch. How do you do that?

1. As soon as you get your cat or cat tree, introduce your cat to it. Let her get explore it and get used to it.

2. After a short introductory time, if she has not started scratching on her own, take her paws and gently but firmly mimic scratching the tree (actually rubbing the tree with her paws). You'll probaby have to do this more many times. Kitten tend to learn fast, some don't even have to be shown, they just start reaching up and scratching on their own.

3. Whenever your cat scratches your sofa or someplace else you don't want her to scratch, say "no" as you pick her up, then carry her to the cat tree and take her paws and mimic the scratching again.

This sequence may have to be done many, many times. But it is worth it. It'll save your furniture and a cat tree is a safe and good spot for her to scratch.

SmartCat Multi-Level Cat Climber - Great Cat Tree For Small Spaces

SmartCat Multi-Level Cat Climber
SmartCat Multi-Level Cat Climber

This is a great space saving cat tree/climber. You can put it up against a wall or a closet door and you cat can climb to his heart's content. Works well in apartments or small rooms. The climber hangs on virtually any standard door. It has a spring-loaded bracket system so you can move it from room to room quickly and easily. It is made from durable wood and =sisal.

Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 82 inches ; 10 pounds

 

Cat Tree: 57" Tall - Armarkat Cat Tree

Armarkat B5701 57-Inch Cat Tree, Ivory
Armarkat B5701 57-Inch Cat Tree, Ivory

Cats love this tree. It has plenty of room for climbing, exploring, exercising, scratching, or just watching the world go by. The tree is made from pressed wood and covered with ivory-colored faux fleece. Comes with easty-to-assemble instructions and includes all necessary tools. Holds up to 40 pounds.

Product Dimensions: 28 x 25 x 57 inches ; 49 pounds

 

Cat Tree: 74" Tall With - Cat Tree, Beige

Cat Tree, Beige
Cat Tree, Beige

Wow. This tree is wonderful. It will keep your cat entertained for hours every single day!. It is made from attractive plywood and is covered with faux fur. It will look great any where you put it. Comes with easy assembly instructions and includes 2 ramps, and all necessary tools.

Product Dimensions: 50 x 26 x 74 inches ; 65 pounds

 

I'm so tired. I'm just gonna sleep here.

I'm so tired. I'm just gonna sleep here.
I'm so tired. I'm just gonna sleep here.

Claw Pals California Kitty Condo (13"L X 13"W X 24"H; Assorted)

The Kitty Condo is made from only the finest of materials, including 100% natural sisal and stain resistant catnip treated carpet.The extra large platform and non-tip condo base are designed to give your cat more room to jump and sleep. The natural sisal gives your cat a place to scratch so that he can remove old claws and helps save your household furniture from ruin.This product comes in assorted colors. Unfortunately, color can not be specified when ordering online. Please let us choose one for you. Approx. $39

Claw Pals California Kitty Condo (13"L X 13"W X 24"H; Assorted)

Cat Condo: 2 Story Plush

A Place To Hide And A Place To Sit

Lazy Pet Plush 2-Story Cat Condo (20"H X 16"Diameter; Blue)

This plush cat condo is a snap to put together and sturdy materials keep it together. Offer your cat a variety of good things with this cat condo - a safe place to play, nap or hide and a sisal panel for scratching. Ideal for multiple pets too, your cats will love to chase each other in, out and all around their new condo. Approx. $69

Lazy Pet Plush 2-Story Cat Condo (20"H X 16"Diameter; Blue)

Cat condos on Amazon - Cat condos for cats who want privacy

Don't Forget To Spay Or Neuter Your Cat

You Cats Will Be Healthier And Happier

Having your cat spayed or neutered will stop the overpopulation and the killing of cats. Millions of cats are killed at shelters each year due to overpopulation. Keep in mind, if your cat has 4 kittens, even if you get homes for those kittens, 4 others are killed because they could not get homes.

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How To Find One In Your Area

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Dogs think they are human.

Cats think they are God.

Cat Napper Window Perch (15"L X 24"W; Brown)

It's cat paradise--a hammock and a perch in one. The Cat Napper can be adjusted to fit most any sill--which allows your curious cat to see both outside and inside. The warm, cozy hammock design molds instantly to your cat's shape for maximum comfort. And the Cat Napper can be moved from window to window. Fleece cover is removable and machine washable. Hold up to 35 lbs. Approx. $29

Cat Napper Window Perch (15"L X 24"W; Brown)

Lazy Pet Kitty Window Perch (12.5"L X 24"W X 9.5"H; Assorted; Window Perches)

Give your kitten the perfect perch for surveying her surroundings.Our Kitty Window Perch installs on your windowsill in minutes without tools.Features a sturdy platform, convoluted foam padding, and machine washable cover.Includes free teaser toy that attaches to window with suction cup.Offered in assorted colors. Unfortunately, colors cannot be specified for this perch when ordering online. Please allow us to select one for you. Approx $31.

Lazy Pet Kitty Window Perch (12.5"L X 24"W X 9.5"H; Assorted; Window Perches)

More great cat window seats - Keep them entertained watching the world

My, you're nice to cuddle with.

My, you're nice to cuddle with.
My, you're nice to cuddle with.

Potted Cats

Potted Cats
Potted Cats

How to build your own cat tree - And other projects for your pet

Black & Decker 24 Weekend Projects for Pets: Dog Houses, Cat Trees, Rabbit Hutches & More
Black & Decker 24 Weekend Projects for Pets: Dog Houses, Cat Trees, Rabbit Hutches & More

Great pet projects including building a cat tree and other goodies for your feline and canine family.

 

Dogs leap on your bed because they adore being with you. Cats do it because they adore your bed.

I'm too darn sleepy to eat!

I'm too darn sleepy to eat!
I'm too darn sleepy to eat!

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Dogs come when you call. Cats take a message and get back to you later.

"Hey, this is even better than a bed."

"Hey, this is even better than a bed."
"Hey, this is even better than a bed."

What ball in the pocket?

What ball in the pocket?
What ball in the pocket?

Cats Just Wanna Have Fun

What Happens To Cats When Their Curiosity Gets The Best Of Them

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      sierradawn lm 4 years ago

      Adorable lens!

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      HairlessCat 5 years ago

      Hi Frankster,

      Love the cat pictures - cute and hilarious!

      This is one heck of a resource for anyone wanting to get a cat tree or scratching post. Good tips and info too.

      Thanx,

      =^-^= Hairless Cat Girl =^-^=

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      jordanmilesbask 5 years ago

      LOL, I love those potted cats..

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These are cool cat trees that cats will love to have. Amazing stuff you get nowadays. Hope you get your blog issue sorted out soon. Stay blessed! :)

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      cmadden 5 years ago

      Our four kitties have 3 cat trees, 2 cat gyms, and 3 window perches. Right now, 2 of them are on my lap. Love this lens.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Oh this was great! Loved the photos and the captions too. Belated congrats on your well-deserved purple star. Keep 'em coming. Take good care, Rose

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Hahahaha, laughed out loud at those pics. This is a wonderful lens and now *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012. Hugs

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      mennella 5 years ago

      wow! my little morgana (is my pretty black kitty) appreciate this :-)

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      Fay Favored 6 years ago from USA

      The pictures are just great. My husband built our first kitty a condo with 3 floors and a balcony. She loved it.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I love the photos here! I used to have a cat tree for my cats. They did love it!

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      PencilDrawings1 6 years ago

      I love the cat pics they're so cute! I don't have room for a cat tree, but she has a post. Though she is an old cat and struggles with the toughness of it.

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      Heather B 6 years ago

      I adore the cat climber than hangs on your door! Genius! :) Now if only I still had a cat to give it to as a present...

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      Coreena Jolene 6 years ago

      Great lens! I have several cat trees for our 3 active cats. Along with the scratching posts we have, I get the cardboard scratchy boxes. I have those things in every room and the cats love them. I don't have any issues with them scratching furniture with all these options just as you said as well.

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      David Dove 6 years ago

      Love the photo's, gave me a great laugh, thank you.

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      the-good-stuff 6 years ago

      Some of these cat trees are just amazing, I'd happily climb them myself if I were the right size!

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      samperrymedia 6 years ago

      Cats are so funny. I've written a similar article for furniture: http://www.squidoo.com/living-room-ideas

      Cheers.

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      Linda Hoxie 6 years ago from Idaho

      Boy, cats can really sleep anywhere! Cute lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great lens! I'll be looking into some of these for my cats.

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      benzwm021 lm 6 years ago

      Hey nice lens. I will be recommending you on my Cat Trees That Look Like Trees Site.

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      great lens with such lovely pictures... if only my dogs would let me get a cat... :)

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      benzwm021 lm 6 years ago

      Great lens! Awesome information. My cats would love the scratching post that leans against the wall! For more pampered cat items look at my lens also at cattreesthatlooklikerealtrees

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      candy47 6 years ago

      Great lens! I love the pictures.

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      NYThroughTheLens 6 years ago

      Aw. Love the pics on this lens!

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      heehaw lm 6 years ago

      i love those pics , they are funny.

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      I bought my cat a cat tree and she did not care for it even after I rubbed catnip on it. She preferred the cheap corrugated scratching pad. Talking about a finicky cat here. Thanks for sharing the fun info here. Love your cat pictures which made me smile. Stopped by to sprinkle angel dust.

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      EveStock 6 years ago

      cool lens ))

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      jamesnodturft 6 years ago

      I think I could manage to construct one of the simpler ones. Thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I would like to sign up to be a cat at your house, talk about tender loving care! Your pictures are a joy. The one of the kitten asleep in his dinner reminded me of ones I've seen as myself (when I was a kitten), only I was fed Cheerios and would fall asleep with some in my hand.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a sure shot way of getting lot of Meows and Thanks from the cats. Cats are great climbers and if you have really taken to satisfy their whims this is a great lens to cater for their needs too.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Makes me want to get a cat just to see get one of these. Of course, my Chihuahua is a climber.....

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      passionatehouse 6 years ago

      Great pictures.You obviously put a lot of work into this lens.

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      Just got a cat, and we're exploring the world of cat trees and scratching posts. Great info here, thanks!

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Great lens!

      Like the cat tree but he'll still go back to the fairly valuable piano stool with the hand-embroidered seat - every now and again, to keep his hand in.

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      RBUK 6 years ago

      Wow this really is an excellent Lens, it really is good to stumble across a page on Squidoo with such high quality content! Thanks for sharing this great Lens and keep up the great work. All the best, Ryan: My Blog

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      Ellen Mitchell 6 years ago

      I sure enjoyed your lens. Thanks.

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      kt_glasses 6 years ago

      so many sweet photos! lovely lens!

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      Joy Neasley 7 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Love the photos....great lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Awww...your pictures of sleepy cats are just too cute.

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      I really liked this site and pasted the favorite animal sites on my blog.

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      We recently built a cat condo for our kitty and our furniture has been safe from his claws ever since! I don't think I'll ever tire of reading cat trivia and tips so this great, informative lens is a new favorite. Oh, and it's ~angel blessed~ too. (:

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      tintin79 7 years ago

      Lucky Kittys..

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Brilliant lens. I thought i will make up my mind (or my cats mind) really fast, but your lens really got me in the shopping mood and now i feel that i really have to treat my cat with an early Xmas present. Lovely lovely lens. 5 * from ashley furniture direct

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      Carmel Aaron 7 years ago

      This is just too cute.You had me wanting a cat tree-and I don't even have a kitty! (I have birds.)

      Thanks for this adorable lens.

      Thumbs up.

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      Allison Whitehead 7 years ago

      Superb lens - loved the potted cats!

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      atirial 7 years ago

      I've got one for ours, but we'll probably get a larger one soon - standard cat trees don't take Maine Coons very well! Thanks for all the ideas.

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      kt_glasses 7 years ago

      Thinking about getting a cat tree for my cat~ He scratches my couch for fun and takes my closet as one of his beds.

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      We knew when the new kitty started climbing the entertainment unit and bookshelves that we had to get a cat tree. Worked like a charm having a designated climbing spot all his own.

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      wayfarer lm 8 years ago

      What a purr-fectly adorable lens! Love the pics!

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      Cheryl Paton 8 years ago from West Virginia

      I love cats, they're so fun!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      If I were a cat, I'd want a cat tree. ;-P

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      I'm wanting one of the two story condos, but I've got to talk hubby into it first.

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      LakeMom 8 years ago

      Great lens! I was looking to build "something" for my 3 kittens and you have given me tons of ideas! Thanks!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Beautiful pictures

      Seemed to be that I have lot to learn from your lense

      I will visit again

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      NatureMaven 8 years ago

      Someday I will have to upload a photo of Harvey and Mel's cat tree on "My Puss Page it's a real beatuy. Until then, I am lensrolling this to My Puss Page.

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      kezan98 lm 8 years ago

      Fantastic cat lens, have you added it to the Cat Party Group. I've given this cat lens a top rating :)

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      Yahoo you are a winner in The Squidoo Home for The Holidays Lens Contest So Go Grab your badge.

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      Adorable lens -- your use of pictures is masterful -- some of the cat trees available are truly amazing! 5*****

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      SpencerHawken1 9 years ago

      Great lens I love some of the pictures

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      sisterra 9 years ago

      Excellent lens - I have 5 cats and they love their cat tree. Loved the photos! Great work!

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      Rya LM 9 years ago

      Great lens--my cats love their cat tree--it's one of those floor to ceiling ones. Thanks for the kind words about my cat art too by the way--I always appreciate fans :)

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Great lens! My cat, Mascara is truly a pampered pet. She's even featured on the back cover of my book.

      Great lens

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      alicesy 9 years ago

      Excellent Lens. I like the quality insight you have provided here about Cat Trees: The Ultimate Furniture For Pampered Cats. Keep up the good work.

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      sudever 9 years ago

      Welcome to the 'Global Group - Everything from Anywhere' Group

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      5 stars for your great lens! As a dog owner I did not know that there is so much to know about cat trees.

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      Great lens, very informative, I really appreciate your effort.

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      beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

      wonderful lens and cool images. Great job again Frankie.

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      Great lens, very informative, thanks

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      EliteClubs 9 years ago

      This lens is great, very informative, thank you.

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      Frankie Kangas 9 years ago from California

      Hi Beth. Thanks for the kudos. I've been creating lenses for 1 year and 1 month. I absolutely love Squidoo. Check out my other lenses. I have lots on cats, polar bears, skin care and one on how to create a great lens called, How To Squidoo And Change The World. Bear hugs, Frankie

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      ms-giggles 9 years ago

      Wow, What a fun lens!!! I can learn a lot from your lens. How long have you been building lenses?

      I will be back for more info.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Haha, the best thing about this lens IMO is that as you scroll down the page the cat trees just get bigger and bigger. Might as well throw a real tree in there at then end, haha. If you get one of these trees make sure you have some good cat insurance, Feline High Rise Syndrome(lens idea) is possible. check out my lens for good info about cat insurance.

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      EelKat13 9 years ago

      what a great lens!

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      RinchenChodron 9 years ago

      Well done. Just like humans, our pets need NATURAL medicine alternatives. See also Emergency Pet Care Kit for essential oils to use on your dog, horse or cat.

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      Frankie Kangas 9 years ago from California

      Yes, Thomasz, cats do tend to scratch everywhere -- but they can be trained not to. You just need to catch them in the act, say no, then take them someplace they are allowed to scratch and rub their paws in a scratching motion on the tree or scratching post. They do learn. However, they are very much like kids in that you have to keep at them. But unlike kids, you have to catch them IN THE ACT. Trying to tell them later just doesn't work. LOL

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      thomasz 9 years ago

      Nice lens. Great info. Cats scratching everywhere is a problem.

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      Caravansarai 9 years ago

      It's time to replace our worn out cat tree, so I was very thrilled to find your lens!

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      Aika 9 years ago

      lovely lens and cute images of cats.

      5 stars for you..

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      LadyRaine 10 years ago

      Such an awesome lens! We are building a cat tree for our 5 so the information was very timely. Thanks!

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      Sidmoto 10 years ago

      Great cat tree ideas! Love the pictures and the great tips! 5 Stars

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      kautagne 10 years ago

      What great gift ideas and I just LOVE all of the really cute pictures! I'm giving you another 5 stars ***** WAY TO GO!

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      jerryswrite 10 years ago

      Funny stuff and great looking cat trees and good information on why cats scratch. 5 stars and made a favorite.

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      roundabout 10 years ago

      Some very cute cats here! I like it!

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      Susan Deppner 10 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Yes, these are so much better than getting stuck in an outside tree. (How humiliating!)

      Susan

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      minky 10 years ago

      Great content and very interesting lens.

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      Gatsby LM 10 years ago

      5* This is so funny! Best Natural Dog Food

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      DogWhisperWoman1 10 years ago

      5* What a Neat idea! Dog Whisper Woman

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      mmason 10 years ago

      Excellent lens. 5 atars and made you a favorite.

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      Karendelac 10 years ago

      Great lens. I love cats a lot and I have one as well.I have just completed a Bird Rescue Lens ~~ here it is ~~ http://www.squidoo.com/birdrescue/

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      cabindavid 10 years ago

      "I'm too tired to eat!" ROTFLMAO!!! I want to live in one of those cat trees.

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      janefmd 10 years ago

      Frankster, great lens! More fun and informative info. King Norman and Missy Hana absolutely love their two cat trees. Please visit our site King Norman The Cat 5 purrs for you!

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      gods_grace_notes 10 years ago

      Hi Frankster! I love this lens...so much great information, and the pictures are paws-a-tively adorable! Your usual terrific job on another great lens! 5 stars, faves and 2 thumbs up

      Connie ...aka Squid Angel

      : )

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      Barkely 10 years ago

      Love the kitten sleeping in its food! Great photos.

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      teamlane 10 years ago

      Nicely done again! A 5 from me. Check our Recycling lens out and rate it. All proceeds go to Save The Children. :o)

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      Janet1 10 years ago

      The new pictures are terrific. I love the one of the kitten sleeping in the radiator and the other with the kitten sleeping on top of her food!

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      Oran-Kangas 10 years ago

      Cat trees are so important. Very well done lens. Great looking trees and the pictures and articles are terrific. 5 stars and lensrolled. Oh yes, and made a favorite.

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      PaulasPetCare 10 years ago

      Excellent Lens 5*****. I have added it to my lensroll at Paula's Pet Care

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      k8company 10 years ago

      Wow! Great work on this lens; it's wonderful. 5 stars. :)

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      victoriamasters1 10 years ago

      Those pictures of the kittens are ADORABLE! My cat's not so nimble- he thinks he's a person and so he only sleeps on the bed or the chair!

      Very well done lens!

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      Kmre68 10 years ago

      Cute lens, I lens rolled, and gave you five stars. check out my lens https://hubpages.com/animals/dogorcatperson the cats need some votes.

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      Karendelac 10 years ago

      Love the lens. I love cats and have one of my own.

      Congratulations on a well designed site.

      This was most informative and I learned a lot !

      Best wishes,

      Karen at Karens

      Kinkade Art Store