Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Cat Tree - Review

As part of the Chewy blogger outreach program, we received the Armarkat® Classic Cat Tree (model B2903) to review for the month of December.  Mom Paula wanted to find another smaller tree to put in one of the bedrooms for us to rest and this tree fit the bill purrfectly.
Brulee quickly claimed the cat tree as her own

The cat tree came in a large box and contained only 6 pieces to put together and included the required screws and tool to connect everything.  The instructions only showed three basic pictures for putting it together, but Mom Paula had it put together in just a few minutes.  It is a smaller tree with the following dimensions.
  • Overall dimensions:  25 x 25 x 30 inches
  • Base dimensions: 16 x 16 inches
  • House dimensions:  12 x 8 x 10 inches
  • Perch dimensions:  12 x 10 inches
  • Maximum Holding Weight:  20 lbs

Brulee peeking out from the house

We're only 7 and 8 pounds and are a lot smaller than we look (our floof makes us look twice our size).  Brulee is demonstrating that she can only put half of her body inside the house, but she thinks she's hiding from Truffle.  Too bad her long tail hanging off the top gives her away.  MOL!  This would be a purrfect cat tree for kittens, especially in a foster home environment.  
Truffle demonstrated the scratching post

The posts are the purrfect size for us to stretch and scratch.  Two fuzzy balls came with the tower (one beige and one blue) to hang from underneath the top perch.  Brulee was having a blast playing, upside down, with the fuzzy ball.  Truffle immediately put her scent on the cat tree by scratching the sisal rope pole.
Brulee defending her perch on the tower

We think the photo above shows how much Brulee loved her little sky blue tower.  Truffle wanted to get on top of the tower, but Brulee became a ladycat lioness and defended her perch.  The cat tree is covered in beautiful sky blue faux fleece.  The board material is pressed wood with two poles covered by the fleece and one pole covered by the sisal rope.  The post diameter is 3.5 inches.
Truffle challenges Brulee for the top perch

As you can see from the photo above, the tree is a little small for both Truffle and Brulee to rest comfortably at the same time.  This is one reason Mom Paula has several cat trees around the house so we can try to be satisfied.  As we said earlier, we highly recommend this tree for people who take care of kittens and young cats.  
Truffle claiming the top perch for herself

The Armarkat® cat tree is currently on sale at chewy.com for $40.96. There are additional Armarkat cat trees in the same sky blue color that you could purchase and mix them together in a room for the ideal cat environment.  If you purchase some additional items to total $49+, your shipping would be free and it usually arrives at your house within two days.  The customer service at chewy.com is outstanding.


23 comments:

  1. That cat tree looks like lots of fun! I don't think Binga would fit on it at the same time as me, though! She is awfully big.

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  2. What a lovely Cat Tree and the blue is such a pretty shade - we feel sure you will love it.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  3. That tree is pawsome.
    We like the orientation of the shelves and the see through tunnel :) Lots of space.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  4. Brulee truly seems to love her new tree and is willing to defend it! MOL!

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  5. What a cool tree! Your fur looks so nice against the blue!
    --Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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  6. We've seen some other cats review that cat tree, too. It looks really nice and we know you two will get a lot of use out of it.

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  7. that looks perfectly sized for one girl cat at a time. we didn't realize it was covered in fleece...what a much better idea than carpet :)

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  8. As usual, excellent review and pictures! We think that little tree will get a LOT of use!

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  9. That is a nice tree and I love the photos of you both enjoying it.

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  10. We had an Armarkat tree as well and also found it a little small--especially for big elephant of a cat Ichiro...

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  11. Looks like it fits you petite girls pretty well! Love the color!

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  12. It looks like that cat tree is VERY popular with the two of you. Brulee, you sure aren't about to give up your spot on the perch, are you?

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  13. That is sure a pretty cat tree and you pretty ladies look terrific!

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  14. That is a cute cat tree! It looks like the two of you like it quite a bit despite it's lack of size. That would be a great piece to give to someone who helps raise kittens!
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  15. Meow girls, y'all sure are tiny. You boff look bootyful wiff da new twee. Gweat review. have fun.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  16. What a cute cat tree ! We love that unusual pretty color ! Purrs

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  17. OMC that is such a pretty kitty cat tree!! I wuv the color.

    xoxo,
    Matilda

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  18. MOL i love the photo where Brûlée is defending her supremacy on the tree! That's a perfect size tree for my den. My cats could hang out on it while I type instead of trying to climb on my keyboard!!!!!

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  19. WOW! That cat tree has many nice features. First, its BLOO which all light-furred cats look good on. 2nd, the platforms leads into a hut straight on, which is cool fer sitting in. 3rd, there IS room fer two, but less whappy, sisfurs... (ahem)

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  20. That is the brand my cat tree is. It was super easy to get put together. Glad you two are enjoying it.

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  21. O what beautiful big eyes on Truffle. two stunning cats.

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