When it comes to our cats, we know they love to snuggle up into their own private spaces - whether that's curled up in your lap or in a hidden little cave. When it comes to investing in something special for our kitties, the best cat trees can come in handy.
Usually made up of different levels, a bed or two, as well as scratching posts and something to play with, cat trees are an all-in-one perfect combo to make your cat super comfortable. It has everything you could ever want for your kitty.
So, whether you want to splash out on an extra-large cat tree or you're just looking for something special to make your home a cat-friendly space, we've hunted down the best cat trees you can find.
What is a cat tree?
Cat trees - also known as cat towers - are structures that usually have a variety of cat-themed tools and activities connected to them. It should be a multi-level area for your kitty to enjoy, play and rest on.
Most cat trees will come with a bed, cocoon or cave for your cat to go and sleep in, as well as various levels that they can jump up and down onto. As well as this, there's a variety of additions that you can have on your cat tree.
Many cat trees also include:
• Toys, usually like hanging balls and feathers
• Scratch pads and posts
• Hammocks and hanging beds
You don't have to have all these features on your cat tree and you can pick and choose what you want depending on the size you can handle in your home. Many smaller cat trees have a variety of tools but in a smaller size, so your cat can get the most out of the cat tower.
The best cat trees for your pets 2022
Yaheetech 130cm Cat Tree
Best large cat tree
Looking for a large cat tree to splash out on your cats for? This Yaheetech cat tree has everything you could want, including toys, caves and a ladder. Also available in dark grey and light grey.
Pros: Lots of features, three levels, hanging toys, stable bottom base, fur protective covering
Cons: A bit small for bigger cats, fiddly to assemble
Review: "My kitten loves this tree, she especially likes the top tier. It was a little tricky to assemble, but once it was up it is a perfect piece of kit for her. Very good value for money and should last well. Sumptuous fur covering and lots of different areas for her to sleep."
Cat Tree By PawHut
Best medium cat tree
PawHut is always a trusty brand to buy for your kitties. If you're looking for a more mid-sized cat tree that won't take up too much space but is large enough for multi-activities, this is the one for you.
Pros: Great value for money, two hammocks, covered cave bed, covered in soft plush fabric
Cons: Not suitable for cats over 4kg
Review: "My cat Molly loves her new cat tree as she looks out the window all the time. She sleeps in the box and sharpens her claws on the poles instead of the carpet and furniture. Best buy and cheap as chips."
Petface Two Tier Cat Play Station
Best small cat tree
Sometimes, we want to treat our cats but don't always have the space. This two-tier cat tree from Petface is a perfect smaller option that will fit cosily in an apartment or small house. If you have one cat they'll be super spoiled.
Pros: Both toys and bed in one, two scratching posts, cosy covering for sleeping
Cons: Smaller than other options
Review: "My cat loved this straight away, she curls up on the top level and likes to play with the hanging toys at 6 am in the morning!"
Petface House Scratcher
Best cat tree with a cave
If your cat likes to hide away and cosy up in a private space, you'll want to grab a cat tree with a cave bed. This large Petface option has a ladder that they can climb up and snuggle into the multiple beds.
Pros: Multi-levels, snuggly cave bed at the centre of the tree, lots of scratching posts
Cons: Slightly harder to climb up
Review: "Outstanding product. My two cats took to it straight away. They both have hours of fun with it. It's well made and very easy to assemble, would recommend it."
158cm Rolando Cat Tree By Archie & Oscar
Best cat tree for multiple cats
We all need a bit of pink in our lives... If your cat is a princess then invest in this super 158cm cat tree which has multiple beds, toys and scratching posts. Don't worry though, it's also available in black, light grey and dark grey if that floats your boat more.
Pros: Pink... everywhere, extra-large and multiple activities, perfect for larger cats, easy to put together
Cons: Maybe too large for a smaller house
Review: "Stunning cat tree! My two kittens love it. Easy to put together on your own, looks really beautiful and is so soft. Also a lot for the kittens to do on the tree. Definitely recommend."
Amazon Brand – Eono Cats Tree
Best Amazon brand cat tree
Amazon also has its own brand of pet products - including some fantastic cat trees you can indulge your cat in. We love this one which is great value for money, with plush grey fabric, this suave cat tree will fit smoothly into any household.
Pros: Three beds, multiple scratchpads and toys, perfect for larger cat families
Cons: Scratchpad doesn't last long
Review: "I bought this as a replacement for a taller cat tree, which had become very unstable, and I am very pleased with it. My cats love it. It’s very stable as it’s not too tall and it has a good, wide base. Each cat has chosen their preferred sleeping place and happily snoozes there for hours. The grey is a nice, subdued colour, which fits well with my lounge."
Pets at Home Hudson Hammock Cat Tower Grey
Best cat tree with hammock
Another perfect small option, this cat tree from Pets at Home has a snuggly hammock for your pet to cosy up in. It's snug and small but has three levels for your kitty to climb up to.
Pros: Perfect for smaller cats, three tiers to enjoy, three scratching posts
Cons: Not suitable for bigger cats
Review: "I live in a small flat with limited space and have a disabled cat and so was struggling to find a low cat tree that would be suitable. This is perfect. It's quite low and has a decent size platform. My cat regularly sleeps on the platform."
Pippa & Max’s Floor To Ceiling Cat Tree 215cm-280cm
Best floor-to-ceiling cat tree
Go all out for your cats with a floor-to-ceiling cat tree, giving them loads of space to climb and enjoy. With three levels to perch on, they can watch you and snuggle up on their tall tree.
Pros: Tall but easy to tuck away, scratching post along the length of the tree, touches the ceiling
Cons: Not so many activities or toys
Review: "We put a fluffy fabric over the grey bits just to fit the living room. The kitties are playing and chilling on it since the first minute we put it together. It's quite sturdy and very easy to assemble. Definitely will be purchasing another one for the bedroom."
Zooplus Flower Cat Tree
Best flower cat tree
If you're looking for something slightly more unique for your kitty, this flower cat tree has a different structure to it. With multiple scratch mats, two beds and flying feather cat toys, this looks sleek and comfortable for your kitties.
Pros: Unique design, sturdy structure, woven beds and scratch pads
Cons: Maybe too big for smaller or individual cats
Review: "I am very pleased with this tree, it is the second one in our house and our cat took to it straight away. The quality for the price is absolutely amazing, it looks good too. As always, unbeatable Zooplus quality and prices."
CA&T P.J Pet Products Ultimate Easy Climber Scratch Tree
Best cat tree with a variety of tools
If you want your cats to crawl and climb up their cat tree, this large CA&T product has four levels they can escape to. As well as this, it has loads of toys and a cat cave too for rest and play.
Pros: Large tree, multiple levels, multi-function, great value
Cons: Only two beds
Review: "I actually thought the price was a mistake at first or that it was just for one section of it! Absolutely amazing value for money! And very easy to assemble, I did it on my own."
Amazon Brand – Umi Cat Tree with Space Capsule
Best themed cat tree
Wooden cat trees can be sturdy and long-lasting compared to fabric ones - and they still have all the comfort! With two caves to climb in and out of your kitties will certainly be happy with this, as well as multiple levels to climb up and down on.
Pros: Two cat caves, sturdy wooden structure, good for large cat families
Cons: A little difficult to put together
Review: "Quality product. Easy to construct. Looks a lot tidier compared to carpet/fleece covered cat trees and will certainly last longer. Cats like the top section."