Molly and Friends offer a more traditional take on cat trees that most cat owners love. The entire structure is covered in carpet and the tree itself provides several levels and plenty of resting spots. This model is reasonably priced, especially considering it comes with a large cubby hole located at the very top of the structure. A great buy for a multi-cat home, this a cat tree that can provide hours of entertainment for your feline friends.
Our Verdict: Cat owners on a budget will appreciate the cat tree’s reasonable price, while cat owners with more than one cat in the home will love the multi-level design that not only encourages cats to be more active, but the different height levels also allow the cats in the home to establish the cat hierarchy, based on which cat takes the top level and so on. However, the tree only comes with one sisal covered scratching post, which can pose a problem if you have several cats in the home. Overall, this is a great model for the cat lover on a tight budget.
Overview and Features
Molly and Friends offer cat trees in a variety of price ranges. Their cat trees tend to focus more on functionality than visual appeal, although they do offer some models of themed cat trees at a higher price.
Their basic cat tree line is designed for the cat lover on a budget. Typically, multi-level cat trees designed for larger felines will come with a hefty price tag, so it was a pleasant surprise to come across this massive multi-level cat tree that’s reasonably priced.
This may not be the flashiest cat tree, but it’s definitely functional and built to last. The four levels, two U shaped resting spots, and the enclosed cubby will give cats plenty of spots to sleep during the day, while the different levels will help fulfill your cat’s natural climbing instinct.
This isn’t a cat tree that comes loaded with any bells and whistles. There are no built-in toys, multiple scratching posts, or plush cat beds, but in terms of durability, this cat tree really shines.
Unlike higher priced models, this cat tree is made out of pressboard, which doesn’t make it quite as durable as models made out of solid wood, but it does help to keep the price low.
Measurements and Specs
This model measures in at sixty-six inches tall, on a twenty-four inch by twenty-four-inch base. The second shortest support pole is covered in thick sisal, providing a nice spot for your felines to file down their nails.
The tree is quite large, but considering the tree takes up mostly vertical space, this model will still be a great buy if you don’t have much floor space to work with.
A cat tree wouldn’t be complete without a few places for your cat to rest once they’re done playing for the night.
The two U shaped resting spots are perfect for daytime lounging. The U shape allows your cat to rest with a surface against their back, immediately giving them a sense of security, while still allowing them to get a good view of what’s going on in the home.
The enclosed cubby hole is nice and dark and located at the very top of the cat tree structure. This spot is typically reserved for the head kitty in the home and provides a warm, dark space for your cat to sleep during the day.
We reviewed several of the leading cat trees on the market, each of which had a one to three hour assembly time. Cat owners will be relieved to learn that this cat tree arrives fully assembled. That’s right, no assembly required.
So, is this cat tree as sturdy as it looks? One of the best first-time cat owner tips is purchasing a solid cat tree, providing a new, timid cat with a place to hide, rest, and play. If you have a large feline, finding a sturdy cat tree that won’t topple over with rough play can be a real challenge. Fortunately, this cat tree is well-constructed, sturdy, and built to last.
Because of the lower price, don’t expect any built-in toys or an eye-catching design. Themed models such as the Premier by New Cat Condos not only offers an elegant theme that will really make any room pop, but it also comes with multiple scratching posts, a feature that this Molly and Friends cat tree is seriously lacking. The one included cat scratching surface is the biggest drawback with this model, but if you have only one or two cats in the home it shouldn’t be an issue.
The carpeted surfaces are comfortable and plush, however, if your cat uses these surfaces to file down their nails it can make quite a mess. Fortunately, the carpet is also easy to clean and the dark brown color allows it to easily blend well with most décor styles.
If you’re searching for a themed cat tree, click here to check out our cat tree buyer’s guide, which also lists some of the leading themed cat trees on the market.
- Two U shaped resting spots
- One enclosed cubby
- Thick carpeted surfaces
- Sisal covered scratching post
- Only available in one color option
- Comes with just one sisal covered scratching post
- Features one enclosed cat cubby