This cat tree by New Cat Condos, the Premier is a seven-foot tall themed model that’s not only eye-catching, it’s also incredibly durable, easy to clean, and equipped with all of the bells and whistles your cats are sure to love.
Our Verdict: This is a top of the line cat tree and one that features a solid wood design and thick carpeting throughout. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but you can tell this is a model that was built to last. We would recommend this model to cat owners in search of a cat tree that can handle larger felines.
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Overview and Features
New Cat Condos is a company that offers an extensive line of basic and themed cat trees. Their latest model is designed to look like a real tree, complete with a small house that’s fully enclosed.
This cat tree looks like a mythical tree house. The quaint design has a whimsical feel that will look great in any room. The unique design and different colors give the cat tree a unique look, but it’s also very functional as well.
While it comes with just a single enclosed cubby for sleep, the roof of the cubby features a multi U shaped design that provides three to four extra sleeping spaces for your felines.
If you’re dreading a lengthy, complicated assembly process then you’ll be happy to know this model arrives fully assembled. This is a huge plus for most buyers.
The thick carpet can be easily cleaned by hand with a mild detergent and a sponge. Before cleaning with a detergent make sure you do a small patch test in order to avoid damaging the carpet.
The cat tree is made out of solid wood, not flimsy pressboard. The wood adds an impressive amount of durability, allowing even large adult cats to climb and jump without causing the tree to tip over, wobble, or shake.
Usually, if a cat tree moves when a cat jumps from level to level, the cat will be hesitant to use the tree in the future and may even avoid it altogether. This cat tree is totally solid and can handle multi-cat use at the same time.
The surface of the cat tree is covered in different colored carpet that’s soft and plush. The cat tree’s posts are covered in sisal. The roof of the cubby is covered in dark brown carpet, while the posts and house are covered in a light beige color. The platforms and base of the cat tree are covered in light green carpeting.
These posts are designed to satisfy your cat’s natural instinct to sharpen, file down, and clean their nails. Sisal is very thick and durable. Basically, it’s the perfect material for a cat tree. It may fray over time, however, it can easily be replaced.
The tree is seven feet tall, forty inches deep, and forty-eight inches wide. Unlike competing models, this cat tree won’t take up too much floor space. Instead, it focuses more on vertical height.
At the very top of the cat tree is a nesting perch. The perch is not covered and provides your cat with the perfect spot to keep an eye on their surroundings, in addition to a comfortable, secure spot to snooze. Below the high cat perch is the enclosed sleeping space that’s shaped like a tiny house. As we mentioned earlier, the roof of the house has a unique multi U shaped design which provides several resting spots for the other cats in the home.
The cat tree consists of a total of four levels including the platform that surrounds the house.
This is a durable, handcrafted cat tree that’s designed to look like a real tree. The manufacturer markets the tree as a cat playground, and it’s easy to see why. Your cats can race up and down the structure, use the sisal covered posts to sharpen their claws and take advantage of the many sleeping spots the tree offers. Since the tree is made out of solid wood and is well-built, you won’t have to worry about the tree falling over in the middle of the night when your cats are the most active. The solid construction of the tree makes this model suitable for larger felines.
However, it doesn’t have built-in toys like the Go Pet Club four level cat tree, one of the Premier’s competing models, but it offers the type of height the Go Pet Club cat tree lacks and older, active cats prefer. Additionally, the Go Pet Club cat tree also lacks covered sleeping spots, which is also a must if you have other animals in the home or small children and your cat constantly hides during the day or searches for a safe, quiet spot to call their own.
The height of the tree and the different levels will also allow your cats to establish their hierarchy, with the top perch reserved for the leader of the pack.
To learn more about cat hierarchy and behaviors, click here to read our article on do cats understand no?
To get an in-depth look at the benefits of having a cat tree in the home, click here to read our cat tree buyer’s guide.
- Four levels
- Tall perch
- Covered cubby
- Thick plush carpet
- Sisal covered scratching posts
- Made out of solid wood
- Arrives fully assembled
- Does not come with built-in toys