GoPetClub Cat Furniture Tree Condo House Scratcher Post F08 Reviews
- Color: Beige
- Overall Size: 32"W x 25"L x 47.5"H
- Model Number: F08
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
Cat Heaven !!,
This review is from: Go Pet Club Cat Tree Condo House, 32W x 25L x 47.5H Inches, Beige (Misc.)This is the very product I was looking for , for my 2 cats. They love to climb and lounge about in high places. I put this near my living room window and the cats can look out and also enjoy the rays of the sun. It was very easy to put together and is very sturdy. My two cats are both quite hefty and the tree house holds them both confortably.It also keeps them out of the way of our dog.
52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Leaves much to be desired,
This review is from: Go Pet Club Cat Tree Condo House, 32W x 25L x 47.5H Inches, Beige (Misc.)This cat tower is the right size, looks fine and wasn't too difficult to assemble for one adult. Here are my issues with it:
Most of the structural elements are solid and there is no fear that my cat will cause it to tip or collapse. There is a 3-step ladder leading to a platform with a hole cut in it. My cat wants no part of that ladder and prefers (as most, I suspect will) to jump up to the second story. That happens to be the largest area and my cat would lie on it if it did not have a hole cut into the middle of it. On that level there is mounted a smallish box covered in soft fabric. It seems to be cardboard, but is substantial enough. The fabric was loose around a portion of the circular opening, but I glued easily and it is fine. My now 6-month old kitten looked inside once and has never gone back in.
The next level up is an round 13" diameter platform with a raised, padded retaining border around approximately 2/3 of the circumference. My cat loves this space, but it is small and she cannot get her entire body onto it - and she is not full-grown. I suspect she will outgrow this portion, which will make the entire thing worthless, because ...
The top level is a 14" x 14" platform that has an oval cut-out in the center, obviously the area designated for the cat to lie. Unfortunately, the edges of cut-out are sharply cut and insufficiently padded to allow a cat to lie there comfortably. My kitten lasted 5 seconds there and has never been back. Although I have yet to do it, I will need to cut open the fabric, insert a thin piece of wood or Masonite and then try to seal it up again. There isn't much slack in the fabric, so that might be difficult. If I were really handy, I would enlarge this screw-on platform. I am not, so I have to figure out how to make it functional.
I have seen many of these cat condo-type pieces online and in stores and they share some obvious issues of size, accessibility and cost. This product has a very reasonable price, but the manufacturer could have taken it a little further to make the furniture functional:
1. Get rid of the ladder. Sure, it is cute, but also useless and makes the next platform useless, too.
2. Make all of the platforms larger. They are at least 30% too small, so cats cannot stretch out.
3. Ensure comfort by eliminating sharp edges and also padding more generously.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Two paws up!,
This review is from: Go Pet Club Cat Tree Condo House, 32W x 25L x 47.5H Inches, Beige (Misc.)Overall I would say that this has been a great purchase. I cannot comment on how durable it is at this point, but it seems to be pretty good quality for the great price I paid.
The best part is my kitty loves it, she can now sit up high enough to look outside, and the plush feel to the tree has her 'scratching' and paw-dancing with glee.
Based on other reviews I was nervous, especially about how detailed or not the directions would be. Overall, it is self-explanitory. If you look at what the tree looks like on this site, as well as the drawing...(and going with part numbers) you can figure it out.
The one part where I had personal trouble was getting the little house secured to the second base/pole. My husband was able to get it situated, turns out that I had just not aligned it right. He said even he had issues lining up the screw to the post (you cannot really see where the hole is, instead having to feel around, etc. with the screw itself)
Another area he thought provided a good amount of difficulty was the ladder. Saying he had a hard time getting the screws to lign up with those holes as well.
Personal preference had me take off the dangling mouse. I try to steer clear of anything that looks like it might 'peel' or fall apart. Besides, there is a rope that Bella Mae might or might not play with, and I highly doubt the mouse was that expensive. I think the mouse, out of honesty, is the only thing of 'questionable' quality about this product.
Now I have two cats, one of which has claws. So far so good! She's a big-boned girl and tends to have paws and her tail dangling over the edge of the top perch. It is proving to be sturdy and secure enough for her. She does scratch at the sisal posts. My only complaint would be they are not very effective for a large cat. She will sit in the cup and lean over to scratch, or she'll squat on the floor and lean at an angle to scratch. Ironically, she likes the shorter posts vs. her Ultimate Scratching Post. Perhaps the texture.
The covering has also withstood her chewing. She's grown out of her wanting to 'eat' other fabrics (felt is #1) I think she was more or less intrigued with pulling off fur that accumulated on the fabric.
The covering of the tree makes it easy to clean, all you need to do is run your hand along and clump the fur. The cubby is too small for either cat really. It makes a good toy chest. I still stand by my original comment that this is definitely two+ paws up!
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