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The Grotto Cat Tree

$189.00

  • Designed to promote activity & natural behaviors
  • Three resting spaces, each with its own level of privacy
  • Everything is fully removable and washable
  • Quick, easy assembly in minutes!

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The Grotto Cat Tree

$189.00

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  • Designed to promote activity & natural behaviors
  • Three resting spaces, each with its own level of privacy
  • Everything is fully removable and washable
  • Quick, easy assembly in minutes!

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Description

This option has been designed to accommodate both small and large cats.  Since cats can have very different personalities and privacy preferences, we designed these to offer a wide variety of spaces, each with a different level of seclusion. 

Although this is a smaller design, the cat tree’s packed with a lot of elements to provide your cat(s) with a place to sleep, scratch, hunt, and play. 

We’ve learned a lot about creating cat furniture with a high level of usability during the last eight years we’ve been making wall-mounted cat furniture, and it’s all on display in our first line of floor-standing cat trees. We tested the designs for three months across three different households to see which design elements needed to be adjusted to work well for kittens, adult cats, and senior cats.

To promote exercise and play, we’ve spaced the hammocks out to create a gap on either side, which can be used to play with your cat using toys or entice cats to paw at each other from the different levels. 

The bamboo panels have cut-out triangles that can be used to expand your cat’s view and work really well for playtime. They give cats a chance to practice their hunting skills with their favorite cat wand by hiding behind the panels and then popping out for a surprise attack through the window.

Lower level – This level is the easiest to access and works great for kittens because the extra-large 12in (30cm) x 20in (50cm) hammock is suspended just above the ground. This is great for small cats or for cats that are more on the timid side. It’s the preferred space for my largest cat, Bronson. It’s made up of canvas hammocks stretched around the metal poles to create a private cubby. It also has a cutout triangle to expand your cat’s view or to hunt and play through.

Middle level – This level can be accessed with a small 12in (30cm) jump. On this level, although it’s similar to the bottom level as an enclosed cubby, your cat can paw between the gaps above and below them. So there’s a little less privacy, but for a feisty cat or kitten, it can be a very enticing space to play.

Top level – The top of the structure is made up of an extra-large 12in (30cm) x 20in (50cm) heavyweight canvas hammock, with ledges that cats can lean against, but are low enough to allow them to observe their surroundings from any direction. It sits at a low 21in (53cm), which allows almost any cat to jump up and down from all sides. 

The modern design is made using solid stainable bamboo, metal poles, heavyweight canvas and  2 sisal mats. Each piece of the cat tree is fully removable, washable, and replaceable. Our goal was to create the last cat tree you will ever need to buy.

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Assembly instructions for The Grotto Cat Tree

Different Parts

close up of escape hatch on cat tree

Ladder, escape hatch​

The Overlook comes with a shelf that extends out from the core structure. This shelf can be used by cats either to jump up to the top level or to take the escape hatch hole down the canvas ladder to the lower level.
sisal mat

Sisal Mat

Each cat tree comes with your choice of charcoal gray or natural-colored sisal mats. The mats have a unique shape to match the design of the cat tree and the edges are sewn to give them a finished look. They are attached to the trees with a very strong-hold velcro, so they can be removed and replaced over time.
plush bed on cat tree

Plush Pad​

The Overlook comes with a plush faux fur pad, which can be added to any level of the cat tree, but has been designed to be attached to the middle section. It can be removed from the structure with velcro and the foam pad can be taken out of the faux fur cover for washing.

Modern Cat Tree Features

close up cat tree gap

Fabric Gaps

The gaps on either side of the hammocks have two functions. They expand the area for your cat to stretch out and they also promote exercise and play. They’re spaced so that cats can either play through the gap with each other or with you and their favorite cat toy.
cat looking out triangle window

Triangle Cutouts

The side walls have triangle windows cut out that can be used to expand your cat’s view when lounging in two of the resting spots and that also work really well for playtime. They give your cat a chance to practice their hunting skills with their favorite cat wand by hiding behind the panels and then popping out for a surprise attack through the window.
cat reaching over edge of Cat tree

Sustainable Bamboo

The cat trees are made from sustainable bamboo. Bamboo grows incredibly fast and because of that, requires no pesticides. After it’s harvested, its roots remain in the ground and do not need to be replanted like many other crops. Bamboo is a grass rather than a hardwood, which makes it more water-resistant and therefore is great for cleaning.
measurements of Grotto cat tree

Easy assembly.

After eight years of focusing on how to make cat furniture assembly easier, we wanted to release a product that can be easily assembled by anyone in minutes. These cat trees come with every tool you will need to assemble them. It takes about seven minutes to assemble the Grotto and about 12 minutes to assemble the Overlook. Although they come with step-by-step instructions, we will also have video instructions available prior to shipping the cat trees out.

Sisal Mat

The Overlook comes with a shelf that extends out from the core structure. This shelf can be used by cats either to jump up to the top level or to take the escape hatch hole down the canvas ladder to the lower level. We’ve found that the cat ladder and hole work well during playtime because your cat can disappear in the secluded area beneath and then pop out of the hole to attack a toy.

Plush Pad

The Overlook comes with a shelf that extends out from the core structure. This shelf can be used by cats either to jump up to the top level or to take the escape hatch hole down the canvas ladder to the lower level. We’ve found that the cat ladder and hole work well during playtime because your cat can disappear in the secluded area beneath and then pop out of the hole to attack a toy.

Ladder, escape hatch

The Overlook comes with a shelf that extends out from the core structure. This shelf can be used by cats either to jump up to the top level or to take the escape hatch hole down the canvas ladder to the lower level. We’ve found that the cat ladder and hole work well during playtime because your cat can disappear in the secluded area beneath and then pop out of the hole to attack a toy.

Side triangle cutouts.

The side walls have triangle windows cut out that can be used to expand your cat’s view when lounging in two of the resting spots and that also work really well for playtime. They give your cat a chance to practice their hunting skills with their favorite cat wand by hiding behind the panels and then popping out for a surprise attack through the window.

Fabric gaps.

The Overlook comes with a shelf that extends out from the core structure. This shelf can be used by cats either to jump up to the top level or to take the escape hatch hole down the canvas ladder to the lower level. We’ve found that the cat ladder and hole work well during playtime because your cat can disappear in the secluded area beneath and then pop out of the hole to attack a toy.

Sustainable Bamboo

The cat trees are made from sustainable bamboo. Bamboo grows incredibly fast and because of that, requires no pesticides. After it’s harvested, its roots remain in the ground and do not need to be replanted like many other crops. Bamboo is a grass rather than a hardwood, which makes it more water-resistant and therefore is great for cleaning.

The bamboo sides of the structures are given a smooth finish and the shelf top has a rougher surface to provide traction for your cat.

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