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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone tell me what the posts for armarkat cat condos/trees are made of. I like their prices but don't really want 1 if they are the hollow cardboard tubes like some.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 01:14 PM
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we have 2 of their condos. the posts are heavy and sturdy. they are wrapped in sisal cord so it is hard to tell exactly what they are made of. i dont think they are solid wood, but there is no way they are anything like cardboard. the only thing i wasnt crazy about was that the actual condo boxes are made out of particle board. so they smell for a while. i dont know if you know what i mean, but particle board has a slight odor when it is new. overall i think they are an excellent value.


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I have a six foot fleece tree... I love it and so do my cats... very sturdy

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I also have a 6 foot Armarkat tree and am very happy with it. Not sure what the posts are made of (as chuck said, they are wrapped in sisal), but it feels very sturdy and weighs about 50 lbs. I think the platforms are plywood. My two cats chase each other up and down the tree all day and we've had it for 7 months and it's showing no signs of wear (other than being covered in cat fur )
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i have 7 armarkat cat trees in several different models, plus one armarkat solid wood cat tree. snick is currently an "only-cat" and she uses quite a few of them daily. the solid wood cat trees do cost a bit more, but i felt the one we have was worth it. all the cat trees we have are very sturdy, and we've had some of them for 5+ years.

one thing that i love about the armarkat cat trees is that we can buy replacement parts for them. no need to buy a whole new cat tree. i've never needed to replace any parts of our cat trees though.
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I have 2 of them and both are holding together just fine.

The sisal wrapped posts are made from a heavy duty cardboard. Anything heavier would be weight and cost prohibitive.

If I had any complaint it's that my premium solid wood one has beds that have warped on me. The other one I have is covered in cheap fauxe junk that I'm not a fan of.

My four boys love them both though.
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 06:36 PM
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I have one too, and I'm pretty happy with it. It is pretty sturdy. It is not the strongest one out there, but for the money, I believe it is the sturdiest one you can buy. I have a 6 foot one, my daughter has a 7 foot one. They are both good. My youngest boy is a maniac and runs up and down that tree about 50 times a day, and it's holding up pretty well. I can tell you that I had a small one that was a "go pet club" brand, and it was garbage. It was so flimsy, and it was a small one, that my 10 year old cat liked to lay in and it was the flimsiest thing ever. Luckily, someone gave me that one, and I did not pay for it or I would have sent it right back. Armarkat is good. I have another tree from Petsmart, not sure the brand, but it was about $130, and it is very sturdy, probably more than the Armarkat one, but nearly as interesting looking or appealing to my cats as the Armarkat one.
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I just bought an Armakat but my cats aren't taking to it. How can I entice them to play on it?
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