|Furniture Frame Material||Wood||Wood, Solid Wood||Wood, Solid Wood||Wood, Solid Wood||Wood, Solid Wood|
|Height Range||70 inches & above||30 inches & under||—||30 inches & under||31 inches to 59 inches|
|Furniture Mount Type||Free Standing||Free Standing||Free Standing||Free Standing||Free Standing|
|Material||Wood||Metal, Wood, Steel||Wood||Metal, Wood, Steel||Plastic, Wood, Acrylic|
|Furniture Features||—||Outdoor, Condo||—||Outdoor, Condo||Outdoor, Condo|
|Number Of Condos||—||1 condo||—||1 condo||1 condo|
My big boy loves his play area where he can talk to me when I sit on the deck, or while I work outside. He can safely watch the birds, squirrels and bunnies cavorting in the yard without me worrying about harm coming to him. The area gives him enough room for moving around or just laying around. As a very solid 18# boy, the 2 shelves could have heavier boards (they flex when he jumps up or down) but I can and will beef them up for him at some point. Otherwise it is well designed and took my son a couple hours to put together with only one or 2 times backing up when the wrong parts were inadvertently put together! Hank Sr., the kitty, has the run of the garage/party room and an adjoining recreation area with a sliding door to the outside. The playpen fits against the outside of the door and in the morning, we open the patio door inside, with the wheels locked on the playpen, to allow him passage into the open access doors of his play area. Only big enough for one kitty of his size but could accommodate two small ones or a litter of kittens. Delivery was fast and I'm very happy with Chewy service. Only one thing strange, after it was delivered and we opened the box, getting it arranged for assembly, out came a lot of carpenter ants who had successfully traveled from where ever it had been packaged!
I’m very happy with the construction and quality of this product. There is plenty of room for one cat, and I love that there is an option to buy a second unit to add on.
My cat loves it! He likes to go outside but I cannot trust him on a chain. This is perfect in size and function. I take it camping with me. It did come in the mail with the roof damaged, but otherwise great! Don’t put it together inside because you won’t be able to fit it through the door!
Cats love it. We’re both outside kitties and we decided for other animals and their own safety we would keep them inside. They do not cry anymore to go out. Customized one of our screens with a kitty door and they co out the kitchen window at their leasure
I took in a 5 year old semi feral cat. He needed space and time to adjust. He is a big cat at 16 + pounds, so I got 2 and put them together. He had more than enough room to be comfortable during his quaranitine time. It came with simple instructions and the assembly took about 2 hours.
My cat is obsessed with this. He is very curious and loves looking out to watch the world go by. We “attach” it to our sliding door to our patio so he can walk in and outside freely. He gives us the signal that he wants to go out almost every day. It’s such an easy way to give him outdoor enrichment without worrying that we need to constantly watch him
It comes with clear instructions, well-marked parts and all the hardware needed. I did use my own power tools to speed up assembly. It does have a strong odor at first so if you plan to use it inside at all you would want to let it outgas for a few days. I modified mine to allow easier access to the cat window on the outside of our house, which was easily done. I might buy another one to double the capacity for my kitties in a few months. For reference we have a 15 pound F1 Savannah cat that enjoys this thing like an outdoor cat tree.
Tl;Dr: fantastic product that was produced with the consumer building it in mind I had been looking at catios for some time...do I build my own from IKEA furniture and instructions online? Do I pay a professional to build one? Do I buy a standalone and hope for the best? After about a year of debate and doing more research, I decided to do a standalone. There are many out there and most are reviewed pretty poorly. I found some other websites that offered them, but couldn't find much about the products outside of the website they were on. I came across this one on a different website and it had promising reviews, albeit only 4. I saw Chewy sold it, so I decided to bite the bullet and try it. It took a little bit to arrive, but when it did there was minimal damage to the box and it was well packed. Each piece had a paper layer and there was some styrofoam but not near the amount most companies use (which I'm honestly okay with, the paper worked great). There's a few spots that need to be sandpapered where it splintered at the edge, but nothing life altering. It took awhile to establish which pieces were which. I, of course, didn't notice that it was printed in red ink on each piece (see picture) until after I started marking them with sharpie. But, I was pleased when I noticed it because I wasn't sure I had been correct on two of the pieces. The assembly started and from there I had no issues. I highly recommend using a drill, it will make the work so much faster, but I imagine a Phillips head screwdriver would work if that's all you have. It'll just take some muscle power. The holes are pretty easy to align and drill the screws into. It feels sturdy and the roof is heavy and angled, which I appreciated. The wheels are perfect. I put this together inside and wheeled it outside, but I did not measure my back door and it didn't fit, so I had to go through the front and around to the back, which was cumbersome but could have easily been done with two people. So, I recommend you measure the doorway if you plan to do the same. Instructions are clear and helpful, but I wish the pieces had been labeled more brightly. Otherwise, I have no complaints. This was a great buy for the price! If something changes, I'll edit this review.
The panels were not all marked per the instructions. The wood will not last outdoors. I had to use Liquid Nails in addition to the supplied screws to make it stronger. Too loose with just the screws. Too expensive for the quality!