brown tabby cat lying on a cat tree

Cat Trees for Large Cats in the UK

One of the first things we did after getting a cat was to buy a cat tree. We knew it would help keep her active. We also felt it would be a good place for her to climb up and escape whenever small children or visitors were in the house.

And cats enjoy climbing. They like going up high because it makes them feel safe and gives them a good vantage point for approaching dangers. We always joke about how much our cat enjoys surveying her kingdom from the top of her tree. She has a great view out of the window and onto the street. Cat trees often double-up as scratching posts, too, so they’re great for keeping your cat’s claws off the furniture and walls (well, theoretically, they do…). Often, they’ll include toys to encourage exercise and hunting, too.

If you’ve just got a cat, you may be overwhelmed by choice of cat trees. Seriously, there are A LOT. 

To help you start shopping, we’ve put together a list of some of the most recommended cat trees for large cats. We hope you’ll find it helpful.

We’re an Amazon affiliate and may make a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use a link to make a purchase. 

We’ve also included a brief paragraph on the types of things you should look for when buying a cat tree. We’ve also included not only the pros of some of these products but the cons, too. 

We’re looking at UK cat owners in this post, but overseas visitors should get redirected to either the same product or a similar one when they click the link. We’ll include some US large cat trees at the bottom, too. 

photo of white and black cat resting on cat tree

What You Should Look for When Buying a Cat Tree for Large Cats

Unlike with other cat toys and accessories, you must buy a cat tree that you like. After all, the tree will be in a prominent position in your home. You’re going to have to look at it A LOT. There’s no putting this in a cupboard or hiding it behind the sofa. Choosing an ugly tree or one that’s the wrong shape or colour will only wind you up. There are plenty of designs, colours, sizes and styles on the market now. Think of your cat, of course, but think of yourself, too. 

Equally, think about where in your home you want to put the cat tree. Make sure it can fit into that space. Measure the height from the floor to ceiling and then the width of any alcoves you intend to place it in. Pay attention to any size and weight limitations, too. Large cat owners will need to check reviews for sturdy, suitably weighted and balanced trees because cats will jump onto them. You should also consider how many cats will be using the tree – just one or several?  

Make sure you consider your cat’s personality too. Older cats may not have the agility to climb floor to ceiling. Cat trees that have a ladder may be more suitable than those without one. If your cat enjoys crawling into small spaces, then something like a cat-condo is ideal. A cat-condo is a small box-like ‘apartment’ on the tree. They’re pretty popular and quite commonly included by manufacturers. 

Most cat trees include a scratching post, too. Most cats will enjoy using these to dig their claws into or to stretch against. Often the posts are vertical, but you may find horizontal ones. 

Most cat trees purchased online will require some self-assembly. You’ll typically need to twist the platforms together and then put the posts into the base. If you’re looking for other toys, there’s sometimes dangling fluffy mice hanging from the upper platforms. Of course, there’s no reason why you can’t add your own. Our cat is always batting them off and onto the floor. 

Before purchasing, we’d recommend reading through the customer reviews. This helps point out the positives and negatives, but there may be tips about assembling it. Other people may have taken videos and photographs, making it easier for you to see the product and imagine it in your own home, with your cats.  

Once we started researching cat trees for large UK cats, we realised there is a company with an entire product range dedicated to them. These big chunky trees have great reviews and are marketed primarily towards larger cats like Maine Coones. 

We’re listing the products below, but we didn’t want to do an entire post on one single manufacturer, so there are other cheaper examples of cat trees, too. 


RHRQuality Cat Tree for Large Cats

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You don’t often see cat trees as big as this. It’s ideal for large cats and especially when you have more than one. We love how this one looks. 

The grey and the crème go well together and would suit a modern living space. There are other varieties of this cat tree, so we’ve included them below to save time and space. If you see one you like, click through to the link. 

Features:

Weighs 32kg

Height 155cm

Sissel posts have a diameter of 20cm

60 x 43 x15 cm

600 gr plush material on the platforms and sisal rope glued around the scratching posts. 

It comes in light grey

Includes hand-washable pillow for the top platform

Benefits:

The sisal has been glued to the pole, making it more robust than other cat trees where the material is just wound around. 

The pillow for the top platform is super plush and will give a comfortable spot for your cat to look out over the room. 

The reviews talk about how sturdy the platform is, especially as larger cats can be quite a weight when they throw themselves at it. 

The top platform has velcro to attach it to the cushion. 

It’s not as high as some of the bigger trees, and there’s a step-up to the top platform, so it’s not such a big climb. 

Pros:

It looks super-comfortable 

The design will blend in with most decors. 

Solid central pole for climbing and claw scratching

It comes in two colours, and there are iterations on the design. One of which includes a basket. 

You can re-order parts where necessary in the future.

Cons

One reviewer said that quite a lot of fluff came off the tree (at least initially). 


You can also find it in gray.

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Cat tree for large cats Maine Coon Lounge Beige XXL extra big breed scratch post and adult towers furniture scratcher activity centre
  • Fast delivery, Ship From USA delivery time 4-3531 days
  • Washable 3527 layers protective barrier, no need to disassemble
  • 3526 pack , effectively protect you against dusts, allergens, fog haze, splattering liquids or mists, anti-odor. Also perfect daily wear in allergy season
  • ideal used in outdoor sports such as cycling, skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling to protect the face from wind and maintain warmth, also popular among motorcyclists and bicyclists
  • Elastic adujustable ear loop to secure the mask in place and customized face-fit for most adults. Perfect cover the nose to the chin in all day comfort, also keep look stylish

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FEANDREA Cat Tree

It’s cheaper than other options on this list, but it still has a 5-star average on its rating.  You’re getting a lot of tree for your money here with multiple platforms, a cat-condo, and scratching posts.

FEANDREA SONGMICS SONGMICS Cat Tree Cat Scratcher Activity Centres Scratching Post with a Hammock Light Grey PCT86W, M
  • EXCLUSIVE LUXURY FOR CATS: Your feline friends need a cozy home of their own to play, take a nap or jump around; this cat house is sure to be their dream-come-true
  • STABILITY IS ALWAYS PRIORITY: Constructed by sturdy natural particle boards, strengthened with battens at bottom to ensure overall stability; anti-toppling fittings are included for double security
  • ASSEMBLY CAN BE A BREEZE: All components are clearly marked, detailed instructions and tools are also provided - even a construction newbie can put this cat furniture together with ease
  • ALL-IN-ONE RELAXING SPOT: Roomy condo, plush hammock and multiple perches offer luxurious napping experience; specially added fluffy toys and rope add so much more fun to their playtime
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: We provide a customized and professional customer service before and after your purchase

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Features:

Dimensions: 154 x 50 x 84 centimetres

Weighs: 15.9 Kilograms

Colour: Light grey

Sturdy sisal rods (7.1 cm)

Includes a hammock, 3 play balls, and a rope.

Stability screws included to attach to secure wall for stability

Benefits:

Lots for the cat to do including climbing, scratching, relaxing and playing. This tree has multiple levels and places to go.

It includes a cat-condo for your pet to snuggle into when it needs some privacy.

It’s more affordable that some cat trees.

Pros:

Easy to assemble

It’s taller than most cat trees at this price-point

It’s suitable for multiple cats

And is easy to manoeuvre.

Cons:

One reviewer says how the dangling balls at the top of the tree made it difficult for his cat to climb to the very top platform.


RHR Quality Cat Tree for Large Cats

RHR is the same brand that we mentioned in the first post. And this cat tree is the most expensive of all those listed. But it is a huge cat tree and so would suit several large cats. Given how few of these there are on the market, we felt it was worth including.

Features: 

Weighs: 64 kg

Height: 173cm

The base stand is 100x60x4 cm

All sisal posts are 12cm

Four hammocks can take the weight of a cat of up to 20kg

It comes in different colours

Benefits: 

Ideal for more than one cat as there are multiple baskets, perches and hammocks.

It includes a cat-condo on the bottom level

Stable baseboard 

Gentle colour to fit into most decors. 

Pros:

Easy to assemble

Sisal rope posts help with keeping claws sharp and short and is suitable for exercise. 

Cons:

It’s more expensive than other cat trees available.


It’s also available in dark gray


P PURLOVE 175cm Cat Tree Tower

Here is a more affordable cat tree, but it’s also tall enough to take larger cats. We especially like the colour of this one; it’s a darker grey but looks smart, and the layout is different to others available, too. 

Features: 

Weighs: 17.5 Kilograms

The big base board(50.5 x 50.5 cm/ 20 x 20”)

Floor Stand: 50.5 x 50.5 cm

L 50.5 x W 50.5 x H 175 cm

8 Sisel Scratching Posts

2 cat condos and a massage arch

3 dangling mice on the top

Benefits

This tree has multi-levels including cat condos, scratching posts, toys, an arch and a ladder. This mixed-use of ladders and platforms is good for less agile and smaller cats. 

It has a 100% money-back guarantee and a UK warehouse if you’re not satisfied with it. 

Its large baseboard helps keep it stable, especially if you have an energetic cat. 

The arch will help when your cat is malting or shedding. The idea is it brushes the cat’s fur as they walk through it. We’ve not seen it on many large cat trees, so this is a bonus. 

Pros:

It’s easy to install

It’s relatively inexpensive compared to other large cat trees.

There’s an attractive design with dark grey and beige sisal posts. 

One reviewer has posted a video of their cat using it to help give you a better idea of its usage in the home. 

Cons:

Some reviewers have suggested that it’s not as suitable for their larger cat as they’d have liked. We’d recommend double-checking the dimensions to ensure it’s ideal for your large cat. 


We’ve already featured the RHQ brand in this post. We understand that not everyone has the budget for these oversized cat trees, but it’s the only company focusing on larger cats. It seems silly not to include them. We’re going to include their other products below – many are which are similar to the ones we’ve listed. We hope you find them helpful. If nothing else, looking at the types of features they offer may help you narrow down exactly what you’re looking for in a larger cat tree.

Additional Large Cat Trees

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