Armarkat is a leader in the cat tree industry, and they make their products with your cat’s well-being in mind. Their trees are made with quality materials that cats love and use and are safe for them. Another significant aspect of their products is that there is one for every home, whether it is an apartment, a house, or a condo.
We chose the B5301 for review because, honestly, it’s simple, cats love it, it’s comfortable for all size cats, and it gets the job done.
Cat Tree Hideaway Dimensions
The first thing we notice when looking at the B5301 is the hideaway near the center. We love that the hideaway is not placed so high on the tree that the center of gravity is thrown off, and the whole thing becomes unstable. Armarkat has placed it near the center and used a broad enough base that the tree itself is very stable.
The hideaway measures 14 inches long by 12 inches wide by 12 inches high, making it great for larger cats to fit comfortably while also being big enough for smaller cats and kittens to play in. Some trees are nice, but they have hideaways or features that are just too small for most full-grown cats. This is not the case with the B5301.
This means that your cats can very quickly climb up and down the tree from the top of the tower to the bottom of the base without having to worry about the whole thing comes toppling down. It also means that it’s safe and has been created for your cats to use and enjoy without you having to worry if they will get hurt or not while using it.
Overall Dimensions, Size, and Cat Type
What makes the Armarkat B5301 nice is that it’s not so big that you cannot fit it anywhere in your home with a house remodel, and it’s not so small that your cats won’t even see it to be able to use it. It measures 24 inches long by 22 inches high by 53 inches tall, making it ideal for any home, big or small.
This tree has two towers making it ideal for the tree-dwelling cat (cats that prefer high spaces with slight coverage but open areas to see) because they will get the resting place they look for at the heights they desire. While this is considered to be a medium-size piece of furniture, and there are bigger trees out there, tree-dwellers still love it, and it’s one that will fit in your home.
Your tree dweller will love this tree because not only does it give them the heights they like, but there are multiple places for them to rest. Also, the roof of the hideaway provides another tower or resting place for your tree dweller to lounge on.
For the bush-dwelling cats in your life (cats that prefer medium height spaces with some coverage), this tree is great because it has landings and the hideaway that is in similar height ranges to what the bush dweller prefers. It’s also great because it gives them options to hide at a bushes height or to climb the towers to get a higher viewpoint on their domain.
No matter which cat type you have, they can find comfort in the B5301 because it has a ramp leading up to the bush level for the bush dwelling cats and a landing leading up to the towers for your tree-dwellers. The cat tower measures 14 inches by 12 inches to accompany small and larger cats.
One last dimension to include is the base, which measures 22 inches by 20 inches. We include this measurement, so you know that the base is large enough to keep the tower standing even when your cat or cats are roughhousing on the top towers. Armarkat recommends a 40-pound weight limit for safety reasons.
Material, Features, and Benefits
The Armarkat B5301 is covered with faux fleece, which is very similar to carpet; only it’s softer, warmer, and more comfortable for your cat to cuddle up on and is sometimes used in jackets. Another benefit of the faux fleece is that your cat can scratch on it, and they get the feeling as if they are scratching carpeting, which they love to do.
Another material used on this treehouse is sisal rope. Sisal rope is used on each of the five posts that support the towers and landings. Sisal is the material that many cat scratching posts use, and cats love to claw and scratch it. So not only do you get a great tree for your cat to hang out on, but you also get five scratching posts for your cat to dig into instead of digging their claws into your furniture.
The B5301 also comes with a cat toy attached to the top of the higher tower. This is nice because you don’t have to add anything to this tree for your cats to love it. You get an all in one package where your cats can sleep, play, scratch, and chill out in the comfort of their home. One of the best benefits yet, the price is very reasonable compared to most pet stores.
To conclude the Armarkat B3501 cat tree review, we feel that for a medium-sized tree, you cannot go wrong with this model. Your cats will love it, and they will thank you for thinking of them and giving them a place to call their own.