While there are a large variety of cat trees out there, if you’re looking for a specific feature on a cat tree, sometimes you’ll find your options are a little narrower than you’d like. Features like sisal rope scratching posts and comfortable carpet-covered platforms are pretty ubiquitous, but if you’re looking for a cat condo that has leaves on it or one that’s extremely narrow, yet goes all the way to the ceiling, you’ll have quite a bit more trouble finding options.
Luckily, cat trees that feature hammocks strike a middle ground. While they aren’t ubiquitous, you are almost certain to find at least one tree with a hammock that fits your needs to a T, since there are enough of them around to find diversity.
From what I’ve seen, there seem to be two types of hammocks commonly integrated into cat trees: free hanging ones, and ones that surround a cat, sort of like a cozy little bowl beneath them. Both hammocks appear to be well loved by the majority of cats, and you can find a number of cat condos that feature both.
I’ve done my best to showcase as much variety as possible in this list – so whether you’re looking for a small cat tree or big one, a tree that’s got hiding spots, perches, or ladders to boot, or just want the equivalent of a scratching post with a little hammock on top of it, you’ll be able to find the right tree for you.
Now let’s get into it!
Cat Furniture for Hanging Out In: Cat Trees with Hammocks
You may not even qualify the Trixie Original Baza as a cat tree, but if you do, you’d likely agree that it’s probably one of the smallest functional ones in existence. Two scratching posts on a platform, topped off with a hammock, and a little hanging ball toy is all it really is, yet there’s no doubt looking at it – most any cat would love this thing to bits. Whether you’re simply looking to add one more spot for your cat to hang out in, or you’re trying to make the most out of a scratching post you’re already going to need to have around, this is probably one of the best bang-for-buck pieces of cat furniture there is around. And look at all that fluffy stuff all over it – screams comfort and coziness to me.
Trixie makes a bunch of different variations of this product, my favourite of which is the Banza Junior, which comes with a little hide/home plus a perch at the top as well as a hammock. Not much on the market looks as snug and warm as these mini hammock-having cat trees! A definite pro since my cat likes curling up in snuggly materials, even in the summer!
Live in a multi-cat household? If you happen to be looking for a full sized cat tree that should do the trick satisfying as many as four or five cats at any given time – I think this Go Pet Club Cat Condo is pretty perfect.
I find with a lot of multi-cat trees on the market, there are likely to be issues with the fact that multiple cats hopping on all at once would probably end up in squabbles and hissing fits, but since there’s so much privacy and visual isolation in the different spots on this one, even if one cat occupies each of the best spots (the perch at the top, the round hole to hang out in, the hanging hammock, the surround hammock, and the little cat hide/home), they should each get the privacy and distance from each other they’re likely to want.
Nowadays, not many cat trees have wooden skeletons. Companies normally opt to use cheaper materials for the bones of cat condos, but if you look hard enough, there are a few out there that are made durably.
This tree by Armarkat is one of the few condos with a hammock. It’s made of pressed wood (if you’re looking for trees made of solid wood instead check out this article), but it seems quite durable, so if looking for a long-term, full-sized cat tree with a hammock, where you’ll likely only ever need to replace the sisal rope with a bit of DIY if your cats are vicious about taking their claws to the sides, this is likely to be your best bet.
While this isn’t the most popular cat tree around, if you live in a small apartment like me, and haven’t got much space as it is, a cat tree like this could be the best option available.
I’ve written articles about narrow cat trees ideal for small spaces, and floor-to-ceiling cat trees in the past, and while you can find a number of cat trees with hammocks on them that will be suited for small-spaces, I haven’t found a better one that’s anemic enough to fit almost anywhere, reaches up to the ceiling, yet still has hammocks on it.
This mini cat tree looks amazing to me. I’m not quite sure it would work well for scratching on for tall cats (like my Avery) or be the most sturdy for heavier cats that are a bit rambunctious, but to place in an infrequently used room, or to put up as extra furniture in a play area, I think this little cat tower would be perfect.
If you move around a lot with your cats, or need a travelling cat tower for when you drop off your pet at a caretakers while you’re on vacation, this mini tree looks ideal to me. Maybe not the best option as a permanent feature (like the Trixie Original Baza from spot #1), but certainly ideal in cases where you need easy-to-put-away cat furniture or to create a small cat nook you can easily move around the house when the current space has lost it’s lost it’s appeal.
I think this cat tree is absolutely adorable. Has a lovely little perch/cat bed hybrid right at the very top of it, and an oh-so-comfortable looking surround-cat-hammock jutting out the side near the bottom. I doubt any cat would be against using this tree, and for we-humans-who-love-cute-things, there’s that ever-so-lovely print fabric accenting the gorgeous navy blue faux-fur. Really don’t think there are enough cat trees that look this adorable on the market; definitely made with both cat and pet owner in mind.
Probably, in my opinion, the best cat tree on this list. Like the other Armarkat cat tree, this one is made with durability in mind, its skeleton being made of pressed wood. Extra points go to this one for the addition of a ladder (though I doubt many cats will use this section, it’s a pretty feature for we humans who cater to our cats), an extra cat house/hide and an extra hammock. I absolutely adore the fact that there are two varieties of hammocks in one cat tree here: one hanging and one surround-hammock.
It’s not a cheap option, though considering the wood skeleton, that makes sense. If I could splurge, I’d grab it, but if I couldn’t, I think I’d opt for the Go Pet Club Condo from spot #2 with 3-4 cats in my home, as it’s excellent value for the use I’d imagine it would get from a number of cats simultaneously.
In terms of maximizing vertical space by having cat trees reach all the way to the ceiling, this Skyscraper Cat Tree from FurHaven hits the nail on the head. Plenty of room for cats who love to jump, and a sleeping hideaway area on top of the purrfect hangout hammock just above the middle.
Now this small cat tree containing both a hammock and a perch, as well as a little hanging play ball in such a fashion makes me feel like it’d be an excellent playtime cat condo. Looks quite sturdy, and should work out great in cases you need just a little more height for a cat to jump on, but don’t want a full-sized cat tree.
Thoughts on Cat Trees with Hammocks?
Do your cats love hanging out in hammocks? Have you ever met a cat who refused to lazy about in one?
Have you ever bought a cat tree specifically because it had a hammock? Would you? Do you think it’s a beneficial feature to have?
Do you think cats prefer one type of cat hammock over another (hanging hammock vs ones that surround)?
When you look for cat trees, do you ever look for specific features on them? What types of features have you looked for in a cat condo before?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments down below!