Head-over-heels, scratch and climb, rock and roll cat amusement. Extra solid and sturdy piece of furniture has two 12" x 16" carpeted cradles plus a 12" dia. x 16" cozy tunnel with lookout window. Three levels for climbing, lounging, snoozing, and playing. Two tone color. Bark, Gray Stone, Nutmeg, Cocoa, and Soft Sage have scratch posts covered with oatmeal carpet and sisal. Oatmeal has scratch posts covered with cocoa carpet and sisal. Assembly required.
Unit weighs 36 lbs. 28" x 32" x 35". Please specify color of Nutmeg, Cocoa, Soft Sage, or Oatmeal.
1 – 19" x 19" Carpeted Base
2 – 11" Carpeted Posts with Short Bolt
1 – 17" Carpeted Post with Short Bolt
1 – 30" Sisal Post with Short Bolt
1 – Tunnel and Cradle Assembly
1 – Carpeted Cradle
4 – 4" Bolts and Washers (located in post bottoms)
1 – Breakaway Toy
Note: A 7/16" wrench is needed for assembly.
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Downloadable Amusement Park Assembly Instruction PDF.
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We will probably never know the real reason(s) why cats like high places, but here are some theories:
- Height can indirectly be a sign of status. If there are multiple cats in a household, the cat that controls the best perches is generally the most dominant. The highest cat is literally the "top cat."
- The height gives the cat a better observation point. From that location, the cat can survey his "realm" and be more aware of activities of people and other pets. In the wild, a higher place may serve as a concealed site from predators.
- One of the reasons cats like the top perch on the cat tree is that the tree is located near a heat register, and the top perch is the warmest spot. The tops of refrigerators also tend to be warm.
- If a cat is anxious or afraid, a high perch may get him farther away from the cause of his anxiety (e.g., a dog).
Why your particular cat seeks higher places may be a combination of these theories, or something only he will ever know.
- Take the carpeted cradle with offset holes and place it upside down on the floor, threaded holes face up. Thread one of the 11" posts into the cradle until tight. Repeat to attach the other 11" post.
- Take the cradle and tunnel assembly and place it upside down on the floor, threaded holes face up. Thread the 30" sisal post into the threaded hole on cradle. Thread the 17" carpeted post into the threaded hole on tunnel until tight.
- Place the cradle with the 11" posts upside down on the floor so that the posts are facing away from you. Remove the 4" bolts and washers from the bottom of the 11" posts. Place the base, carpet side down, on the 11" posts. Align the holes of the posts with the holes in the base that are closest to the edge. Using the 4" bolts and washers, secure the base to the posts.
- Place tunnel and cradle unit upside down on the floor. Place base unit on tunnel/cradle unit, aligning remaining holes with 17" carpeted post and 30" sisal post. Partially thread both bolts and then tighten each one.
- Stand the unit upright. Attach breakaway mouse according to directions included with mouse.
- Check all pieces for tightness and re-tighten after a few days of use.
Carpet: Carpet may be spot cleaned with Drs. Foster & Smith CleanAway™, OxyQuick™, or a commercial carpet cleaning solution.
Sisal: Brush or vacuum. Do not use liquids to clean.