I was excited about the opportunity to test Catty Stacks with my beloved Mimi, who gets around pretty well despite her advanced age of 16. She also still loves cardboard boxes, as most cats do.
Catty Stacks come in an array of designer patterns and colors to suit your decor – zebra (black and white pattern), pink, giraffe (brown and white pattern), blue, white, green and brown. They look rather like decorated cardboard boxes with holes in them, but they’re significantly more sturdy than your average corrugated cardboard box.
Catty Stacks fold into shape using a clever tabbed approach and secure to each other snugly using silver binding clips, which are included. They were so easy to put together that my 10-year-old handled most of the “Kitty Castle” construction, needing my help mainly with the binder clips.
The U.S.A.-made Catty Stacks, constructed of Ultraboard and using vegetable-based ink, can handle about 20 pounds worth of feline. Since Mimi doesn’t weigh much, we placed some heavy objects on the Catty Stacks to simulate a more substantial kitty. The Catty Stacks didn’t even budge.
Catty Stacks make a great way for your indoor cat to get some exercise. The Catty Stacks, measuring 16″ by 16″ by 15″ and weighing only 2.5 pounds each, are very easy to rearrange or move, unlike the carpeted variety of pet trees. Carpeted cat trees are often unwieldy and difficult to relocate, and they could pose a hazard for families with small children who might try to climb on them.
So that kitty can move throughout the insides of the Catty Stacks, you’ll want to line up the holes, which measure 6.25 inches to 10.5 inches on the side and 5.5 inches to 7 inches on the top and bottom.
Mimi waited to explore the Catty Stacks on her own terms and was soon taking cat naps inside the cozy boxes. Mimi has always loved cardboard boxes. If I leave a cardboard box unattended, it won’t be long before Mimi crawls into it.
Catty Stacks are much cheaper than their carpeted competitors, costing $28.99 per set of two with free shipping on orders over $69. One two-pack of Catty Stacks costs about $10 to $15 to ship, depending on where you live. I received sample sets of Catty Stacks in return for my honest opinions.