Pets at Home Wooden Perch and Snooze – Review

As any cat lover knows, cats often love climbing and getting up high and most cat homes will probably have a cat climber or two or even three. This is where the Wooden Perch and Snooze from Pets At Home comes in.

I wondered where to place a post about a cat climber but then worked out what my cat actually used this cat climber for and decided “sleeping”.

When we moved to a new top floor apartment last year, I found that I had a lot of full length windows and you could see a great distance so I wanted to buy a few cat climbers so the cats could sit in the windows and watch the world go by as well as play. I came across the Wooden Perch and Snooze and it had a nice, smart look to it that I thought would be perfect in my lounge.

How Does It Look

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Well as I said it looks very nice, there are two wooden pieces that cross over each other. One is slightly longer than the other and both have seagrass wrapped around the lowest part. The largest wooden piece has a seagrass basket on top with cushion which is suitable for cats up to 8kg in weight, whilst the smaller wooden piece has a plain seagrass platform. There is a then a feather toy that hangs from the lower platform as you can see in the following photograph.

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So looks wise it is very nice and fits in with my furniture very nicely. It is actually pretty elegant for a cat climber and will look very smart. It is also not as tall as other cat climbers – coming in at just under 75 cm in height.

Set-up

Set up was actually pretty simple as the cross pieces slotted together and all the parts just screw together. Most climbers come with the bolts already in place and you basically just screw one part into the other by simply turning the pieces. I think this took me about 20 minutes or so to put together but I am a cat climber officianado.

Fun-Factor

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Well my cat usually just uses this climber for sleeping. She does often curl up in the top basket though the basket looks a little too small for her – but cats seem to fit into any space. I do find though that the cushion moves around a lot. She also uses the lower platform as a scratcher and does sometimes sit there looking out the window.

However, the seagrass scratchers on the legs are completely ignored as for a full grown cat they are too low down and too short in length – a cat likes to stretch whilst they are scratching. The feather toy has also been completely ignored mainly because it is on the lower platform and again this is too low down. The feather toy might interest a kitten though.

Durability

Well this has held up after being built for almost 9 months now. The wooden posts still look nice and it is easy to wipe down the wooden base. The first platform is looking a little tatty but that is because my cat uses this as a scratcher – it would be useful if you could get parts for this so that the platform or the seagrass around the legs could be replaced. The basket is still stable and has not broken or frayed.

The climber still does look very smart in my lounge.

Conclusion.

Looks wise this is a nice looking climbing frame and it is pretty sturdy and durable. However, from a fun-factor for your cat it does lose out as it is too short and most of the play items on it are too low down. Cost wise this was also £60 which is quite expensive for a climber that is this short – usually a climber of this price would have 3 or 4 platforms.

All in all I think that the Wooden Perch and Snooze is a nice looking piece of furniture and your cat will enjoy sleeping in it but there are plenty more climbers on the market that offer more for the same price.

Pros:

  • Looks nice in any room
  • Made from natural products – wood and seagrass
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Overpriced for what it consists of
  • Not much “fun-factor”
  • Too short
  • Basket a little small

 

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Evie

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Mara - May 2, 2016 Reply

What a cool-looking piece of cat furniture! It looks like a designer piece of furniture with the curving wooden posts. Your cat looks very cozy and comfortable sleeping in the top basket. I agree with you about cats wanting to stretch out when they are scratching – our cats always did when I was growing up. Have you contacted the manufacturer about getting a replacement grass pad? It would be interesting to know if they would consider this as an option for their customers. All-in-all, I think this looks rather nice.

    Evie - May 2, 2016 Reply

    thanks for your reply. I definitely agree it is a nice looking piece. Good idea to contact the manufacturer about replacement platforms

Simon - May 2, 2016 Reply

Hello,
As I am a big cat lover, I want to get one for myself. Right now I am looking around for toys/furniture for a pet, so he can run and have fun with. I like the look and colours as it will fit perfectly in my room. Good thing (for me) that the materials are natural.
I will come back from time to time to find something cool like that one.

    Evie - May 2, 2016 Reply

    hi thanks for your comment. Yes it is a nice looking piece and made from natural products. Blends in with other furniture pretty well. If you are looking for another Cat tree that is made from natural products then you might also be interested in the Pet Pals Cat Perch which I have also reviewed and tried out.

James Harvey - September 7, 2016 Reply

This is very cool. I love it and I know my wife will love it even more. I have a friend who makes things like this from scratch. he has a shop and is always making something. I will be sure to share and bookmark this site.

What is the weight limit on this item? Do you know by any chance?

    Evie - September 7, 2016 Reply

    Hi thanks very much for your comment. I would love to be creative enough in woodworking to make something like this from scratch but knowing my woodworking skills it would probably collapse. I don’t think there is a weight limit on this as such but I regularly have my 6 kilo (13 lbs) ragdoll and my 4 lbs ragdoll running over it at the same time and it has stood up to this onslaught.

Alex - January 13, 2017 Reply

This little bed stand is adorable! This is a great review that delves into the product and while I agree with your pro’s and con’s on this one I look forward to reading more of your reviews to find something a bit better for my kitten. Thank you for your very informative review!

    Evie - January 14, 2017 Reply

    it is quite cute isnt it? I have actually found that my kitten likes to use this a bit – but she is quickly beginning to outgrow it

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