Review: Seedling Tree House from Pet Tree Houses

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Cat trees are a must have for indoor cats. They satsify cats’ need to climb, they provide a great view of the outdoors if placed near a window, and they offer an outlet for cats’ natural instinct to scratch. Cat trees are especially important in multicat households, giving cats opportunities to share territory on more than one level, without bumping into each other and creating possible altercations.

With so many options for cat trees, ranging from basic carpeted models to wooden works of art, there are plenty of choices for discerning felines and humans. For me, one of the requirements of a cat tree is that it has to look good and fit in with my home decor. The Seedling Tree House from Pet Tree House not only looks amazing in my living room, it actually became a focal point. Oh, and in case you were wondering: Allegra and Ruby think it’s the cat’s meow.

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Joe, a former custom builder of multimillion dollar homes, and his wife Shelley designed their first Pet Tree House for their own cats in 2008. They wanted to create an aesthetically pleasing cat tree that would also mimic a realistic outdoor experience for cats. They started their business in their garage, and it quickly grew to the point where Joe and Shelley now have a custom showroom and manufacturing plant in Sanford, Florida.

Their trees range in size from the 36 inch Sprout to the 7 foot tall Mature Tree House. Each tree is hand crafted and takes up to 1,000 individual cuts to build it. The real trees use to make the tree houses are hand selected, as is the cedar that is used for the platforms.

Shelley and Joe offered us a choice of trees to review, and I chose The Seedling Tree House. It’s one of the most beautiful cat trees I’ve ever seen, and it fits perfectly into a corner of our living room near a large window.

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The Seedling Tree House came fully assembled in a very large box. The only assembly required was putting the branches into pre-drilled, well-marked holes along the trunk and branches of the tree. Allegra and Ruby immediately went to check out the new tree, and it took maybe a minute before Allegra, and then Ruby, ended up in the cradle at the top.

The Seedling Tree House is super sturdy. It weighs about 35 pounds. The bottom platform is large enough so there’s no way this tree can be toppled over. The middle platform and top cradle will hold even bigger cats comfortably.

The leaves are beautiful! I consider myself a bit of a fake tree connoisseur since I’ve had my share of them since I gave up having real plants twenty years ago when Feebee started decimating a ficus tree by methodically chewing off all the leaves, and I’ve learned that not all fake trees are created equal. Some loose their leaves easily, others just simply look awful. Pet Tree Houses foliage looks realistic. They even have an Autumn Foliage option, so your cat tree can change colors with the season!

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Allegra, Ruby and I are absolutely delighted with our Seedling Tree House. The girls both love to sleep in the top cradle (unfortunately, not together: if I have one issue with this tree, it’s that it’s so coveted, I may have to consider getting a second one!). I feel that my living space got an “upgrade” with this beautiful piece of furniture.

One other thing that is unique about Pet Tree Houses, and that I love, is that even some of their taller models come fully assembled with the exception of the leaves. They even offer “white glove” delivery (the tree is unpacked and set up in your home). They do offer one four-level DIY tree, the KIT-TY Tree, which requires assembly. According to Sandy Robins’ review, it is easy to put together even for the assembly challenged.

These stunning cat trees are an investment, but the joy they will bring to your cats and the beauty they will add to your home are well worth the price. For more information and to place an order, please visit http://www.pettreehouses.com/

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FTC Disclosure: I received this product for review at no charge. Receiving the free product did not influence my review. All reviews on The Conscious Cat will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion, or, as the case may be. Allegra and Ruby’s unbiased opinion.

15 Comments on Review: Seedling Tree House from Pet Tree Houses

  1. Kelley
    June 6, 2015 at 1:55 am (4 years ago)

    These are so lovely, but far far far out of my price range I’m afraid.

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  2. Sometimes Cats Herd You
    April 7, 2015 at 6:34 pm (4 years ago)

    These are made near here, and I originally saw one of their larger models in person at an event for one of our local rescues. They’re amazing! I didn’t know they were making autumn versions. What a wonderful idea to offer seasonal changes like that, too.

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    • Ingrid
      April 8, 2015 at 6:25 am (4 years ago)

      Aren’t they incredible?

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  3. DebiOco
    April 7, 2015 at 4:59 pm (4 years ago)

    Awesome! What an excellent idea!

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  4. Caren Gittleman
    April 7, 2015 at 4:07 pm (4 years ago)

    OMG my tree dwelling Cody would go INSANE FOR THOSE TREES!!! Absolutely gorgeous! Like you, I LOVE when you wrote “even some of their taller models come fully assembled with the exception of the leaves. They even offer “white glove” delivery (the tree is unpacked and set up in your home).” I hate assembling them myself! This tree is AMAZING!

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    • Ingrid
      April 8, 2015 at 6:29 am (4 years ago)

      They are something else, aren’t they, Caren.

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  5. Robyn
    April 7, 2015 at 10:18 am (4 years ago)

    A Cat’s dream for sure! I can truly appreciate the time and thought that went into crafting these amazing tree houses. They are an investment and I’m sure would pay off in the end. Although I am not in a position to purchase, it has inspired me to perhaps make the existing “tree house” more outdoorsy(: I’m currently waiting for my delivery of CannaVet. Pepper is in desperate need of it. The staff at CannaVet have been amazing and so caring. They have been a long distance Vet and support team for Pepper and myself. I am praying that this is the answer to our troubles. As always, an inspiring review. Thanks.

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    • Ingrid
      April 8, 2015 at 6:30 am (4 years ago)

      I’m glad you enjoyed the review, Robyn. It you find ways to make your existing trees more outdoorsy, please share photos on our Facebook page! And keep me posted on how the CannaVet works out for Pepper.

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  6. Glogirly
    April 7, 2015 at 10:06 am (4 years ago)

    These are gorgeous! What a wonderful alternative to the usual cat tree. We looked at the autumn colors on their website too and they’re stunning! How clever that you can simply swap out the green leaves for the orange and yellow ones!

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    • Ingrid
      April 8, 2015 at 6:31 am (4 years ago)

      I though the fall foliage was a brilliant idea, too, Debbie. They’re currently working on spring and winter versions, too!

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  7. Janine
    April 7, 2015 at 7:55 am (4 years ago)

    That is really cool. My cats would love it.

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  8. Stephanie B.
    April 7, 2015 at 6:21 am (4 years ago)

    This is amazing, love it so much! What a great idea this couple came up with.

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  9. Summer
    April 7, 2015 at 3:58 am (4 years ago)

    WOW! That cat tree looks AMAZING! My human had better start saving up because I want one! And so does Binga, so she may have to get two!

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  10. Joyce
    April 7, 2015 at 2:23 am (4 years ago)

    Hi Ingrid, Casey & Maggie have had their Seedling Tree House for a couple of years now, and it’s more beautiful than I imagined. We have the large size, with the large tree house on the bottom. It’s so full with leaves & branches, and I didn’t even attach all of them. I would love to send you pics of the Tree House portion to show your readers, as well as the mid section where there’s a vary large platform. It’s just another version of the tree to be able to compare. I had the white glove delivery service … good thing and well worth the extra $$ because to carry this anywhere is near impossible on your own. They say it disassembles if you need to move it, but I’d rather move it as is than take it apart. The carpeting is attached with velcro for easy clean or replace, but it’s been 2 years and it looks BRAND NEW! They will engrave the Medallion for you (although very limited in length, I could only fit CASEY on it) And now they offer an upgrade in an arched header for the house, as well as Autumn leaves to change out from summer to fall! I love it, but most of all, Casey Jones & Maggie May love it, too! Let me know if you’d like to see the pictures.

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    • Ingrid
      April 7, 2015 at 6:17 am (4 years ago)

      I’d love to see pictures, Joyce – you can post them on our Facebook page.

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