A Bengal cat tree (or should that be Bengal cat cat tree…) is an almost essential item for any Bengal owner.

That’s because Bengals are at the higher end of the cat energy spectrum and also love to climb.

Let’s take a look at what this article has to offer…

What You Will Discover

  • The best cat trees for Bengal cats
  • Factors to consider when buying a Bengal cat a cat tree
  • Where to go for ideas on how to build your own

Size (inches)


Go Pet Club 62 Inch

27L x 38W x 62H

4.6/5 from 24,799 ratings

Yaheetech 54 Inch

19.5L x 19.5W x 54H

4.5/5 from 23,620 ratings

Go Pet Club 72 Inch

33W x 22L x 72H

4.7/5 from 19,423 ratings


26L x 16.1W x 35.4H

4.3/5 from 14,235 ratings

Rabbitgoo 61 Inch

26.3L x 19.6W x 61H

4.6/5 from 13,381 ratings

Amazon Basics

19L x 19W x 52H

4.5/5 from 11,396 ratings

Amazon Basics Multi-Level

19L x 19W x 50H

4.7/5 from 7,546 ratings

Go Pet Club 50W

50W x 26L x 72H

4.7/5 from 6,854 ratings

Amarkat Cat Tree

38L x 28W x 58H

4.6/5 from 6,423 ratings


26L x 16.1W x 35.4H

4.3/5 from 5,588 ratings


19L x 19W x 41.3H

4.6/5 from 5,459 ratings

How I Did My Product Research or ‘Method’

In short, in order to determine the best bengal cat trees, I’ve looked at products rated 4 stars and above on Amazon and ranked them in order of highest reviews at the time of writing (the ‘wisdom of the crowd‘ theory).

If you can find the same locally however, then do support your local business.

It’s also worth noting, I mainly chose products that were in stock, again at the time of writing.

However, some of the leading candidates also made the list even if they were not available to buy at the time.

Please read this page for more detail on how I choose products.

Let’s get to it…

The Best Bengal Cat Trees

1. Go Pet Club 62 Inch Cat Tree

4.6/5 from 24,799 ratings

Key Features

  • Made from highly durable compressed wood and wrapped with a premium faux fur finish
  • Multiple scratching posts covered by natural sisal ropes
  • Includes a condo, top tunnel, hammock, sisal wrapped ladder and attached rope toy
  • Size: 27L x 38W x 62H inches
  • Materials: Compressed wood, faux fur, sisal

Notes: The #1 offering looks the part and comes highly rated. And if you don’t like the colour, there are others available including beige, black, brown, grey and even paw print.

2. Yaheetech 54 Inch Cat Tree

4.5/5 from 23,620 ratings

Key Features

  • Constructed of CARB Phase 2 particleboard and skin-friendly plush covering
  • Safety strap to help prevent damage and injury from intensive jumping and leaping by securing the cat tree to the wall
  • Two condos with doors and window for cats to play and nap in
  • Cat-ears shaped raised edge on the top perch
  • A variety of neutral hues
  • Specially designed for kittens or small/medium cats
  • Size: 19.5L x 19.5W x 54H inches
  • Materials: CARB Phase 2 particleboard, pet friendly fabric, sisal rope

Notes: Only available in pink at the time of writing. Also comes in 61 and 70 inch versions. May not be suitable for larger Bengals as it mentions it’s designed for kittens and small medium/cats. CARB2 actually stands for the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Phase 2, a ‘stringent standard for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products.’

3. Go Pet Club 72 Inch Cat Tree

4.7/5 from 19,423 ratings

Key Features

  • Reinforced scratching posts wrapped with natural sisal rope
  • Hanging mouse toy
  • For medium to large sized cats
  • Assembly instruction and tools included
  • Other dimensions: Base Board: 23W x 21L inches, Top Condo: 12W x 12L x 9.5H inches, Bottom Condo: 18W x 12.5L x 11.5H inches, Top 3 Perches: 13.5W x 13.5L x 2.5H inches
  • Size: 33W x 22L x 72H inches
  • Materials: 0.6 inch MDF boards, extra strong plastic scratching posts, faux fur, sisal rope

Notes: The second offerring from Go Pet Club, this version is larger and also comes in a selection of different colours and prices.

4. AIWIKIDE 002G Cat Tree

4.3/5 from 14,235 ratings

Key Features

  • High quality faux fur, natural jute scratching posts
  • Cushion on top platform
  • Three levels
  • Replaceable hanging ball
  • Hammock
  • Size: 26L x 16.1W x 35.4H inches        
  • Materials: Faux fur, jute, compressed wood

Notes: Recommends that you place it next to a wall. Seller states you may receive an older model wihout a top cushion.

5. Rabbitgoo Cat Tree

4.6/5 from 13,381 ratings

Key Features

  • Multi-purpose cat tree with dangling ball and loop, ladder, multiple platforms and condo
  • Scratching posts reinforced with natural sisal rope
  • Top perch with raised edge
  • Strengthened base plates
  • Robust posts made of high-density particle wood tubes
  • Ideal for large kittens and average sized cats
  • Platforms and posts made from strong P2-grade particle wood
  • Skin-friendly plush covering
  • Easy assembly with detailed graphic instructions
  • Size: 26.3L x 19.6W x 61H Inches
  • Materials: P2-grade particle wood, faux fur, sisal

Notes: Claims to ‘hold up well up to 33 lbs’.

6. Amazon Basics Cat Condo Tree Tower

4.5/5 from 11,396 ratings

Key Features

  • Multi-platform cat tree with scratching posts
  • Natural jute fibre scratching posts
  • Neutral colour tone
  • Durable, long-lasting construction
  • Ladder
  • Swinging rope and bauble toy
  • Size: 19L x 19W x 52H inches
  • Materials: Jute, chipboard

Notes: The first tree from Amazon Basics on this list that was the highest rated of those in stock at the time. There are 3 colours potentially available plus other options including a model with a small tunnel. Well suited to a room corner.

7. Amazon Basics Multi-Level Cat Tree

4.7/5 from 7,546 ratings

Key Features

  • Multi-platform indoor cat tree
  • Tower made of chipboard with plush carpeting
  • Tools and instructions for easy assembly
  • 5 scratching posts wrapped in jute rope
  • Top platform with raised edge
  • Integrated step ladder gives younger kittens or older cats an extra boost up
  • Tunnel
  • Hammock
  • Square-shaped base
  • Size: 19L x 19W x 50H inches
  • Materials: Jute, chipboard

Notes: Comes in two colours with an additional hammock, tunnel and some kind of dish looking thing.

8. Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 50W

4.7/5 from 6,854 ratings

Key Features

  • 72″ Classic Cat Tree
  • Beige
  • Made from highly durable compressed wood and wrapped with high quality faux fur
  • Multiple scratching posts covered by natural sisal ropes
  • Suitable for small, medium and large cats
  • Size: 50W x 26L x 72H inches
  • Materials: 0.6-inch MDF boards, faux fur, sisal

Notes: Remarkably similar to #3 on this list. As far as I can tell, this model is bigger. Can also be bought with a leopard print look if that’s your type of thing.

9. Armarkat Cat Tree

4.6/5 from 6,423 ratings

Key Features

  • Approved by noted cat behaviourist Jackson Galaxy (I don’t know who, or where that is)
  • Beige with high density faux fur covering
  • Constructed from 15mm pressed wood
  • Multi-tier cat tree includes a running ramp, condo, and perch
  • Seasoned sisal rope wraps all posts securely
  • Six months manufacturer’s warranty against defects
  • Replacement parts available from manufacturer
  • Size: 38L x 28W x 58H inches
  • Materials: Engineered wood, sisal rope, polyester

Notes: This brand has lots of different models in its store. This particular one is recommended for medium sized cats.

10. TINWEIUS 01A Cat Tree

4.3/5 from 5,588 ratings

Key Features

  • High quality faux fur
  • Natural sisal posts
  • Four levels
  • Cat house
  • Spring and hanging toys
  • Size: 26L x 16.1W x 35.4H
  • Materials: Faux fur, jute, engineered wood

Notes: A cheaper, smaller tree. Comes with a notice to “Please try to place it against the wall.” Probably a good idea for most cat trees.

11. Hey-brother Cat Tree

4.6/5 from 5,459 ratings

Key Features

  • Dual condos
  • Padded viewing perch
  • Multi-layer structure design
  • Ramp which acts both as a ladder and scratching board
  • Anti-toppling fittings, high quality engineered wood and reinforced base plate
  • Detailed instructions for quick and easy installation
  • Easy to clean
  • Perfect for small kitties/adult cats
  • Size: 19L x 19W x 41.3H inches
  • Materials: Particle board, linenette, sisal rope

Notes: Recommended for small cats and kittens, so you may need to upgrade when/if your Bengal kitten outgrows it.

Factors To Consider When Buying A Bengal Cat Tree

In no particular order, below are some of the things you will need to consider when buying your Bengal a cat tree.


Important for two reasons.

Firstly, you obviously need something that will comfortably fit into your home with space for you to maneuver it for cleaning.

Secondly, you want something large enough for your cat to play, burn off some energy off and mayeb even sleep on.

It’s probably a good idea to buy something large enough for an adult cat, even if you have a kitten, although at least one tree on this list is aimed at smaller cats.

Our Bengal did used to struggle a little to reach the top basket in her cat tree when she was a kitten.

Now, as an adult, she can jump from the sofa straight into it.


There is no set rule here, however I have read it can be good idea to position a cat tree by a window.

This allows your cat to observe the outside world from a vantage point or if you prefer, ‘keep an eye’ on things.

Again, think about access to the tree for both you and especially your Bengal.

You don’t want to put it somewhere it could easily be toppled.

If your Bengal is likely to use it to sleep in, a quieter area of the house may be preferential. Having said that, ours is in the living room and Hazel seems to be able to sleep well enough.

Ease of Assembly

The larger the cat tree, generally, the longer the time it’ll take to assemble.

Those with more platforms and ‘features’ will also require more time to put together.

Most should just require some straightforward screwing of parts together and all (I would expect) will come the instructions outlining how to do so.

Some of the larger trees will be easier to put together with assistance– human not cat, although I’m sure your Bengal will been keen to oversee the whole operation.

So ease of assembly is just something to consider, very much like the next factor…


Over time your tree, especially if it has a basket your cat sleeps in, will accumulate dirt and need cleaning.

As a minimum, and perhaps more regularly, you should take a vacuum cleaner to it.

More stubborn areas could be tackled with a scrubbing brush perhaps alongside some warm, non-toxic soapy water.

Then dry these areas thoroughly.


Cat trees, as you will have seen, come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

They can have multiple platforms of varying size, pillars or posts that double-up as scratching posts, plus baskets, ladders, ramps, ‘condos’ (or hiding holes) with toys attached/hanging from them.

The features you should aim for will depend on what space you have available and what else you have to offer your Bengal in terms of climbing, hiding, playing, and scratching.

But logically, the more features, the better.


Fairly straightforward- it’s a balance between your budget and your Bengal.

The trees on this list cover a range of budgets.

If you’re keen to know what cat trees are made from, then you’re in luck, as we’ll look at that subject next…

What Are Cat Trees Made From?

A look at the cat tree list will show that they’re all pretty much made from a combination of materials below, some of which you may not have heard of.

This may come in useful if you decide to build your own.


Sisal rope is a natural fibre rope featured on most of the trees on this list alongside many cat scratching posts.

And for good reason.

It’s robust, long lasting and cats seem to love scratching it.

Image by Michael Cat/Creative Commons CC BY- SA 4.0


Jute is another natural plant-based fibre that can be spun into threads to make cloth.

It is versatile, strong and used in a number of other household products like rugs and covers.

Photo by Andre Taissin

Compressed Wood

The cat trees listed here are made from some form of compressed wood.

It is wood comprised of essentially scrap wood such as shavings and sawdust.

There are several types including particleboard/chipboard, medium-density fibreboard (MDF) and high-density fibreboard (HDF).

They are generally lightweight and will not splinter but are less durable than natural woods.

Faux Fur

Or if you prefer, fur, but not really.

So, do Bengal cats really need a tree- covered in faux fur or otherwise?

Do Bengal Cats Need A Tree?

‘Need’ can be a tricky word to interpret.

If you believe need means essential for survival, then no, clearly a Bengal cat will survive without a cat tree and therefore does not need one.

However, if you interpret need to mean something that will go towards improvement, then yes, a cat tree could be considered as an item Bengal cats need owing to their more active lifestyle and love of climbing.

Perhaps you’re thinking of building one however, instead of buying…

Make Your Own

If you can source the appropriate materials, have the tools, time and ability (and maybe get a bit of help), then some ideas for constructing a cat tree of your own can be found here.

As an alternative, you could install a few ‘cat shelves’ or create a cat walkway like the example below. It could be replicated simply using regular human shelving too I expect.

The Cat Tree We Have

This is the cat tree we opted for:

This is now over 2 years old and still in very good condition.

We’ve had no issues will it whatsoever, and Hazel probably uses it more these days than she did when she was a kitten.

She has never shown much interest in the hiding areas but they still have a use when playing wand toy or fetch based games.

We didn’t opt for anything too expansive due to a lack of space and this model fitted perfectly into a spot next to our sofa.

It would also be suited to being placed in a corner.

You can find it at Zooplus.

Do Bengal Cats Climb Trees?

Yes, Bengal cats do climb (actual) trees.

They can also get stuck in them.

I know this from personal experience.

Fortunately, Hazel, now an adult, hasn’t repeated the feat of getting herself lodged into the cleft of unfamiliar tree from which I was only just able to stretch and pluck her from (with the help of a fence).

Bengal in a tree

Instead, she sticks to something much smaller and familiar, which she can comfortably navigate, often in pursuit of its avian wildlife.

It can be quite a site watching a Bengal cat in the upper reaches of a tree, balancing on a branch that seems too small to support it, tail jerking awkwardly in an attempt to keep itself upright. 


Bengal cats love to climb and so a cat tree can allow them to indulge a little in this behaviour.

The many trees on this list come in a manner of shapes and sizes- just two of a few factors you’ll need to consider before making a purchase.  

Or instead, if you have the time, tools and timber, you could opt to create your own bespoke Bengal tree.

Whatever you decide, a good cat tree should last you and your cat a good few years and provide a good base for observing, playing and resting.


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