For older, lazier cats, you need climbing tree with more room. It should have more ledges for them to hang out on and sleep on, and more places to scratch.
First tree I purchased for my kittens. They all loved it at first, but now are happier up higher. They got on it right out of the box and it is perfect height for looking out the window. Good for older cats that are content to lay around.
My cats love the other cat tree that I bought a couple of years ago from Overstock. This one has nice steps for the two older cats, who still love to get up high.
We have 10-foot ceilings, and would like to take advantage of them
About Cat Trees: Why Cats Love Cat Trees - Doctors Foster and Smith
Being away from everything below is a way of calming themselves. Now, owners of handicapped or older cats can enjoy the benefits of a cat tree made especially for their pets.This is a great example of how Creative Pet Furniture goes the “extra mile” to provide the best solutions for pet lovers. The handicap tree is an excellent solution for older and arthritic cats. Kittens also love this tree. They can use the ramps until they learn to climb.Cats love vertical spaces and every home with a cat should really have a cat tree. There are many sizes, colors and styles to choose from so there’s bound to be one that meets the needs of your cat as well as your tastes in décor. There are trees with ramps and graduated steps that are a help to older or less agile cats. There are cat trees with cubbies for cats that like to hide as well. Ideally, the cat tree would be in front of a window so your cat can perch and watch the birds and squirrels. The taller the better as some cats love to go to the tippy top where they are out of reach for the dog, kids and everything else. Window beds and perches are lower cost options that can be used alone or in addition to cat trees to maximize your cat’s fun factor.Just as people have different needs and abilities, cats vary in what they want and what they are able to do at various times in their lives. While kittens are playful, for example, they also tend to be clumsy; therefore, that has high platforms may be dangerous for kittens or even older cats. In addition, older cats may need furniture that has ramps built in, making it feasible for a geriatric cat to enjoy the cat condo. If a cat is particularly portly, a cat condo with narrow spaces between levels may be difficult to navigate. Families with multiple cats should choose a large cat tree or condo that will accommodate more than one cat at once. In addition, look for used cat furniture that will allow cats to follow their natural instincts to scratch, sleep, and survey. Consider hanging toy mice off the perches to keep cats active and engaged.Because they make playtime more fun for cats, we often have “extras” on our rustic cat trees. You can also ask for them when we create a custom cat tree for you. Knotted sisal ropes to bat at, tunnels and domes to climb in and through, sisal wrapped branches for scratching, stairs and ramps to help kittens or older cats climb.In multi cat households a few smaller cat trees may be best. If you have large cats that do not get along on prefer to have their own territory it might be beneficial to purchase two or more cat trees. Cat condos for large cats come in all shapes and sizes and not all have to tower up to 6 feet in height. Older cats may actually prefer cat trees that are shorter and perhaps set just under a window where they can sit and watch the birds and squirrels go by all day long.