Cat Trees That Look Like a Tree 

Top 7 Best Cat Trees That Look Like a Tree in 2020

Do you have a cat who likes to climb and scratch, all day every day? Maybe you’ve previously noticed them playing in a real tree? If your cat is like this, a realistic cat tree would be an absolutely perfect toy for them, that they would use on a daily basis.

But perhaps you worry that a cat tree that is not a tree looking cat tree wouldn’t blend in well in your house or would clash with your existing décor? It’s true that some cat trees on the market can be garish or bulbous.

Best Cat Trees That Look Like a Tree

So, in this article, we’ll lay out the top 7 cat trees that look like a tree and even cat trees with leaves that you’ll see in 2020. Some will be large and towering, while others will be smaller and more enclosed. Some are hyperrealistic, while some just have a leaf theme. They will all vary just as much as real trees do.

On2Pets Large Round Modern Cat Tree

On2Pets Large Round Modern Cat Tree

If you are interested in cat trees that look like trees, this is one of the most life like cat trees you can get. As you might see if you look closely at the above image, this tree shaped cat tree has three separate perches for your cat to go in and feel safe.

Some of the natural looking cat trees out there are incredibly complicated to assemble. However On2Pets boast that this tree like cat tree can be fully assembled in less than 10 minutes , without the need for any tools.

With four different colors of natural looking cat trees available – Green, Summer, Fall and Plum Autumn – and with incredibly realistic leaves, don’t be surprised if this tree looking cat tree ends up getting watered someday! It’s sturdy enough to support pet cats who weigh up to 32 pounds, too, without the tree wobbling or even toppling over.

What we liked 😺 

What we didn’t like 😿

  • Stylish, natural looking leaves 
  • Blends right in with your furniture                                                               
  • A cozy place to sleep
  • Can be a bit wobbly
  • Has to be assembled
  • At 32 pounds, you might find it heavy to move

Go Pet Club Forest with Leaves Cat Tree

Go Pet Club Forest with Leaves Cat Tree

If you are really in the market for a cat tree house that looks like a tree, this one may not be the very best to go for. Just like the previous cat tree with leaves and branches, this tree like cat tree has multiple soft and comfy natural colored layers for your cat to stand on. 

But this cat tree with leaves has far less leaves than some of the other natural looking cat trees on this list. Instead, it has several rope vines as well as leaf decorations that your cat will love scratching and batting at.

This cat tree with leaves and branches has two soft box condos for your cat to relax in, as well as a built in food or water dish on the third floor that your cat can eat or drink at safely away from other animals or children who would potentially bother them.

What we liked 😺 

What we didn’t like 😿

  • Stylish, natural looking leaves 
  • Several cozy places to sleep
  • Handy built in water bowl
  • Faux fur may be difficult to clean
  • Takes a long time to assemble
  • Doesn’t look that much like a tree                   

Kitty Mansions Tasmania Cat Tree

Kitty Mansions Tasmania Cat Tree

This realistic cat tree is one of the best cat trees that look like real trees out there – it is something straight out of a jungle! This cat tree has a few different layers, too, and they’re all equally soft and plush.

This cat tower that looks like a tree also has a grand total of 8 different sisal rope scratching posts, encouraging your cat to bat at them and scratch them all for hours. Then, when they’re tired, your cat can curl up in this realistic cat tree’s dark, cosy spacious condo at the bottom.

The dark brown “trunks” of this tree like cat tree and it’s realistic bright green leaves really do make it like something from a jungle. This cat scratching post that looks like a tree honestly  could easily be mistaken for a house plant by any guests to your house who don’t look at it closely!

What we liked 😺 

What we didn’t like 😿

  • Very realistic leaves and colors 
  • Dark condo where your cat can sleep 
  • Great for a cat who likes to scratch
  • All the furry areas may be hard to clean
  • Can’t remove scratching posts to replace them
  • Doesn’t look that much like a tree – doesn’t blend in

Kitty Mansions Amazon Cat Tree

Kitty Mansions Amazon Cat Tree

The second of the natural looking cat trees in the Kitty Mansions’ series of cat trees that look like real trees, this tree like cat tree lives up to it’s name in that it truly does distinctly resemble part of a woody forest.

This cat condo that looks like a tree has an enclosed, dark, cosy bedroom at the top and a similar enclosed condo at the bottom floor. For slightly less agile cats, the sturdy ladder provides a clear route all the way up to the top.

On the way up to this tree like cat tree’s cozy upper condo and bed, there are two hammock-like areas for your cat to cross or to stretch out on. When your cat reaches the upper condo, they can lie down and bat the ball that’s up there or scratch the post to their heart’s content, looking like the king of the jungle.

What we liked 😺 

What we didn’t like 😿

  • Leaves and color scheme make the condos look just like a real forest dwelling
  • Two condos and other hammock areas make it suitable for several cats
  • Ladder provides easier access to it’s several features
  • It is massive, and can’t be taken apart for cleaning or transporting
  • A conspicuous cat tree that won’t match your decor
  • Scratching posts can fall apart

Kitty Mansions Redwood Cat Tree

Kitty Mansions Redwood Cat Tree

And now the third of Kitty Mansions’ life like cat trees, the Redwood Cat Tree is more tall and narrow, just like the real life ancient redwood trees. It’s also got plenty of highly realistic leaves wrapped around it’s towering scratching posts, so it looks just like something out of an actual ancient forest.

It is one of the ultimate scratching cat towers though, with the most separate scratching posts on one product that I’ve ever seen! With three separate platforms and with three separate perches up at the top, it could be perfectly suited to multi cat households, too, depending on the personalities of your cats.

This cat tree house that looks like a tree should also suit both kittens and older cats alike, with it’s ladder up to the main cosy condo making for easy access to a peaceful naptime area, for smaller cats or cats who are less agile.

What we liked 😺 

What we didn’t like 😿

  • Really cool unique style of tree
  • Multi cat household friendly
  • Can be scratched to your cat’s heart’s content
  • Very large and unwieldy
  • Difficult to clean
  • Not many options for play                            

Mau Lifestyle Leone Modern Wooden Cat Tree & Condo

Mau Lifestyle Leone Modern Wooden Cat Tree & Condo

As you can see in the above image, this tree shaped cat condo really does look like it was made with actual branches from a real tree. If that’s so, though, the tree must have been up in the clouds, because look how fluffy this tree like cat tree is.

The Leone realistic cat tree is available in three neutral colors – White, Gray or Brown to match your other furniture. So, this can blend in well or even make a focal point.

This cat tower that looks like a real tree chooses to position its condo at the bottom, which is comfortable and soft enough to use as your cat’s main bed. But for more agile cats, a cloud at the top of the cat tower is an equally comfortable perch for a daytime nap. Then when your cat’s finished resting, there are three dangling pompom balls to bat about.

What we liked 😺 

What we didn’t like 😿

  • A soft, fluffy, restful place for your cat
  • Dangling balls and scratching posts provide much occupation
  • Stylish and will match your furniture
  • Doesn’t explicitly look like a tree
  • Could be difficult to keep clean
  • Takes a while to put together

On2Pets Medium Square Modern Cat Tree

On2Pets Medium Square Modern Cat Tree

Another one of On2Pets’ hyperrealistic cat trees that look like real trees, this second one is the smaller of the two. This time, the tree looking cat tree is actually potted, to blend in extremely well. Just like the larger version, the leaf coverage is thick and the leaves themselves are silky soft, indistinguishable from the real thing.

This cat tree house that looks like a tree weighs 26 pounds and stands at 48 inches in total. If you found the original heavy, this one should be much more portable and should suit a smaller or younger cat much better.

What we liked 😺

What we didn’t like 😿

  • Really looks exactly like a real tree
  • Low size is perfect for smaller or less agile cats
  • More portable for you if you can’t decide where to put it
  • Very plastic – not suitable to place in the window
  • Low, and won’t provide safety or peace from other pets
  • No dangling toys to play with

Tips When Choosing the Best Cat Tree That Looks Like a Tree

First of all, what type of cat do you have? What breed are they, and will they grow to be large? Are they currently a kitten, or an adult cat? Think about the weight that they will be when they are an adult, will the realistic cat tree that you have chosen be able to support them safely when they grow up?

Also, think about what your cat likes. Would they like to bat a cat tree with several dangling toys? Or are you more interested in getting a nice place for them to stretch out in a sunny window?

Think about the materials used, too. If you are planning on using the cat tree as primarily a sunbathing spot, be aware that a cat tree made of plastic can heat up a lot and even become badly damaged in direct sunlight.

Armed with this information, I hope that you find the perfect safe chill-out spot for your cat that serves them well for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cat Trees

Q: Are Cat Trees Good For Cats?

A: Yes – if your cat likes to scratch and climb and needs a place to keep away from other pets, cat trees are perfect for your cat.

Q: How To Make A Cat Tree That Looks Like A Tree?

A: If you’re interested in making your own cat tree – especially one that actually looks like a tree – there are various tutorials and plans out there on the internet to help you with this.

Q: What To Use For Real Branch Cat Trees?

A: If you want to make a cat tree from tree branches, the branches of most trees would be appropriate. Just let them dry out first, and consider sealing or varnishing them for durability.

Q: How To Build A Cat Tree From Branches?

A: Brittany Goldwyn has a great tutorial over on her blog. She uses real branches, that she dried out and treated herself.

Q: How To Make Cat Trees With Real Tree?

A: Take a look at this tutorial, where Bartworker mainly just adds rope and bamboo to a large olive tree branch.

Q: What Kind Of Real Tree To Use For Cat Tree?

A: Well, LaxCatCreations think that their twisted juniper makes a great cat tree.

Final Verdict on the Best Cat Tree That Looks Like a Tree

So, that concludes our list of the top 7 best cat trees that look like a tree in 2020. I’m sure you’ll agree that there was quite a variety of different models and styles of tree on the list, but which was your favorite? 

Some of these cat trees that look like trees had lots of leaves and realistic branches, while others had just a few leaf vines or no leaves at all. Which style of cat tree are you most interested in?

Some cat trees have lots of other features too, like numerous condos and platforms to chill out on, while others have dangling toys to be batted at and to snuggle with. Are features like these a priority for you, or just an optional extra? Leave a comment below if you enjoyed our list, or if you have any suggestions or recommendations for other cat trees and future ideas!