Thursday, January 2, 2020

5 Level Scratching Post and Lookout: Catit®

We've loved sharing some of our favorite new items with you during our Catmas Wishes Holiday Series and it's not over yet! We're especially excited to share our newest piece of cat furniture from Catit® with all of our readers.




We've shared information about several products from Catit® in the past and we've always been impressed with the design, quality, and functionality. 

As we discussed in our blog post about Catification, we should provide furniture and pieces for our felines that meet their need to climb, scratch, and hide. We admired the Catit Vesper™ High Base XL at the last couple of Global Pet Expos Mom Paula attended and were thrilled when Catit allowed us to receive one to review.


Truffle waiting for Mom Paula to open the box


What is the Vesper High Base XL?

The Vesper High Base XL is a high-rise cat scratching post and lookout with five levels. The High Base XL is the ideal cat tree for cats who are tree-dwellers and love to perch up high and for land-dwellers who prefer something close to the ground. There is a den with two entrances where you cat can "hide" and not feel cornered because there is an escape on both sides should she feel threatened. The High Base XL includes several seagrass scratching posts to help satisfy the need to scratch and your cat can stretch to her full height with a couple of the posts. Memory foam cushions and scratching mats are included on many of the levels. The seagrass posts, scratchy sisal pads, and memory foam carpets can all be replaced, if needed. The Vesper High Base XL is 62.2" tall with a sturdy base (22.8" x 30.5"). The High Base is made of high-quality MDF with walnut-look laminate finish. It retails at $189.99, but is currently on sale on the Catit website for $161.49.


Truffle and Brulee watching the world go by on different levels of the Vesper High Base XL Cat Tree


Our Review

The box was pretty heavy, so be prepared to have someone help you bring it inside and move it to the chosen location in your home. I had to slide it across the floor to move it from the front of the house to the guest bedroom. There were not small pieces to put together (except the screws and other attachments needed). There were instructional diagrams to help put the Vesper High Base XL together. A small Phillips-head screwdriver/Allen wrench is included in the box to help put the tree together. I chose to use a battery-operated screwdriver to put the tree together because of the arthritis in my hands. I only messed up once and it was my fault - I didn't look at the diagram closely enough and turned a platform the wrong direction. All-in-all, it took me about 1 hour to put it together.

It didn't take long for both Truffle and Brulee to scratch the seagrass posts and climb to their chosen level on the tree. I like how the various levels were not "stacked" on top of each other. They were at an angle which makes it easier for my two Persian cats to judge the climb down with their flat faces. I've always been concerned with traditional cat trees because my cats could always climb to the top easily enough, but the bases weren't angled enough. I had to put an old tree beside a new one I had because Brulee didn't have good depth perception to climb down. They had no problems getting down from the High Base XL.

Truffle resting on top of the den

I love the design of the Vesper furniture and the Vesper High Base XL is no exception. It's made of a simple geometric design which gives it a modern appeal and should blend in with any decor in your home. The cat tree is probably appropriate for the average sized cat. The memory-foam cushions as attached with velcro which makes them easy to attach and easy to remove for cleaning. This cat tree appears to be pretty sturdy, but if you have larger cats or multiple cats that like to run and jump on the tree, you may need to anchor it.

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Giveaway

We're excited to announce that one of our readers has the opportunity to win a Catit Vesper High Base XL.  No purchase necessary. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States 18+ years, except where prohibited by law. The giveaway will run from January 2 - 12, 2020, ending at 11:59 pm ET. The winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org) and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim her prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen. To qualify for the giveaway, a comment must be left on our blog post.  Other entry options are available after a comment is left.  Please check your email and be sure to add sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com to your address book!

110 comments:

  1. That is a VERY nice cat tree! We only have one, and while it's nice, I could always use more!

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  2. What a cool cat tree!

    We've got two trees - both are multi-level with scratchers.

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  3. That looks like a great cat tree. I will skip the giveaway because I am reviewing a tree soon from somewhere else and I am running out of room :)

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  4. I don't have a cat tree in my house.

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  5. Oh this is a wonderful tree! We love it. With Ham, we can never have enough trees...

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  6. WOW! That gorgeous cat tree was made just for our slider in the living room!

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  7. That is a lovely tree, I like the design. I've never heard of seagrass scratching posts, only sisal - and to have a chance at winning - pawsome! Thanks for the review and the giveaway! Truffle and Brulee look beautiful on that tree, they look better than the cats modeled on the box in my opinion.

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  8. That really is pretty darn fancy!!!

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  9. We have a carpeted cat tree but the mom is looking for one that isn't. This Vesper one is pawsome. We have a smaller version and would love to have this one too.

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  10. Whoa, that's a nifty rig! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. That looks great! But we don't have room for another. So don't add us to the list. But really, that one looks great. Joy to the winner.

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  12. This is such a nice cat tree! My cat, Belle would love it!

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  13. I do not have a cat tree atm.

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  14. I have many different cat trees. I have a feral cat room, and a foster kitten room, and both have several large towers and smaller ones. All are carpeted. (Tammy Horn)

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  15. Right now I have a cat tree that is meant to resemble an actual tree.

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  16. My cat-nephew, Moose, has a small little perch. He would love this big cat tree. Maybe then he'd leave my nieces alone at night so they can sleep!

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  17. ihave five cats really loved have this toy and i hope to win.++++++++++++++

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  18. My kitty would love this cat tree. He doesn't have one yet.

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  19. Layla would love this! It would give her some great views!

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  20. I like how you said it was easy to get down from it which has been a problem for my cat. Sounds like a very well-designed cat tree!

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  21. This is so nice looking, my cat would love it!

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  22. My cat Jingles would love a Cat Tree

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  23. This is a great looking cat tree. Right now my cat's just climb up on my office chair and rest there.

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  24. I think both of my cats would love this cat tree.

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  25. My cats would be crazy in love with this.

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  26. My Beric doesn't have a cat tree yet, I bet he would love this one!

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  27. Our cat tree is less than sturdy... scares me every time my crazy cat Bellamy jumps on top of it. This looks awesome!

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  28. My kitties would love this! Their cat tree fell apart over the summer and they've been missing the height! It was just a cheap one from Costco and definitely lasted a good long life.

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  29. I don't have a cat tree yet. I suppose you could say I have cat furniture, cat cabinets, cat beds, etc. Our 3 cats climb on everything lol.

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  30. I'm in between cats right now but I want to be prepared for the next one!

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  31. I dont have a cat tree anymore since I moved a few months ago so my 3 cats definitely would love having a new cat tree! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  32. We don't have a cat tree but my cat would love this! Hes so playful and loves playing with my 10 month old.

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  33. I don't have a cat tree right now, but my cat Coco would love this

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  34. I don’t have a cat tree right now but think it would be amazing for my cat.

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  35. We do not yet have a cat tree.

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  36. My 4 cats love their cat tree, but can't all fit on there at once. After I purchased the one I have, it became clear that I should have bought one with the roped poles (like pictured)! Would love to win a second for them to watch the birds and the people going by outside! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  37. I have 2 that allow my cat to see out the window but would love one with 3 levels. My friend has this for her 2 cats and they love it

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  38. No cat tree yet

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  39. The cats at my parents' home would definitely love this!

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  40. We don't currently have a cat tree in the home

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  41. we do not have one.

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  42. OMG so fun! WE have 4 cats who would go crazy for this!! We would put this in the living room so they could play all the time with it1

    sunflowerally22@aim.com

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  43. I am about to adopt a cat or kitten from our local shelter, this would be a great welcome present for him/her!

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  44. My 6 cats would really love fighting over this!

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  45. My daughter would love this for her several cats. The cats would love it too.­čśŐ

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  46. I currently do not have a cat tree, but my cats would love one!

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  47. They have so many fun things for cats it makes me wanna be a cat :-)

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  48. I have just a single vertical post scratching post. The top isn't even big enough to put a bed on or anything.

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  49. We don't have a cat tree for our two cats, but are planning on buying one soon. It would be great to win this!

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  50. Ooh I would love this for my cat, Charlie! He'd be a big fan for sure. Thanks for the chance.

    -Lauren
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  51. love this! We are currently using a small cat tree from Amazon

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  54. We currently do not have a cat tree, but would love to have this one!

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  55. With my big crowd I never have enough trees. I love Catit products. I would love ❤️ to win this for Plush and Treeno especially. Plush has similar issues to Br├╗l├ęe - and Treeno’s going on 14. I can see him get to the first level of our current tree and have to really prepare for the jump straight up.

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  56. Archie's cat tree has seen better days. He is pretty rough on it. I had to stabilize it last year because he had weakened it jumping up and down. He is a big tabby with some maine coon in there. We have a lot of cat tree play time. I pitch toys at levels he isn't on so he can attack them from above or below.

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  57. I do not have a cat tree yet. We are looking for one because our cat likes to go on shelves in the closet and sleep.

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  58. Looks like a wonderful cat tree. I never thought about having the different levels at angles so the cat could see them better.

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  59. Wow! What a cool scratcher! We're not going to enter because we don't have any room for it! But the winner will just love it, we're sure.

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  60. That looks like a wonderful cat tree! If I ever get another cat, I will have to get one of those for him.

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  61. The closest thing we have to a tree is our couch. Our little smokey deserves a proper cat tree. I have the perfect place to put one for him to. :) Thank you for this chance.

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  62. I don't have a cat tree.

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  63. my cat would have so much fun on this cat tree

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  64. I have a tabby

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  65. We don't have a cat tree yet, and this one is just beautiful! My cats would love it!

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  66. We don't have a cat tree - this one looks amazing

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  67. My cats would love this!
    jwats1127@yahoo.com

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  68. We don't currently have a cat tree, but I think my cat would absolutely love one!

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  69. We do not have a cat tree in our home.

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  70. I bought something at big lots but I don't know what it's called but I have several posts as well. I have a male and female bombay cat named Jasper and Alice. They're both pretty active and take the stairs with me. :)

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  71. Having read this I thought it was very informative. I appreciate
    you taking the time and effort to put this informative article together.
    I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and commenting.
    But so what, it was still worthwhile!

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  72. We currently do not have a cat tree. I am hoping for this for my very good friend. He and his wife have several cats and I am quite sure they would like this. Thank you

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  73. I have two cats - a dilute tortie girl and a tuxedo persian boy. They would love this!

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  74. This looks like something my kitty would have so much with. I can only guess that this is the case with all kitties, lol, so best of luck to all

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  75. I don't have a cat tree, but my four cats would love it.

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  76. I know my two big boys will just love to have this. The scratching posts will be used a lot because they love their small posts that they have now.

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  77. I don't have one and my babies would LOVE this!!!! Thank you so so sooooo very much for the kind and generous opportunity!

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  78. I've got a purrfect occupant for each level!

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  79. My cats would just love this tree. We do not have one yet but would love to win this one.

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  80. My cat does not have a cat tree. He has a scratching post and a play tent. I'm hoping to get him a tree soon.

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  82. We have two cat trees. One smaller one and one larger one. One of them is falling apart so we need to replace it!

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  83. Our two cats could definitely use a secondary large tree to look out the window.

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  84. We don't have one yet for my cat Mileena which is how I stumbled across this post. Thanks for the chance. She'd lose her mind going from no cat tree to this huge play place!

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  85. My poor cat doesn't have a cat tree and he would love this! zesty77777@al.com Eileen Boyce

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  86. I have a scratching post for my two kitties but no trees. They would love this!

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  87. We don't have a cat tree yet for our 3 cats.

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  88. I think that would be awesome gift for my Grandcat.

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  89. My little one eyed black kitty would love this tree! She doesn't have one now and destroyed my new couch :,( Still love her tho!

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  90. We do not have a cat tree currently! The last one we had was 3 tiers though and my cats loved it!

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  91. JUST WHAT MY GAMBIT NEEDS. THANKS.

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  92. We don't really have a cat tree. Our cat does have a small two story cat house with a netted area on the side =)

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  93. What a cool tree! Since we just one the nest egg, we won't enter this to give someone else a chance.

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  94. That tree looks like it is almost as good as the real things outside. I've been trying out a carpeted tree to that was shipped to me a week or so ago from another company. Of the two, I think I'd prefer the one you have. Winks.

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  95. I'm supposed to be trying out a carpeted tree, too, that arrived for me a week or so ago. It is from a different company than yours. I think of the two, I'd prefer the one you got. Winks.

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