The Vesper Cat Furniture V-High Base is one of the most popular cat trees on the market – and for good reason. This modern cat tree is the best of both worlds when it comes to both aesthetics and comfort for your kitty.
The V-High Base Cat Tree was first introduced by Vesper Cat Furniture in 2015. The Vesper V-High Base Cat Tree stands 48 inches (or 4 feet) tall, consists of a cube tunnel, two platforms, and is supported by four sisal scratching posts. Both surfaces are covered by removable memory foam cushions; a ball and string toy is suspended from the corner of the top platform.
The V-High Base comes in three colors: walnut, oak, and black. Once upon a time, there was a red version available, but as of 2018, this no longer seems to be the case.
Overall Dimensions: 22″ x 22″ x 48″ (L x W x H)
Item Weight: 45lbs
Top Platform Dimensions: 22″ x 11″
Lower Platform Dimensions: 22″ x 11″
Cube Dimensions: 14.5″ x 14.5″ x 14.5″
Cube Opening: 8″ x 8.5″
Vesper Cat Furniture V-High Base Tree: Positives
First and foremost, this is a very stylish, modern cat tree. Standard carpeted cat trees pale in comparison when it comes to aesthetics.
Secondly, because it is not carpeted, it is ideal for cat owners with allergies. Carpeted trees tend to accumulate copious amounts of cat hair, which will obviously trigger reactions in those (like myself!) who are mildly to moderately allergic to cats. The only part of the tree which accumulates cat fur is the cushions – luckily, these are removable. This allows for easy cleaning: you can either vacuum or put the cushions in the wash.
Finally, its multiple features (3 levels, a box, and the ball toy) make it both a comfort and entertainment platform for your kitty. My cat OJ enjoys sleeping on all 3 levels, occasionally hiding in the box, and loves to play with the toy.
Vesper Cat Furniture V-High Base Tree: Negatives
Unfortunately, no product is purrfect.
There are two negatives I’ve found with this tree – neither of which I would consider major for my own needs. But, as with everything, your situation is unique and it wouldn’t be fair for me to ignore them just because they don’t impact me or my cat.
The first is that the cube on the Vesper V-High Base Tree is not friendly to plus-sized felines. My cat, OJ, is fairly small (he’s both lean and not very tall/long) and has no problem fitting in. But even he doesn’t go in the box very often as he likes to sprawl out and there’s not really enough room in the box for that. I would not recommend this tree for overweight cats or ones that are… big-boned.
Second, the sisal rope on the columns of the tree comes off fairly easily. This can leave an ugly mess. And not having any rope left will make your kitty sad when she wants to scratch things. Luckily, however, replacement sisal rope can be purchased off Amazon cheaply. Make sure to use a cat-friendly and safe adhesive to apply the replacement rope.
Overall, I’m very happy with the purchase I made. I would strongly recommend this unique cat tree to any new cat owners or those looking for an attractive, sturdy upgrade.
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