Last week I was contacted by someone from Cardboard Cat Homes and asked if I would do a review. He told me I could have my cat’s name printed on the box, which I thought was pretty cool. I asked if he could squeeze three names on the box and his reply was that he would send me three boxes. I couldn’t argue with that. To be clear, I did get the boxes at no cost to me but I was not compensated in any other way. The opinions written here are my own and that of my cats.
When the box arrived on Thursday Frankie was immediately interested.
When I opened the box I saw there was catnip in it which I thought explained his interest but he seemed to ignore the catnip packages.
I decided to put one together and save the other two for Friday and Saturday. That way there would be renewed excitement. The first one I opened was the Cat Condo. That one had Frankie’s name on it which was great for reasons you will see later. I read the directions on it but I am terrible with assembly directions and my mind just glazed over.
I thought the picture was clear but some of the pieces were hard to identify. At first I thought maybe stamping numbers on the pieces would be helpful but then I realized that I could easily figure it out from the picture alone so that is what I did and found it to be really easy to put together.
Of course, everyone was interested in what I was doing.
When it was done, Frankie had to test the sturdiness of it.
It met with his approval so I decided to put a towel on the top and inside to see what happened.
Suddenly Frankie had a new favorite place to hang out and Floki liked it too.
Then Chris discovered how great it was.
I was busy Friday and did not put the second cat house together that day but Frankie continued to enjoy hanging out on top of his cat condo. The workout bench was his favorite place to nap but he completely forgot about that.
He still liked it on Saturday.
Saturday is when I put the next cat house together. This one was called “Kitty House” and is probably the best looking one. It was a little more complicated than the first but still fairly simple.
This one had Floki’s name on it and coincidently it was he who was most interested at first.
Floki’s interest waned but once I was finished, Frankie became interested.
Unlike Frankie’s condo, this one has two doors. What it does not have is enough room on the roof for a cat to nap. I guess it would depend on whether you cat likes to sleep inside or outside.
Sunday I put together Chris’s “Cat Castle.” It is fitting that one has his name on it because Chris thinks he is king around here.
I only got it halfway put together when Chris decided to get inside of it. That made assembly more difficult.
I managed to get it mostly put together but Chris’s twenty pound heft was pushing against the side and it was too difficult to finish snapping it together, so I just decided to wait for him to get out.
There was a bit of a cat fight while I waited. Apparently Chris was defending his castle.
Eventually he got out and I was able to finish construction before he got back in again.
I think Chris is too heavy and he is pushing the sides out. I suppose it doesn’t matter since it seems to be holding together. I just hope he doesn’t try to jump on top of it while it is apart like it is here. He has not yet tried to get on top of any of the houses so I don’t know how well they would handle a twenty pound cat. They do seem perfectly capable of handling a twelve pound cat though.
As I write this post Frankie is still enjoying hanging out on his condo where his association has no code of decency.
If these cat homes interest you check out their webpage at https://cardboardcathomes.com/
So what do you think? Is this something your cat might like?
Update: I forgot to mention that the company also donates to pet shelters. Here is a line from their website: To give back to our feline community we work closely with shelters, aiming to donate supplies and goodies to at least one shelter for every five orders we receive.