I use Chewy to auto-ship pet supplies every two weeks. As I need to, I add extra items to our order without paying extra for shipping. In addition to my regular order of cat litter and food, I also ordered a cat calming diffuser and a cat tree.
I decided to try Chewy’s line of cat trees because they have reasonable prices. They have excellent customer service so I knew that I’d have a flexible return option if I needed it.
Unboxing the Frisco 28″ Cat Tree
The Frisco 28″ Cat Tree was neatly packed into the box and each piece was clearly labeled with stickers.
Parts included for the cat tree:
– Two posts wrapped in sisal rope
– Two platforms/flat shelves (one with a fuzzy toy attached)
– Base with sleeping area (they call it an apartment)
– Bag with two bolts and an Allen wrench
– Instruction pages with illustrations and safety info
Assembly of Frisco Cat Tree
To assemble the 28″ Frisco cat tree, you place one post into the bottom of the base and secure it with a bolt. The second post is placed on the top of the apartment and secured with a bolt.
An Allen wrench is provided so you can tighten the bolts. The pre-drilled holes were sized correctly, so everything went together well.
It only took a few minutes to assemble the cat tree… even with my helpers that were playing in the apartment.
Testing the 28″ Frisco Cat Tree
We bought this cat tree to help our cats reach our windows upstairs. With six cats, we also need many scratching posts. Backslash is always the first cat to test new scratchers. He’s about 20lbs and tall, so I was happy to see that he was comfortable on the tower.
Does this cat tree work with large cats?
The cat tree is advertised for cats of all sizes. Our cats can sit on the perches, but they cannot sleep on them. You’ll see in some of our review photos that Raven fits into the apartment if is scrunches up. However, he’s a BIG cat so he’s most comfortable using both of the holes on the side to stretch out.
What’s the quality like for this cat tree?
Especially for the price, I think the quality is good. I know our cats will scratch the soft carpeting and it will need to be replaced. I’m not concerned about this, though, because we can add a tougher carpet or sisal rope remnants later. We can also easily replace the sisal rope on the posts later, too
- The apartment has two holes so there’s an extra escape route if we have any cat aggression issues.
- It’s easy to carry if I want to change the location of the cat tree. We’ve actually already moved it downstairs so we can place it by our computers while we work.
- There’s a line of Frisco cat trees so I can add to our collection