Earlier this month, I reviewed the Frisco 28″ Cat Tree. We’re in the process of adding additional cat trees to our household so I decided to also purchase the Frisco 52″ Cat Tree and two sisal rope cat scratchers.
The Frisco 52″ Cat Tree was purchased specifically for our senior cat that’s about 8lbs. I wanted a tall cat tree that she could use to observe her environment while still having something that wasn’t too difficult to climb. The cat tree has multiple sisal rope scratching posts, perches, and one apartment. It also has a bonus scratch board ramp.
Assembly of Frisco 52″ Cat Tree
Parts included for the cat tree:
– Four posts wrapped in sisal rope
– One base and three platforms (one with a fuzzy toy attached)
– Sleeping area (they call it an apartment)
– Bag with bolts and an Allen wrench
– Instruction pages with illustrations and safety info
The assembly of the cat tree took about 30 minutes. Each of the parts were clearly marked and the instructions were easy to follow. The parts also included an optional wall anchor to help prevent the cat tree from tipping over. An Allen wrench is provided so you can tighten the bolts.
Testing the Frisco 52″ Cat Tree
Meisha was cautious when I first introduced her to the cat tree. I placed several of her favorite cat treats on the platforms so she knew it was safe.
Meisha enjoys sleeping in the apartment. Most of the time that I see her in it, she sleeps with her legs sticking out of the front opening. I wish it was a bit larger so she could have more room. She seems to be able to jump onto the first platform comfortably. However, I think it would have been a better design if the first platform was larger. You can see in the photo that she doesn’t have enough room to stand on it. I haven’t seen her use the top two perches. I think it may be awkward for her to jump onto them.
What is the quality like for this cat tree?
Below is a photo of what the inside of the cat tree apartment looks like. It’s not lined on the sides with faux fleece fabric. Also, where the fabric is tightly wrapped around the perches, there are gaps from overstretching.
Meisha prefers scratching posts over flat cardboard scratchers. With this cat tree, she has multiple sisal rope posts and a ramp scratcher. For this alone, I think the price I paid for the cat tree is worth it.
Will this cat tree work for large cats?
Our other cats will not be able to use this cat tree because they’re all 18+lbs and tall. The perches and apartment are not large enough for big cats. Looking through the reviews, though, it looks like most cat owners have found that it works for their small to medium size cats.